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1/19/2011 HOUSTON, Texas – Do you need a spot of color for your home or patio? A living container garden—a trend setter in the gardening world—may be the answer. You can learn how to make a living container garden just in time for Valentine’s Day gifting with a free workshop, on Saturday, Feb. 12, 10 – 11:30 AM at Cornelius Nursery, 2233 S. Voss Road.

The Make-It and Take-It Container Garden Workshop will be at the Cornelius Voss location with hands-on instruction by nursery manager Eddie Russell, a Texas A&M University graduate with a degree in Ornamental Horticulture. “Bring your own container with a drainage hole or we will have an assortment of containers to purchase,” he said. “We’ll supply the work space, tools, complimentary Calloway’s Premium Potting Soil and even an application of Calloway’s Premium Plant Food.”

“Cornelius will showcase an assortment of plants that will make your container garden look professional,” said Russell… “a thriller, a filler and a spiller.” The thriller (the tall plant in the center) might be an exotic orchid; fillers include the colorful cyclamen or vividly-hued crotons and the spiller is usually a trailing ivy.”

The cost of fresh plants to fill your container will be in the range of $20 to $55 depending on your selections and the size of your container.

Space is limited so please call 713-292-0898 to reserve a spot by Friday, Feb. 11. Come early at 9 AM for coffee and to meet Texas Master Certified Nursery Professional Eddie Russell and other Cornelius Nursery experts.

Calloway’s and Cornelius Nursery is a 19-store garden center chain serving the Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston markets. The company strives to make gardening fun, easy and successful for customers by offering expert advice from Texas Certified Nursery Professionals; store environments that are educational and easy to shop; weekly gardening clinics that serve both novice and expert gardeners; displays and instructions to aid gardeners with design and color development in their yards; and a product selection of the best plant varieties available. For more information, visit www.calloways.com.