We all love plants, right? But occasionally we may give the plant a little too much water, or we’re not sure on the right conditions & suddenly you have another dead plant in your life*. And all you can think about is how bad of a plant parent you are?
Well, I want to change that. I want to give you the confidence in observing & connecting with your plants so you have a better understanding of each plant’s needs. With these workshops I’m going to help you to understand some of the basics when it comes to indoor plant care. I’ll be sharing with you my experiences & knowledge that I’ve accumulated over the past four years of throwing myself into the houseplant world.
*Don’t worry I still kill the occasional plant from time to time.
What Workshops do I already host?
Currently I’ve been hosting my Tropical Terrarium Workshops since the summer 2018. Terrariums are the reason that I got into houseplants & why I started my business. In these workshops I teach you the method I use on planting up an open tropical terrarium which you can then use to plant up your own terrariums at home. Once you’ve learned this method you’ll be changing any glass vessel into a living ecosystem!
I talk about how plants are beneficial to your lifestyle & well-being, I uncover how terrariums were invented (It was by complete accident!) & then I go into full depth on the layering & tropical plants we’ll be using. I also hand out gift bags that include care information & watering pipettes, so you leave with complete certainty in caring for your terrarium.
At the beginning the terrariums need a little bit of care & attention but once the plants inside have established themselves, they require a little less attention. As you observe your terrarium over time you will begin to learn when your terrarium needs watering.
These workshops are great if you have just discovered terrariums and you don’t have a clue how to get started or if you’ve tried planting a terrarium up yourself & haven’t quite been successful. And even if you’re completely new to houseplants and looking for a way to start your obsession, this is a fantastic way to get the courage in adding more plants to your life.
Why haven’t you got any dates booked in for the new year?
Well, during the winter months plants are growing a lot less or even going through a dormancy period. From my experience planting over the winter months is not beneficial to the plants at all & can cause them more stress. So I take a break in January & February to give myself & the plants some rest. It also means when I start the workshops up in the growing season you will have a better survival rate for your plants. This also gives me change to work on my NEW workshops for you!
What new workshops are you working on?
I have been researching, studying & working on loads of houseplant care workshops. I’ve realised that people are taking more of an interest in their plants as a living being, not just a piece of decoration to brighten up a spot in their homes. I get asked daily on IG & when I’m working in Wild Leaf for plant advice. And once your plants begin to flourish, the feeling inside, you’ll just want to add more to your collection.
These workshops are going to be great for amateurs in houseplants, who are looking to better understand plants and how they can care for their plants more consistently. I will be taking it all back to basics in my Houseplant 101 workshop (not sure if I’ll be sticking with this name). In this workshop I’ll cover the different needs plants are after, giving you tips & sharing observations you can then take home with you & put into practice. I will touch upon pests & how to treat your plants when they do get infected. Cover repotting & the roots, & touch base on propagating. Find out what type of plant parent you are & understand how you coexist with plants. (I’m an overbearing mother to mine & have to constantly tell myself to back off & leave them alone!).
I’ve then being working on a Repot & Prop workshop which will focus directly on the root system of your plants and how to repot & the best potting mediums you’ll want to be using. We’ll get hands on with repotting some plants. I will also go into the different propagation methods you can use on cloning & duplicating your plant collection! This workshop will be perfect if you have that basic understanding on plants but need a little more confidence in repotting your plants or if you’re interested in growing more plants from the houseplants you already have.
I would really love to do a basic kokedama workshop & would love to do a Plant SOS at Wild Leaf each month where you can come in & talk to me directly about any issues you’re experiencing with your plants. These two workshops are still in their very preliminary stages but I’m hoping I can do this through the summer months of 2020.
And of course, I’ll be expanding on the range of terrarium workshops I’ll be hosting to include a Cactus & Succulent Terrarium workshop & how to plant up and care for an enclosed terrarium.