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Holly Jolly Container Gardening


Course Code: AH0223WA21

Festive holiday evergreen display in a snowy yard

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Last Held: November 23, 2020
5:00pm - 6:00pm EST
Please join the online course at 4:45pm EST (15 minutes before the start time).

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Container gardening doesn't have to stop when the growing season is over. Dress up your entryway or backyard with a festive container of hardy evergreens, fresh-cut boughs, and bright berries.

Learn how to create your own winter container combinations that overflow with holiday cheer in Rutgers Home Gardeners School at Home's Holly Jolly Container Gardening online course.

More than just boughs of holly, instructor Kirsten Soriano will cover various plants that can warm your heart in the coldest of winter months.

Topics include:

  • Types of containers and planters
  • Plant material and harvesting of materials (possibly right out of your garden!)
  • Decorative accents
  • How to put it all together
  • What to do when the holidays are over

Create your own winter wonderland by crafting garden accents that are merry and bright. Register today!

Meet Your Instructor

Kristen Soriano, Holly Jolly Container Gardening course instructorKirsten Soriano

With 30 years of experience working in the garden center and landscaping industry, Kirsten Soriano has more than a green thumb. She also has an eye for design. She earned her bachelor's degree in ornamental horticulture from Delaware Valley University and currently works as a horticulturist at Environmental Landscape Design (ELD), designing and maintaining stunning residential landscapes in Monmouth and Ocean county.

Registration Fee TBD  
Cancellation Fee TBD  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


No meals will be provided at this course.

Accessing this Online Course (It's Easier Than You Think)

Don't worry, taking an online course is more user-friendly than ever. Once you've registered, you will receive a link via email 24 hours before the start of the course. Simply click that link and follow the prompts to allow Webex on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. No microphones or webcams are necessary. If you do not have a microphone on your computer, you will have the option to dial in using a regular telephone to hear the course audio while viewing the course visuals on your device.

New to online learning? No problem! We will be sending out a document with helpful how-to tips for using WebEx to all registrants the day before the course. Plus, join the class a few minutes early at 4:45pm EST to get comfortable with the platform and see how you can utilize the chat feature to ask questions throughout the course.

Program Coordinator Olga Welsh will be moderating the class and she will be able to assist participants, answer questions, and troubleshoot in case you experience any issues.


  • If this is your first time registering with us, please provide your own unique email address when registering; do not provide an email address that you share with anyone else who will be registering for this course.

  • If you have previously taken classes with us and have used an email address that you share with another person who will also be registering, you must update your account with a unique email address. Click the Register Online button below and sign into your account. On the left side toolbar, click My Account. On the drop-down menu, click Edit Profile/Password. Scroll down to the Email Address field (not the secondary email address field!) and enter your own, individual (not shared!) email address here. Click the Submit button at the bottom to save. If you need assistance updating your account, please email or call (848-932-9271, option 2) our Registration Department.

Note: Pre-registration with payment is required.

We're Here to Help!

Please feel free to reach out to Olga Welsh, program coordinator for this class, at any time with questions! We want to make this a fun, informative, and interactive experience for all participants and are eager to help you in any way we can.

Email: ow31@njaes.rutgers.edu
Phone: 732-735-3121


Sorry, registration is not currently available for this course.

Would you like to be notified when the next offering is scheduled? 
Here are 3 convenient ways to be added to our mailing list:
1. Click here to join our email list (please reference "Home Gardeners School @Home: Holly Jolly Container Gardening" or Course Code AH0223) 
2. Call us at 848-932-9271, select option 3
3. E-mail us at ocpe@njaes.rutgers.edu