Forget the petunias and potato vines; create container plantings using native perennials adapted to our New England winters. Container plantings add accents to your outdoor spaces whether large or small. LearnÂ which natives are ideal for containers and how to combine them effectively. First, explore design elements, container and plant selection, lighting requirements, temperature, growing media, irrigation, fertilization, over-wintering, and long-term maintenance.Â Then assemble and plant your own container under the instructorâ€™s guidance.Â Â BYOC–bring your own container. The class feeÂ includes potting mix, fertilizer and mulchÂ for your container. Plants will be available for sale at a discount to class participants that day.Â The workshop will be held simultaneously in two locations. Kate Pawling leads this New England Wild Flower Society hands on workshop at Nasami Farm in Whately, and Terry Morrow is in charge of the workshop at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, both on Saturday, June 12 from 10 – noon. The cost per person is $25 for NEWFS members and $30 for nonmembers.Â To register, log on to www.newfs.org.