Mill Creek Gardens Hosting Pumpkin Succulent Workshop

Greenhouse Hosts Creative Workshops, Offers Fall Decorations

Looking for that perfect fall centerpiece? At Mill Creek Garden this weekend, learn how to plant succulents in a pumpkin of your choice to create a unique centerpiece or porch decoration.

“Anyone can come and you don’t need to RSVP. You show up and find the pumpkin that you like, and we walk you through it,” said Danielle Winer, who runs the greenhouse with her husband Erik.

Drop in during business hours, which are 10-4 on Saturday and 12-4 on Sunday. Snack on pumpkin spice popcorn made from a perfected recipe and cider, both available for free during the workshop. Participants will also be shown how to remove the plants later to create a new garden.

The cost for a large or medium pumpkin (30 succulent cuttings included) is $30, small pumpkin (20 succulent cuttings) is $20, and a pumpkin set (1 Large Pumpkin, 2 Small) is $60. Payment is due on workshop day, and additional succulents can be purchased. Take home the full set to receive a discount.

“We like doing things that are interactive and fun for people to do with friends, and they can learn about the plant and have something that will last,” said Danielle about her workshops, which are hosted throughout the year and include activities like planting fairy gardens. Other workshops have included making wreaths, terrariums, and the perfect spring planter. Each person is taught how to take care of what they make.

Looking for fall decorations? Mill Creek Gardens offers grasses, ornamental kale and pumpkins, lots of succulents, and handmade mini straw bales. The colorful mini cactuses have also been very popular, Danielle said.

The greenhouse is also selling mums like the 10 and 12 inch, which are ready for the patio. Those who buy two large mums get six ears of sweet corn for free. Smaller mums, like the 6 inch, can be planted in a whiskey barrel.