Not everyone has a big backyard or space for a garden; however, even the smallest patio, back porch, balcony or doorstep can provide room for a beautiful container garden.

There are many reasons to garden in containers. One reason is that not only does growing plants in pots allow you to have a portable garden that can be moved to create any effect you want, but also pots can be brought inside when the weather turns cold.

Barbara Voorhees Blaha, master gardener, will provide tips and instructions on how to get the most out of container gardening at a Nonexempt Staff Council brown bag session Wednesday, April 18. The session will be held 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Terrence Murphy Hall, Room 203, on the university’s Minneapolis campus.

Plan to bring a lunch and gardening questions. One attendee will receive a garden-related prize.