In the Nursery
Division Only Sale
Portland Parks Free Concerts
Join us at these free Portland Parks and Rec Summer Concerts in the Park. We'll be handing out special garden treats for you!
Wednesday • August 6 • Ventura Park
THE DUSU MALI BAND • Improvisational African Jazz
Wednesday • August 27 • Parklane Park
COPPER AND COAL • Vintage Country Songstresses
Good to Know
Tool Sharpening Fundraiser
Tool Sharpening July 26th from 9:00am-4:00pm at 5050 SE Stark
Brian from 1 Sharptool-Edge Service will sharpen anything from rusty pruners to the finest of laminated steel knives. Proceeds to benefit Sauvie Island Center educating kids about food, farming and the land.
A Fond Farewell to Peggy Acott
This month, we bid a fond farewell to our dear friend and coworker Peggy Acott who is retiring. She has served for the last 16 years as our Community Outreach Director, a position she created and built from a relatively simple idea of creating lines of stewardship between Portland Nursery and our surrounding community into one of the most wide-reaching and positively-impacting programs of its kind in the region.
Because of Peggy’s vision and diligence we now contribute to and support an ever-growing number of school and community gardening programs.
Peggy has not only been the Community Outreach Director; she’s worn many hats during her 21 year tenure. Her passion for plants native to Oregon has made her an excellent and expansive Native Plant Buyer and her creative abilities have always been graciously applied to our many artistic needs, from t-shirt and sign design to photography. Her level head, grounded nature and wry humor are relied upon and admired by all of us and these are the qualities that we will miss the most.
As Peggy moves along to her next chapter, we feel immense gratitude, wish her the best in everything she endeavors and believe her when she says that she will not be a stranger.
Our Community Program continues under Corina Reynolds Stearns, Community Outreach Director. You can email Corina at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Plant Combo for July
This month's feature on ARCHITECTURAL PLANTS gives you ideas for a simple plant palette with bold plants. For shade or sun, these plants complement any modern garden style.
Shrub Pick: Lagerstroemia
CRAPE MYRTLES are one of our favorite plants for summer color. Their flowers, in saturated pink, magenta, purple or white, add an unexpected pop of color at a time of year when most shrubs and trees have finished blooming.
Container Design for July
Designed at Portland Nursery using these plants:
1. Colocasia ‘Illustris’
2. Superbells ‘Blackberry Punch’
3. Artemesia ‘Silver Brocade’
4. Ipomoea ‘Tricolor’
5. Lysimachia ‘Persian Chocolate’
6. Cuphea ‘Flamenco Cha Cha’
7. Coleus ‘Gay’s Delight’
8. Coleus ‘Sedona’
We've updated our Container Design Pages to make it easier for you to find just the right design. Begin on our Container Page for tips on container design. From there, you can visit our Container Design Recipe pages.