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5050 SE Stark, Portland, 503-231-5050

9000 SE Division, Portland, 503-788-9000

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Portland Nursery

September 2015

September 5-6

onionsWhat to do in the Veg Garden for September

with Donna Smith and Robyn Streeter Don’t miss your chance for questions with Donna Smith and Robyn Streeter, at this monthly lecture series of what you need to be doing now in your vegetable garden.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • September 5 • 11:00-12:30pm
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treesinpotsTrees in Pots

with Haley Keegan of Portland Nursery
What trees will work well in pots, and how do you take care of them? Are there shrubs that can give you the look of a tree without outgrowing the pot so fast? Keegan will share some favorite trees and shrubs for sunny or shady containers, and advice on knowing when to up-pot, how to fertilize, and all the rest. Get tips on underplanting and combinations for year-round interest!

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • September 5 • 1:00pm
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japanesemapleJapanese Maple Pruning

with Holly Beare of Eshraghi Nurseries
Did you just purchase a Japanese maple and are wondering how to give it a good start? Or maybe there's one in your yard, but it just doesn't look like the photos in the gardening magazines. Holly Beare, of Eshraghi Nurseries, will give advice on care, and demonstrate pruning these beautiful and varied ornamental trees.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • September 6 • 11:00-12:30pm
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grass168Fall Lawn Care

with Paul Hastings of Portland Nursery
Come enjoy an effective and healthy approach to fertilizing your lawn in the autumn. Paul will cover both organic and conventional approaches to a healthy and vigorous lawn as the rains come back and everything re-greens.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • September 6 • 1:00pm
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September 12-13

bloodworksBlood Drive Participation

Portland Nursery and BloodWorks Northwest are teaming up to save lives, but we can’t do it without your help! Schedule your appointment online to donate blood at a Portland Nursery location.

Be sure to register. Use this link.

Portland Nursery
9000 SE Division St.
September 12th 10:00am-4:00pm (closed 12:00-1:00)
Sponsor Code: 6011

fleasHerbal Flea Management

with Garden Delights Herb Farm
Are you looking for some natural ways to manage fleas on your pets and in your home? Join the gals from Garden Delights Herb Farm, Erin and Eloyce, to learn about useful herbs you can grow yourself and easily use to help deter fleas. Workshop includes a make and take opportunity for two herbal flea products for pets and home. $5 materials fee per person.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • September 12 • 11:00-12:30pm
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covercropsGrowing Cover Crops In The Home Garden

with Ian Wilson of Portland Edible Gardens
Come learn about the many benefits and joys of growing cover crops in your home garden! Learn how to select the right cover crop(s) for your space and needs, when and how to sow your seeds, and what to do with your cover crop in the spring! We will also discuss mulching and other garden winterization techniques.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • September 12 • 1:00pm
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garlicRust on Garlic?!

with Marc Scheidecker
Puccinia allii (a.k.a. Garlic Rust): It’s blowing in the wind, hiding in your soil, and is just waiting to devastate your garlic. This class will focus on the “fungus amongus”, garlic rust. We will get to know more about it and what to do about it. This is the month to plant garlic so we will need this information.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • September 13 • 11:00-12:30pm
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raingardenRain Gardens in the City

with City of Portland professionals
Come and learn how to properly disconnect your downspouts, build a rain garden with suitable plants, and get a discount on your water bill. Harness Portland's famous rain to make interest in your garden. Professionals from the City of Portland will share their expertise with you.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • September 13 • 1:00pm
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favabeanThe Wonderful World of Fava Beans!

with Marc Scheidecker
Mid-September is the perfect time to plant Fava beans! There have been some delicious varieties that have come on the market, so we don't have to settle for the Windsor variety anymore. Planting now will also allow us to harvest earlier, thus freeing up garden space for something else. These Favas are super rich in nutritional minerals and vitamins and taste great! Plant now - you will be glad you did!

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • September 13 • 1:00-2:30pm
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Wednesday, September 16

seniorgardening280Senior Gardening Day at Division

Sponsors Home Instead, Portland Memory Garden and Portland Parks & Recreation partner with Portland Nursery to bring a variety of hands-on activities and special gardening demonstrations aimed at the elder gardeners of our community.

  • Free Gardening Activities
  • Special Senior Day Discount
  • Refreshments
  • Shopping Assistance Available
  • Live Music

9000 SE DIVISION • Wednesday • September 16 • 1:00-3:00pm

September 19-20

bloodworksBlood Drive Participation

Portland Nursery and BloodWorks Northwest are teaming up to save lives, but we can’t do it without your help! Schedule your appointment online to donate blood at a Portland Nursery location.

Be sure to register. Use this link.

Portland Nursery
5050 SE Stark St.
September 19th 10:00am-4:00pm (closed 12:00-1:00)
Sponsor Code: 6010

irisIris Society Show and Sale

Iris Society Show and Sale.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday-Saturday • September 19-20 • 9:00-4:00pm

seedsSeed Saving Series Pt.3: Saving Diversity

with Farmer Evan Gregoire of Boondocker's Farm
What to save in the garden this time of year? Winter is coming up quickly so now is the time to get all the seeds out of the garden. Farmer Evan Gregoire of Boondockers Farm and the Portland Seedhouse will review techniques for wet/dry seed collection on a few different varieties that are ready to be saved late in the season. We will review harvesting, storage for winter preparations.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • September 19 • 11:00-12:30pm
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kidscraftsKid’s Craft!

with Nels Olson HTR, Portland Nursery
Nels Olson HTR, registered horticultural therapist, Master Gardener, and Portland Nursery Employee will guide three different nature based craft activities, which will engage, educate, and entertain kids of all ages. Paint a terra cotta pot then plant it with an herb, build a Tillandsia terrarium garden, or pound flowers to create an artful masterpiece in this fun and interactive class for kids. Class is free, but you must preregister and we can only make space for 12 lucky students! (Children, please bring an adult to help you.)

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • September 19 • 1:00-2:30pm
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botanicalprintBotanical Printmaking with the Sun: Anthotyping

with Amy Rosenheim
The evanescent forms and textures of leaves, flowers, twigs, and other plant parts provide pleasures in the garden while they last. Capture their images, and you can remember the season whenever you look at them. In this hands-on workshop, we will harness the photosensitivity of plants to create beautiful and distinctive prints. Participants will have the opportunity to create an anthotype of their own, and leave with the skills to create many more! Materials fee $5, class limit 10 people.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • September 19 • 1:00pm
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ImpactNWLogoImpact NW Summer Garden Party

Impact NW’s Annual Garden Party is a delightful fundraiser at the Portland Nursery on SE Division where guests enjoy all the best the Northwest has to offer. Impact NW’s Annual Garden Party is an opportunity for business and community leaders and caring individuals to come together to strengthen Impact NW’s mission to help people prosper through a community of support.

It’s a delightful occasion to enjoy all the best the Northwest has to offer. The Garden Party features fresh from the farm cuisine, a beautiful garden setting, live and silent auctions, local wines and craft beers.

We hope you can join us! Get your tickets here.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • September 19 • 6:00-9:00pm

streettreesStreet Trees Lecture

with Friends of the Trees
Join Andrew Land of Friends of the Trees as he discusses the many benefits of and options for street trees in the City of Portland. Andrew will discuss the role street trees play in reducing pollution, managing storm water, improving public health and safety, and improving neighborhoods’ live-ability, as well as provide examples of some of his personal favorites. He'll explain the permitting process as well as the basics of how to get a street tree properly established. So, bring your questions and enthusiasm for Friends of the Trees!

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • September 20 • 11:00-12:30pm
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iris2The Many Pleasures of Irises

with Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris
Chad Harris of Mt Pleasant Iris and President of the Greater Portland Iris Society will talk of the different irises that can be grown here in the NW with their varied cultural needs, wet to dry, sun to shade. Hands on demonstration on dividing.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • September 20 • 1:00pm
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September 26-27

fallequinoxCelebrate the Fall Equinox with a Craft!

with Holly Pruett
Join Life-Cycle Celebrant Holly Pruett to explore the world of fall rituals, and teach you about Fall Equinox traditions around the world. She’ll then help you to set your intentions for the life you wish to nurture as you build an autumnal wreath. Wreath construction will be led by Portland Nursery creative Cody Phillips. Join us in welcoming Fall! Class limited to 12 students. Please bring hand pruners, gloves and any elements you’d like to incorporate into your wreath. $10 materials fee.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • September 26 • 1:00-2:30pm
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fruittreeFruit Tree Harvest Time

with Monica Maggio of Core Home Fruit
It is getting to be that crucial time in your fruit tree season: harvest time! Monica will talk about how to properly harvest and store commonly planted fruit, like apples and pears, so you can get the best use from your harvest. She will also discuss some of the best varieties for the Pacific Northwest - start getting warmed up for apple tasting.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • September 26 • 1:00pm
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masonbeeMason Bee Fall & Winter Maintenance

with Rich Little
Mason bees will complete their development from egg to adult bee in the cells/cocoons within the nesting holes by the end of summer. The adult bees 'hibernate' in their cocoons for the winter. This is the time you prepare the bees for winter storage, fix and clean the nesting block for next Spring. Learn how to remove and examine the cocoons closely for signs of infestation by mites or other predators/parasites. Learn what to do if they are found. Learn the proper storage conditions using your refrigerator veggie crisper drawer until next Spring when you release them. Students are welcome to bring in their own mason bee houses to get their bees ready for the winter.

Class fee: $5 cash to teacher.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • September 27 • 10:00am
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5050 SE STARK • Sunday • September 27 • 1:00pm
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