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9:00am to 6:00pm Daily

5050 SE Stark, 503-231-5050

9000 SE Division, 503-788-9000

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Portland Nursery

November 2014

All classes are an hour long unless otherwise noted

Print out a November class list for Division

November 1-2, 2014

chrysanthemum168Chrysanthemum Show and Sale

Annual Fall Chrysanthemum Society Show and Sale.

Enhance your visit: take our class at 11:00am on Sunday and learn the history, the classification system and see a design demo. Sign up below.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday-Sunday • November 1-2 • 9:00am - 3:00pm

novembergardenWhat to do in the November Vegetable Garden

Join Donna & Robyn of Your Backyard Farmer in this “success is an open book” educational class. These experienced farmers will help you decipher your seed catalogs in an open discussion on what to do in the November vegetable garden. Prepare for the 2015 growing season!

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • November 1 • 11:00-12:30pm
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overwinteringOverwintering Your Garden

with Sean Gillman of Portland Nursery
The winter season has its own set of challenges to the gardener, which may include the chill of frost, an abundance of moisture, or an extended dry period. Sean will offer helpful suggestions to proactively meet these winter challenges and better enable your plants to remain healthy and survive these, at times, inhospitable conditions. This class will include tips on overwintering tender and borderline hardy plants.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • November 1 • 1:00pm
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downspoutDisconnect your Downspouts and Save Money!

Bilingual (English/Russian) class
Come and learn how to properly disconnect your downspouts, build a rain garden with suitable plants and get a discount on your water bill! Professionals from the City of Portland will share their expertise with you.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • November 1 • 1:00-2:30pm
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chrysanthemum2-168Enter the World of the Chrysanthemum

Tamara will step up away from our Annual Chrysanthemum Show & Sale to navigate us through this fascinating genus. From a brief history of how they have become so highly evolved to an explanation of the 13 different classifications, you’ll walk away eager to explore the Chrysanthemums on show and better appreciate what it takes for enthusiasts to cultivate them. There will also be a demonstration of using chrysanthemums in floral design after the class!

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • November 2 • 11:00-12:30pm
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grass168Lawn, What a Yawn!

Alternatives for Greenspaces with Bonnie Bruce of Celilo Gardens
A lawn used to be every homeowners pride but because turf is a water hog, a maintenance hound and often chemically dependent, lawn is losing its appeal. Bonnie will explore other design options for the green turf as well as techniques for removal.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • November 2 • 1:00pm
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tissueculturePlant Tissue Culture (Micropropagation) for the Home

Carol Stiff from Kitchen Culture Kits, Inc and the Home Tissue Culture Group, will introduce you to plant tissue culture and show you how you can do this in your home. Tissue culture, also called micropropagation or plant cloning, is a method of plant propagation that involves growing pieces of plants (shoot tip, node, leaves, etc.) in a sterile environment and producing numerous new plants ("plantlets") year-round. In the past, this was restricted to university and industry laboratories but since 1989 we have been teaching people how to do this in their kitchens and classrooms using inexpensive supplies. Live cultures to examine and free samples of tc media.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • November 2 • 1:00-2:30pm
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November 8-9, 2014

cactusbowlMake Your Own Cactus Bowl

Our own Angelina Ponce will guide you through making your own unique cactus arrangement in this hands-on class. Learn how to select cacti and succulents with similar care needs to plant together in a suitable low dish. She’ll send you home with your own creation and tips on keeping them happy.

Materials Fee: $30, (all materials included.) Bring gloves! Class limited to 12.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • November 8 • 11:00-12:30pm
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mushrooms168Mushroom Cultivation

with Nikhilesh Desai. Learn how mushrooms grow and how you can grow them, too! Join local mycologist and co-founder of MycoCascadia, Nikhilesh Desai, and discover the fascinating world of fungi. Beginning with a brief overview of how mushrooms do what they do, the class will cover methods of oyster and shiitake mushroom cultivation for the home grower and ideas on how to incorporate these delectable fungi into delicious dishes. (Starter kits MAY BE AVAILABLE for purchase at the class for $20 each. Cash or check to the instructor.)

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • November 8 • 1:00-2:30pm
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coldframesSeason Extension for Winter Veggies

with Ian Wilson of Portland Edible Gardens
Do you ever feel like the growing season is just too short? Well, it doesn't have to be!! In this class, Ian Wilson, owner of Portland Edible Gardens, will discuss cold frames, low tunnels, row covers, and other methods for extending your vegetable harvest deep into the winter!

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • November 8 • 1:00pm
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wintergardenEnjoying the Winter Garden

Don’t say goodbye to your garden in Winter, embrace the season and learn to love the Winter garden! Join Paul Taylor, OCNP Garden Designer and Consultant, as he gives tips and tricks he uses in his garden for the holidays to enjoy the winter garden at its fullest.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • November 9 • 1:00-2:30pm
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paperwhitesBrilliant Fragrant Paperwhites

with Megan Porter of Portland Nursery
Forcing paperwhites is an easy way to add life and fragrance to your home around the holidays! These lovely flowers can be rustic or elegant, depending how you deploy them. Bring your 6” diameter watertight vessel (or come early and buy one) and we will pot up some bulbs to grow through the winter in your home.

$10 materials fee.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • November 9 • 1:00pm
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November 15-16, 2014

winterinterestWinter Interest in the Four Season Garden

Despite the dark, cold, and wet days, Northwest gardens in the winter can be beautiful. Learn what plants will enliven your garden so you have interesting things to look at as you sip hot tea and peruse the spring seed catalogs. Join Patty Cassidy, registered horticultural therapist, Master Gardener, and author of the Illustrated Practical Guide to Gardening for Seniors, and President of the Friends of the Portland Memory Garden.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • November 15 • 1:00-2:30pm
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sheetmulchingSheet Mulching for Super Spring Beds

with Corina Reynolds of Portland Nursery
Whether you’re putting your well-worked veggie bed to sleep for the season or preparing a new bed for planting flowers in the spring, sheet mulching or lasagna gardening is a great way to turn often-inexpensive materials into fabulous growing space over the winter. Corina will share techniques, explain the basic concepts behind these techniques, and give other helpful suggestions related to this topic.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • November 15 • 1:00pm
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pestsTimely Techniques for Fall Vegetable Pest Control

Marc Scheidecker, a Portland Community Garden Manager and full-time, year-round gardener joins us to discuss the importance and techniques of cleaning the edible garden in Fall in order to minimize pests and diseases.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • November 16 • 11:00 – 12:30 pm
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November 22-23, 2014

beeswaxcandlesBeeswax Sheet Candles

Brenda Lee Calvert from Halfmoon Farms will be here to guide you through making candles from beeswax sheets. These make great seasonal gifts for the home and are so fun to make! You will make a pair of tall candles and a pair of votives and learn unique decorative embellishments. Brenda will have honey from the Halfmoon Farm bees for tasting and purchase and lots of fun facts about bees!

Materials fee $15, bring cash or check payable to Halfmoon Farm. Please bring a hair dryer if you have one available. Class limited to 15, registration open to students 12 and older.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • November 22 • 11:00– 12:30pm
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wintercolorPlants for Lovely Winter Gardens

with Magi Treece of Living Structures
The grey months don’t have to be barren ones in your home garden! Magi, a talented and experienced garden designer, will share plant and design ideas for keeping it interesting with color, form and texture all winter long. It’s not all conifers and evergreens – think berries, bark, and winter flowers for lively scenes outside your windows.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • November 22 • 1:00pm
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medicinalherbsMedicinal Herbs for Winter Health

Although fall and winter can bring runny noses and colds, we often have the perfect remedies growing in our own backyards! There are lots of plants in your garden and your kitchen that can be used to boost immunity or ward off the sniffles as the seasons shift. Join Missy Rohs, a community herbalist and avid gardener, as she walks you through how to use some of your favorite plants, including rosemary, sage, garlic and more, as home remedies. You might even discover some new favorites to add to your garden in spring! Come sample and smell some herbal goodness!

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • November 23 • 11:00-12:30pm
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November 29-30, 2014

terrariumkit2DIY Terrarium Station (Division Only)

Grab a kit, take it home and you have a DIY Terrarium! Pot it up and give a homemade gift to a friend or give them the kit as a great gift! The “DIY Terrarium station” will be stocked with pre-made kits in two sizes: a small for $12.99 and a large for $19.99.

The kits include the proper soil mediums gravel, charcoal, moss for moist terrariums and fast draining soil. You pick the plants and any decorative items separately. Assemble the kits right in the store with our assistance or just take them to go. Try it out!

9000 SE DIVISION • Friday-Sunday • November 28-30 • Store hours

dulcyBook Signing: Through the Seasons with Dulcy - with Ted Mahar

As popular garden columnist Dulcy Mahar well knew, a garden is a year-round passion, and each season brings opportunities to experience the space in new ways. THROUGH THE SEASONS WITH DULCY (Carpe Diem Books, Oct. 4, 2014) collects 140 of the over 1100 columns she wrote during her 22-year career with The Oregonian and organizes them by season, giving readers the opportunity to see how gardens, as well as gardeners, change over time. In an informal, yet knowledgeable and witty style, she guides the reader through the annual — and perennial — cycles of the gardening life. The text is accompanied by over 190 beautifully detailed photographs from Dulcy’s garden in Portland’s Garthwick neighborhood that bring her words to full bloom.

Read full press release about the book

9000 SE DIVISION • Friday • November 28 • 12:00-2:00pm

toolsharpeningMobile Knife & Garden Tools Sharpening

Keep It Sharp LLC with Tim Allen.
Tim will be at our Holiday Open house in the west parking lot sharpening customers’ tools and cutlery. Keep It Sharp, LLC is a professional knife and garden tools sharpening business. By renewing tools and knives, we extend their life, increase their efficiency and reduce waste.

Prices for garden tools:

  • Pruners: $3-5
  • Loppers: $8-10
  • Shovels: $6-8
  • Mower Blades: $8-10
  • Hoe: $5-7

Prices for Knives:

  • Small (6" or less): $3
  • Medium (7"-8"): $4
  • Large (9"-10"): $5
  • Extra-Large: Prices vary
  • Pizza Cutter: $4

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • November 29 • 9:00-3:00pm

kidscraftsFall Crafts for the Kids!

Nels Olson, 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. Attract birds, construct a fall leaf mobile, or create a beautiful leaf mosaic sun catcher in this fun and interactive class for kids.

Class is free, but you must preregister and we can only make space for 15 lucky students!

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • November 29 • 11:00-12:30pm
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gardeningforseniorsBook Signing: Illustrated Practical Guide to Gardening for Seniors

Patty Cassidy, registered horticultural therapist, Master Gardener, and author of the Illustrated Practical Guide to Gardening for Seniors, and President of the Friends of the Portland Memory Garden, will be signing and selling copies of her book.

Patty Cassidy is a horticultural therapist with experience working with assisted living elders, seniors with physical limitations or memory disorders and neglected children. She currently works in a horticultural therapy role at a number of healing gardens, including Fairway Village in Vancouver, Washington; Providence Elder Place in Gresham, Oregon; and Garden Partners in Portland, Oregon.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • November 29 • 12:00pm

wreathmakingMake Your Own Holiday Wreath

with Cody Phillips, Portland Nursery
Create your own fresh and beautiful wreath for the holidays with our talented staff member, Cody. She will share her years of wreath-making experience while guiding you through the process of making a wreath that is unique to you and guaranteed to bring holiday cheer into your home!

Materials Fee: $30 (All materials included). Please bring gloves and pruners if you have them.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • November 29 • 1:00-2:30pm
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holidayblingAdding that Holiday Sparkle

with Margie McDonald of Portland Nursery
Get the most out of your outdoor and indoor entrances with bright, cheerful, holiday décor. Margie will give inspiration and tips for setting off your winter decorations, touching on container, table, and banister displays.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • November 29 • 1:00pm
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wintercontainerCreate Your Own Winter Interest Container

Learn how to create a vibrant container that really speaks to the season with our landscape designer, Terrie Burdette. Learn by doing as Terrie guides you in selecting and planting your own combination of plants featuring the colorful beauty of winter. Go home with a gorgeous custom container and the skills to keep it happy for maximum enjoyment.

Materials fee of $30 payable to the cashier before class.

Please bring gloves and a trowel. Limited to 12 students.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • November 30 • 11:00-12:30
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juniperstartWinter Outdoor Bonsai Care & Pruning

George Bowman, bonsai enthusiast will demonstrate techniques for seasonal care and pruning of your outdoor bonsai specimens. You are welcome to bring in your own and George will help troubleshoot as many as time allows.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • November 30 • 1:00-2:30pm
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dulcyBook Signing: Through the Seasons with Dulcy - with Ted Mahar

As popular garden columnist Dulcy Mahar well knew, a garden is a year-round passion, and each season brings opportunities to experience the space in new ways. THROUGH THE SEASONS WITH DULCY (Carpe Diem Books, Oct. 4, 2014) collects 140 of the over 1100 columns she wrote during her 22-year career with The Oregonian and organizes them by season, giving readers the opportunity to see how gardens, as well as gardeners, change over time. In an informal, yet knowledgeable and witty style, she guides the reader through the annual — and perennial — cycles of the gardening life. The text is accompanied by over 190 beautifully detailed photographs from Dulcy’s garden in Portland’s Garthwick neighborhood that bring her words to full bloom.

Read full press release about the book

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • November 30 • 12:00pm

wreathmaking2Wreath-making Workshop

with Katie Gwynn of Portland Nursery
This is the first of our wreath-making workshops. Learn to turn our lovely selection of greens into a unique and eye-catching wreath for your door this year! Portland Nursery staff will supply the technical know-how, you will bring your own special style, your gloves and pruners. We will make a 12” wreath with fresh greens and other decoration.

Materials fee of $30 payable to the cashier before class.

Dress warmly! Please bring gloves and pruners if you have them. Limited to 12 students.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • November 30 • 1:00pm
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