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9:00am to 7:00pm Daily

5050 SE Stark, 503-231-5050

9000 SE Division, 503-788-9000

Portland, OR

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Portland Nursery

August 2014

All classes are one hour unless otherwise noted

Weekend of August 2-3, 2014

bambooBasics of Bamboo

with Ian Connor of Connor Bamboo.
There is nothing like bamboo for grace and poetry year-round, but it can also be a point of contention with the neighbors if you do not control it appropriately. Ian Connor is a true expert in bamboo and. Hear him share his knowledge of and enthusiasm for these mammoth grasses. This class is a must if you want to plant bamboo or just want to learn more about its diversity and habits.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • August 2 • 1:00-2:00pm
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ediblesperennialsPerfect Bedfellows: Interplanting Edibles and Perennials

with Bonnie Bruce of Celilo Gardens.
For those of us with city-sized lots and precious little room to devote a patch of the garden to only vegetables, why not plant edible plants in between and along with our ornamental plantings? We will explore designing with edibles and their ornamental cousins, the benefits of companion planting and the details and challenges as well as some favorite edibles which are both rock stars and good eats.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • August 3 • 1:00-2:00pm
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Wednesday August 6, 2014

herbschefbrophyHerbs: Robust flavors from the garden

with Chef Dan Brophy.
Come learn about big, bold flavors with no apology necessary. International flavors can perk up many timid dishes. Chef Dan Brophy will lead demonstrations and tastings which will include: melon, tomato and mint salad, chilled avocado and cilantro soup, grape leaves with green rice, Asian salsa fresca, black bean, corn and epazote salad.

5050 SE STARK • Wednesday • August 6 • 5:30-7:00pm
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Weekend of August 8-10, 2014

fuchsia168Fuchsia Society Show and Sale

5050 SE STARK • Friday - Sunday • August 8-10
Friday • August 8 • 12:00-7:00pm
Saturday • August 9 • 9:00-7:00pm
Sunday • August 8 • 12:00-2:00pm

pestsManagement of Pesky Pests

with Portland Nursery Panel (Claudia, Jimmy, and Ken).
An in-depth look into controlling pests in your garden using “Integrated Pest Management” which is, an environmentally friendly, approach or “Best Practice” to controlling pests, taking into consideration the safety of the method including effects on pets and people, consequences for groundwater, threat to beneficial insects, persistence in the environment, potential for runoff, and timing of the treatment. In this session, we’ll tackle slugs, azalea lace bugs and pests that attack trees and small fruits and offer you a Best Practice course of action. Bring questions as there will be some time allotted to look at other important gardening hot topics related to Integrated Pest Management.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • August 9 • 11:00am-12:00pm
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terrarium168Terrarium Building Workshop

Join terrarium fanatic Angelina Ponce for this hands-on workshop where you will build your own little ecosystem in a glass container! You'll create either a lush green or mini desert scene, depending on plant availability. Angelina will walk you through step-by-step, discussing terrarium "ingredients", lighting & moisture requirements, and choosing the right plant combinations for a healthy, thriving terrarium. She will also give great tips for how to use different container styles and decorative additions to spice up your little green scene. There will be tons of plant material to choose from, enabling you to create a terrarium unique to you!

Class limited to 15 students. $30 covers all materials. Bring gloves!

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • August 9 • 11:00-12:30pm
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houseplantHouseplants 101

Grow your green thumb just in time for our Summer Houseplant Sale! Our Houseplant Buyer, Jason Dennis will teach you the basics to successfully grow houseplants and send you home confident in keeping your indoor plants happy and thriving. Jason will cover lighting conditions, watering and fertilizing methods, correct soils to use, humidity issues, common pests, and great troubleshooting tips. He will also discuss how to choose the perfect houseplants for your home or office.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • August 9 • 1:00-2:30pm
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fuchsia168Fuchsia

with Sue Randall of the Oregon Fuchsia Society.
Fuchsias can be a great addition to your garden as they not only give us beautiful, showy flowers but also can attract our hummingbird friends. Come learn from Sue’s experience about fuchsias, specifically: planting tips, growing requirements, water needs, hardy versus annual, and container versus in ground.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • August 9 • 1:00-2:00pm
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succulentsHow to Grow Cacti and Succulents

Get excited about the world of cacti and succulents! Learn some great tips and techniques for how to keep your plants happy and healthy in the Pacific Northwest. Jason Dennis, our Houseplant Buyer will discuss soils, fertilizing, light and water requirements, specific seasonal needs, and how to get your cactus and succulents to bloom.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • August 10 • 11:00-12:30pm
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seniorgardeningSuccessful Gardening through Our Lifetime

with Patty Cassidy.
Your life can be brighter and healthier if you continue to be outdoors and work in your garden. Don’t let aches and pains end your favorite pastime. Patty Cassidy, registered horticultural therapist, Master Gardener, and author of the Illustrated Practical Guide to Gardening for Seniors, will share ways of adapting your tools, methods, and plant selections in order to stay a happy and healthy gardener.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • August 10 • 1:00-2:00pm
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Weekend of August 16-17, 2014

indoorbonsaiIntro to Indoor Bonsai

with Greg Brenden, Portland Bonsai Society
If you've always been curious about growing indoor bonsai, this is the class for you! Join bonsai expert Greg Brenden, member of the Portland Bonsai Society, to learn the basics of successfully growing indoor bonsai. Greg will provide a great overview of bonsai styles, tree and pot selection, planting, watering, pruning and training. He will also discuss ideal growing conditions for different varieties and share great tips & technique for success!

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • August 16 • 11:00-12:30pm
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fairygardenFairy Garden Workshop for Kids

with Genevieve Layman.
Enter into the enchanting world of fairy gardens, full of creativity and playfulness. Work together with your child and learn how to design, accessorize, and properly care for a magical miniature landscape in a container. With your imagination and care, you can create your own small world that tells a story.

There is a $30 materials fee for this hands-on class. Limited to 10 children.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • August 16 • 1:00-2:00pm
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cymbidiumorchidRepotting Cymbidium Orchids

Lori Rheinberger, member of the Oregon Orchid Society
Do you have a Cymbidium orchid and need some help with repotting questions? Get them answered here from the lively and knowledgeable, Lori Rheinberger, member of the Oregon Orchid Society. Lori will help you understand the proper timing, techniques and reasons for repotting Cymbidium orchids during a hands-on demonstration.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • August 17 • 11:00-12:30pm
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habitatBackyard Habitat

with Nikki West of Audubon Society of Portland.
One of the joys of a garden is the cheerful company it can attract to your yard. Encourage birds to visit by providing appropriate habitat. Nikkie is the coordinator for Portland Audubon’s Backyard Habitat Certification Program. She will share ways to make your urban garden a more welcoming oasis for avian guests.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • August 17 • 1:00-2:00pm
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Wednesday August 20, 2014

herbschefbrophyHerbs: Upgrade your Soups and Sauces

with Chef Dan Brophy.
Upgrade your soup and sauce making skills under the tutelage of Chef Dan Brophy. You will find there is no need to fear the herbal influence on modern and classic soups and sauces. Demonstrations and tastings will include: sweet potato soup with chive crema, herb rich cream of carrot soup, decadent herbal cream sauce, lentil soup with herbs de provence, and fresh tomato sauce.

5050 SE STARK • Wednesday • August 20 • 5:30-7:00pm
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Weekend of August 23-24, 2014

irisIris Society Show and Sale

Iris Society Show and Sale.

5050 SE STARK • Fri.-Sun. • Aug. 23-24 • 9:00-4:00pm

irisIris

with Chad Harris of Mt Pleasant Iris Farm.
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. A hands on demonstration on dividing will be included.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • August 23 • 1:00-2:00pm
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walkwayLaying Down the Garden Pathway

Jacquie Boger of Art and Soil Garden Solutions.
Hardscapes do not have to be hard! Jacquie will give the basics of laying out and installing a simple path or patio that will be beautiful as well as functional. Good hardscaping can make all the difference in a low-maintenance and welcoming garden. From materials to techniques to interplanting your pavers, take advantage of Jacqui’s stone laying experience.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • August 24 • 1:00-2:00pm
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Weekend of August 30-31, 2014

roofLiving Roofs

with Ben Brower of Shelter Wise.
Come learn how to incorporate green roofs (small but living) to your sheds, coops, tiny homes or other small outbuildings. Ben Brower of Shelter Wise LLC will focus on waterproofing, design ideas, modular vs. extensive systems, and some low maintenance plant selections. An added featured to this class will be an exciting demonstration.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • August 30 • 1:00-2:00pm
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