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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

pestsIntegrated Pest Management

with Portland Nursery Panel (Claudia, Jimmy, and Ken).
Come join us for an in-depth look into important gardening topics using an I.P.M. (Integrated Pest Management) approach. Our panel of resident pros will each take a gardening hot topic, namely: slugs, azalea lace bugs, and pests impacting fruit trees/small fruits, and then offer a Best Practices 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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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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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

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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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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