Daily Hours

9:00am-7:00pm Daily

5050 SE Stark, Portland, 503-231-5050

9000 SE Division, Portland, 503-788-9000

Retail only - no online sales

  • facebook48
  • twitter48
  • news48
Portland Nursery

August 2015

All classes are an hour long unless otherwise noted

Print out a July-August class list for Division

August 1-2

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 we love to 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 1 • 1:00pm
Click here to register for this class.

dirtAdapting your Garden Soil for Climate Change

with Teresa Roper
Although global climate change is an uncomfortable reality to come to terms with, there are things you can do to adapt your garden soil to changing conditions and even offset climate change’s effects. Join Teresa Koper of Portland Nursery and learn what characterizes Northwest soils, and how to work with it to adjust to a new world.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • August 2 • 1:00pm
CLASS IS CANCELLED

Houseplant and Pottery Sale • August 6-12

houseplant280Houseplant and Pottery Sale

30% off all Houseplants

30% off all Pottery & Decorative Planters

Includes Citrus & tropicals.

Free pot up with purchase of a plant and Pot. Our thanks to Black Gold for providing all soil for pot-ups.

Houseplant Classes throughout the month.

Both Locations • August 6 - 12 • Store Hours

August 8-9

philodendronEnter the World of Philodendrons

with Bruce Fothergill
Bruce Fothergill will be bringing in a diverse selection of Philodendrons to talk about these showy leafed tropicals that make excellent houseplants. Learn about growing and caring for Philodendron and see some beautiful varieties from Fothergill’s greenhouse.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • August 8 • 1:00-2:30pm
Click here to register for this class.

fuchsia2Growing Fuchsias

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 8 • 1:00pm
Click here to register for this class.

staghornfernStaghorn Fern Mounting Workshop

with Bruce Fothergill
Join houseplant expert Bruce Fothergill for this hands-on workshop and take home your very own mounted Staghorn Fern! Bruce will walk you through the step-by-step process of properly mounting Staghorns to wooden boards. He will also discuss proper care, lighting and growing requirements to keep your fern healthy and happy for years to come! All materials included. Class limited to 15. Cost: $15, payable to teacher day of class (Cash or check only).

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • August 8 • 3:00pm
Click here to register for this class.

succulentsHow to Grow Cacti and Succulents

with Luther Sturtevant of Kara Nursery
Get excited about the world of cacti and succulents! Join expert, Luther Sturtevant of Kara Nursery, to learn some great tips and techniques for how to keep your plants happy and healthy in the Pacific Northwest. He 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 9 • 1:00-2:30pm
Click here to register for this class.

gardeningLow Back Pain and Gardening

with Dr. Jeremy Katz
How do we hurt our backs while gardening? Join Dr. Jeremy Katz, of Right As Rain Chiropractic LLC, to learn about the habits of injury and how to develop simple strategies for ergonomics and self-care in the garden. This class will specifically address back pain prevention.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • August 9 • 1:00pm
Click here to register for this class.

succulentbowlMake Your Own Indoor Mixed Cacti or Succulent Dish

with Angelina Ponce
Get guidance in selecting, potting and caring for your own creative planter of drought-tolerant, sun-loving cacti or succulents. The talented and green-thumbed Angelina Ponce will help you in this hands-on class so you can go home with a beautiful indoor container. $25 materials fee.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • August 9 • 3:00-4:30pm
Click here to register for this class.

August 15-16

houseplant2Houseplant Greenhouse Tour

with Jason Dennis
Our Houseplant Buyer, Jason Dennis will lead a tour of our tropical greenhouses. Enjoy viewing a wide range of houseplants while Jason explains the greenhouse layout and how to select the right plant for your home or office.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • August 15 • 11:00-12:30pm
Click here to register for this class.

houseplant3Houseplants for Healthy Indoor Air

with Jason Dennis
Are you concerned about indoor air toxins common in the home and workplace? Did you know that some houseplants are effective at removing toxins such as benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene? Join our Houseplant Buyer, Jason Dennis to learn about great houseplant choices to help keep your indoor air healthy. He’ll also discuss care requirements.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • August 15 • 1:00-2:30pm
Click here to register for this class.

habitatCreating a Backyard 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. Nikki** 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 • Saturday • August 15 • 1:00pm
Click here to register for this class.

cymbidiumorchidRepotting Cymbidium Orchids

with Lori Rheinberger 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 – some of the most popular available orchids purchased.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • August 16 • 11:00-12:30pm
Click here to register for this class.

grapesOrnamental Grasses

with Abigail Pierce of Groundswell PDX
Ornamental grasses bring year round interest to your garden with their delightful textures and movement. Different selections offer drought tolerance, beautiful seed heads and evergreen foliage, so there is a grass for every garden spot! Come join Abigail Pierce of Groundswell Garden Design to learn about different types of grasses, when to prune them, and how to ready them for winter.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • August 16 • 1:00pm
Click here to register for this class.

fairygardenMake Your Own Fairy Garden

with Angelina Ponce
Creating a miniature world fit for a fairy or two is a great way to get in touch with your creative, playful side, and can make a wonderful gift! Angelina will lead the group in this hands-on class and help you design, accessorize, and learn how to properly care for your enchanting world. Choose between an indoor or outdoor fairy garden. Students are free to bring their own decorative items to incorporate into their fairy’s garden, as well as shop our splendid and varied offerings. $30 materials fee – pay cashier before class and bring gloves if you wish.

Limited to 15.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • August 16 • 1:00-2:30pm
Click here to register for this class.

August 22-23

irisIris Society Show and Sale

Iris Society Show and Sale.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday-Saturday • August 22-23 • 9:00-4:00pm

seedsPart 2 - Tomatoes: Wet seed extraction

with Farmer Evan Gregoire of Boondockers Farm
What to save in the garden this time of year? Tomatoes! This is been a great year for tomatoes, they got off to an early start and they never looked back. We will learn wet saving techniques for tomatoes and cucumbers. Farmer Evan Gregoire of Boondockers Farm and the Portland Seedhouse will teach techniques for wet seed collection on a few different varieties. We will talk all about tomato seed structure, selection, harvesting, storage and taste some of my favorite tomatoes from the farm.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • August 22 • 11:00-12:30pm
Click here to register for this class.

bonsai-creatingSummer Bonsai Care

with Steve Mulvaney of Portland Nursery
Not sure how to care for your bonsai in the hardest of the summer heat? Join Steve Mulvaney of Portland Nursery as he walks you through the ins and outs of bonsai care at this time of year. From fertilizing and pruning to sun exposure to watering, learn how to keep your bonsai thriving.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • August 22 • 1:00pm
Click here to register for this class.

August 29-30

ladybugInsect Superheroes

with Claudia Groth
Don't go it alone in your fight against garden pests--enlist the help of "good guy" bugs that hunt down the pests that plague your plants. Join Claudia Groth of Portland Nursery to find out how to create a garden that attracts these insect superheroes to do the dirty work of pest control for you.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • August 29 • 1:00pm
Click here to register for this class.

batsBats and the Urban Gardener

with Leslie Rodman-Jaramillo
What's happening with Oregon's bat populations? What kinds of bats are you likely to see near your garden at night, and how can you encourage them to swoop through your airspace (and eat your bugs)? Researcher Leslie will talk about ways the urban gardener can appreciate and support these nocturnal visitors. She’ll also provide information on how to build bat boxes and where they are appropriate to install.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • August 30 • 1:00pm
CLASS IS CANCELLED