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8:00am-7:00pm Sun.-Thur.
8:00am-8:00pm Fri. & Sat.

5050 SE Stark, Portland, 503-231-5050

9000 SE Division, Portland, 503-788-9000

Portland, OR

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Portland Nursery

June 2015

All classes are an hour long unless otherwise noted

Print out an June class list for Division

(Grey box around class indicates it is at our 9000 SE Division Location)

June 6-7

veggarden-squashWhat to do in the June Vegetable Garden

with Your Backyard Farmer, Donna Smith & Robyn Streeter
Our beloved vegetable gardeners from Your Backyard Farmer, Donna Smith & Robyn Streeter will discuss summer vegetable garden tasks, including dealing with pesky bugs & diseases.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • June 6 • 11:00-12:30pm
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raisedbedGrowing Vegetables in Raised Garden Beds

with Ian Wilson of Portland Edible Gardens
Raised garden beds are a wonderful way to grow a ton of food in a small urban space. They can also have better drainage, fewer pests, and earlier harvests than traditional in-ground garden beds. And that's just the beginning! Come learn about the benefits and practices of growing veggies in raised garden beds!

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • June 6 • 1:00pm
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containerMake and Take Summer Interest Containers

with Jolie Donohue
The Gardening Goddess, Jolie Donohue will be here to help you make your own gloriously showy summer container. Jolie will assist in proper selection of plants for great design in sun or shade – your choice. $10 fee + plants you choose. Container and soil included. Please bring your own gloves and hand trowel.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • June 7 • 1:00-2:30pm
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clematisIntro to Clematis

with Suzy Hancock of Portland Nursery
For years Suzy has had a passion for growing clematis, and how can you not? From subtle little bells to huge showy flowers, come learn about some good beginner varieties as well as the newest introductions available from our very own clematis buyer.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • June 7 • 1:00pm
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June 13-14

eggshellsSeparating Garden Fact from Myth

with WSU Master Gardeners
Garden Fact or Myth: Do egg shells repel slugs? Does vinegar kill weeds? Should you add sand to clay soils? Garden advice abounds - from garden websites, television programs, and well-meaning relatives; some of it is right on and some is just plain wrong. Come separate fact from fiction. Join WSU Extension Clark County Master Gardeners in learning the truth behind some of the most prevalent garden and landscape advice. We’ll discuss several commonly recommended gardening techniques and share proven best practices for each.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • June 13 • 11:00-12:30pm
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yuccaClimate Change is Coming; is Your Garden Ready?

with Bonnie Bruce of Celilo Gardens
Our winters are warming. The springs come sooner and summers are growing hotter. Is your garden planted for a warmer and drier climate? Everyone talks about drought tolerant plants and it is now time to prepare them and plant them. This will be a discussion of Mediterranean, PNW natives and non-native plants which adapt to warmer climes.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • June 13 • 1:00pm
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mushrooms168Mushroom Growing

with Nikhilesh Desai, MycoCascadia
Learn how mushrooms grow and how you can grow them, from local mycologist and co-founder of MycoCascadia, Nikhilesh Desai. 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 • Sunday • June 14 • 11:00-12:30pm
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fertilizerWhy Feed Your Plants Anyway?

with Claudia Groth
Wild plants survive without our fertilizing help, so why are garden plants different? How do you know what fertilizers are right for what plants, and what can happen if you use too much? Are "all purpose" really good for everything? What's the difference between organic and conventional fertilizer? Claudia is a great teacher and can answer these and more questions about fertilizing your plants.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • June 14 • 1:00pm
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Monday June 15

Willow Furniture Workshop

with Brian from the Willow Station
Brian ‘The Twig man’ Phillips from the Willow Station, will take you through a step-by-step process allowing your creative juices to flow into a work that is unique to you! Choose to build your own rustic garden bench, chair, table, fern stand or trellis. All materials supplied, bring hammer, sack lunch, and knee pads. Pay instructor day of class. Class partners can share fee and build one piece between them.

$125 material fee / item due on day of class. Select your item to build when registering.


9000 SE DIVISION • Monday • June 15 • 10:00-4:30pm
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June 20-21

Portland Nursery on Division: Bonsai Event

bonsaishow280Portland Nursery and the Bonsai Society of Portland (BSOP) want to Rock Your Bonsai with a showing of Your Best Bonsai! Any customer can exhibit!

Just for entering, you'll receive a 10% off coupon (one per customer).

All entries are judged by the public. Awards will be granted to 3 customer entries and 3 Bonsai Society Member entries.

See the Bonsai Event Page for all event details and prizes.

Deliver your tree to Portland Nursery at 9000 SE Division between 8:00-9:00am on the day of the show.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • June 20 • 10:00-3:00pm

irisPortland Iris Society Show

Judging will be from 10:00am-Noon; public is invited to attend 10:00-4:00pm.

For more information, contact Chad Harris, phone: 360-835-1016. Website: Greater Portland Iris Society

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • June 21 • 10:00-4:00pm

pollinatorSummer / Fall Help for Pollinators

with Brian Lacy of LiveHoneybees.com & Pollinator Partnership
Celebrate National Pollinator Week! As the season peaks, pollinators have many flowers to choose from, what they may lack - and need like the pets we love, is water. Brian Lacy will share insights into the best tips for attracting pollinators to your watering system and preventing them from drowning in a kiddy pool or Jacuzzi! And as the summer flowers fade, how do we set the buffet? Between cover crops and second season veggies, there are many plants to offer pollinators to extend their season. Brian will give an overview and handouts of what will best "feed the bees".

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • June 20 • 1:00pm
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terrariumTerrariums as Homes

with Sydney Bardole
When your terrarium is also living space for your pet, plant selection gets so much more important. What kind of terrarium is right for housing your gecko/ giant spider/ teensy tortoise/ exotic stick bug? How can you keep both plants and animals happy and in balance in your microecosystem? Sydney will talk about choosing plants, assembling, and caring for your terrarium.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • June 21 • 11:00am
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lavender168Harvesting and Using Lavender

with Billie Jo McGahey of Portland Nursery
Want to put the luscious fragrance of your lavender into use in your home? Learn about harvesting, preserving, and using these scented blooms. Billie Jo is an herbalist who specializes in aromatherapy and plant extractions; she'll discuss some of her favorite ways to use lavender.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • June 21 • 1:00pm
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June 27-28

makingjamSummer Jams

with Boondockers Farm
We will cook a berry jam focusing and on the characteristics of different berries and how these characteristics affect both the cooking process and the end result. We will examine key topics such as the role of sugar, the importance of lemon juice and how to add it, the stages of cooking, and how to test the jam accurately for firmness. At the end of class you will receive a jar of jam to take home!

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • June 27 • 11:00-12:30pm
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cypripediumHardy Orchids for the Garden

with Steven Meacham of the Oregon Orchid Society

Not all orchids are tropical! There are orchids that are hardy and even native in our area. There are several types that you can grow just like any other perennial in your garden. Come be introduced to hardy orchids. Steven Meacham, an expert on Cypripediums (slipper orchids) will present and give some basic growing information on several types of hardy orchids.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • June 27 • 1:00pm
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greencleanDIY Herbal Green Cleaning Products

Want to clean your home without harsh chemical products? Join in this fun hands-on class to learn to make your own green herbal cleaning products. Erin & Eloyce will share information about several common and easy to grow herbs that you can use to clean your home. Includes the opportunity to make and take two cleaning products.

$8 materials fee.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • June 28 • 11:00-12:30pm
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pestsTop 5 Pests of the Summer Garden

with Claudia Groth
Everything's going so well in the garden . until you start noticing the holes in the leaves, or the masses of aphids on the new growth, then you can't see anything else! Claudia will talk about some of the top offenders in the summer garden, and how best to deal with them.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • June 28 • 1:00pm
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