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5050 SE Stark, 503-231-5050

9000 SE Division, 503-788-9000

Portland, OR

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Portland Nursery

January 2015

All classes are an hour long unless otherwise noted

Print out a January 2015 class list for Division

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

Print out a January 2015 class list for Stark

January 3-4, 2015

gardeningYour Backyard Farmers

Get an early jump on producing food from your backyard garden and save money by raising your own vegetable transplants! Donna & Robyn, Your Backyard Farmers, will share tips and techniques for starting your garden from seed, raising your own transplants for early spring plantings and much more!

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • January 3 • 11:00-12:30pm
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planningPlanning your Personal Paradise

with Magi Treece of Living Structures
Beginner gardeners, get your dreaming kicked in gear! It may be too cold and wet to dig, but that’s just what makes it a good time to get your planning done so you can have a beautiful outside living space . Learn to take your desires for what your space should be and map them onto the place you have. Magi will teach you how to map your garden, observe sun and water patterns, and other important skills to get your garden plan off to a strong start!

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • January 3 • 1:00pm
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gardentourArt and Symbolism in the Garden

Landscape Consultant & Horticultural Therapist, Stephen Pettengill will teach you the basics of symbolic references commonly found in natural settings as well as art selection and placement in the garden. Whether you are considering a fountain, statuary, or just the understated power of a well-placed boulder, come and learn how this designer uses symbolism and art in customized environments. Learn to set the stage for inspiration, relaxation and socializing in your outdoor living space!

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • January 4 • 1:00-2:30pm
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veggiesPlanning for a Year-Round Harvest

with Rachel Freifelder of Handmade Gardens/Living City
Want to have garden-fresh produce year-round, with less work than you think? Want to build healthy soil and prevent common garden problems, year after year? Want to keep your water bills down? Rachel will show you how. You'll learn how to make the most of your garden space, when to plant your favorite vegetables, and how to keep good records that will help you rotate crops and "grow it better next year". Rachel is a garden educator, designer and activist with over 20 years of experience, and grows all her own produce on her mini-farm in NE Portland. To get the most out of this class, bring a list of the 5 vegetables you most want to grow.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • January 4 • 1:00pm
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January 10-11, 2015

masonbeeRaising and Caring for Mason Bees

Do you want to increase your fruit tree production? Of course you do! Introducing mason bees into your landscape can dramatically increase your pollination, especially during our soggy spring when honey bees aren’t very active. Bee expert Brenda Calvert, of Half Moon Farm, will walk you through setting up nesting boxes and blocks, discuss the benefits of mason bees, and discuss the minimal yearly maintenance & supplies involved in keeping your hard-working friends happy.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • January 10 • 11:00-12:30pm
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orchidTop 10 Orchid Myths

with Sue Volek of the Oregon Orchid Society
There's lots of tips out there about growing orchids. Some are true and some are false. This talk will debunk some misperceptions about these beautiful plants and give you the bottom line on how to select, grow, and bloom the easiest orchid plants. Sue Volek has been growing orchids for almost 20 years. A journalist and communications person during the day, she would come home and tend her plants at night until they took over not only the kitchen, but the living room, dining room, and encroached on the rest of the house. Her current favorites are slipper orchids, but since she never met an orchid she didn't like, Sue has an array of plants from asocendas to zygopetalums. She is president of the Oregon Orchid Society.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • January 10 • 1:00pm
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seedstartingIndoor Sprouts & Microgreens

The veggie garden may be slowed down for the winter, but you can still grow super-nutritious and tasty vegetables – inside. Come join Farmer Dan for an informative seminar and demonstration on growing sprouts and microgreens for your kitchen, and some to share with your indoor animal friends.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • January 11 • 11:00-12:30pm
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herbsIndoor Herb Gardening

with Laura Altvater of Portland Nursery
Don’t have much room outside? Dream of having fresh herbs at your fingertips in the kitchen year-round? This class will highlight which culinary herbs are easiest indoors and what supplies you will need to be successful.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • January 11 • 11:00am
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seedstartingIndoor Sprouts & Microgreens

With Farmer Dan Bravin
The veggie garden may be slowed down for the winter, but you can still grow super-nutritious and tasty vegetables – inside. Come join Farmer Dan for an informative seminar and demonstration on growing sprouts and microgreens for your kitchen, and some to share with your indoor animal friends.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • January 11 • 1:00pm
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January 16-18, 2015

Annual Houseplant &Pottery Sale: Both Locations

houseplant280We call January Indoor Gardening Month and at Portland Nursery, you'll find the biggest selection of houseplants around!.

30% off all houseplants and decorative pots
Purchase a plant and a pot and get a free Pot-Up!
Indoor gardening classes all month long.

See the Houseplant Sale Page for images from previous years or go to our Houseplant Page for more general information.

Both Locations • Friday-Sunday • January 16-18, 2015 • Store Hours

houseplantHouseplants 101

Grow your green thumb just in time for our Annual Houseplant Sale! Jason Dennis (Houseplant Buyer) 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 plant selection, lighting conditions, watering and fertilizing methods, correct soils to use, humidity issues, common pests, and great troubleshooting tips.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • January 17 • 11:00-12:30pm
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orchid3Orchids 101

with Michael Jenné of the Oregon Orchid Society
Orchids are so diverse, and some are easier to grow than others. In our climate, only a few are winter-hardy, so many people grow them as houseplants or in greenhouses. Michael will give a basic introduction to choosing and growing the easiest orchid varieties for success in your home.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • January 17 • 11:00am
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cactusbowlHow to Successfully Grow Cactus & Succulents

Get excited about the world of cacti and succulents! Join Houseplant Buyer Jason Dennis 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 • Saturday • January 17 • 1:00-2:30pm
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bromeliadHouseplants for the black of thumb

with Sean Gilman of Portland Nursery
Want to adopt some green home companions, but afraid of committing planticide? Worried that you’re just not a plant person, even though you want to be? Sean can help you get over the hurdle of the first successful houseplant, going over how to know which plants will survive in the conditions you have to offer. Basic care, site selection, simple troubleshooting, and recommended plants will be featured in this workshop. And it’s houseplant weekend, so take advantage of your new confidence and our great stock and 10% discount.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • January 17 • 1:00pm
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begonia168Houseplant Begonias

with Gary Crook of Plantsmith
Add color and texture to your houseplant display with begonias! Gary is a begonia grower and hybridizer; he’ll talk about the different classes of begonias you’ll find, their characteristics and needs, with example plants for those classes so you can see the differences. You’ll also learn about new varieties coming up in the begonia world! www.plantsmith.com.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • January 18 • 11:00am
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smallspacegardenOut Growing Your Garden?

Horticultural Therapist & Landscape Consultant, Stephen Pettengill will discuss Aging in Place, to re-evaluate your present garden to match your current lifestyle. He will teach tricks that will help you incorporate your changing interests and lifestyle choices in order to maximize the rewarding aspect of your outdoor living space.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • January 18 • 1:00-2:30pm
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January 24-25, 2015

pollinatorRaising and Caring for Honey Bees

Are you a honey fan? Interested in “growing” your own? Join bee keeping expert Brenda Calvert, of Half Moon Farm, as she explores the fundamentals of backyard beekeeping. She will discuss the different styles and supplies needed to start your own colony, organic techniques, and how to get the most out of your honey production. Bonus: she’s bringing in some of her own delicious honey for tasting and purchasing after class!

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • January 24 • 11:00-12:30pm
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mushrooms168Growing Edible Mushrooms Indoors

with Nikhilesh Desai of MycoCascadia
Learn how mushrooms grow and how you can grow them in your own home, 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 will be available for purchase at the class for $20 each (cash or check to the instructor)."

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • January 24 • 1:00pm
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medicinalherbsIndoor Herb Gardening

Join the Garden Delights Gals, Erin and Eloyce, to learn how to grow herbs indoors for year round use and enjoyment. Types of containers, soil mixes, light, watering, and starting with seeds vs. cuttings will be covered. Tips, tricks and techniques will be shared to help you get your windowsill herb garden going this winter and many winters to come!

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • January 25 • 1:00-2:30pm
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terrariumMini Jurassic Park Terrarium Workshop

with Annie Colombo
Add some drama to your mini-landscape with dinosaurs! We assure you that this dinosaur theme park is perfectly safe; your family need not fear rampaging velociraptors escaping from their glass habitat. Join Annie Colombo to make a tiny window to another world with a fern jungle or a forbidding rocky landscape where beasts of another time may roam wild.

Materials fee of $30 payable to the cashier before class. Limited to 10 students.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • January 25 • 1:00pm
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rosesNatural Perfume & Essential Oil Distillation

Join Jessica Ring of Ring Botanicals as she creates a natural Northwest forest perfume with her distillations of native and local herbs, flowers, and trees. Don’t miss this chance to purchase synthetic-free botanical perfumes and local essential oils!

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • January 31 • 1:00-2:30pm
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