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Portland Nursery

January 2017

All classes are an hour long unless otherwise noted

January is Indoor Gardening Month.

Portland Nursery Annual Houseplant Sale

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

Annual Houseplant & Pottery Sale

30% off Houseplants including Indoor Bonsai, Orchids & Cactus

30% off Decorative Pots

Free pot up with purchase of a plant and pot.

We have fresh shipments of houseplants for the sale!

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

Both Locations • January 12-25, 2017 • Store Hours

January 7-8, 2017

coldframesWhat to do in the January Vegetable Garden

with Robyn Streeter of Your Backyard Farmer
Join Robyn Streeter, of Your Backyard Farmer, for a great refresher on what to do in the veggie garden for the month of January. They will cover topics such as seeding and planting cool season crops, preparing and improving your soils, and how to be best prepared for the spring!

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • January 7 • 11:00-12:30pm
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bonsaitreeBonsai is for everyone! Winter Care

with Lucy Davenport of Bonsai Akira (“akira” means “brilliance” or “clarity”)
Join this class to further develop yours skills by learning seasonal care of both indoor and outdoor bonsai. Although this class focuses on intermediate skills, all levels of bonsai enthusiasts are welcome in this hands-on class! You will learn about root pruning, styling and wiring to gain your desired shape. Lucy introduces these techniques using a combination of lecture, slideshow and demonstration! Students are welcome to bring their own plant, tools and gloves. You can also purchase bonsai from the nursery or from Lucy during the class. Materials provided: wire and raffia, soil.

Lucy is a lifelong gardener and self-taught bonsai artist with a focus on plants that thrive in our climate, including native species, and plants from China, Japan, Korea and Australia. She has recently acquired a collection of conifers in addition to the deciduous shrubs and small trees already in her repertoire.

Fee: $5. Class limited to 12 participants

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • January 7 • 1:00-2:30pm
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January 14-15, 2017

houseplant2Houseplant Basics

with Ann Patterson, Portland Nursery
Learn how to pick the right plant for different rooms in your home or office and get ideas for the best selection for your situation. Ann will explain low light vs. high light, watering and fertilizing tips, and how to troubleshoot common houseplant issues so you are more confident in greening up your indoor space.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • January 14 • 11:00-12:30pm
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kokedama3Kokedama Workshop

with Cait from Portland Nursery
Make your own kokedama with Cait, from Portland Nursery. Kokedama roughly translates from Japanese to mean “moss ball” – describing the wrapping of the plant’s root’s and soil in moss. It’s a beautiful and space-saving way to display houseplants, once artistically wrapped with string and hung from a ceiling or shelf, or set on a tray. Learn how to create one in this class and go home with tips on how to care for your new creation. $20 fee, payable at register day of class.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • January 14 • 1:00-2:30pm
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mossterrariumMoss Terrariums

with Megan Porter of Portland Nursery
Mosses! How are they different from other plants and why are they important? Come learn with Megan of Portland Nursery about mosses and other bryophytes, their biology, role in horticulture, ecological importance, ethical collecting methods, and why they make great terrarium plants. We will also make some of the lowest-maintenance terrariums possible, in celebration of these diminutive botanical treasures. Bring your own glass container (ranging from a quart canning jar to an 8” fishbowl) or purchase one here. $5 fee for materials. Limit 10 participants. Registration required.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • January 14 • 1:00pm
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kokedamaKokedama Workshop (Rescheduled Time)

with Megan Porter of Portland Nursery
As cities become even more urbanized, we continue to look for ways to look for bring the outside in. Growing houseplants purifies air and adds beauty and tranquility to living spaces. Utilizing the relatively new technique of kokedama, we can bring the mossy magic of a temperate rain forest into the home. Come learn the basics of kokedama with Megan of Portland Nursery. We will make use of tropical house plants, moss, and soil to create characteristic “moss balls” that can be the first in your very own string garden. Materials fee $20. Limited to 10 participants. Registration required.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • January 15 • 11:00am
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staghornfernStaghorn Fern Mounting Wkshp

with Ann Patterson, Portland Nursery
Join Portland Nursery’s Ann Patterson in this hands-on workshop and take home your very own mounted Staghorn Fern! Ann will walk you through the step-by-step process of properly mounting Staghorns to wooden boards. She will also discuss proper care, lighting and growing requirements to keep your fern healthy and happy for years to come!

Cost: $20, payable at register day of class. Class limited to 20.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • January 15 • 11:00-12:30pm
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dirtSoil Builders Series I (Rescheduled Time)

with Katie D. of Portland Nursery
Designed as a series but each session is relevant as a stand-alone class. Kicking off the series we’ll introduce looking at your garden soil objectively. Katie D. of Portland Nursery will get you started in understanding the characteristics of your garden soil and how to begin the transformation naturally. Registration required

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • January 15 • 1:00pm
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veggarden168Starting Vegetables Early, Part 1 (Rescheduled Time)

with Marc Scheidecker
What are the benefits? Well, if you were a bird you'd get the worm, for one! Other benefits that come from starting early are that some plants really like cold weather, and starting early translates to harvesting earlier and therefore freeing up your space for your next crop. A win-win season to season. This class will focus on propagation instruction and include a hands-on activity allowing you to carry away two pots with seed already planted! $5 materials fee, payable at the register before class.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • January 15 • 1:00-2:30pm
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January 21-22, 2017

orchid-miniatureTop Ten 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. Registration required.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • January 21 • 1:00pm
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houseplantRepotting Houseplants, Tips & Demo

with Tiffany Garner, Portland Nursery
Perplexed by how to tell when it’s time to repot your houseplants? Tiffany Garner, Portland Nursery staff member will offer tips on how to tell, what size pot to use and demonstrate repotting techniques so you can help your indoor buddies stretch out in comfort in their new homes.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • January 21 • 1:00-2:30pm
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terrarium168Planting a Terrarium

Create your own arrangement from our glass vessels and plant selection in this hands-on workshop. Get guidance from Portland Nursery staff member, Cait, on how to select a combination based on plant needs and aesthetics, and learn how to plant them together in a vessel. Go home with tips on keeping your creation healthy and happy. $30 fee, payable at register day of class.

Fee: $30. Class limited to 12 participants

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • January 22 • 11:00-12:30pm
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compostingSoil Builders Series

with Katie D. of Portland Nursery
Designed as a series but each session is relevant as a stand-alone class. Soil supports life! This means your garden and all its critters that come with. Come get a peek into building the habitat for the life that will support you and your garden with Katie D. of Portland Nursery. Registration required.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • January 22 • 1:00pm
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seedstartingStarting Veg Early, Part 2 (Rescheduled Time)

with Marc Scheidecker
Come on in! It's time to start! In this second class on starting your seeds early we will cover more material on propagation and also another hands on project starting two more seeds. With these two classes you will be off to a good start! We will also distribute more charts on how temperature, light, ventilation, and other variables affect seed propagation. Understanding these concepts will increase your success and help you gain an early start on your veggie plot, meaning an early harvest, too. $5 materials fee, payable at register day of class.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • January 22 • 1:00-2:30pm
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January 28-29, 2017

fengshuiIntroduction to Feng Shui

with Miyoko Fuse, Home Esteem
This workshop is designed to introduce you to Feng Shui, particularly to understand the balance of home environment with regard to Chi, atmospheric energy, and the type of plants to use. You will learn the basics of Chi and Yin Yang dualism. You will also learn how to create positive Chi flowing by placing certain types of plants in a space with furniture, lighting, décor, or colors.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • January 28 • 11:00-12:30pm
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wintercarrotsGarden Planning for Annual Veggies

with Ian Wilson of Portland Edible Gardens
Getting the most out of your vegetable garden takes some real planning ahead. Come learn about how to make a plan for your garden that will meet your goals and bring a harvest of what you want when you want it! We will discuss how to orient your garden, when and where to plant what, and the basics of succession planting and crop rotation!

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • January 28 • 1:00pm
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sproutsSprouts and Micro Greens

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 29 • 11:00am
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sproutsDIY Microgreens (Rescheduled Time)

with Farmer Dan
Did you resolve to eat better in 2017? Then now is the time to learn how to grow your own microgreens! Farmer Dan will teach you all you need to know to successfully grow microgreens in your home. The class is free but Farmer Dan will have kits for sale so bring cash!

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • January 29 • 1:00-2:30pm
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masonbeeMason Bees 101: The What, Why, and How of Mason Bees

with Jimmy Mack and Steve T. of Portland Nursery
Here's the short version of what and why: mason bees are nonaggressive, hardworking pollinators that you can easily put to work in your garden to increase yields of many spring-blooming crops. Come learn more intriguing details about this native bee species (including the long version of the How) from Portland Nursery's Jimmy and Steve T.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • January 29 • 1:00pm
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