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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 2014

All classes are an hour long unless otherwise noted

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January is Indoor Gardening Month at Portland Nursery
Find everything you need at our Annual Winter Houseplant and Pottery Sale.
Friday - Sunday • January 17-19, 2014 • Both locations
30% off all houseplants and decorative pots
Fresh shipment of houseplants
FREE POT-UPS with the purchase of a plant and any pot!
Indoor gardening classes all month long.

Weekend January 4 - 5, 2014

Seed Starting! with Your 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 4 • 11:00am-12:30pm
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begonia168Houseplant Begonias

with Gary Crook of PlantSmith Nursery
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!

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • January 4 • 1:00pm
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leafybonsai168Intro to Bonsai Care and Training

with George Bowman of Portland Nursery
Learn the basics of pruning and wiring to transform your bonsai. Bonsai enthusiast George Bowman will discuss the proper tools, timing, techniques and general maintenance requirements. Covered topics include wiring and pruning techniques as well as year-round maintenance.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • January 5 • 11:00am-12:30pm
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rosemary-wiki168Indoor 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 5 • 1:00pm
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Let the Worms Do the Work: Vermiculture 101

with Katie Gwynn
Learn how to turn your kitchen scraps into nutrient-rich compost with help of worms! Katie Gwynn will talk about various styles of worm bins, necessary materials to make your worm friends happy, the benefits of worm castings, and the incredible work that worms do.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • January 5 • 1:00pm-2:30pm
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Weekend January 11 - 12, 2014

Cooking Seasonally with Medicinal Herbs

with Felicia Ferruzza of Mano Verde Herbals
A Certified Herbalist with Western and Eastern herbalism training, Felicia joins us to talk about diet therapy integrating Chinese and Western medicinal herbs with seasonal foods. She’ll discuss how to use your own backyard culinary and medicinal weeds in your delicious cooking! She will also speak about 5 element theory and how it relates to the seasons, body systems, flavors, and colors in your diet.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • January 11 • 11:00am-12:30pm
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bonsai168Indoor Bonsai

with Greg Brenden of the Portland Bonsai Society
If you’ve always been curious about growing indoor bonsai, this is the class for you! Bonsai expert Greg Brenden, Vice President of Programs for the Portland Bonsai Society, will bring a selection of his indoor bonsai creations and share the history of each. Greg will provide a great overview of bonsai styles, tree and pot selection, planting, watering, pruning and training. He will also discuss ideal growing conditions for different varieties and share great tips and technique for success! Since winter is a bit tricky to create an in-door bonsai, it will only be a discussion class.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • January 11 • 1:00pm
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leafybonsai168Bonsai Formal & Informal Upright Styles

with George Bowman of Portland Nursery
Through live demonstrations and “trees in training” displays, bonsai enthusiast George Bowman will talk about the classic formal and informal upright bonsai styles. He will also discuss proper tree selection, pruning, wiring and potting. Although this class is focused on outdoor bonsai, the styles apply to indoor bonsai as well.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • January 12 • 11:00am-12:30pm
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Starting from Seed: Steps for Success

with Melanie Miller of EarthPots
Do you want to grow stronger, healthier plants for less money? Join expert Melanie Miller creator of EarthPots, and learn how to successfully start your vegetable and ornamental garden from seed. Melanie will cover each step from selecting your seed varieties to planting your starts in your garden. She will discuss tips and techniques for indoor seed starting, lighting and fertilizing requirements, hardening off your seedlings, amending your planting beds and much more!

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • January 12 • 1:00pm-2:30pm
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Planning 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. 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 • Sunday • January 12 • 1:00pm
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Weekend January 17 - 19, 2014

ANNUAL WINTER HOUSEPLANT & POTTERY SALE
Friday - Sunday, January 17-19, 2014

Plan to spend the day wandering through our extravagant houseplant displays. We have 12,000 square feet of covered space and we've stocked it full with fresh deliveries of tropicals and cactii. We have a greenhouse just for our cactus varieties. You won't find a better display of houseplants, pottery, and more! Don't miss this event!

ANNUAL WINTER HOUSEPLANT & POTTERY SALE
Friday - Sunday
January 17-19, 2014
30% off all houseplants and decorative pots
Fresh shipment of houseplants
FREE POT-UPS with the purchase
of a plant and any pot!
Both locations

 

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d_janet_craig_foxhill168Houseplants 101

with Jason Dennis Portland Nursery Division St. Houseplant Buyer
Grow your green thumb just in time for our Annual Houseplant Sale! Jason 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 lighting conditions, watering and fertilizing methods, correct soils to use, humidity issues, common pests, and great troubleshooting tips. He will also discuss how to choose the perfect houseplants for your home or office.

9000 SE DIVISION • Friday • January 17 • 1:00pm-2:30pm
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terrarium168Terrariums 101

with Angelina Ponce of Portland Nursery
Join terrarium fanatic Angelina Ponce to learn the basics of creating a mini ecosystem in a glass container! Angelina will take you through the process step-by-step, discussing terrarium “ingredients”, lighting and moisture requirements, and choosing the right plant combinations for a healthy, thriving terrarium. She will also give great tips for how to use different container styles and decorative additions to spice up your little green scene!

9000 SE DIVISION • Friday • January 17 • 3:00pm-4:30pm
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aechmea_fasciata168Houseplants 101

with Jason Dennis Portland Nursery Division St. Houseplant Buyer
Grow your green thumb just in time for our Annual Houseplant Sale! Jason 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 lighting conditions, watering and fertilizing methods, correct soils to use, humidity issues, common pests, and great troubleshooting tips. He will also discuss how to choose the perfect houseplants for your home or office.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • January 18 • 10:00am-11:30am
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editeorchid168Orchids 101

with Michael Jenne 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 18 • 11:00am
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cactus168How to Grow Cacti and Succulents

wiht 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 • Saturday • January 18 • 12:00pm-1:30pm
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Houseplant Diagnostics

with Greg Hulbert of Portland Nursery
The houseplant doctor is now in! Plants’ needs are finite, but they don’t speak our language to tell us what’s wrong when they start to suffer. Learn the basics of houseplant troubleshooting, sussing out symptoms to get to the base of the problem. Get the benefit of Greg’s years of dealing with houseplant troubles large and small.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • January 18 • 1:00pm
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leafybonsai168Intro to Indoor Bonsai

with Greg Brenden of the Portland Bonsai Society
If you’ve always been curious about growing indoor bonsai, this is the class for you! Join bonsai expert Greg Brenden, Vice President of Programs for the Portland Bonsai Society, to learn the basics of successfully growing indoor bonsai. Greg will provide a great overview of bonsai styles, tree and pot selection, planting, watering, pruning and training. He will also discuss ideal growing conditions for different varieties and share great tips and technique for success!

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • January 18 • 2:00pm-3:30pm
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cactus168Make Your Own Cactus Bowl

with Angelina Ponce of Portland Nursery
Our own Angelina Ponce will help you create a uniquely beautiful dish of mixed cacti and succulents. She’ll cover selection and proper planting techniques as well as how to care for your new creation and where to site it at home.

$30 covers all materials. Bring gloves!

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • January 19 • 11:00am-12:30pm
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Staghorn Fern Mounting Workshop

This class has been Rescheduled for Sunday, February 16th

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • February 16 • 11:00am-12:30pm

Houseplants for our Rainy Climate

with Maggie Stuckey, author of Green Plants for Gray Days
Houseplants provide a bit of green inside the house that can help us feel alive in the depth of winter. But they need light to stay alive themselves! Maggie will talk about the special challenges and rewards of houseplants in the Pacific Northwest, and bring along copies of the (now out of print) book she wrote on that subject.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • January 19 • 1:00pm
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terrarium168Terrarium Building Workshop

with Angelina Ponce of Portland Nursery
Join terrarium fanatic Angelina Ponce for this hands-on workshop where you will build your own little ecosystem in a glass container! You’ll create either a lush green or mini desert scene, depending on plant availability. Angelina will walk you through step-by-step, discussing terrarium "ingredients", lighting & moisture requirements, and choosing the right plant combinations for a healthy, thriving terrarium. She will also give great tips for how to use different container styles and decorative additions to spice up your little green scene. There will be tons of plant material to choose from, enabling you to create a terrarium unique to you!

Class limited to 15 students. $30 covers all materials. Bring gloves!

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • January 19 • 1:00pm-2:30pm
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editeorchid168Growing & Repotting Orchids

with Lori Rheinberger from the Oregon Orchid Society
Have you always wanted to grow orchids? Is your orchid getting too cramped but you don’t know how to repot it? Learn the basics of growing different orchid varieties from expert Lori Rheinberger, of the Oregon Orchid Society. Lori will discuss proper growing mediums, fertilizer, light and water requirements, growth habits, and will do a live repotting demonstration. She will help you figure out how to select an orchid that’s right for your home or office to maximize your success.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • January 19 • 3:00pm-4:30pm
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Weekend January 25 - 26, 2014

Indoor Gardening 101

with Doug King of Portland Nursery
Desiring fresh tomatoes and herbs in your winter cooking? Learn the basics to successfully grow plants inside as a wonderful way to extend your harvest and savor the flavor of homegrown produce.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • January 25 • 11:00am-12:30pm
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(A "No longer receiving submissions" message means the class is full)

fairy168Make Your Own Fairy Garden

with Alice Phillips
Creating a miniature world fit for a fairy or two is a great way to get in touch with your creative, playful side. Alice will lead the group in this hands-on class and help you design, accessorize, and learn how to properly care for your enchanting world. Students are encouraged to bring items from their home or outdoors to incorporate into their fairy’s garden.

$30 materials fee.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • January 25 • 1:00pm-2:30pm
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Wilderness Survival

with Tony Deis, Founder and Wilderness Skills Instructor with Trackers Earth
Journey through what's required to survive the first few days in the wilderness to living long-term with nature. Tony will cover the basics of shelter, water, fire and food for personal needs and then build upon that foundation to address feeding and caring for the whole village.

9000 SE DIVISION
Saturday • January 25
NOTE: THIS CLASS IS AT 3:00-4:30PM TODAY, NOT AT 1:00pm

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(A "No longer receiving submissions" message means the class is full)

Tasty Tiny Greens— Microgreens and Sprouts Indoors

with Dan Bravin of Tiny Acres
Tiffany has been selling her delicious greens to Old Salt Farmers Market. The veggie garden may be slowed down for the winter, but you can still grow super-nutritious and tasty vegetables—inside. Come join Portland Nursery's Tiffany Garner 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 • Saturday • January 25 • 1:00pm
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Blue_orchard_bee168Mason Bees

with Brenda Calvert of Halfmoon Farms
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 Halfmoon Farms, will walk you through setting up nesting boxes and blocks, discuss the benefits of mason bees, and discuss the minimal yearly maintenance and supplies involved in keeping your hard-working friends happy.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • January 26 • 11:00am-12:30pm
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honeybee168Honey Bees

with Brenda Calvert of Halfmoon Farms
Are you a honey fan? Interested in “growing” your own? Join bee keeping expert Brenda Calvert, of Halfmoon Farms, 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 • Sunday • January 26 • 1:00pm-2:30pm
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editeorchid168Orchids on the Windowsill

with Michael Jenne of the Oregon Orchid Society
Most casual orchid growers don’t have a greenhouse, so the best light situation will be a windowsill. The Oregon Orchid Society’s Michael Jenne will talk on choosing orchids for successful growing and blooming in the windowsill of a normal Portland home. It will cover the special needs of orchids and proper windowsill placement.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • January 26 • 1:00pm
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