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Portland Nursery

July 2017

July 1-2, 2017

gardenlettucesWhat to do in the July Vegetable Garden

with Robyn Streeter of Your Backyard Farmer
Get the dirt on year-round vegetable growing in this monthly talk about vegetable gardening in the Pacific Northwest. This month Robyn will cover fall and winter planning and planting (plants that get put in in July for fall).

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • July 1 • 11:00-12:30pm
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kimchiKimchi Workshop

with Audrey Rycewicz of Portland Nursery
Kimchi has been extending the harvest and enriching the microbiomes for thousands of years. Come learn with Audrey Rycewicz about the history, science and methods of kimchi preparation and fermentation. You’ll walk out with a jar of kimchi to ferment at home, a head full of fermentation facts, and a healthier gut. Please bring a quart size mason jar for the class.

$5 dollar material fee. Limit 10 people

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • July 1 • 1:00pm
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privacybambooUsing Plants to Create Privacy

with Magi Treece of Living Structures
Its summer and you want to be outside – but not on display! By hiding unsightly views or creating a cozy private space, living screens beautifully solve common problems of the urban garden. Magi has years of experience in landscape design and will share some creative options outside the usual candidates for your space. gardeningportland.com

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • July 2 • 1:00pm

July 8-9, 2017

bonsai-creatingBonsai is for Everyone

with Lucy Davenport of Bonsai Akira
A follow-up to my class this spring on types and care of bonsai. Available for all bonsai enthusiasts-- no prior experience necessary. We will cover the basics of creating a bonsai from a nursery plant, including both indoor and outdoor species. Participants are welcome to bring a tree for styling advice/repotting, or purchase a bonsai at the nursery. Plant not required to attend. This will be a hands-on approach with demonstration of techniques covered.

Materials provided: wire and raffia, soil. Fee: $5. Class limited to 12 students.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • July 8 • 1:00-2:30pm
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talkingplantTalking to Plants and Gardening with Spirit

with Renee Stoops of Portland Nursery
Plants are living, dynamic beings making their own choices about how to move and respond in the environments they enter. Although we can, based on scientific research, often predict their likely responses to certain resource availabilities or human management actions, they will just as often surprise us. Yes, we do often try to make decisions for them- we plant them where we wish them to grow, we pull them where we don't, we prune, we fertilize... but the plants will still do it differently sometimes, even when all the horticulture texts said we did it 'right'.

Is there a way to have a conversation with a plant on their terms? To listen more than direct? To make decisions with them instead of for them? This is very much a part of the claim to success of famous gardens like FIndhorn or Green Hope Farm. Just as with people (and plants are a lot more like people than you might think!), if you respect their value, thank them for their gifts, and try to work collaboratively, the results are usually better for all parties.

In this Talking Plant Series, we will explore some ways to stimulate our innate abilities to 'talk' to plants- to have a conversation that goes beyond the physical. The benefits can be friendship, emotional support, and medicine, in addition to fabulous gardens. Welcome to the conversation!

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • July 8 • 1:00pm
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sedumpotMaking a Sedum Pot

with Annie Colombo of Portland Nursery
Interested in creating an eye-catching, low-maintenance container for your outdoor space? with an astounding variety of colors and textures succulents and other sun loving ground covers are versatile options that provide visual interest for any size or style of garden. Annie Colombo of Portland Nursery will guide you as you choose, arrange and plant your own beautiful, easy to care for perennial containers. Bring some curiosity and creativity and a well-draining container about a foot in diameter – we’ll provide potting soil, fertilizer, and tools for those who need them. Expect to spend $15-$30 on plant materials.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • July 9 • 1:00pm
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July 15-16, 2017

succulentsCactus & Succulent Society Show

Annual Cactus & Succulent Society Sale.

5050 SE STARK • Friday - Sunday • July 14-16 • 9:00-5:00pm

yuccaEasy & Stylish Drought Tolerant Plants

with Katie Gwynn of Portland Nursery
Oregon’s dry summers can be stressful on our gardens, but you can save water and time by choosing plants wisely. Katie will highlight plants for a variety of dry situations and teach you some strategies for establishing and caring for drought tolerant plants.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • July 16 • 1:00pm
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fairygardenFairy Gardens

with Jess of Portland Nursery
Creating a miniature world fit for a fairy or two is a great way to get in touch with your creative, playful side. Jess will lead the group in this hands-on class and help you design, accessorize, and learn how to properly care for your enchanted world. Students of all ages are encouraged to bring items from their home or outdoors to incorporate into their fairy’s garden. $30 fee, payable at register day of class, limited to 15 students. Bring gloves.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • July 16 • 1:00-2:30pm
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July 22-23, 2017

raisedbedHands On Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening

with Tiffany Garner of Portland Nursery
Join Portland Nursery’s Tiffany Garner in a monthly series held right outside at our own raised vegetable beds. Dress for the weather & learn what to do with your own raised beds, when you should be doing it & the proper techniques so you can work smarter, not harder. From cold frames to compost & seeds to starts you will learn and grow alongside our fabulous vegetable gardener, Tiffany.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • July 22 • 11:00-12:30pmCLASS IS CANCELED

backpainGardening without Pain Workshop

with Shelly Coffman of PT 360
Knee pain, back pain, hand pain getting in the way of your gardening? Come learn with Shelly Coffman of PT 360 about the most common mistakes, how to avoid them and how to stay healthy!

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • July 22 • 1:00pm
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wintercarrotsGrowing Your Winter Vegetable Garden

with Ian Wilson of Portland Edible Gardens
Our mild winters provide the opportunity to grow an abundance of food in your garden right on through the winter! Come learn about the basics of growing a productive winter vegetable garden. We will cover factors affecting winter growth, which vegetables overwinter well in our climate, when to plant, and how to care for your winter garden.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • July 23 • 1:00pm
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July 29-30, 2017

orchid168Orchid Society Sale & Pot Up

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • July 29 • 9:00-4:00pm

orchid2Orchids 101

with Terry Aitken of Aitken’s Salmon Creek Garden
Do you have orchids that you would like to rebloom? This is a great workshop to learn the basics. After graduating from school 47 years ago, Terry purchased an orchid at a garden center. This plant survived as a window sill plant for about 10 years. Now, in a greenhouse, the plant continues to bloom annually in springtime. Since then, Terry and his wife Barbara have spent weeks in Hawaii every year visiting orchid growers to augment their orchid collection which now numbers in the thousands. Potting orchids is now a daily routine. An orchid in need is a friend indeed!

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • July 29 • 11:00am
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fruittreeFruit Tree Care: Selecting the Right Planting Site

with Bill Wilder of Portland Nursery
Come learn about how to select the right planting site for your fruit trees. Bill Wilder of Portland Nursery will share a wealth of information about the trees’ soil, water, light, air, pollination and fertilization needs to help you plant successfully!

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • July 29 • 1:00pm
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orchid3Orchids &Summer Stress

with Sue Volek of the Oregon Orchid Society
It's summer and your orchid plants should be growing full steam ahead. What can you do to avoid plant summer stress while maximizing bloom potential? Should orchids go outside? How much fertilizer is enough? Would any other minerals be beneficial? Is it too late to repot? What to do if summer bugs invade? And what about that ice cube thing? Find out the answers to these and other hot weather orchid culture questions in a lively and entertaining talk from Sue Volek of the Oregon Orchid Society.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • July 30 • 1:00pm
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