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5050 SE Stark, Portland, 503-231-5050

9000 SE Division, Portland, 503-788-9000

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Portland Nursery

July 2016

All classes are an hour long unless otherwise noted

Print out an July class list for Division

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

July 9-10, 2016

gardeningWhat 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 to talk about vegetable gardening in the Pacific Northwest. Robyn Streeter from Your Backyard Farmer, will cover seasonal topics to help you improve your vegetable gardening skills and draw from her education and collective years of hands-on experience. This month: planting for fall and winter harvest.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • July 9 • 11:00-12:30pm
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privacybambooUsing Plants to Create Privacy

with Magi Treece of Living Structures
It’s 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.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • July 9 • 1:00pm
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mosaicsMosaic Garden Art

with Mark Brody of Mark Brody Art
Mosaics make a colorful year-round addition to any garden when they are made with the proper, durable materials. There are different techniques to make a 2D and a 3D mosaic, and you need to know a thing or two when deciding between ceramic and glass for your tiles. Mark has recently published a how-to book with Timber Press featuring 25 different mosaic projects for any garden, so come to get your questions answered regarding the garden project you have always wanted to make.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • July 10 • 1:00pm
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July 16-17, 2016

succulentsCactus & Succulent Society Show

Annual Cactus & Succulent Society Sale.

5050 SE STARK • Friday-Sunday • July 15-17 • 9:00-7:00pm

orchid-miniatureReblooming Your Orchids

with Terry Aitken of the Portland Orchid Society
Your orchid has finished blooming. What do you do next? Terry Aitken, from the Portland Orchid Society, will demonstrate what your orchid needs to make it rebloom successfully.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • July 16 • 11:00apm
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talkingplantTalking Plant Series: Introduction to the Language of Plants

with Renee Stoops, certified Plant Spirit Medicine healer.
Can we communicate with plants? Actually have a conversation? Sound like a head-in-the-clouds fantasy? Indigenous groups around the world have depended on a deep understanding of plants for survival. In our modern times, the gifts that plants have to share for medicine, healing, and friendship are no less critical.

Before we can have a conversation with the plants, we need a common language. Following the cycles of nature and borrowing a framework from Five-Element Chinese Medicine, we have a beautiful language that the plants understand very well. Once we learn this language, we can ask clear questions and receive answers that we can understand or interpret. At the end of this class, we will practice learning to recognize when a plant is trying to get your attention because it has a gift that you need. This series will be guided by Portland Nursery employee Renee Stoops, who is also a certified Plant Spirit Medicine healer.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • July 16 • 11:00-12:30pm
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weirdplantscactusWeird Plants: Cactus and Succulents

with Luther Sturtevant of Kara Cactus
Wanna see some strange plants? Meet the succulents! Their charismatic and diverse paddles, spines, bumps and lumps can make interesting houseplants or additions to the garden. Luther will introduce you to a cast of odd and lovely plants and describe how to keep them healthy. This coincides with the Portland Cactus Society’s plant sale at Portland Nursery so if one of these oddballs knocks your socks off, you may find a neat specimen to take home, too!

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • July 16 • 1:00pm
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novembergardenStart Now for Fall & Winter Vegetable Gardens

with Marc Scheidecker
Calling all fans of kale. Here in the Pacific Northwest we are lucky to be able to grow vegetables year round. Learn how you can start now and keep yourself in highly nutritious fresh roots and green through the winter.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • July 17 • 11:00-12:30pm
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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 17 • 1:00pm
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July 23-24, 2016

raisedbedHands On Raised Bed Gardening

with Tiffany Garner, Portland Nursery
Join Tiffany 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.

Every fourth Saturday of the month at 11:00am.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • July 23 • 11:00am
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seasonalcontainer2Hanging Basket for Brightness Until Fall

with Megan Porter of Portland Nursery
The blooms that looked stunning at the height of spring are a little heat-worn now. Replace tired hanging baskets with ones that can take the heat and provide fun colors through the rest of summer. Portland Nursery’s Megan Porter will help you assemble a basket of color to see the season out. Bring gloves for this hands-on class! Attendance limit 10 people. Materials fee $30.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • July 23 • 1:00pm
CLASS IS CANCELED

permacultureGardening in Harmony With Nature: Ways to Apply the Principles of Permaculture in the Garden

with Marc Scheidecker.
In this second of three classes on Permaculture we will look at some specific, small, easy steps we can take in our garden to make sure we are gardening in harmony with nature, not against it. We will be using the twelve design principles, as stated by David Holmgren to improve our gardening.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • July 24 • 11:00-12:30pm
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espalieredtreesSummer Pruning: Espalier Maintenance

with Monica Maggio of Core Home Fruit
Espalier fruit trees are a great choice for your urban yard! They can be beautiful, very productive, and grow in spaces that might not otherwise fit fruit trees...if you prune and care for them properly! In this class Monica Maggio of Core Home Fruit will talk about how to select the right spot and the right espalier tree for your yard. She will also cover seasonal techniques for how to best care for and prune your tree - please join us!

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • July 24 • 1:00pm
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July 30-31, 2016

orchid168Orchid Society Sale & Pot Up

Orchid Society Sale & Pot Up.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • July 30 • 10:00-4:00pm

orchid3Reblooming Your Orchids

with Terry Aitken of the Portland Orchid Society
Your orchid has finished blooming. What do you do next? Terry Aitken, from the Portland Orchid Society, will demonstrate what your orchid needs to make it rebloom successfully.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • July 30 • 11:00am
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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 • Saturday • July 30 • 1:00pm
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smallspacegardenIntroduction to Naturescaping

with the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District
Come learn about the simple landscaping techniques that mimic nature and make your garden a safe and healthy place for children, pets, and wildlife. Naturescaping is for all levels of do-it-yourselfers and may save you time and money. We’ll discuss fresh ideas and native plants that will thrive in your garden and have a positive impact in your community.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • July 31 • 11:00am
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