Daily Hours

9:00am-7:00pm Daily
July 4 Closing at 3pm

5050 SE Stark, Portland, 503-231-5050

9000 SE Division, Portland, 503-788-9000

Portland, OR

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Portland Nursery

July 2015

All classes are an hour long unless otherwise noted

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

July 4-5

wintercarrotsPlanning Ahead for Fall and Winter Vegetables

This class is a precursor to the class coming up in two weeks, taught by Marc Scheidecker, year-round vegetable gardener. Together, we should be much better prepared for a Fall garden. Remember the words of wisdom from Horton the Who: “A garden is a garden, no matter how small!” We can gain highly valuable experience even from growing a four foot by four foot garden! So, let's expand our gardening skills and grow a Fall and Winter garden this year!

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • July 5 • 11:00-12:30pm
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July 11-12

veggarden-squashWhat to do in the July Veg Garden

with Donna Smith & Robyn Streeter, Your Backyard Farmer
Our beloved vegetable gardeners from Your Backyard Farmer, Donna Smith & Robyn Streeter will discuss “looking ahead at fall & winter gardening”. If you have not attended one of the informative classes, be sure and sign up EARLY, as classes fill up quickly.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • July 11 • 11:00-12:30pm
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novembergardenGrowing Your Winter Vegetable Garden (starts in July!!!)

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 11 • 1:00pm
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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 12 • 1:00pm
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July 17-19

Cactus and Succulent Society Show

5050 SE STARK • Friday-Sunday • June 17-19 • 10:00-4:00pm

bromeliadWeird 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 18 • 11:00am
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mosaicMosaic Garden Art

with Mark Brody
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 just 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 • Saturday • July 18 • 1:00pm
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seedsPart 1: Flowers & Greens: Dry seed threshing & winnowing

with Farmer Evan Gregoire of Boondocker's Farm
What to save in the garden this time of year? Start the season right by getting your plan going for saving seeds from the veggies and flowers you planted. Farmer Evan Gregoire of Boondockers Farm and the Portland Seedhouse will teach techniques for dry seed collection on a few diverse varieties that are ready to be saved. We will discuss seed structure, selection, harvesting, storage and a little bit about the magic of seeds.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • July 18 • 11:00-12:30pm
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Signup for Part 2 in August and Part 3 in September.

planningDrawing Up a Garden Plan for Fall

with Marc Scheidecker
Hands on Class. Limited to 12 people.
This class is a work shop where we will draw up our own plan, using the information from the previous class (May 3) The Fall garden plan has to pay special attention to the vegetable varieties, timing, fertilizing and some other considerations unique to growing vegetables at this time of year. If you missed the first class we will bring you up to speed! We would love to see you there!

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • July 19 • 11:00-12:30pm
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privacybambooUsing Plants to Create Privacy

with Magi Treece of Living Structures
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 • Sunday • July 19 • 1:00pm
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July 24-25

orchid168Orchid Society Sale & Pot Up

Orchid Society Sale & Pot Up.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • July 25 • 10:00-4:00pm

orchid3Orchids 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 25 • 9:30am
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orchid-miniatureMiniature Orchids

with Greig Warner of Burnt Bridge Creek Nursery
Are you interested in expanding your collection or learning more about a miniature orchid? Greig is the guy with the answers. If you are limited in your growing space, but love to grow as many orchids as possible, then growing miniature orchids is something you may want to try. Not only are there miniatures of normally large growing plants like cattleyas and phalaenopsis, but many other species that are beautiful in their own right. He will discuss how to grow these wonderful plants, and you will get an introduction to some of his favorite miniature orchids.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • July 25 • 11:00am
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basketmakingBasketry Starts

with Greg Archuleta of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and Elaine St. Martin of Tuscarora/Seneca
Come learn about traditional Native American basketry. Greg and Elaine will demonstrate how to make baskets made of cedar and other native plant materials and they will show some of their examples. They will also share information about Native plants used in traditional and contemporary basketry. Envision using your own baskets to gather flowers and fruits out in nature.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • July 25 • 1:00pm
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asters>Keeping It Bright Right into Fall

with Megan Porter of Portland Nursery
The gardening season’s is advantageously long here in the PNW, but this may necessitate updating your garden for maximum appeal! Portland Nursery’s Megan Porter will share some favorite plants – namely, annuals & perennials – to keep your garden’s color going thru the summer and into the fall. Come learn about plants that take center stage in the fall garden.

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