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9:00am to 7:00pm Daily

5050 SE Stark, 503-231-5050

9000 SE Division, 503-788-9000

Portland, OR

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Portland Nursery

June 2014

All classes are an hour long unless otherwise noted

Print out a June class list for Stark

Weekend June 1, 2014

veggarden168Smart Succession for Winter Veggies

with Polly Gottesman of Pumpkin Ridge
It may seem like summer’s just started, but now’s the time to start planning your winter veggie garden! Polly grows veggies year-round on her farm, and will give you some tips on how to extend your harvest season with good planning.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • June 1 • 1:00pm
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Weekend June 7-8, 2014

slugsandsnailsBugs, Slugs & Other Critters

with Claudia Groth of Portland Nursery
One slug can lay up to 500 eggs in a year! But you don’t have to let slugs and snails get the best of your garden. Learn about the behavior and biology of these fascinating, though pesky, creatures. Then use what you’ve learned to choose the best control methods to protect your garden. A fun and fascinating presentation. She has a master’s degree in Plant Science and was named Oregon State Master Gardener of the Year for 2013.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • June 7 • 11:00am
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junegardenWhat to Do in the June Vegetable Garden

with Your Backyard Farmer
Join Donna and Robyn of Your Backyard Farmer, for a great refresher on what to do in the veggie garden for the month of June. They will cover topics such as seeding and planting seasonal crops, what to harvest, methods of planting, combating weeds, and organic techniques for dealing with various undesirable pests that might be invading your garden.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • June 7 • 11:00-12:30pm
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clematisIntro to Clematis

with Suzy Hancock of Portland Nursery
For years Suzy has had a passion for growing clematis, from subtle little bells to huge showy flowers. Come learn about some good beginner varieties as well as the newest introductions available from our very own clematis buyer.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • June 7 • 1:00pm
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sprinklerWater Wisely

with Paul Hastings of Portland Nursery
Getting plants water at the right time and in the right amounts is crucial to the garden’s success, especially when the weather gets hot and dry. But there are so many options it’s easy to get bewildered. Paul Hastings will go over how, how much, and when to water and will discuss the different options available to you.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • June 8 • 11:00am
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permaculturePermaculture Methods for City Dwellers

with Boondockers Farm
You can still utilize permaculture techniques in your garden no matter its size or site — and you should! Since permaculture gardens are multi-functional, diverse, problem-solving systems integrating local materials and energy sources, they make sense for urban spaces. Learn how you can re-think your space so it can be a more balanced system through permaculture methods.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • June 8 • 11:00-12:30pm
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wormfarmVermiculture: Becoming a Worm Farmer

with Katie Gwynn of Portland Nursery
If your main source of compostable materials is the kitchen, there’s a great alternative to outdoor compost bins: a worm bin! Katie will talk about how to get a worm bin running right, and keep the little workers happy. Worm castings make great fertilizer, and the worms themselves are intriguing to children and adults alike.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • June 8 • 1:00pm
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Weekend June 14-15, 2014

hardyorchidHardy Orchids for the Garden

with Michael Jenne of the Oregon Orchid Society
Not all orchids are tropical! There are orchids that are hardy and even native in our area. There are several types that you can grow just like any other perennial in your garden. Come be introduced to hardy orchids. Michael JennÄ— from the Oregon Orchid Society will present and give some basic growing information on several types of hardy orchids.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • June 14 • 11:00am
CLASS IS CANCELED

compostingLet it Rot: Keys to Effective Composting

with Karen & Isabel from Independence Gardens
Leave it alone long enough, and it will surely decompose. But will it nourish your plants like you want it to? Karen and Isabel from Independence Gardens will provide tips for several composting approaches (including pile and sheet/lasagna methods) and cover how and why compost works, and how to make it work for you!

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • June 14 • 11:00-12:30pm
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orchid168Up-potting Orchids

with Michael Jenne of the Oregon Orchid Society
Come unravel the mystery of up-potting your orchids. Michael Jenne of the Oregon orchid society will guide you thru the abc’s of it. Bring $5.00 for a donation and members of the Oregon Orchid Society will up-pot your orchid with a pot and orchid bark.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • June 14 • 1:00pm
CLASS IS CANCELED

hopsHops and Beyond: The Brewer’s Garden

with Trever Bass of Hopworks Urban Brewery
Everyone knows that hops are a big part of the recipe for beer. Homebrewers know that they do several things for the beer, from bittering and antibacterial action to delicate floral aromas. A wide range of hop cultivars has been developed for use in different styles. But hops are far from being the only botanical used in beer. From historical unhopped recipes for gruits and heather beers, to fresh spruce-tip beers and modern experiments with herbal and fruit additions, brewer Trever Bass of Hopworks Urban Brewery will give a rundown of some of the exciting beer styles homebrewers might make using plants from their own backyards.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • June 15 • 1:00pm
CLASS IS CANCELED

Weekend June 21-22, 2014

Portland Nursery on Division: Bonsai Event

bonsai160Portland Nursery and the Bonsai Society of Portland (BSOP) want to Rock Your Bonsai with a showing of Your Best Bonsai! Any customer can exhibit! For your participation, you'll get a 10% off coupon (one per customer). Participate by entering one or more trees into the exhibit.

All entries are judged by the public and the staff. Awards for 3 staff voted winners and 3 customer voted winners include:

  • Two - First Place Winners each receive $100 Gift card
  • Two - Second Place Winners each receive $50 Gift card
  • Two - Third Place Winners each receive $25 Gift card
  • All Entrants receive a 10% off coupon (one per customer) good at any Portland Nursery.
  • All Entrants also are entered into a lottery for a $50 Gift card

See the Bonsai Event Page for images from previous years and for all details.

Deliver your tree to Portland Nursery at 9000 SE Division between 8:00-9:00am on the day of the show.

Contact George Bowman, Portland Nursery, Division Street Location Manager.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • June 21 • 10:00-3:00pm
ENTRY FORM FOR BONSAI EVENT

sunflowermixSunshine In A pot: A Solstice Arrangement

with David Green of Portland Nursery
Celebrate the longest day of the year with a pot of gold that shines right back! Learn the elements of container design and then pot your own container to take home with you. $25 fee for supplies (if potting).

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • June 21 • 1:00pm
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waterplantSuccessfully Gardening with Pond Plants

Learn about the types of plants that can be grown in ponds and how best to get them going. Doug King, Hardgoods Buyer for our Division St location, will show you which ones can be sunk deeply, grown on the shallow sides and outside of the pond.

You’ll leave inspired to get your own pond beautified with plants!

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • June 22 • 11:00-12:30pm
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batsFacts about Bats

with Cris Hein of Bat Conservation International
There are several native bat species in the Pacific Northwest that are pest devouring dynamos. Once you learn about how helpful they are in the garden you’ll want them in your garden too! Come learn basic facts about this often misunderstood, fascinating creature.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • June 22 • 1:00pm
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

herbschefbrophyHerbs: Salad Herbs

with Chef Dan Brophy
A summer eve would not be complete without Chef Brophy’s cooking demos. We’ll kick off our cooking series with cool salad herbs: arugula, sorrel, burnet, and mizuna. Chef Brophy’s recipes tonight will include couscous salad with chevil vinaigrette, white bean salad with mint, garden fresh herb salad with edible flowers, classic tabbouleh, and mint and nasturtium salad.

Please note the evening time!

5050 SE STARK • Wednesday • June 25 • 5:30-7:00pm
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Weekend June 28-29, 2014

nasturtiumsHerbs and Flowers for Picnics

with Maggie Stuckey
Everything always tastes better at the picnic table, but by incorporating a few fresh herbs and edible flowers you can make your picnics sparkle and sing. Maggie Stuckey, author of The Bountiful Container and The Complete Herb Book, will show you how to make your favorite picnic foods even more special.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • June 28 • 1:00pm
CLASS IS CANCELED

gardeningWhat’s Up in Your Veggie Garden?

with Farmer Dan Bravin
How is your veggie garden progressing at this point? Lifelong farmer Dan Bravin will discuss timely aspects of watering, mulching, weed management, fertilizing, and bed rotation. Half of this class will be dedicated to Q&A, so bring your specific vegetable gardening questions and trials from this season.

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