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5050 SE Stark, Portland, 503-231-5050

9000 SE Division, Portland, 503-788-9000

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Portland Nursery

June 2016

June 4-5, 2016

pollinatorGardening for Pollinators

with Madelyn Morris of Mickelberry Gardens
Learn how you can support a wide diversity of beneficial pollinating insects in your garden. We will cover plants, providing nesting sites, maintenance considerations, and other strategies for pollinator conservation through multiple seasons.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • June 4 • 1:00pm
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wintercarrotsSmart Succession for Winter Veggies

with Polly Gottesman of Pumpkin Ridge Gardens
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 5 • 1:00pm
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June 11-12, 2016

raisedbed2Growing Vegetables in Raised Garden Beds

with Ian Wilson of Portland Edible Gardens
Raised garden beds are a wonderful way to grow a ton of food in a small urban space! They also have many advantages over traditional in-ground garden beds. Come learn about the practice of growing veggies in raised beds! This class will cover benefits and drawbacks, what vegetables grows best in raised beds, seasonal cycle of planting and caring for raised vegetable gardens, and more!

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • June 11 • 1:00pm
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windowbox2Woodland Window Box Creation

with Katie Gwynn of Portland Nursery
Design and plant a window box full of shade loving woodland perennials that can decorate a porch, a deck, or any shady spot around your yard. Ferns, shade grasses, moss, and flowering perennials will be the foundation of these planters. Cost of the class includes soil, planter boxes, and plants. Bring extras such as twigs, stones, or whatever inspires you! Gloves and your favorite planting tools are recommended. $30 fee.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • June 12 • 1:00pm
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June 18-19, 2016

Portland Nursery on Division: Bonsai Event

bonsaishow280Portland Nursery and the Bonsai Society of Portland (BSOP) want to Rock Your Bonsai with a showing of Your Best Bonsai! Any customer can exhibit! Just for entering, you'll get a 10% off coupon (one per customer).

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 event details.

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

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • June 18 • 10:00-3:00pm

fertilizerWhy Feed Your Plants Anyway?

with Claudia Groth of Portland Nursery
Wild plants survive without our fertilizing help, so why are garden plants different? How do you know what fertilizers are right for what plants, and what can happen if you use too much? Are “all purpose” really good for everything? What’s the difference between organic and conventional fertilizer? Claudia is a great teacher and can answer these and more questions about fertilizing your plants.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • June 18 • 11:00am
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clematisIntro to Clematis

with Suzy Hancock of Portland Nursery
For years Suzy has had a passion for growing clematis, and how can you not? 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 18 • 1:00pm
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irisPortland Iris Society Show

Judging will be from 10:00am-Noon; public is invited to attend 10:00-4:00pm.

For more information, contact Chad Harris, phone: 360-835-1016. Website: Greater Portland Iris Society

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • June 19 • 10:00-4:00pm

windowboxMaking a Fragrant Window Box

with Laurel Hoyt of Portland Nursery
If your only outdoor gardening space is a windowsill, you have to make the most of it! Catch a perfumed crossbreeze in the evening, or greet a hummingbird in the morning right outside your window. We’ll talk about how to make sure the windowbox stays on its perch, and what plants can deal with lots of reflected heat or the shady north side of a building. Measure your window space and the depth (and material) of your sill so we can talk about what your options are for fastening. Materials fee of $15 covers an 18” box and potting soil; we’ll have a selection of our favorite fragrant plants for you to choose from (plant material is additional. Expect an additional $12 to $20). Class limit 10.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • June 19 • 1:00pm
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June 25-26, 2016

pestsTop 5 Pests of the Summer Garden

with Claudia Groth of Portland Nursery
Everything’s going so well in the garden … until you start noticing the holes in the leaves, or the masses of aphids on the new growth, then you can’t see anything else! Claudia will talk about some of the top offenders in the summer garden, and how best to deal with them.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • June 25 • 1:00pm
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mosaicsMosaic 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 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 • June 26 • 1:00pm
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