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Portland Nursery

June 2017

All classes are an hour long unless otherwise noted

June 3-4, 2017

veggardenWhat to Do in the June 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 irrigation techniques.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • June 3 • 11:00-12:30pm
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container168Container Design

with Megan Porter of Portland Nursery
It can be overwhelming to choose plants for your containers. Luckily, there are some guidelines for how to choose plants for color, texture, and even fragrance! Join Megan of Portland Nursery to design a colorful container of annuals that you can take home and enjoy for the rest of the summer.

$35 material fee Limit 10 people

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • June 3 • 1:00pm
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tillandsiaMake Your Own Aerium

with Ann of Portland Nursery
Air plants sound so simple, but they need more than just air. Learn about these fascinating epiphytic plants and how to keep them healthy. Then create your very own hanging glass aerium (that’s a terrarium without the soil) using decorative rocks, sea shells, other items from nature and of course tillandsia. This class is fun and informative and families are encouraged to attend! $20.00 materials fee, payable at register day of class, limited to 15 people.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • June 4 • 11:00-12:30pm
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compostingComposting

with Katie D. of Portland Nursery
Curating your own compost is a great way to revitalize old beds and utilize garden waste. Learn some tips and tricks for getting your own compost started and explore some options for taking it to the next level.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • June 4 • 1:00pm
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veggarden-squashPrepare Now for the Fall and Winter Vegetable Garden, Part One of Two

With Marc Scheidecker
Having fresh food to harvest during the Fall and Winter is a matter of planning, timing, and planting the right varieties. We’ll discuss preparation techniques, how to make adjustments in preparing the soil, watering, spacing, and so forth. The second class will focus on cold frames to protect our plants from cold and rain.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • June 4 • 1:00-2:30pm
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June 10-11, 2017

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 8:30-10:00am on the day of the show.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • June 10 • 10:00-3:00pm
CLICK TO FILL IN ENTRY FORM FOR BONSAI EVENT

Willow Furniture Workshop

With Brian from Willow Station
Brian ‘The Twig man’ Phillips from the Willow Station will take you through a step-by-step process that allows your creative juices to flow into a work that is unique to you! Choose to build your own rustic garden bench, chair, table, fern stand, or trellis. All materials supplied, bring hammer, sack lunch, and knee pads. PLEASE WEAR CLOSED TOE SHOES. Pay instructor on day of class. Class partners can share the fee and build one piece between them. Select your item to build when registering.

$125 material fee /item.

furniture

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • June 10 • 10:00-4:30pm
CANCELED

gardenlettucesDesigning with Edibles

with Abigail Pierce of Groundswell PDX
While vegetable gardens have often been a separate entity in the garden there is no reason why your beds and borders can’t be more fruitful and productive. Learn about the ornamental qualities of edible plants and how to incorporate them into your ornamental garden.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • June 10 • 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 11 • 10:00-4:00pm

VegGardeningTroubleshooting the Organic Vegetable Garden

with Jolie Donohue, The Gardening Goddess
You have planted your veggie garden and it is not thriving or producing as you hoped. What now? The Gardening Goddess, with her two decades of experience, will help you identify the most common seasonal pest and disease issues in the Portland veggie garden as well as organic methods for happier, healthier more productive plants.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • June 11 • 11:00-12:30pm
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irrigationSimple Drip Irrigation for your Vegetable Garden

with Ian Wilson of Portland Edible Gardens
Keeping our vegetable gardens adequately watered can be a real challenge during the busy summer months, requiring many hours of vigilance and attention. With a simple drip irrigation system, you can rest assured that your garden's water needs are being met whether you are in the garden or on vacation! This workshop will cover the basics of what materials you will need, where to buy components, and how to set up, configure, and then winterize your system!

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • June 11 • 1:00pm
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birdBackyard Birding 101

with Vivian of Portland Nursery
What’s that bird? Have you ever wished you could identify the birds that visit your garden? Are you interested in bringing more of these feathered friends into your yard? Then this is the class for you! Come join us as we learn the basics of wild bird identification with the help of a field guide. We’ll also be discussing ways to make your garden more attractive to hummingbirds, sparrows, finches, and more.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • June 11 • 1:00-2:30pm
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June 17-18, 2017

kokedamaKokedama Workshop

with Cait of Portland Nursery
Make your own kokedama with Cait from Portland Nursery. Kokedama roughly translates from Japanese to mean “moss ball,” which describes the technique of wrapping the plant’s root’s and soil in moss. It’s a beautiful and space-saving way to display houseplants, either artistically wrapped with string and hung from a ceiling or set on a shelf or tray. Learn how to create one in this class and go home with tips on how to care for your new creation. Fee includes one plant. Materials are available to make additional kokedama and additional plants available for sale. $20 fee, payable at register day of class, limited to 15 students.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • June 17 • 11:00-12:30pm
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bambooBamboo: More than just Panda fodder

with Ian Conner of Conner Bamboo
Come discover what bamboo is, why grow it, and how to maintain it sustainably in an urban garden.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • June 17 • 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
RESCHEDULED TO SUNDAY • JULY 16 • 1:00-2:30pm

organicveggardeningPerfect Bedfellows- Interplanting Edible and Ornamental Plants

with Bonnie Bruce of Celilo Gardens
With Urban lots becoming increasingly smaller, not many of us have the luxury of having a spot only devoted to edibles. So why not interplant edible plants with ornamental plants and fully use the space you’ve got? When you do this right you get the best of both worlds..veggies planted alongside daisies, sharing the same environmental needs. Come join Bonnie Bruce of Celilo Gardens for a discussion of how to create successful combinations of edible and ornamental bedfellows.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • June 18 • 1:00pm
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June 24-25, 2017

raisedbedHands On Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening Series

– every fourth Saturday of the month at 11am
Join Portland Nursery’s Tiffany Garner in a monthly series held right outside at our own raised vegetable beds. Dress for the weather and learn what to do with your own raised beds, when you should be doing it and the proper techniques so you can work smarter, not harder. From cold frames to compost and seeds to starts, you will learn and grow alongside our fabulous vegetable gardener, Tiffany.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • June 24 • 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, 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 24 • 1:00pm
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dahliaFlower Arranging

with Marissa of Portland Nursery
Make your own summer floral arrangement! This class will focus on creating small, low arrangements with lots of greens. Please bring your own pruners! Class fee covers cut flowers, greens, a small container, and floral foam. Take home your own beautiful creation. $40 fee payable at register day of class, limited to 15 students.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • June 24 • 1:00-2:30pm
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pollinatorGardening for Pollinators

with Madelyn Morris of Mickelberry Farms
Learn how you can support a wide diversity of beneficial pollinating insects in your garden - including bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds! We will cover plants that are especially beloved by different pollinators, how to provide nesting sites and other habitat needs year-round, and maintenance considerations of pollinator gardens throughout the seasons. We will also discuss how to identify different species of bees in your garden.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • June 25 • 1:00pm
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coldframesPrepare Now for the Fall and Winter Vegetable Garden Part 2: Cold Frames

with Marc Scheidecker
Fall and winter vegetable gardening requires us to provide our plants with protection from the elements. In this class we will look at both simple and more involved methods of providing protection from cold, snow, and maybe most importantly, rain. Our veggies will be very grateful for the shelter.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • Sunday June 25 • 1:00-2:30pm
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