Fall Hours

9:00am-6:00pm Daily

5050 SE Stark • 503-231-5050

9000 SE Division • 503-788-9000

Retail only - no online sales

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Portland Nursery

November 2017

Plan ahead for December - Schedule a Wreath Making Party

 

wreathmakingparty

Schedule a Wreath Making Party

Start a new tradition by scheduling a personal wreath making party with your friends and family. Set aside a date to do something creative and fun together -- for your own home or as a gift!

Plan on 1-2 hours of instructed time learning a new craft in our wreath making workshop. The $30 fee covers basic materials for one wreath with custom bow. Dress warmly and bring gloves and pruners if you have them.

Daily from November 24th – December 18th. Time Slots are 10:00am, 12:30pm and 3:00pm.

Gather 5-10 folks together and then contact us to schedule at the location of your choice with your preferred date and time slot.

9000 SE Division St. location:
Email division-classes@portlandnursery.com or call 503-788-9000.

5050 SE Stark St location:
Email stark-classes@portlandnursery.com or call 503-231-5050.

November 4-5, 2017

wintergardenPlants for Lovely Winter Gardens

with Magi Treece of Living Structures
The grey months don’t have to be barren ones in your home garden! Magi, a talented and experienced garden designer, will share plant and design ideas for keeping it interesting with color, form and texture all winter long. It’s not all conifers and evergreens – think berries, bark, and winter flowers for lively scenes outside your windows.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • November 4 • 1:00pm
Click here to register for this class.

succulentbowlPlant Your Own Mixed Succulent Dish

with Jess of Portland Nursery
Bring gardening and planting fun indoors for the chilly season in this hands-on planting workshop. Portland Nursery staff member Jess will guide the group through a creative hour of selecting, arranging & planting indoor succulents to display in a sunny, indoor spot. All materials provided. Cost: $30 (pay at register on day of class). Class size limited to 15 students.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • November 4 • 1:00-2:30pm
Click here to register for this class.

japanesemapleJapanese Maple Pruning

with Holly Beare of Eshraghi Nursery
Japanese maples provide distinctive color and texture to Northwest gardens. A lot of thought goes into choosing the right one, but then what? Join Holly Beare of Eshraghi Nursery to learn about how to prune your Japanese maple so that it thrives from planting to maturity.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • November 5 • 11:00am
Click here to register for this class.

sproutsMicrogreens

with Farmer Dan
Microgreens are tasty, tiny vegetable greens that are packed with nutrients and add a beautiful flair to your meals. Best of all they are super easy to grow! Join Farmer Dan for a lesson in how to grow your own microgreens right in your kitchen. The class is free but Farmer Dan will have microgreen kits for sale (cash or check only, please).

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • November 5 • 11:00-12:30pm
Click here to register for this class.

coldframesWinter Protection for the Vegetable Garden

with Marc Scheidecker
Cold frames, row covers, micromesh, plastic… there are so many options. Your vegetable plants will all benefit from having the right type of protection from the weather, from pests, and from pathogens. Get more out of your garden space by growing year-round. Come on in and get covered!

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • November 5 • 1:00-2:30pm
Click here to register for this class.

November 11-12, 2017

groundcoverLawn, What a Yawn! Alternatives for Greenspaces

with Bonnie Bruce of Celilo Gardens
A lawn used to be every homeowners pride but because turf is a water hog, a maintenance hound and often chemically dependent, lawn is losing its appeal. Bonnie will explore other design options for the green turf as well as techniques for removal.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • November 11 • 1:00pm
Click here to register for this class.

mushrooms168Grow Your Own Mushrooms

with Tony McMigas of McMigas Family Farm.
Learn how to grow your own mushrooms with Tony McMigas,co-owner of McMigas Family Farm. He will share great tips and techniques for how to successfully grow many different types of mushrooms in the comfort of your own home and garden. Tony will have mushroom starter kits of Oyster mushrooms, Shiitake, Lions Mane, Reishi, and Stropharia, available for $25.00 each, and plug spawn of Shiitake and Oyster mushrooms for growing on logs available for $20.00/ bag of approx. 100 plugs. Cash or check please. User friendly instructions included. If properly cared for, these kits can provide years of fungal fun, potentially for a lifetime!

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • November 12 • 11:00-12:30pm
Click here to register for this class.

terrarium2Making a Terrarium

with Stephanie Willis of the Mt. Hood Gesnariad Society and the Oregon Orchid Society
If you’ve ever wanted to create a beautiful, natural terrarium, now you can learn from an expert. Stephanie Willis, of the Mt. Hood Gesneriad Society and the Oregon Orchid Society, will demonstrate how to plant a lovely rainforest-type terrarium. From tools making the task easier, creating proper drainage, choosing soil mix and sphagnum mulch, “landscaping” with rocks and branches, and selecting plants that behave and grow well together, Stephanie will guide you through the ins and outs of successful terrarium planting. She has given terrarium classes at the Oregon Orchid Society annual show, at garden society meetings, on Portland’s Garden Time TV show, and has been growing begonias, gesneriads and orchids for over 35 years. Sign up and learn how to make a gorgeous terrarium for your home, or to give as gifts for the holidays.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • November 12 • 1:00pm
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November 18-19, 2017

bonsai-creatingBonsai Care for Fall and Winter

with Lucy Davenport of Bonsai Akira
Join this class to further develop your skills by learning seasonal care of both indoor and outdoor bonsai. Although this class focuses on intermediate skills, all levels of bonsai enthusiasts are welcome in this hands-on class! In this class Lucy will do a follow-up from her last class and discuss proper fall and winter care. Feel free to bring in your own plants to work on. Class limited to 12.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • November 18 • 11:00-12:30pm
Click here to register for this class.

macramehangerBasic Macrame Plant Hanger

with Katie Davis of Portland Nursery
With a couple of simple knots and some jute twine, you can make a decorative hanger to get your plant off the valuable table space, out of the reach of mischievous puppies and kittens, and into the light of the window. Throwback to the seventies? We don’t care, it works, and it’s fun to do. Participants will come away with the skills and written pattern to finish a hanger for a standard 6” or 8” pot. $5 materials fee. Class limited to 10.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • November 18 • 1:00pm
Click here to register for this class.

paperwhitesThe Magic of Paperwhites

with Portland Nursery Staff
Forcing paperwhites is an easy way to add life and fragrance to your home around the holidays! These lovely flowers can be rustic or elegant, depending how you deploy them. Bring your 6” diameter watertight vessel (or come early and buy one) and we will pot up some bulbs to grow through the winter in your home. Think wide mouth glass jars and/or bowls, glass or ceramic. Three bulbs will be provided and they fit in a vessel with a 6” diameter. Bring in more than one container if diameters are smaller. $10 materials fee. Class limited to 10.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • November 19 • 1:00pm
Click here to register for this class.

seedstartingPlan Ahead for Vegetable Seed Starting

with Marc Scheidecker
Do you need to grow the hottest pepper? The newest tomato variety? The largest cabbage? The best way to get the vegetable varieties you want is to grow them yourself from seed. How much space will it take? Do you need more than just a sunny window? This class will cover what is needed and includes a supply checklist to take home. Starting now will give you time to spread the costs over several months. Whether your garden is big or small, a seed starting set up is a great asset.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • November 19 • 1:00-2:30pm
Click here to register for this class.

November 25-26, 2017

wreathmakingWreathmaking workshop

with Portland Nursery Staff
Learn to turn a form and our lovely selection of greens into a unique and eye-catching wreath for your door this year! Portland Nursery staff will supply the technical know-how, you bring your own special style, your gloves and pruners. We will make a 12” wreath with fresh greens and other decoration. Dress warmly! There is a $30 materials fee for this class. Class limited to 10.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • November 25 • 12:30pm
Click here to register for this class.

wreathmaking2Wreath Making

with Gardening Goddess Jolie Donohue
Create your own fresh and beautiful wreath for the holidays with the talented Jolie Donohue. She will guide you through the process of making a wreath that is unique to you and guaranteed to bring holiday cheer into your home! Feel free to bring your own special decorative elements to add to your wreath. Class limited to 12. Fee: $30 (pay at register on day of class). Please bring gloves and hand pruners, if you have them. Class limited to 10.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • November 25 • 10:00am
Click here to register for this class.

wreathmakingWreathmaking workshop

with Portland Nursery Staff
Learn to turn a form and our lovely selection of greens into a unique and eye-catching wreath for your door this year! Portland Nursery staff will supply the technical know-how, you bring your own special style, your gloves and pruners. We will make a 12” wreath with fresh greens and other decoration. Dress warmly! There is a $30 materials fee for this class. Class limited to 10.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • November 26 • 12:30pm
Click here to register for this class.