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9:00am-7:00pm Daily

5050 SE Stark, Portland, 503-231-5050

9000 SE Division, Portland, 503-788-9000

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Portland Nursery

November 2015

All classes are an hour long unless otherwise noted

Print out a November class list for Division

November 1

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 1 • 1:00pm
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November 7-8

wintercarrotsWhat To Do In The November Veg Garden

with Donna Smith and Robyn Streeter, Your Backyard Farmers
Don’t miss your chance for questions with Donna Smith and Robyn Streeter, Your Backyard Farmers at this monthly lecture series of what you need to be doing now in your vegetable garden.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • November 7 • 11:00-12:30pm
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medicinalherbsCooking Seasonally with Medicinal Herbs

with Felicia Ferruzza, of Alberta Healing Arts Center and Mano Verde Herbals
A Certified Herbalist with Western and Eastern herbalism training, Felicia Ferruzza, of Alberta Healing Arts Center and Mano Verde Herbals, joins us to talk about diet therapy integrating Chinese and Western medicinal herbs with seasonal foods. She’ll discuss how to use your own backyard culinary and medicinal weeds in your delicious cooking! She will also speak about 5 element theory and how it relates to the seasons, body systems, flavors, and colors in your diet.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • November 7 • 1:00-2:30pm
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GoldenSpringPlan Now…. Spring is Closer Than You Think

with Bonnie Bruce of Celilo Gardens
Winter is a perfect time to plan for changes and improvements to your garden but few people think of this until spring really blooms. But by that time contractors are already busy and you are left in the queue waiting. However if you plan now and get a jump on the season you will not only be one of the first on the installation schedule but it is very likely you will get a lower bid because contractors are hungry for work NOW.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • November 7 • 1:00pm
CLASS IS CANCELED

trellisHealth Benefits of Urban Gardening

with Dr. Daniel Delapp
Dr. Daniel DeLapp, backyard organic food gardener for over 50 years, will share his insights on the expected and unexpected health benefits of having a backyard garden all year long. Backyard gardens have the potential to: boost our immune system, optimizing nutrient intake, improve gut health and enhancing our mental and physical well-being. It also has positive effect for our environment by reducing pesticide exposure and improving the soil microbiome. Come share your enthusiasm for gardening, whether you are new to gardening or an experienced gardener already.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • November 8 • 11:00-12:30pm
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jeremykatzGardening with Low Back Pain

with Dr. Jeremy Katz of Right As Rain Chiropractic LLC
How do we hurt our backs while gardening? Join Dr. Jeremy Katz, with Right As Rain Chiropractic LLC to learn about the habits of injury and how to develop simple strategies for ergonomics and self-care in the garden. This class will specifically address back pain prevention.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • November 8 • 1:00-2:30pm
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peonyDividing Perennials

with Laura Altvater of Portland Nursery
Fall is the perfect time to divide many perennial plants. It allows you to make more plants to spread around the garden and share with friends. Also some perennials need to get divided so they don’t crowd themselves out of a happy home. This class will talk about some techniques and particulars to dividing hardy perennials.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • November 8 • 1:00pm
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Plan ahead for December - Schedule a Wreath Making Party

 

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wreathmakingSchedule Your Own Wreath Making Party!

Start a new tradition by gathering with friends and family to hand make wreaths for your home or to gift to another. We will provide the materials, space and instruction – you bring a group between 5-10, gloves and pruners if you have them and leave the clean-up to us.

Materials fee of $30 payable to the cashier before class.

9000 SE DIVISION • December 1-20 • between 9:30 – 3:00pm.
To request your own party at Division, call 503-788-9000, Nels or Terrie.

5050 SE STARK • December 1-20 • between 9:30 – 3:00pm.
To request your own party at Stark, call 503-231-5050.

November 14-15

thanksgivingSeasonal Center Pieces

with Cody Phillips
Create your own fresh and beautiful seasonal centerpiece for the holidays with Cody Phillips of Portland Nursery. She will guide you through the process of making a table centerpieces that is unique to you and guaranteed to bring cheer into your home! All materials are included in the class fee. Feel free to bring your own special decorative elements to add to your centerpiece.

Cost: $30 (pay at register on day of class). Bring gloves and pruners. Limited to 12.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • November 14 • 1:00-2:30pm
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winterinterestPlants 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 14 • 1:00pm
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fruittreeappleFruit Tree Grafting Theory & Technique

with Monica Maggio of Core Home Fruit
Did you know you can custom make many of your own fruit trees to be the ideal size and variety for you and your yard?! It's true! Come learn about the theory and technique of grafting fruit trees with Monica Maggio of Core Home Fruit. Learn how to graft apples, pears, plums and more, and see it demonstrated live, in this fast paced introductory class!

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • November 15 • 1:00-2:00pm
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rosesRose Classifications

with Rich Baer of the Portland Rose Society
Roses have been cultivated for their beauty, culinary, and medicinal uses for centuries. As a result of this history, we have developed many different types of roses that give us the most desirable characteristics we can think of. However, the difference between modern and other types of roses can be confusing to the home gardener. What is the difference between a grandiflora and a floribunda, a rugosa and other landscape roses? Join Rich Baer of the Portland Rose Society to clear up some of the confusion about rose types so you can plan your rose garden with confidence.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • November 15 • 1:00pm
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November 21-22

mushrooms168Grow Your Own Mushrooms

with Tony Migas, member of the Oregon Mycological Society. Learn how to grow your own mushrooms with Tony Migas, member of the Oregon Mycological Society. They 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. Mushroom starter kits of Oyster, Shiitake, Stropharia, and Hericium mushrooms available for $20.00 each, and plug spawn of Shiitake and Oyster mushrooms for growing on logs available for $10.00/ bag of approx. 100 plugs. User friendly instructions included. If properly cared for, these kits can provide years of fungal fun, potentially for a lifetime! Pre-order to make sure you get the ones you want by contacting Tony at thefungi@comcast.net or phone/fax at 360-576-8520.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • November 21 • 11:00-12:30pm
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coldframesSeason Extension for Winter Veggies

with Ian Wilson of Portland Edible Gardens
Do you ever feel like the growing season is just too short? Well, it doesn't have to be!! In this class, Ian Wilson, owner of Portland Edible Gardens, will discuss cold frames, low tunnels, row covers, and other methods for extending your vegetable harvest deep into the winter!

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • November 21 • 1:00pm
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bonsai-creatingBonsai is for Everyone

Please join Lucy Davenport of Bonsai Akira (meaning brilliance or clarity), for a hands on introduction to pruning and styling of Bonsai, in this combo DIY (bring your own plant), lecture, and slideshow class! Lucy is an avid gardener with a lifelong love and self-taught focus on bonsai plants that thrive in our climate, including native species, and plants from China, Japan, Korea and Australia. Two convenient times are available, so don’t miss this opportunity at starting a bonsai before the holidays take over your time; plants will be for sale! Materials provided: wire and raffia for shaping during class, along with wire cutters.

Cost: $5 (pay at register on day of class). Please bring plant, own gloves, needle nose pliers and clippers! Dress warm as you will be taking a tour of the nursery. Limited to 20.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • November 22 • 11:00-12:30pm
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9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • November 22 • 1:00-2:30pm
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begonia168Overwintering Tender Perennials

with Megan Porter of Portland Nursery
Many of the annuals sold in nurseries are actually perennials in warmer climates. It can be sad when the weather turns and a beloved plant is lost to the cold. With the right actions taken, it’s possible to overwinter many plants that would otherwise not survive our winters. Join Megan Porter of Portland Nursery to learn about overwintering techniques for some favorite tender perennials.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • November 22 • 1:00pm
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November 28-29

holidayswagSeasonal Center Pieces

with Cody Phillips
Create your own fresh and beautiful seasonal centerpiece for the holidays with Cody Phillips of Portland Nursery. She will guide you through the process of making a table centerpieces that is unique to you and guaranteed to bring cheer into your home! All materials are included in the class fee. Feel free to bring your own special decorative elements to add to your centerpiece.

Cost: $30 (pay at register on day of class). Bring gloves and pruners. Limited to 12.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • November 28 • 1:00-2:30pm
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paperwhitesBrilliant Fragrant Paperwhites

with Megan Porter of Portland Nursery
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.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • November 28 • 1:00pm
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wintergardenEnjoying the Winter Garden

with Paul Taylor, OCNP
When you hear Winter Garden do you think, “huh?...” Come hear Paul Taylor, OCNP talk on Sunday November 29th from 1:00-2:00pm and you'll think “Ah-ha!” instead. Local garden designer Paul Taylor will talk about some important aspects of the garden in winter. He'll give you ideas to think about and use in your own garden whether you have a patio garden or an acre.

Seats are limited to 30 only, so sign up today on our website.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • November 29 • 1:00-2:30pm
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birdBackyard Arthropods and Birds

with Marion Dresner of PSU
Gardening with native plants is thought to help maintain biodiversity in our city. Under what circumstances do native plants in your garden help support insects and other arthropods. Can this be linked to greater bird abundance? Join Marion Dresner and students from PSU to learn about their study of garden plants and arthropods and have an opportunity to participate in citizen science!

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