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5050 SE Stark, 503-231-5050

9000 SE Division, 503-788-9000

Portland, OR

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Portland Nursery

November 2013

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Weekend: November 2 - 3

chrysanthemum168Chrysanthemum Society Annual Show

Annual Chrysanthemum Society Show

9000 SE DIVISION
Saturday & Sunday • November 2 & 3 • 10:00am-4:00pm

Enter the World of the Chrysanthemum

Tamara will step up away from our Annual Chrysanthemum Show & Sale to navigate us through this fascinating genus. From a brief history of how they have become so highly evolved to an explanation of the 13 different classifications, you’ll walk away eager to explore the tables and tables of Chrysanthemums on show and better appreciate what it takes for enthusiasts to cultivate them. Ray Gray from Kings Mums will provide a slide show and there will be a demonstration of using chrysanthemums in floral design after the class.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • November 2 • 11:00am-12:30pm
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Sheet mulching for super spring beds

with Corina Reynolds of Portland Nursery
Whether you’re putting your well-worked veggie bed to sleep for the season or preparing a new bed for planting flowers in the spring, sheet mulching or lasagna gardening is a great way to turn often-inexpensive materials into fabulous growing space over the winter. Corina shares the basic concepts of the technique and suggestions of good inputs.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • November 2 • 1:00pm
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juniperstart168Bonsai: Forest, Grove, Raft & Landscape Styles

Learn all about visualizing and creating a bonsai forest of your own. Through live demonstrations and "trees in training" displays, bonsai enthusiast George Bowman will explore the miniature forest, grove, raft and landscape bonsai styles. He will also discuss proper tree selection, pruning, wiring and potting. Although this class is focused on outdoor bonsai, the styles apply to indoor bonsai as well. Demonstration only.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • November 3 • 1:00-2:30pm
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Weekend: November 9 - 10

cactus168Make Your Own Cactus Bowl

with Angelina Ponce
Our own Angelina Ponce will guide you through making your own unique cactus arrangement in this hands-on class. Learn how to select cacti and succulents with similar care needs to plant together in a shared container. She’ll send you home with your own beautiful creation and tips on keeping them happy.

Fee: $30, (all materials included.) Bring gloves! Class limited to 12.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • November 9 • 1:00-2:30pm
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malus-fusca-wiki168Winterizing your Orchard

with Monica Maggio of Core Home Fruit Services
November is a great time to care for your fruit trees and make sure they are tucked in well for winter. Join Monica Maggio, of Core Home Fruit Services, to learn about how you can increase your yields, decrease pests and diseases, and have healthier fruit trees by following a few simple seasonally-specific steps!

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • November 10 • 1:00pm
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bonsai168Make Your Own Outdoor Bonsai

Create your own bonsai plant to keep outdoors year-round in this hands-on workshop. Bonsai enthusiast George Bowman will also teach you the basics of growing outdoor bonsai. He will walk you through plant selection, repotting, trimming and training — principals that can also be applied to indoor bonsai subjects.

Fee: $40, (all materials included). Please bring hand pruners, if you have them. Class limited to 12.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • November 10 • 1:00-2:30pm
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Weekend: November 16 - 17

Letting Food Be Our Medicine Part 3:
Garden Journals & Warm/Cold Frames

Marc Scheidecker, a Portland Community Garden Manager and full-time, year-round gardener joins us for this third class in a series, focusing on how to use a garden journal to track and develop the skills necessary to grow vegetables that will truly act as "medicine" as Hippocrates said they could. Applying this maxim saved the city of Athens and all of southern Greece from a horrible plague in 430 B.C. and can be of great value to us today. We will also discuss using warm/cold frames to ensure nutrient rich vegetables year-round. We will work with a full-scale model in class. Please bring a two inch 3-ring binder, or something similar, to the class if you have not yet started a journal.

Classes in this series can be taken separately.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • November 16 • 11:00am-12:30pm
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rose168Fall Rose Care

Learn seasonal care tips from Portland Rose Society’s Rich Baer to help send your roses into winter dormancy with ease. Rich will discuss proper pruning techniques for this time of year, offer tips to keep your roses happy and review common pests and diseases and how to avoid them in the future.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • November 16 • 1:00-2:30pm
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callicarpa168Plants 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 16 • 1:00pm
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dec12-168x100Seasonal Cheer for Your Doorstep

with Laura Altvater of Portland Nursery
Be among the lucky few to preview, pot up and take home December’s pot of the month! We design these in advance so they have time to grow in before their glamour shot. A bit of color can make our dreary days so much better!

Bring your gloves. $30 materials fee. Limit 10 people.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • November 17 • 1:00pm
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Building Your Own Rain Barrel - demo

Learn how to harvest the rain by making your own rain barrel! Join Brad Crowley, of Harvest the Sky, to learn the tools and techniques for creating your own rain harvesting system to supplement irrigation. Brad will walk you through the process step-by-step, as he builds a rain barrel in class. He will also discuss how to integrate your new rain barrel into your irrigation system. Brad will have various parts available for sale after class!

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • November 17 • 1:00-3:00pm
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Weekend: November 23 - 24

JapneseWhitePinePinusparvifloraGlauca168Great Conifer Picks

Conifers aren’t just for towering in the back of the border. Jeremy Moore visits us from Iseli Nursery to discuss how to incorporate conifers into mixed borders, spotlight as a specimen and even plant into containers! He’ll walk us through the conifers on offer this season and describe their attributes, eventual size and preferred placement in the garden. He’ll tell us some of his favorites and offer suggestions for ones to serve as living Christmas trees. Dress warm, we’ll be walking through the displays if weather permits.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • November 23 • 11:00am-12:30pm
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Warming Winter Wellness Teas

Carmen Jarrell of Portland Nursery Carmen, aka. ToadVine Botanicals, studied at the California School for Herbal Medicine and has been growing, working and healing with herbs for over ten years. She’s excited to share with you some of her favorite mild herbs for winter wellness infusions. Learn new uses for your favorite kitchen herbs and spices, and get introduced to some new plants for your cup — tastings included! You’ll learn how to choose quality plant material and store it appropriately for potency and flavor. Finally, you’ll make your own winter blend, so bring a small jar or decorative vessel to take it home in.

$10 fee for materials, recipes and tasting. Limit 10 people.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • November 23 • 1:00pm
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handtools190Choosing and maintaining quality garden hand tools

with Brent Ward of Portland Nursery
Gardeners know that good tools become like an extension of your hand, so choose them wisely and take care of them, and they will serve for a long time. A little extra care while using and at the end of the season can mean the difference between sharp, functional tools and sad, rusty ones when you pull them out in the spring. Brent will help you feel comfortable with a fall routine that will keep your implements working for you.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • November 24 • 1:00pm
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Medicinal Herbs for Winter Health

Although fall and winter can bring runny noses and colds, we often have the perfect remedies growing in our own backyards! There are lots of plants in your garden and your kitchen that can be used to boost immunity or ward off the sniffles as the seasons shift. Join Missy Rohs, a community herbalist and avid gardener, as she walks you through how to use some of your favorite plants, including rosemary, sage, garlic and more, as home remedies. You might even discover some new favorites to add to your garden in spring! Come sample and smell some herbal goodness!

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • November 24 • 1:00-2:30pm
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openhouse

Weekend: November 30 - December 1
OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND
Open until 7:00pm on Friday and Saturday, November 29-30

greetingsWinter Open House

Have you visited the nursery in the winter? If not, this is a great weekend to grab a complimentary hot drink and peruse plants with winter interest on our nursery grounds.

Take home a custom made wreath or unique container and check out our great indoor selection of seasonal decor to make your house sparkle for the holidays.

Both Locations • Saturday — Sunday • November 30 — December 1
Open until 7:00pm on Friday and Saturday, November 29-30

Bow-tying workshop

with Portland Nursery Staff
A basic florist bow adds flair to gifts or décor! Learn to tie ribbon like a pro in order to adorn your wreath, your table, your floral arrangements — the possibilities are endless. We’ll cover choosing an appropriate ribbon for your purpose, whether indoor or outdoor.

$5 materials fee. Limit 10 people.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • November 30 • 11:00am
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wreathmaking168Make Your Own Holiday Wreath

with Heidi Brinnich of October Hill
Create your own fresh and beautiful wreath for the holidays with the fun and creative Heidi Brinnich, of October Hill. 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!

Fee: $30, all materials included. Bring gloves! Class limited to 12.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • November 30 • 11:00-12:30pm
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holiday168Inviting Entries for the Winter

with Margie McDonald of Portland Nursery
We’re entering the season of hospitality; make your entry eloquent in its welcome! Our designer Margie will demonstrate a couple of different ideas for decorating your door in different styles, so all approaching can feel the warmth of home radiating out.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • November 30 • 1:00pm
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terrarium168Make Your Own Terrarium

From lush greenery to mini desert scenes, terrariums provide an oasis of plant-filled fun! Join terrarium fanatic Angelina Ponce for this hands-on workshop where you will build your own little ecosystem in a glass container! Angelina will walk you through step-by-step, discussing terrarium "ingredients", lighting & moisture requirements, and choosing the right plant combinations for a healthy, thriving terrarium. She will also give great tips for how to use different container styles and decorative additions to spice up your little green scene.

Fee: $30, all materials included. Bring gloves! Class limited to 12.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • November 30 • 1:00-2:30pm
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juniperstart168Make Your Own Outdoor Bonsai

with George Bowman of Portland Nursery
Create your own bonsai plant to keep outdoors year-round in this hands-on workshop. Bonsai enthusiast George Bowman will also teach you the basics of growing outdoor bonsai. He will walk you through plant selection, repotting, trimming and training—principals that can also be applied to indoor bonsai subjects.
Fee: $40 (all materials included). Please bring hand pruners, if you have them. Class limited to 12.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • December 1 • 10:00am-12:00pm
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paperwhite168Brilliant Fragrant 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’ll pot up some bulbs to grow through the winter in your home.

$10 materials fee. Limit 10 people.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • December 1 • 11:00am
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wreathmaking168Make Your Own Holiday Wreath

with Portland Nursery Staff
This is the first of our wreathmaking workshops; 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. Limit 10 people.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • December 1 • 1:00pm
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