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Grasses add texture to every season

This is a great time of year to add grasses to your garden. Our selection is well stocked and we can help you select the best one for your garden or pot. We've created a list of grasses in a variety of categories to help with your selection.

Grass Categories for easy selection

Categories include: Grasses for Shade, Grasses for Screening, Drought Tolerant Grasses, Running Grasses and Grasses for Containers

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Grasses and Bamboo Feature Page
You'll find tips on planting and controlling Bamboo plus features on these grasses (we carry many more; these are our highlighted grasses).
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Drought Tolerant Plantings

This is the time of year that we all start wondering why we didn’t plant more drought tolerant plants!

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Check out these features on these drought-tolerant perennials (all in stock):

Drought tolerant shrub and tree features (all in stock):

Veggie Starts
Seeds & Veggie Starts for August Gardening
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Many edible plants intended for fall and winter harvest are planted by seed in July, but are also appropriate to seed into August.  A wide range of greens can be seeded now, and many, like kale, broccoli and cauliflower are less prone to pests when planted late in the season than those planted in spring.

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Chinese cabbage, mustards and the more bitter greens like escarole and endive are ready to seed.  Chard, spinach and all sorts of lettuces can be seeded throughout the month of August – the cooler weather typically starts to arrive by the end of August, making seeds and new seedlings easier to keep moist than if it’s July.  Quick crops like radishes and turnip greens can go in now, too. 

If you already planned ahead and have plants started by seed in containers waiting for available garden space (root crops can only be grown by direct seeding, not transplants), they should be moved and planted into the garden in August and September.

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Like in the spring/summer, succession seeding every few weeks will help insure a longer season of harvest; in the fall and winter months providing some sort of cloche or row cover will lengthen the fresh greens season even longer.

Then there’s the array of overwintering broccoli, carrots, radishes, cabbages, mustards, spinach and lettuces which can be seeded now!  Like in the spring/summer, succession seeding every few weeks will help insure a longer season of harvest; in the fall and winter months providing some sort of cloche or row cover will lengthen the fresh greens season even longer.

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Now is the time to stock up for Winter

Plan for your winter garden needs now and stock up on whatever type of protection you decide to use – once the temperature drops and the threat of frost looms (average first frost date is October 15) it’s a buying frenzy to get plant protection material and we sometimes run out of stock, so best to get it while there’s plenty available!

All in stock now: Frost Blankets, Bonide Wilt Stop, Thermometers and Faucet protectors.

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Classes & Events
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Event & Class Listings
There are new classes all month long. They fill up quickly. Please REGISTER TODAY! We have done our best to only list available classes. See our Events Page for all class and event details.

Basics of Bamboo
5050 SE STARK • Saturday • August 2 • 1:00-2:00pm
Click here to register for this class.

Perfect Bedfellows: Interplanting Edibles and Perennials
5050 SE STARK • Sunday • August 3 • 1:00-2:00pm
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Herbs: Robust flavors from the garden
5050 SE STARK • Wednesday • August 6 • 5:30-7:00pm
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Fuchsia Society Show and Sale
5050 SE STARK • Friday - Sunday • August 8-10
Friday • August 8 • 12:00-7:00pm
Saturday • August 9 • 9:00-7:00pm
Sunday • August 8 • 12:00-2:00pm

Management of Pesky Pests
5050 SE STARK • Saturday • August 9 • 11:00am-12:00pm
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Terrarium Building Workshop
Class limited to 15 students. $30 covers all materials. Bring gloves!
9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • August 9 • 11:00-12:30pm
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Houseplants 101
9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • August 9 • 1:00-2:30pm
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Fuchsia
5050 SE STARK • Saturday • August 9 • 1:00-2:00pm
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How to Grow Cacti and Succulents
9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • August 10 • 11:00-12:30pm
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Successful Gardening through Our Lifetime
5050 SE STARK • Sunday • August 10 • 1:00-2:00pm
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Intro to Indoor Bonsai
9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • August 16 • 11:00-12:30pm
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Fairy Garden Workshop for Kids
$30 materials fee for this hands-on class. Limited to 10 children.
5050 SE STARK • Saturday • August 16 • 1:00-2:00pm
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Repotting Cymbidium Orchids
9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • August 17 • 11:00-12:30pm
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Backyard Habitat
5050 SE STARK • Sunday • August 17 • 1:00-2:00pm
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Herbs: Upgrade your Soups and Sauces
5050 SE STARK • Wednesday • August 20 • 5:30-7:00pm
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Iris Society Show and Sale
5050 SE STARK • Fri.-Sun. • Aug. 23-24 • 9:00-4:00pm

Iris
5050 SE STARK • Saturday • August 23 • 1:00-2:00pm
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Laying Down the Garden Pathway
5050 SE STARK • Sunday • August 24 • 1:00-2:00pm
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Living Roofs
5050 SE STARK • Saturday • August 30 • 1:00-2:00pm
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