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Fall Planting Season is Here!

Autumn is the very best time for planting. Soil temperatures remain warm for a significant period of time after the air grows cold encouraging root growth, while the cool air reduces water loss through leaves and bark. In addition, because the moisture of the soil in fall is generally high, the plant can weather a warm day.

As with planting at any other time of the year, the key is to keep the roots from drying out.

  • Water your plants before planting to ensure that roots don’t dry out.
  • Dig a hole as deep as the root ball and at least twice as wide.
  • Fill the hole with water and let it drain. If it takes forever for the water to drain, add compost to the soil that was taken from the hole (1 part compost, 3 parts soil) and blend it well.
  • Place the plant in the hole making sure the crown of the plant is at the same level or slightly higher than the level at which it was grown and us soil mixture to fill the hole. Deeper planting can cause rotting.
  • Water well. Set a soaker hose or sprinkler at a trickle and leave it on for 30 minutes, then grab a trowel and prod the soil to make sure the soil is wet.
  • Add 1-2” of mulch to help keep moisture in. Make sure mulch covers the root zone and is not piled around the base of the plant like a volcano.
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Treebate

Every tree planted in Portland contributes to clean rivers and healthy watersheds. Plant an eligible tree on a residential property between September 1, 2015 and April 30, 2016 and Environmental Services will credit your city water/sewer utility bill for half the purchase price.

How to Get Your Treebate

  • Purchase a tree between September 1, 2015 and April 30, 2016.
  • Plant it in your Portland residential yard. Complete and submit a Treebate form by April 30, 2016-include the tree purchase receipt with the purchase price circled.
  • Receive a credit on your city water/sewer utility bill.

Read more about the rebate.

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Great Picks for
Autumn Planting

Use the linked names to read more about these hardy plants!

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Blood Drive at Portland Nursery
Portland Nursery and BloodWorks Northwest are teaming up to save lives, but we can’t do it without your help! Schedule an appointment online to donate blood at a Portland Nursery location.
Use this link to register.

Portland Nursery
9000 SE Division St.
September 12th 10:00am-4:00pm
(closed 12:00-1:00pm)
Sponsor Code: 6011

Portland Nursery
5050 SE Stark St.
September 19th 10:00am-4:00pm
(closed 12:00-1:00pm)
Sponsor Code: 6010

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Leech Botanical Lecture Series
Portland Nursery sponsored event (see below for lecture locations). Read more about the lectures at the Leach Botanical Garden Website or download a pdf of the lectures and descriptions.

Water and Green Infrastructure: Artful and Ecological Treatment of Stormwater
with Mike Faha, Principal - GreenWorks

Thursday • September 24 • 7:00pm
Leach Botanical Garden • 6704 SE 122nd Ave. Portland, OR

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Portland Nursery is a proud partner of Zenger Farm’s Hoedown at the Urban Grange!

Join us as we celebrate their inaugural Hoedown with food, fun, community, and a sneak peek of Portland Nursery's fresh pressed cider! Come help us support this remarkable organization, Saturday, September 26th, 5:00-9:00pm. Buy Tickets Here

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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. FULL DESCRIPTIONS AND UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ON OUR CLASSES PAGE.

Insect Superheroes
5050 SE STARK • Saturday • August 29 • 1:00pm
Click here to register for this class.

What to do in the Veg Garden for September
9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • September 5 • 11:00-12:30pm
Click here to register for this class.

Trees in Pots
5050 SE STARK • Saturday • September 5 • 1:00pm
Click here to register for this class.

Japanese Maple Pruning
9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • September 6 • 11:00-12:30pm
Click here to register for this class.

Fall Lawn Care
5050 SE STARK • Sunday • September 6 • 1:00pm
Click here to register for this class.

Blood Drive Participation Use this link to register.
Portland Nursery • 9000 SE Division St.
September 12th 10:00am-4:00pm (closed 12:00-1:00)
Sponsor Code: 6011

Herbal Flea Management
9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • September 12 • 11:00-12:30pm
Click here to register for this class.

Growing Cover Crops In The Home Garden
5050 SE STARK • Saturday • September 12 • 1:00pm
Click here to register for this class.

Rust on Garlic?!
9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • September 13 • 11:00-12:30pm
Click here to register for this class.

Rain Gardens in the City
5050 SE STARK • Sunday • September 13 • 1:00pm
Click here to register for this class.

The Wonderful World of Fava Beans!
9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • September 13 • 1:00-2:30pm
Click here to register for this class.

Senior Gardening Day at Division
9000 SE DIVISION • Wednesday • September 16 • 1:00-3:00pm

Blood Drive Participation Use this link to register.
Portland Nursery • 5050 SE Stark St.
September 19th 10:00am-4:00pm (closed 12:00-1:00)
Sponsor Code: 6010

Iris Society Show and Sale
5050 SE STARK • Sunday-Saturday • September 19-20 • 9:00-4:00pm

Seed Saving Series Pt.3: Saving Diversity
9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • September 19 • 11:00-12:30pm
Click here to register for this class.

Kid’s Craft!
9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • September 19 • 1:00-2:30pm
Click here to register for this class.

Botanical Printmaking with the Sun: Anthotyping
5050 SE STARK • Saturday • September 19 • 1:00pm
Click here to register for this class.

Impact NW Summer Garden Party
We hope you can join us! Get your tickets here.
9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • September 19 • 6:00-9:00pm

Street Trees Lecture
9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • September 20 • 11:00-12:30pm
Click here to register for this class.

The Many Pleasures of Irises
5050 SE STARK • Sunday • September 20 • 1:00pm
Click here to register for this class.

Celebrate the Fall Equinox with a Craft!
9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • September 26 • 1:00-2:30pm
Click here to register for this class.

Fruit Tree Harvest Time
5050 SE STARK • Saturday • September 26 • 1:00pm
Click here to register for this class.

Mason Bee Fall & Winter Maintenance
9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • September 27 • 10:00am
Click here to register for this class.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • September 27 • 1:00pm
Click here to register for this class.


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