Portland Nursery Events

Classes highlighted in gray take place at our Division store.

All classes are one hour unless otherwise noted.


Classes on January 11-14, 2018

Portland Nursery Events

Portland Nursery Annual Houseplant Sale

We call January Indoor Gardening Month and at Portland Nursery, you'll find the biggest selection of houseplants around!.

30% off all houseplants and decorative pots
including Indoor Bonsai, Orchids, Citrus and Cactus
Purchase a plant and a pot and get a free Pot-Up!
Indoor gardening classes all month long.

Both Locations • January 11-24, 2018 • Store Hours

Houseplant Basics

with Ann Patterson
Learn how to pick the right plant for the different rooms in your home or office and get ideas for the best selections for your different indoor environments. Ann will explain low light vs. high light, watering and fertilizing tips, and how to troubleshoot common houseplant issues so you are more confident in greening up your indoor space.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • January 13 • 11:00-12:30pm
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Sprouts and Microgreens

with Farmer Dan Bravin
The veggie garden may be slowed down for the winter, but you can still grow super-nutritious and tasty vegetables – inside. Come join Farmer Dan for an informative seminar and demonstration on growing sprouts and microgreens for your kitchen, and some to share with your indoor animal friends.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • January 13 • 1:00pm
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Intro to Cacti and Succulents

with Jason Dennis
Curious about the wonderful world of cacti and succulents but unsure how to care for these unique and drought tolerant gems? In this class Portland Nursery houseplant buyer Jason will survey different varieties of these plants, talk about their specific lighting, fertilizing, and soil needs, and discuss solutions to common cactus and succulent problems.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • January 13 • 1:00-2:30pm
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Repotting Houseplants: Tips and Demo

with Cait
Perplexed by how to tell when it’s time to repot your houseplants? Cait from Portland Nursery will offer tips on how to tell when they’re ready to move to a bigger container, what size pot to use, and demonstrate repotting techniques so you can help your indoor buddies stretch out in comfort in their new homes.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • January 14 • 11:00-12:30pm
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Houseplants for the black of thumb

with Sean Gilman of Portland Nursery
Want to adopt some green home companions, but afraid of committing planticide? Worried that you’re just not a plant person, even though you want to be? Sean can help you get over the hurdle of the first successful houseplant, going over how to know which plants will survive in the conditions you have to offer. Basic care, site selection, simple troubleshooting, and recommended plants will be featured in this workshop.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • January 14 • 1:00pm
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Kokedama Workshop

with Jess Fancon
Make your own kokedama with Jess from Portland Nursery . Kokedama roughly translates from Japanese to mean “moss ball,” which describes the technique of wrapping of the plant’s roots and soil in moss and artistically tying this bundle with wire or string. Either hung from a ceiling or shelf or set on a tray, kokedama is a beautiful and space saving way to display houseplants. Learn how to create one in this class and go home with tips on how to care for your new creation. $20 fee, payable at register day of class.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • January 14 • 1:00-2:30pm
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Classes on January 20-21, 2018

Orchids 101

with Jason Dennis
Have you always wanted to grow orchids? Is your orchid getting too cramped but you don’t know how to repot it? Have you struggled to get your orchid to rebloom? Learn the basics of growing different orchid varieties from Portland Nursery houseplant buyer Jason. He will discuss proper growing mediums, fertilizer, light and water requirements, growth habits, and will do a live repotting demonstration. He will help you figure out how to select an orchid that’s right for your home or office to maximize your success.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • January 20 • 11:00-12:30pm
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Top 10 Orchid Myths

with Sue Volek of the Oregon Orchid Society
There's lots of tips out there about growing orchids. Some are true and some are false. This talk will debunk some of the misperceptions about these beautiful plants and give you the bottom line on how to select, grow, and bloom the easiest orchid plants. Sue Volek has been growing orchids for almost 20 years. A journalist and communications person during the day, she would come home and tend her plants at night until they took over not only the kitchen, but the living room, dining room, and encroached on the rest of the house. Her current favorites are slipper orchids, but since she never met an orchid she didn't like, Sue has an array of plants from asocendas to zygopetalums. She is president of the Oregon Orchid Society.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • January 20 • 1:00pm
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Make Your Own Mixed Cacti Dish

with Roby Babcock and Jess Fancon
Create your own personal desert oasis with Portland nursery employees, Jess, container crafting queen, and Roby, cacti expert and landscape architect. First they will provide an overview of different common kinds of cacti and how to care for these plants. Then they will guide the group through a creative hour of selecting, arranging, and planting cacti in a terra cotta pot to display indoors in a sunny spot. All materials provided. Cost: $30, pay at register on day of class. Class size limited to 15.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • January 20 • 1:00-2:30pm
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Repotting Houseplants: Tips and Demo

with Patty Heurich
Perplexed by how to tell when it’s time to repot your houseplants? Patty from Portland Nursery will offer tips on how to tell when they’re ready to move to a bigger container, what size pot to use, and demonstrate repotting techniques so you can help your indoor buddies stretch out in comfort in their new homes.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • January 21 • 11:00-12:30pm
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Garden Science: The Soil Food Web

with Katie Davis of Portland Nursery
Soil supports life! This means your garden and all the critters that come with it. Come get a peek into building the habitat for the life that will support you and your garden.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • January 21 • 1:00pm
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Plants of Prey

with Ann Patterson
Sundews, Pitcher plants, and Venus flytraps- have you loved them since you were a kid? Carnivorous plants aren’t hard to grow indoors or out, but they have different requirements than most plants. Learn about their unusual adaptations, how to care for them, and even which are best for controlling which kind of insect.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • January 21 • 1:00-2:30pm
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Classes on January 27-28, 2018

Introduction to Feng Shui

with Miyoko Fuse
This workshop is designed to introduce you to Feng Shui, particularly to help you to understand the balance of home environment with regard to Chi, atmospheric energy, and the type of plants to use. You will learn the basics of Chi and Yin Yang dualism. You will also learn how to create positive Chi flowing by placing certain types of plants in a space with different kinds of furniture, lighting, décor, or colors.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • January 27 • 11:00-12:30pm
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Planning your Personal Paradise

with Magi Treece of Living Structures
Beginner gardeners, get your dreaming kicked in gear! It may be too cold and wet to dig, but that’s just what makes it a good time to get your planning done so you can have a beautiful outside living space. Learn to take your desires for what your space should be and map them onto the place you have. Magi will teach you how to map your garden, observe sun and water patterns, and other important skills to get your garden plan off to a strong start!

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • January 27 • 1:00pm
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Winter Wellness

with Missy Rohs, from Arctos School
Join herbalist Missy Rohs of the Arctos School to learn about easy to grow garden plants and commonly found kitchen herbs for winter health support. We’ll focus on herbs to stay warm in the cold months and plant allies to support immunity. Students will leave with abundant ideas of how to keep themselves warm and well this winter.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • January 27 • 1:00-2:30pm
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Starting Vegetables Early: Part 2

with Marc Scheidecker
Come on in! It's time to start! In this second class on starting your seeds early we will cover more material on propagation and also complete another hands on project starting two more kinds of seeds. With these two classes you will be off to a good start! We will also distribute more charts on how temperature, light, ventilation, and other variables affect seed propagation.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • January 28 • 11:00-12:30pm
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Indoor Herb Gardening

with Laura Altvater of Portland Nursery
Don’t have much room outside? Dream of having fresh herbs at your fingertips in the kitchen year-round? This class will highlight which culinary herbs are easiest indoors and what supplies you will need to be successful.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • January 28 • 1:00pm
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Staghorn Fern Mounting Workshop

with Bruce Fothergill of Fothergill’s Tropicals
Join houseplant expert Bruce for this hands-on workshop and take home your very own mounted staghorn fern! Bruce will walk you through the step-by-step process of properly mounting staghorns to wooden boards. He will also discuss proper care, lighting and growing requirements to keep your fern healthy and happy for years to come! Fee: $17.50, payable to instructor on day of class. Class size limited to 20.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • January 28 • 1:00-2:30pm
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Classes on February 3-4, 2018

What to Do in the February Vegetable Garden

with Robyn Streeter of Your Backyard Farmer
Join Robyn for a great refresher on what to do in the veggie garden for the month of February. Learn how to plan your garden for the year. This includes selecting the garden site, how much space you need to feed your family, crop rotation planning, and garden mapping!

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • February 3 • 11:00-12:30pm
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Soils: Part 1

with Marc Scheidecker
This class looks at the types of minerals and organic matter that makes up our soils. These help determine the nutritional value of the plants we grow because “if it’s not in the soil it’s not in us.” Another important gardening axiom is “First, do no harm,” we’ll look at how to avoid unintentionally harming our soil. We’ll also discuss the importance of getting a professional soil test done.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • February 4 • 1:00-2:30pm
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Classes on February 10-11, 2018

Organic Vegetable Gardening 101: Basics for Beginners

with Gardening Goddess, Jolie Ann Donohue
If you are excited to grow your own food but have little to no experience or you are new to gardening in the Portland area, this is the class for you! Jolie Donohue, The Gardening Goddess www.jolieanndonohue.com will discuss the basics of organic edible gardening, including site preparation, crop selection based on site elements, planting and care techniques. With her two decades of gardening experience, Jolie will demystify growing your own food and share her tips and techniques for beginner success!

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • February 11 • 11:00-12:30pm
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Organic Vegetable Gardening 102: Crop Rotation & Companion Planting

with Gardening Goddess, Jolie Ann Donohue
Take your vegetable garden to the next level. This is a great class for gardeners with a little experience under their belt now wanting to dig deeper! Join Jolie Donohue, The Gardening Goddess www.jolieanndonohue.com and learn the benefits of practicing crop rotation and companion planting for the healthiest, happiest plants possible. Drawing from two decades of gardening experience, Jolie will discuss tips and techniques for crop rotation, great crop combinations and methods for inter-planting, and strategize about how to rotate crops in small urban plots.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • February 11 • 1:00-2:30pm
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Classes on February 17-18, 2018

Mason Bees 101: A Beginners Guide

with Tiffany Garner of Portland Nursery
Mason bees are solitary bees that pollinate up to 100 times more effectively than honey bees. They are easily managed, gentle and non-aggressive. Join Portland Nursery’s own Tiffany Garner in this beginner’s guide to managing mason bees in your home garden. We will discuss why, how and what you need to raise your own happy pollinators.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • February 17 • 11:00-12:30pm
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Rose Care 101

with Rich Baer, Portland Rose Society
February is here and it’s time to prune your roses! Come join rose expert Rich Baer, of the Portland Rose Society, to learn the basics of growing roses. He will cover the basics of various rose species, proper pruning timing & techniques, fertilizing & watering needs, pest & disease control, and other helpful tips to keep your roses healthy, happy, and blooming!

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • February 17 • 1:00-2:30pm
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Spring Tonics

with Missy Rohs, The Arctos School
Green things are just starting to peek out from the ground! Join community herbalist Missy Rohs of the Arctos School to learn about weeds, garden plants, and nutritious foods to support bodies through the transition from winter to spring. We’ll talk about cleanses, mineral-rich infusions, and health-supporting vinegars.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • February 18 • 11:00-12:30pm
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Classes on February 24-25, 2018

The Seasons of a Pine

with Tom Dufala of Bentwood Tree Farm
Tom Dufala of Bentwood Tree Farm will visit us to explore Japanese garden styled pine trees. Learn about pine tree culture & best methods to guide your pine tree into its own character. Tom will discuss pine varieties, garden siting for best growth, and how to care for and prune pine trees for a Japanese garden style.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • February 24 • 11:00-12:30pm
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Soils: Part 2

with Marc Scheidecker
Learn how to feed your soil and the billions of soil microorganisms that in turn feed your veggie plants. Foliar fertilizing, soil drenching, side dressing, and manures will be discussed. Also it is important to avoid over fertilization, which can be quite harmful. We’ll talk about an ongoing, season long, fertilization plan.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • February 25 • 1:00-2:30pm
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