Upcoming events of interest.

Annual Apple Tasting Event
Friday-Sunday, October 17-19, 2014 • 10:00am-5:00pm
Portland Nursery (Stark)

Our annual Apple Tasting comes every year, the second and third weekends in October. Come fall when the leaves on the trees begin to change color, we will be celebrating the abundance of apples and pears. We will be well-supplied with a large variety of apples and pears to taste and purchase by the pound.

Bonsai Society of Portland Fall Bonsai Exhibit Demonstration & Marketplace
Saturday, October 18, 2014 • 9:00am-5:00pm
Milwaukie Center

Events: Tree Exhibit, Bonsai Styling Demonstration, Tree Sale, Vendor tables, Hourly Door Prize, Fun Activities for the kids. Admission Adults $2.00, Families $5.00
5440 SE Kellogg Creek Dr., Milwaukie, OR
If you have questions, please contact: Steve Leaming 503-750-4552

Conifer Workshop with Mary Anne Payne
Saturday, October 18, 2014 • 10:00am-12:00pm
The Oregon Garden

Join us for a wonderful conifer program led by Mary Anne Payne, executive director of the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens in Mendocino, CA. She will provide a pictorial review of the Gardens – its goals, its challenges and plans for the future. In particular, Mary Anne will discuss plans for a Dwarf Conifer Garden inspired by the Conifer Garden at The Oregon Garden. The program will also feature a travelogue with Sam Pratt, who is an avid conifer enthusiast and a manager atConifer Kingdom in Silverton. He will share his discoveries from a recent trip to Europe, where he went in search of new conifer varieties. There will also be a tree give-away courtesy of the American Conifer Society. Oregon Garden and American Conifer Society Member Tickets: Free if registered by October 15, $3 if registered after or drop-in day-of. Non-member Tickets: $12 (includes Garden admission). Register online to save your seat!

Overwintering Your Bonsai
Saturday, October 18, 2014 • 11:00am
Tsugawa Nursery

Even though they are small, Bonsai need to experience a dormant period during the year just as larger trees do. This Bonsai seminar will help you prepare your miniature work-of-art for the winter months. Our staff will explain the best way to prepare and a variety of options for keeping your
Bonsai cozy when the temperature drops. Be sure to bring your Bonsai along! Free.*

Customer Appreciation Event
Saturday-Sunday, October 18-19, 2014 • 11:00am-3:00pm
Farmington Gardens

Special presentation by 'The Reptile Man' October 18th, 1-3pm. Pet Costume Contest, Dress up in your finest Indiana Jones attire! Activities for all ages! Treats and Prizes!

Attracting Pollinators to the Fruit Tree Garden
Saturday, October 18, 2014 • 11:00am-12:30pm
Portland Nursery (Division)

with Brenda Lee Calvert from Halfmoon Farm
Brenda joins us to talk about what home gardeners can do to help support a diverse community of pollinators to their yards – so important for fruit production! She’ll suggest plants that provide abundant nectar, pollen, and larvae food. She’ll also talk about gardening techniques that support pollinator health and describe some of the fascinating and helpful pollinators that you, too, can admire in your garden.

Chef Dan Demo: Spiced Apple Butter
Sunday, October 19, 2014 • 11:00am-12:30pm
Portland Nursery (Division)

Help welcome fall by joining Chef Dan for a cooking demonstration class on his rendition of a classic-Spiced Apple Butter.

Chef Dan Demo: Savory Poached Pear
Sunday, October 19, 2014 • 1:00pm-2:30pm
Portland Nursery (Division)

“These flavors just scream Pacific Northwest!” Join Chef Dan as he demonstrates how to make Poached Pear, hazelnut, Rogue Blue Cheese with hazelnut vinaigrette. OMG!

Outdoor Succulent Wreath
Sunday, October 19, 2014 • 1:00pm
Al’s Garden Center (Woodburn, Sherwood, Gresham)

In this workshop, you’ll create a unique living wreath with outdoor succulents to take home or give as a gift. These hardy wreaths are perfect for mounting on a door or wall, or as a centerpiece for your patio table. Supplies include a wire wreath form, moss, soil, plants, and hands-on instructions.
Cost: $35.00. Registration: Registration is required, space is limited. Please call the store you’d like to attend to register: Woodburn 503-981-1245, Sherwood 503-726-1162, Gresham 503-491-0771.

PCC Class: GRN273 Interior Plants with Melissa A Bierman
Thursdays • Thru December 4 • 1:00-4:50pm
Portland Nursery (Division)

Focuses on identification of interior plants commonly used in therapeutic horticulture programming, houseplants as leisure/hobby, and interior plant-scaping. Covers cultural requirements, pests, diseases, propagation and interior use. Audit available.
Interior plant identification skills are basic for many professionals including therapeutic horticulture professionals, activity directors, life enrichment coordinators, and the horticulture/landscape industry. Designers of healthful, supportive living environments benefit from interior plant knowledge. The general public is encouraged to learn and apply the benefits of houseplants for healthy living. The focus will be on interior plants used in residential, commercial, and therapeutic applications. Knowledge of care and culture of plant material is necessary for workers in retail nursery centers, retail and wholesale greenhouses, interior plantscaping companies, and in therapeutic horticulture associated with a range of care facilities serving all ages. Houseplant care is an important part of the recreational/hobby activity for people of all ages.
For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide. Credits: 3. Fees: $18.00

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