EVENTS CALENDAR
Upcoming events of interest.



Annual Fall Chrysanthemum Society Show and Sale
Saturday-Sunday, November 1-2, 2014 • 9:00am-3:00pm
Portland Nursery (Division)



Floral Arrangement Demonstrations
Saturday, November 1, 2014 • 10:00am-3:00pm
Garland Nursery

Join us as we welcome Jim Somppi & Jim Schulte of The White Rose Custom Floral Design in their new location within Garland Nursery. We will be celebrating their new fresh beginning from 10am to 3pm with floral arrangement demonstrations, refreshments and drawings for prizes! Come in and welcome The White Rose Custom Floral Design and be sure to bring home a fresh cut arrangement for yourself.



Kids Club: Bird Seed Wreaths
Saturday, November 1, 2014 • 11:00am (Woodburn)
Saturday, November 8, 2014 • 11:00am (Sherwood)
Saturday, November 15, 2014 • 11:00am (Gresham)
Al's Garden Center


Taking care of the birds during the cold winter months is an important task! We can help our feathered friends by offering some much-needed food. We will use a grapevine wreath dipped in
shortening and bird seed to create a meal worthy of even the hungriest of feathered friends.
Cost: $5.00 per child. Registration: Registration is required. Register online @www.als-gardencenter.com, or call the store you plan to attend: Woodburn 503-981-1245,
Sherwood 503-726-1162, Gresham 503-491-0771.



What to Do in the Garden in November
Saturday, November 1, 2014 • 11:00am
Tsugawa Nursery


Our monthly seminar on what should be done in the landscape and garden. If you had any doubts about the arrival of fall, November can bring you back to reality. This month is a little less hectic than the rest of the year, though there are still tasks to keep up on. Take advantage of some downtime to dream big about plans for spring. Bring pictures and samples for our staff to look at during the Q & A portion. This is a regular seminar on the first Saturday of every month so remember to put us on your
calendar! Free.



What to do in the November Vegetable Garden
Saturday, November 1, 2014 • 11:00am-12:30pm
Portland Nursery (Division)

Join Donna & Robyn of Your Backyard Farmer in this “success is an open book” educational class. These experienced farmers will help you decipher your seed catalogs in an open discussion on what to do in the November vegetable garden. Prepare for the 2015 growing season!



Overwintering Your Garden
Saturday, November 1, 2014 • 1:00pm
Portland Nursery (Stark)

With Sean Gillman of Portland Nursery
The winter season has its own set of challenges to the gardener, which may include the chill of frost, an abundance of moisture, or an extended dry period. Sean will offer helpful suggestions to proactively meet these winter challenges and better enable your plants to remain healthy and survive these, at times, inhospitable conditions. This class will include tips on overwintering tender and borderline hardy plants.



Disconnect your Downspouts and Save Money!
Saturday, November 1, 2014 • 1:00pm-2:30pm
Portland Nursery (Division)

Bilingual (English/Russian) class
Come and learn how to properly disconnect your downspouts, build a rain garden with suitable plants and get a discount on your water bill! Professionals from the City of Portland will share their expertise with you.



Enter the World of the Chrysanthemum
Sunday, November 2, 2014 • 11:00am-12:30pm
Portland Nursery (Division)

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 Chrysanthemums on show and better appreciate what it takes for enthusiasts to cultivate them. There will also be a demonstration of using chrysanthemums in floral design after the class!



Lawn, What a Yawn! Alternatives for Greenspaces
Sunday, November 2, 2014 • 1:00pm
Portland Nursery (Stark)


With Bonnie Bruce of Celilo Gardens
A lawn used to be every homeowners pride but because turf is a water hog, a maintenance hound and often chemically dependent, lawn is losing its appeal. Bonnie will explore other design options for the green turf as well as techniques for removal.



Plant Tissue Culture (Micropropagation) for the Home
Sunday, November 2, 2014 • 1:00pm-2:30pm
Portland Nursery (Division)


Carol Stiff from Kitchen Culture Kits, Inc and the Home Tissue Culture Group, will introduce you to plant tissue culture and show you how you can do this in your home. Tissue culture, also called micropropagation or plant cloning, is a method of plant propagation that involves growing pieces of plants (shoot tip, node, leaves, etc.) in a sterile environment and producing numerous new plants ("plantlets") year-round. In the past, this was restricted to university and industry laboratories but since 1989 we have been teaching people how to do this in their kitchens and classrooms using inexpensive supplies. Live cultures to examine and free samples of tc media.

Ladies Night Out
Friday, November 21, 4:00pm-7:00pm
Garland Nursery


Grab your girlfriends and join us for a night of delight, as you shop and support some very special puppies and kitties. For this year's Ladies Night Out, Garland Nursery will donate 10% of all product sales to Safe Haven Humane Society of Albany. Ticket Cost $25. Tickets must be purchased in advance by November 14. Space is limited so don't delay!

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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