Upcoming events of interest.

Fall GardenPalooza
Saturday, September 20, 2014 9:00am-4:00pm
Fir Point Farms, Aurora

28 Nursery and Garden Art vendors
Beer and Wine tasting in the Greenhouse
Dramm giveaways
Al's gift card giveaways
Meet William and Judy from Garden Time TV
Free admission and free parking

America's Rhododendron Treasures - Native  Rhododendrons and Azaleas
Thursday, September 18, 2014 7:00pm-9:00pm
All Saints Episcopal Church

 Nationally and internationally renowned expert Don W. Hyatt will be visiting Portland and speaking on his favorite  topic, America's native azaleas and rhododendrons. Mr. Hyatt is a past  director of both the American rhododendron society and the azalea society of America and in 2012 was the recipient of the prestigious gold medal from the ARS. Free. Sponsored by the Portland Chapter of
 the American Rhododendron Society.

 All Saints Episcopal Church, 4033 SE Woodstock Blvd. Portland, OR

Iris Society Show and Sale
Friday-Sunday, September 19-21 9:00am-4:00pm
Portland Nursery (Stark)

Impact NW Summer Garden Party
Saturday, September 20, 2014

Portland Nursery (Division)

Impact NWs Annual Garden Party is a delightful fundraiser at the Portland Nursery on SE Division where guests enjoy all the best the Northwest has to offer. The Garden Party features delicious cuisine from Vibrant Table Catering & Events, a beautiful garden setting, live and silent auctions, local wines and craft beers. Most importantly, the Garden Party is an opportunity for business and community leaders and caring individuals to come together to support Impact NWs mission to help people prosper through a community of support. We hope you can join us!

Seminar & Demonstration: Fall Containers
Saturday, September 20, 2014 10:00am
Al's Garden Center (Woodburn, Gresham, Sherwood)

Watch and learn as Als Experts explain and demonstrate how to choose plants and arrange them into a beautiful fall container. Youll find everything you need for creating your own masterpiece at home. Cost: Seminar and Demonstration are free. Registration: Registration is not required.
Speaker: Als Experts

Presentation by Wilcos Gardening Expert, Dale Small
Saturday, September 20, 2014 10:00am-12:00pm
The Oregon Garden

Many of us would prefer to garden using natural methods to enhance the soil and control pests. There are times, though, that we break down and use chemicals. Learn tricks and tips for minimizing the use of chemicals. Which ones are best for the job? Which harm or help? Dale Small will explain the various products, what they do and how to use them. Hell also share some organic tips that you can rely on first, before you bring out the big guns.
Member Tickets: Registered by September 16: Free, Drop-in: $5
Non-member Tickets: Registered by September 16: $9, Drop-in: $11

Garden to Table: Tomatoes, Tomatillos and Peppers
Saturday, September 20, 2014 10:30am
Farmington Gardens

Bonsai Made Easy Workshop
Saturday September 20, 2014 11:00am
Tsugawa Nursery

Have you ever encountered a plant and wondered immediately about its Bonsai potential? The Tsugawa Bonsai team will help you refine your ideas and understand the qualities and traits to look for when selecting a plant for your next Bonsai project. You'll go home with a Bonsai-in-training and an enhanced ability to identify future Bonsai candidates. Observers are welcome, free of charge. Space is limited to 25 participants.Cost: $35 per participant, includes starter Bonsai plant and pot as well as potting supplies to complete your project.

Kids Club: Plant a Salad Bowl
Saturday, September 20, 2014 11:00am
Al's Garden Center (Gresham)

Most people think of spring as the best time to plant a garden, but did you know that many vegetables can be planted and harvested in the fall? In this class, kids will plant a salad bowl with a mixture of different lettuces to take home. Cost: $5.00 per child. Registration: Registration is required. Register online at or call the store youd like to attend: Woodburn 503-981-1245, Sherwood 503-726-1162, or Gresham 503-491-0771.

Cover Crops with Ian Wilson of Portland Edible Gardens
Saturday, September 20, 2014 1:00pm

Portland Nursery (Stark)

Come learn the many benefits and joys of growing cover crops in your home garden! Learn to select the right cover crop(s) for your space and needs, when and how to sow your seeds, and what to do with your cover crop in the spring. We will also discuss mulching and other garden winterization techniques.

Seed Saving with Boondockers Farm
Sunday, September 21, 2014 11:00am-12:30pm
Portland Nursery (Division)

Evan and Rachel take a break from farming to share their knowledge of saving seeds with us. Learn how to select and save your own seed from your favorite heirloom vegetables at home!
Saving your own seeds to propagate and grow yourself lets you control their quality and keep unwanted pesticides out of the garden. Discover the proper timing, techniques and benefits of saving seeds so you can get started!

Organic Lawn Care in the Fall with Brad Zimmerman of E.B. Stone
Sunday, September 21, 2014 1:00pm
Portland Nursery (Stark)

Come enjoy an effective and healthy approach to fertilizing your lawn in the autumn. Brad will focus on organic methods of lawn care.

G2T (Garden to Table): Hops, Nuts & Garlic
Sunday September 21, 2014 1:00pm
Garland Nursery

With fall just around the corner, its time to focus on our autumn favorites. This month we are focusing our Garden to Table class on hops, nuts and garlic. We will share how to prep, plant, harvest and bring this wonderful produce to your table.

Ladies Only! Fall into the Garden
Thursday, September 25, 2014 3:00pm-7:00pm
French Prairie Gardens

Join us for: Great Deals & Giveaways
How to: Switch your Porch from Summer to Fall!
Wine Tasting & Tasty Treats and Much More!!!

RSVP to take our Hay Wagon Ride! Must be 50 people booked for Hay Wagon Ride

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