Upcoming events of interest.

Portland African Violet Society & Mt Hood Gesneriad Society Spring Plant Sale
Saturday, October 25, 2014 • 10:00am-3:00pm
Tabor Heights United Methodist Church

African Violets, Streptocarpus, different varieties of gesneriads, house plants, and succulents for sale. Tabor Heights United Methodist Church, 6161 S.E. Stark St., Portland; free admission and parking. Questions-Patti @ 503-516-6801

Pruning Ornamentals with Brian Tsugawa
Saturday, October 25, 2014 • 11:00am
Tsugawa Nursery

Many of us love Japanese maples and dwarf conifers for the beauty, elegance and strength they bring to the landscape. The Japanese maple exudes elegance in all seasons, with delicate leaves, fine fall color and lovely branch patterns. Dwarf conifers show their powerful structure and quiet beauty during winter. Simple pruning of both types of ornamentals can help maintain and enhance their natural forms. Join Brian Tsugawa as he shows you tips and techniques to get the most from your Japanese maples and dwarf conifers. Free.

Elder Friendly Gardening with Nels Olson
Saturday, October 25, 2014 • 1:00pm-2:30pm
Portland Nursery (Division)

Your life can be happier and healthier if you continue to be outdoors and work in your garden. Don’t let aches and pains end your favorite pastime. Nels Olson, registered horticultural therapist, Master Gardener, and Portland Nursery Employee, will share ways of adapting your tools, methods, and plant selections in order to conserve energy, stay safe, and garden smarter.

Seed Saving at Home with Corina Reynolds-Stearns
Sunday, October 26, 2014 • 1:00pm
Portland Nursery (Stark)

Make your plant habit more self-sustaining and help preserve heirloom varieties! Corina will share the basics of seed-saving for veggies, herbs, and flowers. The class will cover important issues of cross-pollination and crop isolation, various seed-saving techniques, and how to properly store seeds for maximum viability.

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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