Upcoming events of interest.
Now through May 3, 2015
Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm
The Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest is an invitation from our
family to yours to enjoy all things that make spring in
the Northwest. Stroll through 40 acres of stunning
beauty, experience expansive views of vineyards, distant
mountains, and a few mud puddles. Fresh flowers, food,
and fun for the entire family! For details, go to
Hulda Klager Lilac Days
Now through May 10, 2015
Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens
$3 entry fee. The Lilac Gardens are located off I-5 exit
21, 30 minutes north of Portland, Oregon or 2.5 hours
south of Seattle, Washington at 115 South Pekin Road,
Woodland, Washington 98674. (Our mailing address is PO
Box 828). The Gardens are open to the public most days
of the year from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., with a
$3.00 gate fee payable at the gate.The Lilac Gardens are
located off I-5 exit 21, 30 minutes north of Portland,
Oregon or 2.5 hours south of Seattle, Washington at 115
South Pekin Road, Woodland, Washington 98674. (Our
mailing address is PO Box 828). The Gardens are open to
the public most days of the year from 10:00 a.m. until
4:00 p.m., with a $3.00 gate fee payable at the gate.
90th Plant Sale
Saturday, April 25, 2015 • 9:00am-12:00pm
Lake Grove Garden Club
Herbs from N&M nursery, hanging baskets from Garden
Corner, annuals from Shady Lady.
Transplanted starts from member gardens, veggie starts.
330 First Street, Lake Oswego. Contact info: Jane
Saturday, April 25, 2015 • 9:00am-2:00pm
Corbett Fire Hall
The Columbian Garden Club is hosting its annual Plant
Sale on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 9 am to 2 pm at
the Corbett Fire Hall, 36930 E. Historic Columbia River
Highway, Corbett, Oregon (Exit 22, off I-84 east).
Treasures from members' gardens include: perennials,
trees, vegetables, shrubs, natives and specialty items.
Proceeds from the Sale benefit our Edith Faught
Scholarship fund at Corbett High School. Door prizes
galore! Used nursery pot recycling and carryout service
are available. Free parking behind the Fire Hall.
Bare Root Tree, Shrub & Perennial Sale
Saturday-Sunday, April 25-26, 2015 • 10:00am-3:00pm
Saturday, May 2, 2015 • 10:00am-3:00pm
Wildlife Botanical Gardens
Nonprofit NatureScaping is preparing for their annual
sale at 11000 NE 149th Street, Brush Prairie; west of
the CASEE Center. This is the organization’s largest
fundraiser, held in cooperation with students from the
adjacent Center for Agriculture, Science, and
Environmental Education who will be selling landscaping
plants as well as vegetable starts. NatureScaping is
offering a wide selection of native & fruit trees,
shrubs, and perennials starting at only $8, $5, and
$1respectively. There will be Mason Bee cocoons 10 for
$15 and garden photos. Quantities of the most popular
varieties will be limited but members of NatureScaping
get the best selection early on April 25th at 9:00 am.
Membership is only $20 and can be purchased on site.
NatureScaping will also have people on hand during the
sale to answer any questions and to assist in loading
Portland African Violet & Mt Hood
Gesneriad Societies Spring Plant Sale
Saturday, April 25, 2015 • 10:00am-3:00pm
Tabor Heights United Methodist Church
African Violets, Streptocarpus, Episcias, Columneas,
mini Sinningias, and many more Gesneriads will be for
sale along with lots of houseplants. You’ll find
begonias, hoyas, succulents, bromeliads, and many more.
6161 SE Stark St, Portland • Free Admission & Free
8th Bi-Annual Potting Party
Saturday, April 25, 2015 • 10:00am-5:00pm
Hooray! It’s time for the first Potting Party of the
2015 season! We will provide the soil, fertilizer and
hands-on assistance to help you create some exciting and
colorful planted containers for your home. All you have
to do is show up with your containers (and some ideas of
what you’d like). We look forward to getting creative
with you. This will be an “open house” event, so please
come any time between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Free** and open
to the public.
**Soil, fertilizer and hands-on assistance included in
the event. Fee dependent upon additional materials used.
Annual Spring Sale
April 25-May 9, 2015 • 10:00am-4:00pm
6543 S Zimmerman Rd Aurora OR 97002
Garden University: God's Word for
Saturday, April 25, 2015 • 10:00am-12:00pm
The Oregon Garden
Join author and gardener Shelley S. Cramm as she walks
us through part of her devotional Bible written for
gardeners. God’s Word for Gardeners Bible features daily
essays on a range of garden themes, Bible plants,
landscapes of Scripture, and quotations from garden
writing across the history and “how to” of gardening.
The devotions help readers to enjoy the Bible from a
gardener’s point of view. At the Garden University
program on April 25th, she will be speaking on the Seven
Species listed in Deuteronomy 8:8: Wheat, Barley, Figs,
Pomegranates, Olives, Grapevines, and Dates, many of
which great plants for the home gardener. Shelley Cramm,
a suburban mom and writer, has a background in
architectural and garden design. She is also involved in
a variety of groups and organizations, including
Toastmasters International, local Bible study groups,
Moms in Prayer, and Moms of Preschoolers ministries.
Recently, Cramm was appointed Regional Director of the
Biblical Botanical Gardens Society-USA. She also
launched a website last spring to serve as a reference
for planting and cooking with plants from the Bible,
featuring a weekly blog and Plant Guide.
Planning & Planting for Year-Round
Saturday, April 25, 2015 • 11:00am-12:30pm
Portland Nursery (Division)
With Tim Lanfri, of Community Garden Creators. If you
are interested in harvesting fresh vegetables every
month of the year, this class is for you! Join Tim
Lanfri, of Community Garden Creators, to learn great
planning and planting techniques for growing food year
round! Tim will discuss making a planting plan, timing
your plantings, succession planting, and how to maximize
your harvest without a greenhouse.
Vegetable Gardening 102: Crop Rotation
& Companion Planting
Sunday, April 26, 2015 • 11:00am-12:30pm
Portland Nursery (Division)
With Gardening Goddess, Jolie Donohue. Take your
vegetable garden to the next level. This is a great
class for gardeners with a few years under their belt
now wanting to dig deeper! Join Gardening Goddess, Jolie
Donohue and learn the benefits of practicing crop
rotation and companion planting for the healthiest,
happiest plants possible. Drawing from a decade of
gardening experience, Jolie will discuss tips and
techniques for crop rotation, great crop combinations
and methods for interplanting, and strategize about how
to rotate crops in urban garden plots.
Natural Perfume & Essential Oil
Sunday, April 26, 2015 • 1:00pm-2:30pm
Portland Nursery (Division)
Join Jessica Ring of Ring Botanicals as she creates a
natural Northwest Spring perfume with her distillations
of native and local herbs, flowers, and trees. Don’t
miss this chance to purchase synthetic-free botanical
perfumes and local essential oils!