Upcoming events of interest.

Tulip Fest
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 • 10:00am-4:00pm
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 Hetzler, 503-858-8524

Plant Sale
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 plants.

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 parking


8th Bi-Annual Potting Party
Saturday, April 25, 2015 • 10:00am-5:00pm
Tsugawa Nursery

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
Hydrangeas Plus

6543 S Zimmerman Rd Aurora OR 97002

Garden University: God's Word for Gardeners
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 Harvests
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 Distillation
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!

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