Upcoming events of interest.

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!

Holiday Open House
Saturday & Sunday, November 22 & 23, 2014
Garland Nursery

The last of the leaves are falling, there’s a nip to the air, and there are only a few weeks left of fall.… We know that means! It’s time to ring in the holidays with our annual Garland Nursery Holiday Open House! Warm yourself up with some fresh apple cider and tasty samples as you enjoy ourbeautifully decorated Christmas trees and wreaths. Take in the spectacular display of poinsettias that have just arrived! Be sure to grab a few for your upcoming holiday celebrations. Get a jump start on your holiday lists with our wonderful and creative gift giving ideas. Join us throughout the weekend for some great holiday classes such as Dressing Up Your Containers for the Holidays and Cut Fresh: Creating Unique Holiday Arrangements. Each day we will have door prizes and many chances to win! Saturday will be extra special as 10% from all product sales will be donated to Safe Haven Humane Society. Join us November 22nd and 23rd as we welcome in the holidays together!

Build-Your-Own Holiday Greens Workshop
Saturday, November 22, 2014 • 11:00am
Tsugawa Nursery

We're rounding the corner to the most wonderful time of the year! It's nice to add a decorative accent to your holiday table, especially when it's something you've made yourself. You'll have the option of basing your project on one of several examples that Lisa has made. She'll guide you through the process, encouraging creativity you may not have known you had as you build your own piece out of fresh holiday greens and boughs! This class is great for beginners and experienced folks alike. $35 per participant. Fee includes supplies and evergreen boughs for building a holiday piece to take home with you.

Holiday Wreath and Centerpiece Workshop
Saturday, November 22, 2014 • 11:00am-1:00pm
Farmington Gardens

Wreath-Making Class
Saturday, November 22, 2014 • 11:00am
French Prairie Perennials

Register for our annual wreath making class! We supply all of the wreath-making supplies, you make the wreath $30 per person, per wreath of course! Visit our website to download your wreath registration form!

Beeswax Sheet Candles
Saturday, November 22, 2014 • 11:00am-12:30pm
Portland Nursery (Division)

Brenda Lee Calvert from Halfmoon Farms will be here to guide you through making candles from beeswax sheets. These make great seasonal gifts for the home and are so fun to make! You will make a pair of tall candles and a pair of votives and learn unique decorative embellishments. Brenda will have honey from the Halfmoon Farm bees for tasting and purchase and lots of fun facts about bees!

Materials fee $15, bring cash or check payable to Halfmoon Farm. Please bring a hair dryer if you have one available. Class limited to 15, registration open to students 12 and older.

Plants for Lovely Winter Gardens
Saturday, November 22, 2014 • 1:00pm
Portland Nursery (Stark)

with Magi Treece of Living Structures
The grey months don’t have to be barren ones in your home garden! Magi, a talented and experienced garden designer, will share plant and design ideas for keeping it interesting with color, form and texture all winter long. It’s not all conifers and evergreens – think berries, bark, and winter flowers for lively scenes outside your windows.

Dressing Up Your Containers for the Holidays
Saturday, November 22, 2014 • 1:00pm
Garland Nursery

The excitement of the holidays is here and the welcoming touch outside your home to greet the season are your pots and containers. Freshen and fancy your planters with these quick and easy ideas for low-maintenance, high-impact holiday planters to brighten the winter months. Join us before or after class for our annual Holiday Open House! We will have tasty samples, great gift giving ideas and lots of fun door prizes. Saturday will be extra special as 10% from all product sales will be donated to Safe Haven Humane Society.

Medicinal Herbs for Winter Health
Sunday, November 23, 2014 • 11:00am-12:30pm
Portland Nursery (Division)

Although fall and winter can bring runny noses and colds, we often have the perfect remedies growing in our own backyards! There are lots of plants in your garden and your kitchen that can be used to boost immunity or ward off the sniffles as the seasons shift. Join Missy Rohs, a community herbalist and avid gardener, as she walks you through how to use some of your favorite plants, including rosemary, sage, garlic and more, as home remedies. You might even discover some new favorites to add to your garden in spring! Come sample and smell some herbal goodness!

Cut Fresh: Creating Unique Holiday Arrangements
Sunday, November 23, 2014 • 1:00pm
Garland Nursery

Ever find yourself on a winter walk around the neighborhood, your garden or even the spy something unusual and wonder if somehow you might be able to use that bit of nature in your home holiday decor? Jim Somppi of The White Rose Custom Floral Design will share ideas for using nature’s treasures in your holiday decorating in this month's "Fresh Cuts" series. Join us before or after class for our annual Holiday Open House! We will have tasty samples, great gift giving ideas and lots of fun door prizes.

Christmas in the Garden
November 28, 2014 - December 21, 2014
The Oregon Garden

Christmas in the Garden is an award-winning event featuring a traditional Christmas Market and light display in the charming Rediscovery Forest each Thursday-Sunday, from November 28th to December 21st, 4:00pm-9:00pm.

Christmas in the Garden

Upon arrival, you will enter the Garden and board the Holiday Express, where you will be whisked to the beautifully decorated Rediscovery Forest. Here, you can:

Enjoy a traditional German Christmas Market, where you can find the perfect holiday gifts from artisan vendors selling hand-made goods, sip gluhwein and other adult holiday beverages, listen to festive holiday music & carolers, take in the smells and tastes of holiday foods, warm up next to fire pits, take photos with Santa, who will be visiting regularly and walk among lit vignettes and through 300,000 Christmas lights in the forest, including a glowing, 9 foot tall Leg Lamp!

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

Classes: Science and Art of Plants
Wednesdays, January-March, 2015 • 9:00am-4:00pm
Polk County

Discover the science and art of plants using research-based and sustainable gardening practices. Each program is tailored to different climates, soils and local needs of individual counties.

Registration deadline: December 12th, 2014
For More Information...
Contact the OSU Extension Service Polk County at 503-623-8395
or email:
Accommodations for disabilities may be made by calling 503-623-8395.

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