Upcoming events of interest.

Annual Cactus & Succulent Society Sale.
Friday-Sunday • July 18-20, 2014 • 9:00am-7:00pm
Portland Nursery (Stark)

The 4th Annual LifeWise Oregon Berry Festival
Friday, July 18, 2014 •12:00pm-6:00pm
Saturday, July 19, 2014 • 11:00am-5:00pm
Ecotrust Event Space, Portland, Oregon

Blueberry Tasting & Sale
Saturday, July 19, 2014 • 10:00am-2:00pm
Al's Garden Center (Woodburn, Sherwood, Gresham)

What: July is the peak of the blueberry harvest and National Blueberry Month. Celebrate by joining us at Al’s Garden Centers for a Blueberry Tasting and Sale. Come to Al’s and sample fresh, locally grown blueberries from Thompson Farms. Enjoy the benefits of blueberries as you taste each delicious, juicy variety. From sweet to spicy, find your favorite blueberries and purchase some to take home. Go ahead, do something good for yourself, enjoy the benefits of blueberries.
Cost: Event is free and open to the public. Fresh blueberries for sale from Thompson Farms.
Registration: Registration is not required

Weird Plants: Cactus and Succulents with Luther Sturtevant of Kara Cactus
Saturday, July 19, 2014 • 11:00am
Portland Nursery (Stark)

Wanna see some strange plants? Meet the succulents! Their charismatic and diverse paddles, spines, bumps and lumps can make interesting houseplants or additions to the garden. Luther will introduce you to a cast of odd and lovely plants and describe how to keep them healthy. This coincides with the Portland Cactus Society’s plant sale at Portland Nursery so if one of these oddballs knocks your socks off, you may find a neat specimen to take home, too!

Summertime Bonsai Maintenance
Saturday July 19, 2014 •11:00am
Tsugawa Nursery

Join us for a seminar to discuss the importance of summertime maintenance for your bonsai. Tsugawa staff will share their knowledge and advice for keeping your bonsai in top shape during summer and demonstrate for you just what that means. Free.

Kids Club: Blueberries or Bust!
Saturday, July 19, 2014 • 11:00am
Al's Garden Center (Gresham)

Blueberries are easy to grow and make a delicious summertime snack! Learn how to grow
blueberry plants and take one home. We will also talk about how important bees are in
pollinating all of our fruit trees and berries. Cost: $5.00 per child.
Registration is required. Register online at or call the store you’d like to attend: Woodburn 503-981-1245, Sherwood 503-726-1162, or Gresham 503-491-0771

Weed and Insect Identification Table
Saturday, July 19, 2014 • 11:00am-1:00pm
Farmington Gardens

With Chip Bubl, Agricultural Extension Agent with OSU Extension Service

Spade and Wade Garden Tour
Saturday, July 19, 2014 • 11:00am-5:00pm
Tillamook County

$15 Passports include a self-guided tour of 6 gardens in Tillamook County North of Bay City and Kilchis Point Reserve. Passports may be purchased:

• Pioneer Museum, 2106 2nd St., Tillamook
• Manzanita Farmers Market, June 27 & July 18
• Pacific City Farmers Market, June 15
• Tillamook Farmers Market, July 12
• Tillamook County Extension Ofc., July 16, 17 & 18
from 10AM to 2PM.

Proceeds from this event benefit scholarships for Tillamook County residents
and local Master Gardener Programs. TCMGA is a non-profit, educational
organization that helps to promote the OSU Extension
Service Master Gardener Program.

Seminar: Blueberry Basics
Saturday, July 19, 2014 • 1:00pm
Al's Garden Center (Woodburn, Sherwood, Gresham)

What: Learn how to grow sweet, juicy blueberries in your garden. We’ll teach you about the different
types, how to plant, fertilize, water, and prune so you can enjoy berries fresh from the bush!
Our tips will help you give them a good start in your garden and keep them healthy.
Cost: Seminar is free and open to the public.
Registration: Registration is not required.
Speaker: Al’s Experts

Fruit Tree Espalier Training and Maintenance
Sunday July 20, 2014 • 11:00am
Portland Nursery (Stark)

with Monica Maggio of Core Home Fruit
Espaliered trees are a great way to fit fruit into smaller spaces, and can look fantastic as a structural element in the garden. But the trees don’t grow that way naturally! Learn from Monica the basics of espalier pruning and training to make sure your tree lives up to its potential.

Controlling Pests/Diseases in the Vegetable Garden Organically
Sunday, July 20, 2014 • 11:00am-12:30pm
Portland Nursery (Division)

with Claudia Groth, The Garden Doctor
Join Claudia Groth, The Garden Doctor, to learn great techniques and products to use for controlling pests and diseases in your landscape. Claudia will discuss various organic solutions for the most common issues found in the garden. She will also discuss great ways to prevent infestations and infections before they begin, and how to help ensure their survival.

Late Summer Gardening Tips
Sunday, July 20, 2014 • 11:00am
Farmington Gardens

with Susan of Farmington Gardens

Using Plants to Create Privacy with Magi Treece of Living Structures
Sunday, July 20, 2014 • 1:00pm
Portland Nursery (Stark)

By hiding unsightly views or creating a cozy private space, living screens beautifully solve common problems of the urban garden. Magi has years of experience in landscape design and will share some creative options outside the usual candidates for your space.

Planting for Pollinators
Sunday, July 20, 2014 • 1:00pm
Farmington Gardens

Michael Patrick Stevens Reading
Sunday, July 20, 2014 • 2:00pm
Farmington Gardens

Local children's author Michael Patrick Stevens reading and signing his book 'Ellen Melon'
along with an activity for children 10 and under.

Herbs: A Look at the Carrot Family with Chef Dan Brophy
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • 5:30pm
Portland Nursery (Stark)

This summer evening, Chef Brophy introduces herb members of the carrot family: fennel, dill, chervil and lovage. Gain a new perspective on these underutilized herbs. The demonstrations and tastings will include fennel and orange salad, carrots and fresh dill, artichoke hash, yogurt lovage dressing, and fresh fines herbes.
Note weeknight evening time.

Art & Wine in the Garden
Saturday and Sunday July 26-27, 2014 • 10:00am-4:00pm
Garland Nursery

Our beautiful gardens provide an amazing backdrop to wander through as you enjoy all the wonderful art and crafts from local artisans and partake in great wine. Wares include watercolors, fused glass, unique jewelry, sculptures, mosaics and much more. Free to the public. Wine, food by BrewBQ, art and crafts for purchase.

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