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 @
Pruning Ornamentals with Brian Tsugawa
Saturday, October 25, 2014 11:00am
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
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. Dont 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
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
For detailed information, see the Course Content and
Outcome Guide. Credits: 3. Fees: $18.00