EVENTS CALENDAR
Upcoming events of interest.



February Suet Sale!
BackYard Birdshop


Buy 6 Suet Cakes & Get 1 Free* or 20% OFF the Regular Price of Any Case of 12*

Heirloom Roses



Yard, Garden and Patio Show
Friday, February 27 - Sunday March 1, 2015
Oregon Convention Center


Hours: Friday: 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Costs:
$12 regular admission; $9 senior citizen admission (60+ and older);
Kids 12 and under are free; Seminars - free.



Open House
Saturday, February 28, 2015 • 9:00am-5:00pm
Heirloom Roses


If you're local, stop by our nursery for our Open House event. Two presentations on pruning and climbing roses will be given at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., respectively, in our newly renovated sales cottage. Enjoy complimentary refreshments, grab a book from our book sale, or meet with our expert staff members to get tips on how to create the dream garden.



12th Annual SE Area Art Walk!!
Saturday & Sunday Feb 28 - March 1, 2015 • 10:00am to 5:00pm
Southeast Portland

I'll have an assortment of all the regular characters, plus some new work sure to please!!
Find me at 2519 SE 35th Place, Just south of Division, behind the bamboo forest!!
Studio entrance is around back to the left of the house, Down the steps to the basement.


Find a printable map and a link below where you can check out all the participating artists.
http://www.seportlandartwalk.com/

Seminar: Seed Starting
Saturday, February 28, 2015 • 10:00am
Al's Garden Center (Woodburn, Sherwood, Gresham)


Do you want to start plants from seeds but are not sure how or when, or which ones are easy? Come to this free class to learn all about seed starting, and you’ll be ready for the coming growing season. Al’s Experts will explain the simple process of growing from seed, so you’ll feel confident to try it yourself at home! Cost: Seminar is free and open to the public.
Registration: Registration is not required. Speaker: Al’s Experts.



Mason Bees
Saturday, February 28, 2015 • 11:00am
Tsugawa Nursery


Billie Bevers, Washington State University Master Gardener, will discuss the skills needed for raising Mason Bees. Orchard Mason bees are highly effective pollinators that are very non-aggressive. They become active in early spring when apple and pear trees begin flowering. This class covers
equipment, seasonal management, bee biology and management of pests. Free.



Hands On Raised Bed Gardening
Saturday, February 28, 2015 • 11:00am-12:30pm
Portland Nursery (Division)

With Portland Nursery's Tiffany Garner. Join staff member Tiffany Garner for the first in a monthly series of raised bed veggie garden classes. These hands-on classes will take place outside at our display veggie beds so be prepared for the weather. The raised bed classes are a monthly event that will cover what you need to do, when you should be doing it & the proper techniques so you can work smarter, not harder. From cold frames to compost & seeds to starts we will learn and grow alongside our raised beds.



Intro to Fruit Trees
Saturday, February 28, 2015 • 1:00pm
Portland Nursery (Stark)


With Bill Wilder of Portland Nursery. Come learn about selecting good fruit trees for your needs and your garden’s design. Bill will share a wealth of information about the trees’ soil, water, light, air, pollination and fertilization needs to help you plant and care for the tree successfully.



Spring Herbal Tonics
Saturday, February 28, 2015 • 1:00pm-2:30pm
Portland Nursery (Division)

With Missy Rohs of the Arctos School. Early Spring is a great time to focus on supporting your health through gentle cleanses and healing herbs. Missy Rohs of the Arctos School will discuss seasonal tonic herbs and delicious ways to ingest them. Along the way, she'll talk about proper foraging guidelines and local sources for purchasing the ingredients -- if they're not in your garden already!

Growing Strawberries & Blueberries
Sunday, March 1, 2015 • 10:00am-11:30am
Portland Nursery (Division)

With Ken Whitten of Portland Nursery. Are you interested in growing fruit? Strawberries and blueberries are a great place to start! Learn about the needs and qualities of different varieties that do well in this area, and how they can make your garden beautiful as well as providing tasty fruit for fresh eating or preserving.



Being Successful with Roses in the NW
Sunday, March 1, 2015 • 1:00pm
Portland Nursery (Stark)

With Rich Baer of the Portland Rose Society Master Rosarian. Join Rose Society President and Master Rosarian Rich Baer for a basic class on roses: selecting roses, siting and planting them, and caring for them so they will bloom their best. Feel the Rose City pride, and pride in your own roses, whether they are for landscape or vase.



Planning a Medicinal Herb Garden
Sunday, March 1, 2015 • 1:00pm-2:30pm
Portland Nursery (Division)

With Gradey Proctor from the Arctos School. Learn how to put together your own herbal medicine kit from your own backyard. Gradey will discuss herbs that you can grow at home, planting and care methods and how to use them to stay in good health. He'll also mention a few common weeds that you might like to keep around for their medicinal uses!

 
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