February 4, 2018

Hanakago: The Art of Bamboo and Flowers
February 3-April 1, 2018 • Garden Hours
Portland Japanese Garden, Portland, OR

Our first exhibition of 2018, Hanakago (flower basket), features more exquisite bamboo masterpieces from Portland resident Peter Shinbach’s incredible bamboo art collection, highlighted by the ikebana art of Mrs. Etsuho Kakihana, master teacher of ikebana of the Saga Goryu School at Daikakuji, one of Kyoto’s oldest and most revered Buddhist Temples. Kakihana sensei travels from Kyoto with two prominent ikebana teachers to celebrate Kyoto with floral displays for the exhibition opening. A selection of baskets, including one by a Living National Treasure artist from Kyoto, will be paired with Saga Goryu ikebana arrangements. Staged in the Pavilion and Tanabe Galleries, this is the first bamboo art exhibition of its kind to feature flowers in the baskets designed originally to hold them. Location: Pavilion Gallery & Tanabe Gallery.

Soils: Part 1
Sunday, February 4, 2018 • 1:00pm-2:30pm
Portland Nursery (Division), Portland, OR

With Marc Scheidecker. This class looks at the types of minerals and organic matter that makes up our soils. These help determine the nutritional value of the plants we grow because “if it’s not in the soil it’s not in us.” Another important gardening axiom is “First, do no harm,” we’ll look at how to avoid unintentionally harming our soil. We’ll also discuss the importance of getting a professional soil test done.

Re-potting for Beginners: Deciduous Tree
Sunday, February 4, 2018 • 1:00pm-3:00pm
Garland Nursery, Corvallis, OR

Instructor Theo Bennett will cover basic re-potting, pruning, wiring, techniques and care of a deciduous bonsai which you will take home. Cost: $50. Includes plant, pot, soil.

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