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.
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.