Saturday, February 10
, 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.

2018 Northwest Flower & Garden Festival
Wednesday-Sunday, February 7-11, 2018
Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA

Your gardening desires will blossom when you gaze at the spectacular Show Gardens created by the most respected garden designers and landscapers of the region. Our full acre of show gardens are brimming with ideas that will inspire your garden projects. No matter your style or needs, you’ll find inspiration for outdoor living, edible gardening, sustainability, and more. Hours: Wednesday–Saturday: 9:00am–8:00pm; Sunday: 9:00am–6:00pm.

Orchids 101
Saturday, February 10, 2018 • 10:00am(S,W)
Saturday, February 10, 2018 • 1:00pm(V,G)
Al's Garden & Home, Sherwood, Woodburn, Wilsonville(V), Gresham, OR

Would you like to grow orchids but need some basic knowledge? The Oregon Orchid Society will lead this class, so come learn which orchids are best suited for your home or office, and what conditions they need to thrive. You can enjoy these colorful, long-blooming, exotic beauties with a few simple care requirements. Registration is encouraged, but not required.

Create Your Own Topiary
Saturday, February 10, 2018 • 11:00am(S)
Saturday, February 17, 2018 • 11:00am(G)
Saturday, February 24, 2018 • 11:00am(V)
Al's Garden & Home, Sherwood, Gresham, Wilsonville(V), OR

Imagination and creativity are a must for this fun class! Children will learn about the art of topiary while getting firsthand experience creating their own topiary design out of soft wire. After making their own unique topiary shape, children will plant a vine at the base to climb up and cover the wire.
Cost: $7.50.

Fruit Tree Pruning
Saturday, February 10, 2018 • 11:00am
Sunday, February 18, 2018 • 11:00am
Tsugawa Nursery, Woodland, WA

Mid-winter, while our fruit trees are dormant, is the best time to give them some much needed TLC. Join us as Jim Chennault advises on fruit tree pruning, teaching different techniques to control growth, remove dead or
diseased wood or stimulate the formation of flowers and fruit buds. Plan on staying to attend our next class, Dormant Spraying at 1:00 p.m. To get the most out of your fruit trees, plan to attend both Fruit Tree Pruning and Dormant Spraying.

Dormant Spraying
Saturday, February 10, 2018 • 1:00pm
Sunday, February 18, 2018 • 1:00pm
Tsugawa Nursery, Woodland, WA

Join us for one of our most popular first-of-the-year classes, Dormant Spraying. Jim Chennault will share the proper use of dormant spray for fruit trees and deciduous shrubs in preventing the spread of fungal diseases and controlling harmful insects. Arrive early and attend our 11:00 a.m. Fruit Tree Pruning seminar. To get the most out of your fruit trees, plan to attend both Fruit Tree Pruning and Dormant Spraying.

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