February 11, 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.

Organic Vegetable Gardening 101: Basics for Beginners
Saturday, February 11, 2018 • 11:00am-12:30pm
Portland Nursery (Division), Portland, OR

With Gardening Goddess, Jolie Ann Donohue. If you are excited to grow your own food but have little to no experience or you are new to gardening in the Portland area, this is the class for you! Jolie Donohue, The Gardening Goddess will discuss the basics of organic edible gardening, including site preparation, crop selection based on site elements, planting and care techniques. With her two decades of gardening experience, Jolie will demystify growing your own food and share her tips and techniques for beginner success!

Organic Vegetable Gardening 102: Crop Rotation & Companion Planting
Saturday, February 11, 2018 • 1:00pm-2:30pm
Portland Nursery (Division), Portland, OR

With Gardening Goddess, Jolie Ann Donohue. Take your vegetable garden to the next level. This is a great class for gardeners with a little experience under their belt now wanting to dig deeper! Join Jolie Donohue, The Gardening Goddess and learn the benefits of practicing crop rotation and companion planting for the healthiest, happiest plants possible. Drawing from two decades of gardening experience, Jolie will discuss tips and techniques for crop rotation, great crop combinations and methods for inter-planting, and strategize about how to rotate crops in small urban plots.

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