February 16, 2019

Annual Pruning Demo
Saturday, February 16, 2019 • 9:00am-12:00pm
Tualatin Valley Garden Club, Hillsboro, OR

Tualatin Valley Garden Club (TVGC) in collaboration with the Washington County Master Gardener Association will offer their annual pruning demonstration on Saturday, February 16, 2019. Come and learn how to prune cane berries, grapes, fruit trees, ornamental shrubs, ornamental trees, and roses. Experienced volunteers and professional tree pruner Bill Stone will demonstrate at this event.

Participants may also bring two tools to be sharpened by a volunteer who will be available to answer questions on tool care and sharpening. ONE CLEAN TOOL PER PERSON w/name label. Please bring pruners and gloves for hands on experience. Hot coffee and cookies available.

The event is free and requires no registration. Stop by between 9 a.m. to noon rain or shine at 3850 S.W. Minter Bridge Road, Hillsboro. Questions? Call: Dave Russell, 503-648-4236, leave your name and number.

Chinese New Year
February 5-19, 2019 • 10:00am-4:00pm
Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland, OR

Chinese New Year at Lan Su Chinese Garden is one of the most popular things to do in Portland. Experience the most joyous two-week celebration for families and individuals with lion dances, glowing lanterns, cultural activities, and more. Plan for the most auspicious visit by purchasing admission tickets ahead of time online and arriving early for your favorite activities. The festivities end with several nights of Lantern Viewing Evenings when the garden is illuminated with colorful lanterns and lively dragon processions. Chinese New Year is the most popular time to visit the garden. Plan for the best visit by purchasing your tickets ahead of time and arriving early for your favorite activities.

Red Lantern Family Craft Activity
Saturday-Sunday, February 16-17, 2019 • 10:00am-4:00pm
Monday, February 18, 2019 • 11:00am-1:00pm
Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland, OR

Construct your own red lantern in celebration of Chinese New Year — Year of the Pig. Paper lanterns are used in Chinese culture during festivals and times of celebration. The bright red color of these lanterns is especially important in Chinese culture, representing luck and prosperity. This family craft activity will teach you how to create this keepsake that you can carry through the garden during your visit and take home with you to use as decoration.

All needed materials are provided.This activity is included free with Lan Su membership or admission; no registration is required. Chinese New Year is the most popular time to visit the garden. Plan for the best visit by purchasing your tickets ahead of time and arriving early for your favorite activities.

Brunch & Workshop Saturday
Saturday, February 16, 2019 • 10:00am
Al's Garden & Home, Woodburn, OR

Hypertufa Trough Making
Saturday, February 16, 2019 • 10:00am-12:00pm
Rogerson Clematis Garden, West Linn, OR

Join curator Linda Beutler and greenhouse manager Susan Toler for this rewarding and messy class! We provide all the materials you need to leave with your own trough, plus instructions so you can repeat the process at home. Dress for the weather, as part of the process happens outside. We will be in the greenhouse driveway unless the weather is bitter, in which case we’ll meet in the milking parlor of the barn. Classes are $10 for FRCC members, $25 for non-members of FRCC, and free to FRCC members at the Patron and Duchess of Waverly levels. 125 Rosemont Rd.,
West Linn, OR 97068. 971-777-4394.

Kids’ Club: Seeds are Da’ Bomb
Saturday, February 16, 2019 • 11:00am(G)
Saturday, February 23, 2019 • 11:00am(V)
Al's Garden & Home, Woodburn, Sherwood, Gresham, Wilsonville(V), OR

The Seasons of a Pine
Saturday, February 16, 2019 • 11:00am
Portland Nursery (Division), Portland, OR

With Tom Dufala, Bentwood Tree Farm. Tom Dufala of Bentwood Tree Farm will visit us to explore Japanese garden styled pine trees. Learn about pine tree culture and the best methods to guide your pine tree into its own character. Tom will discuss pine varieties, garden siting for best growth, and how to care for and prune pine trees for a Japanese garden style.

Bonsai Class: Topic TBA
Saturday, February 16, 2019 • 11:00am
Tsugawa Nursery, Woodland, WA

Join us and learn about this fun, relaxing and artistic hobby. All levels are invited. We look forward to seeing you! A fee for materials may be added once topic is determined. Call us for more information.

Wishing Tree
Tuesday, February 5-Sunday, February 16, 2019 • 12:00pm-2:00pm
Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland, OR

Chinese wishing trees, money trees, and hong bao trees are a big part of Chinese New Year festivities. Every year, billions of people around the world gather to toss their red ribbons up into the wishing tree with hope that it will stick and their wish will come true for good fortune in the coming year. Visitors will have an opportunity to toss a wish for prosperity, happiness and longevity into the wishing tree at Lan Su. Your wish (if you're lucky!) will stay in the wishing tree, but you can learn how to make your own wishing ribbons for use at home at this event.
Free with membership or admission. Chinese New Year is the most popular time to visit the garden. Plan for the best visit by purchasing your tickets ahead of time and arriving early for your favorite activities. Event begins at 10:00am on February 5, 9, 10 & 16.

Folk Art Demonstration
February 5-18, 2019 (Daily, Excluding Thursdays) • 12:00pm-4:00pm
Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland, OR

Calligraphy is a high art in Chinese culture. See why the writing of beautiful characters is so revered, and watch as expert calligrapher Zhao Ze Ming creates a colorful painting that builds on this ancient art's techniques. Personalized calligraphy is available for a small cost or simply watch a master at work. Event begins at 10:00am on February 5, 9, 10, 16 & 17.

School Performance
Saturday-Sunday, February 16-17, 2019 • 12:00pm-12:30pm
Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland, OR

Watch as children from local schools sing and dance! Each performance will take place at Noon on the terrace.

Pruning Roses
Saturday, February 16, 2019 • 1:00pm-2:00pm
Garland Nursery, Corvallis, OR

Pruning Roses by Debbie de los Rosas Now is a great time to get your roses in order. Don’t know how to do that? Debbie de los Rosas from the Garland Nursery with decades of experience will be here to teach you the best practices for pruning your roses. Whether it be a floribunda or a climber, Debbie de los Rosas has all the answers. (Oops, I did it again.) Cost: Free to the Public.

Soils: Part 1
Saturday, February 16, 2019 • 1:00pm
Portland Nursery (Division), Portland, OR

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

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