EVENTS CALENDAR
Saturday,
February 17, 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. www.japanesegarden.org.

Pruning Demonstration
Saturday, February 17, 2018 • 9:00am-12:00pm
Hillsboro, OR


 By the Tualatin Valley Garden Club and Washington County Master Gardener Association.
Enjoy hot drinks and cookies while learning correct pruning techniques for cane berries, grapes, fruit trees, ornamental shrubs, ornamental trees and roses. Tool care discussed and tool sharpening available. Please bring pruners and gloves for hands on experience.
For questions, call 503-648-4236

Location: 3850 Minter Bridge Road, Hillsboro

Painting Party – Rainbow Sedum
Saturday, February 17, 2018 • 9:30am-12:30pm
Bauman Farms, Gervais, OR


Unleash Your Inner Artist! Join Bottle & Bottega at Bauman Farms for a painting party! No experience needed. We believe that art is for everyone! We supply all of the art supplies you need – paint, canvas, brushes, everything! – so all you have to do is embrace your inner artist! Step-by-step painting instruction provided by one of our artists. Cost: $40. www.baumanfarms.com



Create Your Own Topiary
Saturday, February 17, 2018 • 11:00am(G)
Saturday, February 24, 2018 • 11:00am(V)
Al's Garden & Home, 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.



Raising Mason Bees
Saturday, February 17, 2018 • 10:00am-12:00pm
PCC-Rock Creek, Portland, OR

By Ron Spendal. Focuses on the environmental needs of the mason bees, nesting behaviors of mason bees, nesting and housing devices attractive to mason bees. Come learn how to build a “happy home” for these wonderful pollinators. Approved for MG education credit

Location: WCGMA Education Garden at PCC-Rock Creek Building 4 Classroom
17705 NW Springville Rd. Portland, OR 97229.



Roses 101
Saturday, February 17, 2018 • 10:00am(S,W)
Saturday, February 17, 2018 • 1:00pm(G,V)
Al's Garden & Home, Sherwood, Woodburn, Gresham, Wilsonville(V), OR


We aren't called Rose City for nothing, and since we are known for our roses we thought we should host a class on how to grow and care for them. This class will cover pruning, fertilizing, and general care. Our experts will also assist you in finding the best roses for your yard and lifestyle. Registration is encouraged, but not required.



Mason Bees 101: A Beginners Guide
Saturday, February 17, 2018 • 11:00am-12:30pm
Portland Nursery (Division), Portland, OR


With Tiffany Garner of Portland Nursery. Mason bees are solitary bees that pollinate up to 100 times more effectively than honey bees. They are easily managed, gentle and non-aggressive. Join Portland Nursery’s own Tiffany Garner in this beginner’s guide to managing mason bees in your home garden. We will discuss why, how and what you need to raise your own happy pollinators. www.portlandnursery.com



Inviting Mason Bees to Your Garden
Saturday, February 17, 2018 • 11:00am
Tsugawa Nursery, Woodland, WA


This class will focus on a wonderful little insect…the Mason bee! We are excited to have Master Gardener Billie Bevers back to share with you her knowledge of these proficient pollinators and how you can encourage them to visit your garden and orchard this season, increasing the abundance of your harvest. Learn about their nesting habits and how to establish an environment that will encourage them to keep a regular home in your garden. This class covers equipment, seasonal management, bee biology and management of pests. www.tsugawanursery.com



Bonsai Class: Repotting Your Bonsai
Saturday, February 17, 2018 • 11:00am
Tsugawa Nursery, Woodland, WA


Learns the whens and whys of repotting your bonsai. 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. Call us for more information. www.tsugawanursery.com



Rose Care 101
Saturday, February 17, 2018 • 1:00pm-2:30pm
Portland Nursery (Division), Portland, OR


With Rich Baer, Portland Rose Society. February is here and it’s time to prune your roses! Come join rose expert Rich Baer, of the Portland Rose Society, to learn the basics of growing roses. He will cover the basics of various rose species, proper pruning timing & techniques, fertilizing & watering needs, pest & disease control, and other helpful tips to keep your roses healthy, happy, and blooming!



Painting Party – Lavender Fields
Saturday, February 17, 2018 • 1:45pm-4:45pm
Bauman Farms, Gervais, OR

Unleash Your Inner Artist! Join Bottle & Bottega at Bauman Farms for a painting party! No experience needed. We believe that art is for everyone! We supply all of the art supplies you need – paint, canvas, brushes, everything! – so all you have to do is embrace your inner artist! Step-by-step painting instruction provided by one of our artists. Cost: $40. www.baumanfarms.com

 
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