February 18, 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.

Fruit Tree Pruning
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.

Spring Tonics
Sunday, February 18, 2018 • 11:00am-12:30pm
Portland Nursery (Division), Portland, OR

With Missy Rohs, The Arctos School. Green things are just starting to peek out from the ground! Join community herbalist Missy Rohs of the Arctos School to learn about weeds, garden plants, and nutritious foods to support bodies through the transition from winter to spring. We’ll talk about cleanses, mineral-rich infusions, and health-supporting vinegars.

Dormant Spraying
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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