February 24, 2018

Portland Spring Home & Garden Show
Thursday-Sunday, February 22-25, 2018
Expo Center, Portland, OR

Hours: Thursday-Saturday: 11:00am-8:00pm; Sunday: 11:00am–6pm. Courtesy of Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland. Parking will be FREE after 4:00pm on Thursday and Friday.

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.

Winter Mid-Valley Ag Fest
Saturday-Sunday, February 24-25, 2018
Polk County Fairgrounds, Rickreall, OR

Educational events, Farmer's Bounty Market, artisan vendors, 4-H petting zoo, ag tech. Adults $5.00, under 18 free. Parking is free. Food available onsite. Hours: Saturday: 9:00am–4:00pm; Sunday: 10:00am–4:00pm. Polk County Fairgrounds, 520 S Pacific Hwy W., Rickreall, OR 97371.

Create Your Own Topiary
Saturday, February 24, 2018 • 11:00am
Al's Garden & Home, Wilsonville, 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.

The Seasons of a Pine
Saturday, February 24, 2018 • 11:00am-12:30pm
Portland Nursery (Division), Portland, OR

With Tom Dufala of Bentwood Tree Farm. Tom Dufala of Bentwood Tree Farm will visit us to explore Japanese garden styled pine trees. Learn about pine tree culture & 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.


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