February 25, 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.

Soils: Part 2
Sunday, February 25, 2018 • 1:00pm-2:30pm
Portland Nursery (Division), Portland, OR

With Marc Scheidecker. Learn how to feed your soil and the billions of soil microorganisms that in turn feed your veggie plants. Foliar fertilizing, soil drenching, side dressing, and manures will be discussed. Also it is important to avoid over fertilization, which can be quite harmful. We’ll talk about an ongoing, season long, fertilization plan.

Re-potting for Beginners: Conifer Tree
Sunday, February 25, 2018 • 1:00pm-3:00pm
Garland Nursery, Corvallis, OR

Instructor Theo Bennett will cover basic re-potting, pruning, wiring, techniques and care of a conifer bonsai which you will take home. Cost: $50. Includes plant, pot, soil, etc.

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