February 26-March 2, 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.

Chic Airplant Wreath
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 • 4:30pm(G)
Al's Garden & Home, Gresham, OR

Need an easy-care houseplant that adds a unique and classy touch to your decor? These great wreaths made from stylish metal rings and tillandsia airplants are just the thing. It will surely be a conversation piece in any home. This is a Wine & Workshop Wednesday, so we will have wonderful local wines available to sip and a light dinner. 21 & over only, please. Cost: $40.00.

Washington County Master Gardeners:
Successful Blueberries in the Pacific NW
Thursday, March 1, 2018 • 10:00am
Learning Garden at Jenkins Estate, Beaverton, OR

By Sue Ryburn/Cindy Muir. Who doesn’t love blueberries? Learn plant selection, soil preparation, pruning timing and techniques, bird protection, and more. There is no registration, events and parking are free. Location: Learning Garden at Jenkins Estate 8005 SW Grabhorn, Beaverton, OR 97007

Plant Nerd Night
Friday, March 2, 2018 • 7:00pm–9:00pm
Lake Bible Church, Lake Oswego, OR

This annual free event features representatives from six regional speciality nurseries who offer illustrated previews of new or favorite plants, many of which are also offered for sale at the event. Don't miss it! This is always a "sell-out" performance and a wonderful way to launch the spring planting season. Doors open at 6:00pm. Admission is free. Lake Bible Church, 4565 Carman Drive, Lake Oswego, OR.

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