March 24, 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.

Lan Su in Bloom
March 1-31, 2018
Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland, OR

Lan Su Chinese Garden begins to shed the cold and gray of winter to “drink in the fragrance” of plants, flowers and everything blooming! Celebrate the blooms and fragrances of Lan Su Chinese Garden. Lan Su's plant collection is filled with more than ninety specimen trees, rare and unusual shrubs and perennials, and signature magnolia, orchid and camellia collections. Lan Su in Bloom is an in-depth look at plants with Lan Su's horticulture staff and garden experts. Take in the sights and scents of special floral arranging demonstrations, guided garden plant tours and talk from plant and garden experts. In addition, visitors will be able to tour Lan Su on their own with special plants guides for the plants in bloom.

Gaiety Hollow Garden Guided Tours
Saturday, March 24, 2018 • 10:30am
Gaiety Hollow, Salem, OR

The Lord & Schryver Conservancy is delighted to welcome visitors and tour to the Gaiety Hollow gardens. Elizabeth Lord and Edith Schryver frequently opened their gardens to visitors eager to see their timeless beauty and we are happy to continue that tradition. Mature hedges and shrubs form the backdrop and “bones” to the seasonal display flowers. Visitors in spring enjoy a gorgeous array of tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths. Later in the season, beds overflow with colorful old-fashioned flowers like Canterbury bells, zinnias, marigolds, heliotrope, and delphinium. In late summer, the dahlias, asters, and other late-blooming plants will steal the show.

Trained docents will give guided tours tours of the gardens at Gaiety Hollow on the 4th Saturday of the month, March through September. Tours will begin promptly at 10:30am. Children are free; admission is $5 for persons over age 16.
Dates: March 24, April 28, May 26, June 23, July 28, August 25, September 22. Gaiety Hollow, 545 Mission St. SE, Salem, OR 97302; 503-838-0527.

Pest and Disease Management in Fruit Trees
Saturday, March 24, 2018 • 11:00am
Portland Nursery (Division), Portland, OR

With John Lott of Fruitful Labor. Got any pests and diseases in your fruit trees? Join John to learn how to manage afflictions in our fruiting friends. In this class we will learn to identify, monitor, and take action to prevent fruit and tree damage so we can harvest the stuff we love- fruit! Topics will include: managing water, fertilizer use, pruning, and using Integrated Pest Management or IPM to empower our fruit gardens. Participants are encouraged to bring photos, samples, and lots of questions pertinent to their gardens.

Al’s Kid’s Club
Saturday, March 24, 2018 • 11:00am
Al's Garden & Home, Wilsonville, OR

Back by popular demand, we are planting strawberry plants in a unique container. Kids will love picking and eating their delicious red, ripe strawberries throughout the summer months. Join us to learn more about this wonderful fruit! $7.50 to cover the cost of materials.

Pollinate Like a Boss with Mason Bees!
Saturday, March 24, 2018 • 11:00am-12:00pm
Blooming Junction, Cornelius, OR

Looking to get higher yields out of your fruits and berries? Learn how easy it is to establish and maintain your very own Mason Bee colony. These non-aggressive bees are work-horses of the pollinator world! This class will discuss the basic of Mason Bee Keeping including bee identification, houses and habitats, and the overall benefits of keeping Mason Bees. Class held in The Granary.

Repotting Orchids
Saturday, March 24, 2018 • 1:00pm
Portland Nursery (Stark), Portland, OR

With Sue Volek of the Oregon Orchid Society. Many orchids aren't that fussy, but they do need occasional repotting to bloom and thrive. Learn all about why and when and how to repot with a lively and fun demonstration from Sue Volek of the Oregon Orchid Society. She'll de-mystify the process by repotting an orchid while explaining about various mixes, pot selection, timing and fertilization.

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