March 31, 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.

Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival
March 23-April 30, 2018 • Daily, 9:00am-6:00pm
Wood Shoe Tulip Farm, Woodburn, OR

Our favorite time of year is when the tulips bloom! The Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest is an invitation from our family to yours to enjoy all things that make spring in the Northwest. Stroll through 40 acres of stunning beauty, experience expansive views of vineyards, distant mountains, and a few mud puddles. Fresh flowers, food, and fun for the entire family, including well behaved dogs on leashes! 33814 S Meridian Rd, Woodburn, OR 97071.

7 Steps to Water Efficient Landscapes
Saturday, March 31, 2018 • 11:00am
Portland Nursery (Division), Portland, OR

With Christine Hollenbeck of the Regional Water Providers Consortium. The Regional Water Providers Consortium will share information on how you can create a beautiful, water efficient garden in just seven steps. Find out about water efficient plants that can add color, texture, and seasonal interest to your garden while thriving on very little water once established. Participants will receive a free watering gauge and plant guide to help them get started on their road to a water efficient garden.

Build-Your-Own Fertilizer
Saturday, March 31, 2018 • 1:00pm
Portland Nursery (Stark), Portland, OR

With Katie D. of Portland Nursery. Thinking about creating your own fertilizer from bulk ingredients? Look past N-P-K and consider how your garden and your plants respond to different kinds of input. Katie D will discuss common bulk amendments and converting your need into application rates.

Bonsai is for Everyone
Saturday, March 31, 2018 • 1:00pm
Portland Nursery (Division), Portland, OR

With Lucy Davenport of Bonsai Akira. Lucy will cover the elements of styling- taking a plant specimen from nursery stock to a finished bonsai. The class will include an overview of the techniques of styling, including root pruning, branch pruning, wiring, and leaf reduction. This allows persons with any level of experience to participate. Bring a plant or just come to learn.

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