May 19, 2018

Chrysanthemum Sale
Saturday, May 19, 2018 • 8:00am-4:00pm
Portland Nursery (Stark), Portland, OR

The Portland Mum Society's Spring Mum Sale.

Schreiner’s Iris Gardens Bloom Season 2018
May 11 – May 31, 2018 • 9:00am-6:00pm
Schreiner’s Iris Gardens, Salem, OR

Tour Schreiner's Iris Gardens’ 10-acre display gardens filled with over 500 named Irises. Shop unique gifts in the Gift Shop on site, featuring an exciting mix of reasonably priced home and garden accents, Iris-themed gifts, glassware, t-shirts and handcrafted artwork, as well as gardening tools and accessories. Shop a selection of potted spring flowers and companion plants to complement your Iris garden and place an order for Iris to ship this summer. View hundreds of Irises on display in the Schreiner's Cut Flower Show. Fresh-cut Irises are available for purchase every day, weather permitting. The gardens are open to the public. Parking is $5 per car. Schreiner’s Iris Gardens, 3625 Quinaby Rd NE, Salem, Oregon, 97303.

Annual Fundraiser Plant Sale
Saturday, May 19, 2018 • 9:00am-3:00pm
Camas United Methodist Church, Camas, WA

The Community Garden Club of Camas Washougal’s Annual Fundraiser Plant Sale will be May 19th. Great selection at low prices! Indoor shopping and free parking. Community Garden Club of Camas Washougal is a non-profit 501c(4) organization. Camas United Methodist Church, 706 NE 14th Ave., Camas, WA. Website:

Oregon Fuchsia Society Spring Plant Sale
Saturday, May 19, 2018 • 9:00am-2:00pm (or until all plants are sold)
Fabric Depot Parking Lot, Portland, OR

There will be a limited number of baskets (we just don’t have members who can transport such large, fragile plants at this time), and a much larger selection of gallon container hardy upright or lax fuchsia plants. Sale will last until 2:00pm, or until all of the plants are sold. At the parking lot of Fabric Depot, SE 122nd and Stark.

Beaverton Garden Club 10th Annual Plant Sale
Saturday, May 19, 2018 • 9:00am-2:00pm
St. Cecelia Catholic Church, Beaverton, OR

Plants from members’ gardens. Perennials, veggies, shrubs, house plants. Proceeds support scholarships, conservation and local public gardens. The SW Portland Fuschia Club will also be participating. St. Cecelia Catholic Church at SW 5th & Franklin in Beaverton.

Ohara Ikebana Exhibition
Saturday & Sunday, May 19 & 20, 2018 • Garden Hours
Portland Japanese Garden, Portland, OR

What distinguishes ikebana from other approaches to flower arrangement is its asymmetrical form and the use of “empty” space as essential features of the composition. A sense of harmony among the materials, the container, and the setting is also crucial. Ikebana shares these aesthetic characteristics with traditional Japanese paintings, gardens, architecture, and design. Members of the Seattle Chapter of the Ohara School of Ikebana set the tone for spring with an array of exquisite designs on display in the Yanai Classroom.

Nature Fair! “Chew Chomp Slurp: How Critters Eat”
Saturday, May 19, 2018 • 10:00am–2:00pm
Leach Botanical Garden, Portland, OR

Come explore how the food an animal eats affects its body and behavior. Check out different skulls and match the teeth and bones with the kind of food the animal eats! We’ll have bear, cougar, horse, an alligator and many more! What can you learn by looking at your own teeth? Plus: Critter Explorations - grab a mini-terrarium, net & magnifying glass and see what you can discover!
See insect-eating plants, make an animal mask, try the Salmon Run game, meet Audubon’s Education Birds, go on a lady bug nature walk, enjoy face painting, crafts, Nature Fair Post Cards, slug races, music, popcorn & 25¢ Ice Cream Cones & more! Thanks to our sponsor, PNW Federal Credit Union, and our partners: Johnson Creek Watershed Council, Audubon Society of Portland, Portland Parks & Recreation Environmental Education Program, Portland State University Biology Department and Adventure WILD. Free! Location: Upper Garden Meadow. Location: Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97236.

Keizer Iris Festival Weekend at Schreiner’s Iris Gardens!
Saturday & Sunday, May 19 & 20, 2018 • 10:00am-6:00pm
Schreiner’s Iris Gardens, Salem, OR

Each year Schreiner's Iris Garden donates hundreds of field-fresh Iris stems to the Keizer Iris Festival and there is no better place to celebrate than at Schreiner’s Iris Gardens. Check out the beautiful floats in the parade in Keizer, then visit our 10-acre display garden in full bloom, join in a 5K or 10K walk/run through the irises, sample unique liqueurs from Spiritopia, and participate in the discussion of two interesting iris demonstrations.

Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Keiser Iris Walk with the Willamette Wanderers. Walk or run through fields of colorful iris on a 5K or 10K route. The walk begins at the Display Gardens. Registration required. Leashed, sociable dogs are welcome. Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m & Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Spiritopia Craft Spirits of Corvallis, Oregon, will offer tastings of their fine liqueurs. Tantalize your taste buds with their premium artisan liqueurs and purchase your favorites to take home. On Saturday from Noon to 5:00 p.m., Elixir Craft Spirits, makers of artisanal liqueurs in the Old World tradition will tempt you with tastings of their Iris liqueurs and other varieties.

Also Saturday, 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., check out our live How to Dig & Divide Iris Demonstration. We will discuss and review the proper time and technique for digging and separating Iris. It’s easier than you think! Bring your questions and learn tips from the experts. Free demonstration in our Plant Sale area, open to all. From 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, join us as special guest Sue Bielemeier of Green Thumb Flower Box Florists provides a free demonstration of flower arranging, highlighting the use of Iris in a variety of arrangements.

The gardens are open to the public. Liqueur tasting are available for a nominal fee. Parking is $5 per car. Schreiner’s Iris Gardens, 3625 Quinaby Rd NE, Salem, Oregon, 97303.

Bonsai Class: Topic TBA
Saturday, May 19, 2018 • 11:00am
Tsugawa Nursery, Woodland, WA

Join us and learn about this fun, relaxing and artistic hobby. All levels are invited. We look forward to seeing you! A fee for materials may be added once topic is determined. Call us for more information.

RPR Annual Open Garden & Nursery
Saturday & Sunday, May 19 & 20, 2018 • 11:00am-4:00pm
Rare Plant Research, Oregon City, OR

It's about that time of year, time to open our gates for our Annual Open Nursery & Garden event. Mark your calendars now for Saturday May 19th & Sunday May 20th, the one weekend a year we're open to the public! Our greenhouses will be open and filled with rare and unusual hardy and tropical plants. Glass artist Mariusz Rynkiewicz from Seattle will again be joining us and food & wine will be available for purchase. Rare Plant Research, 11900 S. Criteser Rd. Oregon City OR 97045.

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