November 3, 2018

Thursday, November 1, 2018-Friday, November 30, 2018
Lan Su Garden, Portland, OR

During the month of November, Lan Su Chinese Garden will be packed with more than 750 potted chrysanthemums artistically displayed throughout the garden.
More than 75 different chrysanthemum varieties will unfurl in all colors, shapes and sizes including: spiders, quills, spoons, regular incurves, irregular incurves, reflexes, semi-doubles, anemones, brush, thistle, exotics and more! Take in the oranges, reds and yellows of autumn to unusually bright pinks, pale lavenders, lime green, and even stripes of the chrysanthemum.
Ninth Moon Floral Showcase

In conjunction with Mumvember, Lan Su hosts the Ninth Moon Floral Design Showcase presented in partnership with the Floral Design Institute, showcasing the work of 25 of the region's best floral designers along with floral demonstrations, presentations, and talks.

Medicinal Roots
Saturday, November 3, 2018 • 11:00am
Portland Nursery (Division), Portland, OR

With Gradey Proctor, Arctos School of Herbal Studies. Join Gradey Proctor from the Arctos School of Herbal and Botanical Studies for an exploration of the underground world of the plant, the root! As we move towards winter, perennial plants send their energy into the earth creating the opportunity for us to dig and divide plants, as well as harvest medicine. We will explore a half dozen medicinal plants by going through their medicinal uses, different ways of making root medicine, the botany of underground structures and most importantly, how to do all this while keeping our plants thriving.

Lawn, What a Yawn! Alternatives for Greenspaces
Saturday, November 3, 2018 • 11:00am
Portland Nursery (Stark), Portland, OR

With Bonnie Bruce of Celilo Gardens. A lawn used to be every homeowners pride but because turf is a water hog, a maintenance hound and often chemically dependent, lawn is losing its appeal. Bonnie will explore other design options for the green turf as well as techniques for removal.

Cookie Cutter Birdseed Feeders
Saturday, November 3, 2018 • 11:00am(W)
Saturday, November 10, 2018 • 11:00am(S)
Saturday, November 17, 2018 • 11:00am(G)
Saturday, November 24, 2018 • 11:00am(V)
Al’s Garden & Home, Woodburn, Sherwood, Gresham, Wilsonville(V), OR

$7.50 to cover the cost of materials. What better way to celebrate the season and take care of our feathered friends! We will be making cookie cutter birdseed feeders that kids can take home to decorate the trees ourside in their yards, while also providing nourishment for the birds. We will talk about local birds and what they need to survive our Northwest winters.

Autumn Mushrooms in the Garden
Saturday, November 3, 2018 • 2:00pm-5:00pm
Leach Botanical Garden, Portland, OR

Did you know that one tree can be vitally connected to hundreds of others and that they’ll send nutrients back and forth in a what-goes-around-comes-around cycle? Or that in some areas of Alaska 75% of the nitrogen found in trees comes from salmon? These facts pose a host of questions – and fungi are the answer. Explore these amazing beings with instructor Gradey Proctor. The class starts with a slide show in the Manor House where you'll learn some basic mushroom anatomy, and a few of the major genera in our region. Then you'll stroll through the Garden to see what’s up and fruiting, evidence of the vast interconnections beneath our feet. Come away with some useful identification tips, harvesting and cooking advice, and much more. Be prepared to walk the trails rain or shine. Meet at the Manor House. Cost: $35 general/$25 Leach Garden Members/Friend. Limit 15. To register visit or call 503-823-1671. Leach Botanical Garden 6704 SE 122nd Avenue Portland, OR 97236.

Evening of Lights
Saturday, November 3, 2018 • 4:00pm-9:00pm(W)
Thursday, November 8, 2018 • 4:00pm-9:00pm(V)
Saturday, November 10, 2018 • 3:00pm-7:00pm(G)
Al’s Garden & Home, Woodburn, Wilsonville(V), Gresham, OR

Come join us in early November for our annual Christmas open house Evening of Lights.
Started many years ago as an employee Christmas party, this event is one not to be missed. Dozens of designer decorated trees await you, along with our annual Poinsettia Collection. Made up of over 40 different varieties, the Poinsettia Collection never ceases to amaze. Don’t forget to stop by and see the train and pick up your Ice Apples® while you nibble on holiday gourmet treats. This event gets everyone in the Christmas spirit.

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