November 5, 2017

Art in the Garden - Mirrors of the Mind: The Noh Masks of Ohtsuki Kokun
Thru December 3, 2017 • Garden Hours
Japanese Garden, Portland, OR

Included with Garden Admission. Thirty hand-carved Noh masks by Ohtsuki Kokun and a selection of elegant brocade costumes from the traditional silk looms of Orinasu-kan in Kyoto bring the elusive world of Noh drama to Portland in the exhibition Mirrors of the Mind: The Noh Masks of Ohtsuki Kokun. The exhibition is highlighted by performances by Noh actor Kawamura Haruhisa, who has been designated an Intangible Cultural Asset, during the opening days of the exhibition. A demonstration of Noh mask carving will be presented by Mr. Ohtsuki, who will also be present for exhibition’s opening days. This aristocratic form of theater art is vastly different from the exuberant peoples’ art form of Kabuki.

Japanese Maple Pruning
Sunday, November 5, 2017 • 11:00am
Portland Nursery (Stark), Portland, OR

With Holly Beare of Eshraghi Nursery. Japanese maples provide distinctive color and texture to Northwest gardens. A lot of thought goes into choosing the right one, but then what? Join Holly Beare of Eshraghi Nursery to learn about how to prune your Japanese maple so that it thrives from planting to maturity.

Sunday • November 5 • 11:00am-12:30pm
Portland Nursery (Division), Portland, OR

With Farmer Dan. Microgreens are tasty, tiny vegetable greens that are packed with nutrients and add a beautiful flair to your meals. Best of all they are super easy to grow! Join Farmer Dan for a lesson in how to grow your own microgreens right in your kitchen. The class is free but Farmer Dan will have microgreen kits for sale (cash or check only, please).

Annual Chestnut Roast
Saturday-Sunday, November 4-5, 2017 • 12:00pm-4:00pm
Nella Chestnut Farm, Hood River, OR

Here at Nella Chestnut Farm, we combine our efforts with a local winery, Hood River Vineyards, and celebrate a chestnut roast with red wine, Italian Style. This 2017 event will be held on November 4th and 5th from noon to 4pm. Come join us for a fun filled day of enjoying chestnuts hot off an open fire and vino. According to Italian custom, the chestnuts are roasted, peeled and dropped into a glass of red wine. As the wine is sipped, the flavors and aromas of the chestnut mingle with the fruitiness of the wine, creating a unique sensation. More information at

Winter Protection for the Vegetable Garden
Sunday, November 5, 2017 • 1:00pm-2:30pm
Portland Nursery (Division), Portland, OR

With Marc Scheidecker. Cold frames, row covers, micromesh, plastic… there are so many options. Your vegetable plants will all benefit from having the right type of protection from the weather, from pests, and from pathogens. Get more out of your garden space by growing year-round. Come on in and get covered!

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