, November 9, 2019

November 1-30, 2019
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.

Introduction to Mushrooms
Saturday, November 9, 2019 • 10:00am-12:30pm
Leach Botanical Garden, Portland, OR

In this class, local mushroom enthusiast Leah Bendlin will teach the basics of mushroom identification for beginners, including physical features, ecology and anecdotes about mushroom oddities and beauty. Then we'll take a walk in the Garden to see mushrooms fruiting in their natural habitats and to practice our new ID skills! If they have them, participants are encouraged to bring their own field guides for reference in the field.

Begins in the Manor House, and then we’ll head outdoors. General/$35 Leach Garden Friend/$25

Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Ave., Portland, OR 97236, 503-823-1671.

Kid’s Club: Bird Seed Wreaths
Saturday, November 9, 2019 • 11:00am(S)
Saturday, November 23, 2019 • 11:00am(G)
Saturday, November 30, 2019 • 11:00am(V)
Al's Garden & Home, Sherwood, Gresham, Wilsonville(V), OR

As the weather turns colder outside, it is important to remember our feathered friends. Create a wreath that is also a tasty birdseed treat for the birds. Learn all about our Pacific Northwest birds and what they need to survive the winter. Cost: $7.50.

Make Your Own Kombucha
Saturday, November 9, 2019 • 11:00am–12:00pm
Blooming Junction, Cornelius, OR

Kombucha is a fermented beverage dating back almost 3,000 years and has been used in many cultures as a beneficial drink for digestion, inflammation, immune function, and countless other uses. Come learn the ins and outs of brewing this bubbly probiotic drink at home from fermentation master and owner of Oregonic Tonic Kombucha Dave McGee. Cost: $25/person. You must register by November 7th. Sorry, no refunds after November 7th.

Medicinal Roots
Saturday, November 9, 2019 • 11:00am
Portland Nursery (Division), Portland, OR

With Gradey Proctor from the Arctos School of Herbal and Botanical Studies. Join Gradey Proctor 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.

Al's Evening of Lights
Saturday, November 9, 2019 • 3:00pm-7:00pm(W)
Thursday, November 14, 2019 • 4:00pm-9:00pm(V)
Saturday, November 16, 2019 • 3:00pm-7:00pm(G)
Al's Garden & Home, Woodburn, Wilsonville(V), Gresham, OR

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!

main page this week

plant of the week

tip of the week tool shed how to gardens to see sponsors events calendar the happy spot
streaming video read our blog join our twitter e-mail us archive press relations links to other websites

Website design and content ©2006-2019 Gustin Creative Group.  Please send website inquiries to  This page last modified October 25, 2019.