November 10, 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.

Holiday Open House
Saturday-Sunday, November 10-11, 2018
Garland Nursery, Corvallis, OR

This is the weekend we debut all our holiday displays to get you motivated and inspired for the holiday season. There will be treats, classes (see below), good cheer and more! Super happy, mega-fun s’more station and fire pit will open this weekend! 5470 NE Highway 20, Corvallis, OR 97330.

Autumn Birds in the Garden
November 10, 2018 • 9:30am-12:30pm
Leach Botanical Garden, Portland, OR

With Laura Whitmore. Birds are everywhere you look, but how to figure out which one is which? This workshop takes the mystery out of bird observation and identification by giving you the tools to see the whole bird—not just its color, but its shape, size, pattern, behavior, and more. You'll learn about resident species as well as those that live here only in the fall and winter. The class starts with a slide presentation in the Manor House Fireplace Room. You'll learn to see beyond a bird's color to consider other physical and behavioral characteristics that tell you about a bird's identity and life history. With new awareness, you’ll walk around the Garden, with Laura helping you detect birds by moving slowly, being patient, and using your ears and eyes. Longtime birder and teacher Laura Whittemore loves to show beginners the tricks of the trade. She regularly teaches classes for Audubon Society of Portland and previously worked for Backyard Bird Shop, where she helped bird-feeding enthusiasts ID those confusing little brown birds. Laura holds a BA in Biology from Lewis and Clark College and has traveled in the US, Australia, South Africa, and Antarctica in search of birds. $35 general/$25 Leach Garden Friend.
Bring binoculars & dress for the weather – we’ll be out rain or shine. To register: Click on "Learn" at or email Leach Botanical Garden 6704 SE 122nd Avenue Portland, OR 97236.

Little Sprouts – Fresh Green Centerpiece
Saturday, November 10, 2018 • 11:00am-12:30pm
Garland Nursery, Corvallis, OR

This Little Sprouts will show the children how to take the beauty of nature’s green foliage and turn it into a stunning centerpiece for your holiday table. Cost: $7.00 per child. 5470 NE Highway 20, Corvallis, OR 97330.

Cookie Cutter Birdseed Feeders
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, 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.

Making a Terrarium
Saturday, November 10, 2018 • 1:00pm
Portland Nursery (Stark), Portland, OR

With Stephanie Willis of the Mt. Hood Gesnariad Society and the Oregon Orchid Society. If you’ve ever wanted to create a beautiful, natural terrarium, now you can learn from an expert. Stephanie Willis, of the Mt. Hood Gesneriad Society and the Oregon Orchid Society, will demonstrate how to plant a lovely rainforest-type terrarium. From tools making the task easier, creating proper drainage, choosing soil mix and sphagnum mulch, “landscaping” with rocks and branches, and selecting plants that behave and grow well together, Stephanie will guide you through the ins and outs of successful terrarium planting. She has given terrarium classes at the Oregon Orchid Society annual show, at garden society meetings, on Portland’s Garden Time TV show, and has been growing begonias, gesneriads and orchids for over 35 years. Sign up to make a gorgeous terrarium for your home, or to give as gifts for the holidays! Please bring a 8-10” bubble bowl or something similar for the class. You can also purchase one from the Nursery the day of the class. $25 class fee/ Limit 12 people.

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