November 11, 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.

Holiday Mini-sessions with Crystal Genes Photography
Saturday, November 11, 2017 • 10:00am(S)
Sunday, November 12, 2017 • 10:00am(V)
Saturday, November 18, 2017 • 10:00am(G)
Sunday, November 19, 2017 • 10:00am(W)
Al’s Garden & Home, Sherwood, Wilsonville, Gresham, Woodburn, OR

Once again, Crystal Genes Photography has partnered up with Al's Garden & Home to bring you quick and easy holiday mini-sessions! We will have a custom designed holiday set, just for this event! Session includes a 10 minute photo shoot and 1 full sized digital image of your choice; with printing rights. Holiday cards will be available. Additional images can be ordered after the session. 2 Adults/5 people max please. 2 back-to-back sessions must be purchased for more than 5 people.

Kid’s Club Birdseed Wreath
Saturday, November 11, 2017 • 11:00am(S)
Saturday, November 18, 2017 • 11:00am(G)
Saturday, November 25, 2017 • 11:00am(V)
Al’s Garden & Home, Sherwood, Gresham, Wilsonville, OR

As the weather turns colder outside, it is important to remember our feathered friends. We will use grapevine wreaths as our base and cover them with shortening and birdseed for a delightful treat. Learn more about our Pacific Northwest birds and what they need to survive the winter. Cost: $7.50. Registration required.

Little Sprouts: Fresh Greens Centerpiece
Saturday, November 11, 2017 • 11:00am-12:00pm
Garland Nursery, Corvallis, OR

Our young gardeners will be taking fresh greens and creating beautiful centerpieces they can take home and display on their holiday tables or give as a gift to a friend or family member. Cost: $7 per child.

Beginning Windswept Style Bonsai Workshop
Saturday, November 11, 2017 • 11:00am-1:00pm
Garland Nursery, Corvallis, OR

Create and take home a bonsai reminiscent of windswept Oregon coast conifers using a Japanese Garden Juniper. Learn about potting, wiring, styling and care. Fee: $50 (Includes: Juniper, pot, soil, and wire) Instructor: Lee Cheatle, Portland Bonsai Society.

Floral Design Demonstration
Saturdays & Sundays, November 11-26, 2017 • 1:00pm-2:00pm
Lan Su Chinese Gardens, Portland, OR

Join local floral designers as they share tips for successful floral arrangements. Each designer featured is also a participant in the Ninth Moon Floral Design Showcase, Lan Su’s annual floral design exhibition.
Saturday, November 11 — Linda Golaszewski
Sunday, November 12 — Michelle Dummer
Saturday, November 18 — Annie Chen
Sunday, November 19 — Thang Ngo
Saturday, November 25 — Red Williams
Sunday, November 26 — Madeline Howard
Included with Lan Su membership or admission; no registration is required.

Lawn, What a Yawn! Alternatives for Greenspaces
Saturday, November 11, 2017 • 1:00pm
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.

Al's Poinsettia Greenhouse Tour
Saturday, November 11, 2017 • 2:00pm & 3:30pm
Al’s Garden & Home, Gresham, OR

We're opening up our growing greenhouses in Gresham and allowing tours through our thousands of beautiful poinsettias.
Due to the popularity of this tour, there are 2 sessions to choose from: 2:00 & 3:30pm. After the tour, welcome in the Christmas season at our Evening of Lights!

Evening of Lights
Saturday, November 11, 2017 • 3:00pm-7:00pm
Al’s Garden & Home, Gresham, OR

Come join in the festivities as Al's Garden & Home welcomes in the Christmas Season with our annual Evening of Lights. We'll showcase our Grown By Al's Poinsettia collection, designer-decorated Christmas trees, and the latest Holiday decor. Our warm greenhouse is the perfect place to enjoy live Holiday music, delicious food and drink, and other Christmas treats! Gresham's Evening of Lights features food from Up N' Smoke BBQ Pit, and wine from Tumwater Vineyard. The Grotto Carolers will provide the traditional Christmas carols, and Portland Jazz duo Basso a Deux will be performing your holiday favorites. In Gresham, start your evening off with our Poinsettia Greenhouse Tour to see how we grow our thousands of beautiful poinsettias. Registration is required for the poinsettia tours.

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