November 12, 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
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, 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.

Grow Your Own Mushrooms
Sunday, November 12, 2017 • 11:00am-12:30pm
Portland Nursery (Division), Portland, OR

With Tony McMigas of McMigas Family Farm. Learn how to grow your own mushrooms with Tony McMigas,co-owner of McMigas Family Farm. He will share great tips and techniques for how to successfully grow many different types of mushrooms in the comfort of your own home and garden. Tony will have mushroom starter kits of Oyster mushrooms, Shiitake, Lions Mane, Reishi, and Stropharia, available for $25.00 each, and plug spawn of Shiitake and Oyster mushrooms for growing on logs available for $20.00/ bag of approx. 100 plugs. Cash or check please. User friendly instructions included. If properly cared for, these kits can provide years of fungal fun, potentially for a lifetime!

Crafty Cornucopia
Sunday, November 12, 2017 • 1:00pm
Al’s Garden & Home, Woodburn, Gresham, Wilsonville, OR

Create a living cornucopia for your Thanksgiving table or as a lovely decorative piece in your home. Our Al's Experts will walk you through designing, planting, and caring for your very own succulent filled centerpiece. Plants provided may vary depending on supply. Cost: $30.00.

Making a Terrarium
Sunday, November 12, 2017 • 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 and learn how to make a gorgeous terrarium for your home, or to give as gifts for the holidays.

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