Fall Hours

9:00am-6:00pm Daily

5050 SE Stark • 503-231-5050

9000 SE Division • 503-788-9000

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Portland Nursery

September 2017

September 2-3, 2017

covercropsWhat to Do in the September Vegetable Garden

with Robyn Streeter of Your Backyard Farmer
Get the dirt on year-round vegetable growing in this monthly talk about vegetable gardening in the Pacific Northwest. In this class, Robyn will cover seed saving, cover crops and extending your harvest.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • September 2 • 11:00-12:30pm
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teatimetreatGrow and Process Your Own Tea in the Backyard

with Renee Stoops
Did you know that tea plants grow really well in Oregon? Tea is not limited to the mountains of India, China, and Japan. Come learn the best growing practices for tea plants and the multiple functions they can perform in your landscape designs. You will also get an introduction to the basics of harvesting, preparing, and processing green, oolong, and black teas at home. Renee has worked for Minto Island Tea Company- the first commercial tea farm in Oregon, and currently works for Portland Nursery. 

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • September 2 • 1:00pm
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favabeansFava Beans and Our Health

with Marc Scheidecker
Each of our garden vegetables excel in certain nutritional areas. Fava beans are high in fiber, vitamins K and B6, zinc, copper, iron, magnesium, and more. They also help in promoting heart health and strengthens our immune system. And, they are covered in beautiful flowers. September and October are excellent times to plant these healthy vegetables.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • September 2 • 1:00-2:30pm
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rootvegetablesRoot Vegetables

with Marc Scheidecker
This class will focus on two root crops to plant this month that don't get a lot of attention: Rutabagas and Kohlrabi. Rutabagas (aka “Swedish Turnips”) contain very high amounts of vitamin C, as well minerals. Kohlrabi is so highly valued in countries and cuisines around the world. Learn all about them in this Root Vegetable class.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • September 3 • 11:00-12:30pm
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nativegardeningNative Plants: Beauty with a Purpose

with Weina Dinata of Poppy and Finch
Join us for an afternoon of discovering the beauty and purpose of our own Pacific Northwest native plants! You will learn its importance, how you can be the steward of a healthy ecosystem in your own garden and how to create one-of-a-kind, fun, habitat center-pieces for your homes or gifts for special occasions! She will share samples of native plants center-pieces using re-purpose, vintage, found objects, etc. You will come home with bountiful information and resources that will inspire you to start appreciating the beauty and purpose of our own Pacific Northwest native plants.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • September 3 • 1:00pm
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September 9-10, 2017

ImpactNWLogoImpact NW Summer Garden Party

Impact NW’s Annual Garden Party is a delightful fundraiser at the Portland Nursery on SE Division where guests enjoy all the best the Northwest has to offer. Impact NW’s Annual Garden Party is an opportunity for business and community leaders and caring individuals to come together to strengthen Impact NW’s mission to help people prosper through a community of support. It’s a delightful occasion to enjoy all the best the Northwest has to offer. The Garden Party features fresh from the farm cuisine, a beautiful garden setting, live and silent auctions, local wines and craft beers.

We hope you can join us! Get your tickets here.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • September 9 • 5:00-9:00pm

DIVISION CLOSING at 4:00pm FOR EVENT

bittersandtincturesFall Care for Herb Gardens

with Gardening Goddess, Jolie Ann Donohue
Join Jolie for this timely workshop to learn seasonal techniques for pruning, harvesting, and preservation of the organic herb garden. Learn winter care for your herb garden. Jolie will share loads of her tips and tricks for preserving Summer's bounty of culinary herbs for the winter months.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • September 10 • 11:00-12:30pm
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novembergardenPlanting Roots and Greens for a Fall Harvest

with Ian Wilson of Portland Edible Gardens
Late summer is the last seasonal window for planting vegetables in your garden, so don’t miss out! Come learn about some great vegetables to plant in September for a fall and winter harvest. In this class we will get specific about arugula, kale, spinach, lettuce, chard, turnips, radishes and more! We will discuss planting methods, proper spacing, best varieties, and how to care for your veggies.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • September 10 • 1:00pm
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containerMake Your Own Fall Interest Container

with Gardening Goddess, Jolie Ann Donohue
Cozy up your containers with plants for fall color! Learn how to put together a container with long-lasting color display in this hands-on workshop led by Gardening Goddess, Jolie Donohue. Jolie will cover the basics of container design, offer planting and maintenance tips, and guide you in your own creation of a 10” planter for sun or shade. Please bring gloves and a trowel. Class Fee: $10 materials fee plus plants you choose to purchase. Class limited to 15 students – register now!

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • September 10 • 1:00-2:30pm
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Portland Nursery Senior Gardening Day

seniorgardening280Sponsors Home Instead, Earthtones Music Therapy Services and Portland Nursery team up every year to bring a variety of hands-on activities and special gardening demonstrations aimed at the elder gardeners of our community.

Tables are set up under cover surrounded by beautiful and blooming displays. Relax, visit with friends and enjoy refreshments. Pot up crocus bulbs, make lavender sachets and learn about fall container gardening

See our Senior Gardening Day page for pics of past event.

9000 SE DIVISION • Wednesday • September 13 • 1:00-3:00pm

September 16-17, 2017

sheetmulchingSheet Mulching

with Corina Reynolds of Portland Nursery
Whether you’re putting your garden beds to sleep for the season, preparing a new bed for planting in the spring, or just want to eliminate some lawn, sheet mulching (AKA lasagna gardening) is a great way to turn inexpensive materials into fabulous growing space. Corina will explain sheet mulching techniques and offer a demonstration for this no-dig method.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • September 16 • 1:00pm
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garlicIt's time to plant garlic!

with Marc Scheidecker
This class will help you choose between hardneck varieties and soft neck varieties. Also how to choose the best bulbs, what spacing to use, and how to get your soil prepared as well as other helpful info!

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • September 17 • 11:00-12:30pm
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September 23-24, 2017

irisIris Society Sale

Iris Society Sale.

5050 SE STARK • Sat.-Sun. • Sept. 23-24 • 9:00-4:00pm

raisedbedHands On Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening Series

with Tiffany Garner
– every fourth Saturday of the month at 11am
Join Portland Nursery’s Tiffany Garner in a monthly series held right outside at our own raised vegetable beds. Dress for the weather & learn what to do with your own raised beds, when you should be doing it & the proper techniques so you can work smarter, not harder. From cold frames to compost & seeds to starts you will learn and grow alongside our fabulous vegetable gardener, Tiffany.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • September 23 • 11:00-12:30pm
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iris2How Iris Grow, Lifting and Dividing

with Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris
Chad Harris of Mt Pleasant Iris and President of the Greater Portland Iris Society will talk of the different irises that can be grown here in the NW with their varied cultural needs, wet to dry, sun to shade. Hands on demonstration on dividing. A source list to the many local iris farms in the area will be available at this class.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • September 23 • 1:00pm
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lavender168Herbs for Shifting Seasons

with Missy Rohs, The Arctos School
Community herbalist Missy Rohs will offer her insights about garden herbs that can be used to smooth the transition from the carefree days of summer to the cozier months. Medicinal plants can lift the spirits, calm anxiety, and bolster the immune system. We’ll talk about when to harvest and what preparations are best.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • September 23 • 1:00-2:30pm
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grass168Fall Lawn Care

with Paul Hastings of Portland Nursery
Come enjoy an effective and healthy approach to fertilizing your lawn in the autumn. Paul will cover both organic and conventional approaches to a healthy and vigorous lawn as the rains come back and everything re-greens.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • September 24 • 11:00am
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cottagegardenPlan Now! Spring is Closer than you Think

with Bonnie Bruce of Celilo Gardens
Winter is a perfect time to plan for changes and improvements to your garden but few people think of this until spring really blooms. But by that time contractors are already busy and you are left in the queue waiting. However if you plan now and get a jump on the season you will not only be one of the first on the installation schedule but it is very likely you will get a lower bid because contractors are hungry for work NOW.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • September 24 • 1:00pm
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September 30 - October 1, 2017

bonsai-creatingBonsai Care for Fall

with Lucy Davenport of Bonsai Akira
Join this class to further develop yours skills by learning seasonal care of both indoor and outdoor bonsai. Although this class focuses on intermediate skills, all levels of bonsai enthusiasts are welcome in this hands-on class! In this class Lucy will do a follow-up from her last class and discuss proper Fall care. Feel free to bring in your own plants to work on.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • September 30 • 11:00-12:30pm
CLASS IS CANCELED

kokedama3Kokedama

with Megan Porter of Portland Nursery
As cities become even more urbanized, we continue to look for ways to bring the outside in. Growing houseplants purifies air and adds beauty and tranquility to living spaces. Utilizing the relatively new technique of kokedama, we can bring the mossy magic of a temperate rain forest into the home. Come learn the basics of kokedama with Megan of Portland Nursery. We will make use of tropical house plants, moss and soil to create characteristic “moss balls” that can be the first in your very own string garden!

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • September 30 • 1:00pm
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dirtHealthy Soil, Healthy People: “Let your medicine be your food”

Marc Scheidecker
Growing our own vegetables is an important way to maintain good health. This class is the first in a series that looks at how gardening can improve our soil, our health, and our food system. We’ll look at how fava beans, onions, and shallots play an important part in our health and the health of our soil.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • October 1 • 1:00-2:30pm
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