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February 2023

Improving Soils for Spring Planting with Claudia Groth of Portland Nursery

Saturday • February 11 • 10 am
9000 SE Division St, Portland OR 97266

Come and discuss the soil concepts that will give your garden a leg up on the growing season. Explore tests you can do at home to understand soil texture, plant nutrients, compaction, and drainage. Plus, learn how to put soil microbes to work for you with composts. Whether it’s a community garden plot, raised bed, or containers large and small, it all starts with the soil.

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Vegetable Garden Planning with Jessica Wood

Sunday • February 12 • 10 am
9000 SE Division St, Portland OR 97266

Now is the perfect time to plan your vegetable garden for 2023. Join Jessica to learn how to make an effective garden plan that will enable you to meet your personal goals and harvest what you want when you want. We will discuss selecting the best location for your garden, timing seed starting and transplanting, and using succession planting and crop rotation to maximize your yield.

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Bonsai is for Everyone with Lucy Davenport of Bonsai Akira

Saturday • February 18 • 10 am
9000 SE Division St, Portland OR 97266

Lucy Davenport, of Bonsai Akira, will cover the elements of styling a bonsai, from nursery stock to a finished bonsai specimen. The class will cover the techniques of bonsai, including root pruning, branch pruning, wiring, and leaf reduction. All levels of experience are welcome!

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Caring for Roses in the Pacific NW with Rich Baer of the Portland Rose Society

Sunday • February 19 • 10 am
9000 SE Division St, Portland OR 97266

Local rose expert Rich Baer, of the Portland Rose Society, will teach you basics of growing roses in our climate. Get ideas for varieties that will work in your garden! He will cover the basics of various rose species, proper pruning timing & techniques, fertilizing & watering needs, pest & disease control, and other helpful tips to keep your roses healthy, happy, and blooming.

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The Seasons of a Pine with Tom Dufala of Bentwood Tree Farm

Saturday • February 25 • 10 am
9000 SE Division St, Portland OR 97266

Tom Dufala, of Bentwood Tree Farm, will visit us to explore Japanese garden styled pine trees. Learn about pine tree culture & best methods to guide your pine tree into its own character. Tom will discuss pine varieties, garden siting for best growth, and how to care for and prune pine trees for a Japanese garden style.

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Growing Chrysanthemums from Start to Finish with Barry Baertlein of Oregon Chrysanthemums and Hostas

Sunday • February 26 • 10 am
9000 SE Division St, Portland OR 97266

Join Barry Baertlein, of Oregon Chrysanthemums and Hostas for a discussion of all things Mum. Topics will include making rooted cuttings; when to pinch; staking and tying; fertilizers and insect control; and how, when, and why to disbud. Learn all you need to know to grow your own beautiful chrysanthemums from start to finish.

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