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June 2021

Native Plants and Bird Habitat

Jun 24 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$10 – $15

With Ed Dominguez. Birds and native plants have been coevolving for the last 12,000 years. Planting with natives and removing invasive species is very beneficial to our birds. Find out how and when to do it safely with minimal impact to nesting birds. Ed will discuss best practices for establishing and maintaining green spaces to enhance bird habitat.  He is an experienced naturalist and leads owl prowls, bat walks, nature hikes and naturalist programs on a variety of topics at…

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Flower Arranging for Families

Jun 27 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
$10 – $15

Taught by Barbara Bruell. Gather your blooms, greens and a vase and let’s make a bouquet! The instructor will show examples of bouquets she made, both simple and complex.  She will then discuss how one goes about making a beautiful bouquet based on simple design principles. You can use store bought blooms and greens or harvest from your yard. This class is meant to be a fun activity for a family to do together. Instructor can answer questions and give…

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Perfect Plant Combos for Every Garden

Jun 29 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$10 – $15

Presented by Nita-Jo Rountree. Have you ever put a few plants together and been disappointed with the results?  Do you yearn for a garden that looks like the magazine photos?  Nita-Jo will share her rules of garden design to help you learn how to easily combine plantings in borders and containers to get that picture-perfect look.  Photos of acclaimed gardens will illustrate numerous outstanding examples that will provide ideas and inspiration for your own perfect pairs with panache. $10 member/$15…

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July 2021

Horticultural Treasures of WA, OR & BC

Jul 7 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$10.50 – $15

As we emerge from hibernation and quarantine, you might consider exploring some of the world-class public gardens, nurseries, display gardens and other horticulture treasures of Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. During the presentation, Lois Moss will share online maps with horticultural places you can visit in OR, WA and BC. She will also go over how you can create customized maps for your own day trips or multi-day vacations. The presentation includes photos and visitation tips on many of the…

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2021 Lecture Series: Contained Exuberance

Jul 14 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Many of us have had the pleasure of visiting Bob Hyland’s fabulous garden in Portland, so we know that he is an accomplished plantsman and designer. Bob loves potted plants in the garden, and considers them an integral part of garden design. He feels that the choice of container is just as important as the plants that are planted in them. He will illustrate his lecture with compositions of climate-adapted plants for sun and shade, succulent bowls, and flowing pots…

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