June 20, 2024

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Learn to make the most of your garden at these summer events

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Learn to make the most of your garden at these summer events

Events are free unless noted. Please email calendar submissions at least two weeks in advance to [email protected].

ONGOING

Leach Botanical Garden Tour: 1:30 p.m. Fridays and 10:30 a.m. Saturdays through July. Learn about the garden’s history, heritage trees, seasonal plants, habitat restoration and more. Register at leachgarden.org; Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 S.E. 122nd Ave.

Bumble Bee Hike: 10-11 a.m. Wednesdays through July. Toddlers can look for wildlife, listen to the wind and creek, smell plants and flowers, and touch the trees and leaves. Register at leachgarden.org; Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 S.E. 122nd Ave.

Mountain Rose Herbs’ Sunday Annex Series: 1-3 p.m. Sundays through July. Learn from teachers, businesses and plant-minded locals about herbalism, healthy living and more. Cost/sliding scale donation varies; Mountain Rose Herbs Mercantile Annex, 152 W. Fifth Ave., Eugene; mountainroseherbsmercantile.com

Forest Grove Sesquicentennial Open House and Open Garden Series: July 17 and Aug. 13. Experience a series of tours of homes and gardens in Forest Grove and the surrounding area. $10 per event includes beverage and snack; precise addresses are provided after registration at fhfg.org or 503-992-1280.

Art in the Garden: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through Sept. 3. Local artists will showcase handcrafted pieces throughout the 80-acre botanical garden. Free with garden admission ($12 per adult); The Oregon Garden, 879 W. Main St., Silverton; oregongarden.org

Grow Your Own Produce, The Workshop Series: (online via Zoom) 7-9 p.m. second Thursday of the month through Nov. 10. Permaculture expert Marisha Auerbach helps you learn to maximize your yield with a monthly overview of key garden activities. $100 for a five-class series or $25 per class; permaculturerising.com

Harvest & Design Workshop Series: 10 a.m. second Saturday of the month through November. Take a monthly guided tour of a flower farm and learn about the plants you will harvest for your arrangement that day. $85 per workshop; Charles Little and Company, 34573 Seavey Loop Road, Eugene; charleslittleandcompany.com

Little Sprouts Take-home Class Kits: (online instruction) Monthly through December. Kids will learn about a variety of seasonal garden-related topics with these hands-on activities. $10 registration required; Garland Nursery, 5470 N.E. Highway 20, Corvallis; garlandnursery.com, 541-753-6601 or 800-296-6601

Portland Dahlia Society monthly meeting: 7 p.m. second Tuesday of the month through December. Take part in a monthly discussion of seasonal topics. Oaks Park Dance Pavilion, 7805 S.E. Oaks Park Way; portlanddahlia.com

Tualatin Valley Beekeepers Association meetings: 6-8 p.m. last Tuesday of the month; Jessie Mays Community Hall, 30975 N.W. Hillcrest St., North Plains or online via Zoom; tvbabees.org or email [email protected]

SATURDAY, JULY 9

Summer Pruning for Fall Blooms: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Learn how to extend the bloom season of your clematis with summer pruning. $25; Rogerson Clematis Garden at Luscher Farm, 125 Rosemont Road, West Linn; rogersonclematiscollection.org

Lavender: Wands and More: 10-11 a.m. Use fresh cut lavender to weave fragrant wands and explore other uses including decorative, household and culinary applications. $30; Blooming Junction Garden Center and Farm Market, 35105 N.W. Zion Church Road, Cornelius; bloomingjunction.com

Succession Planting in the Home Vegetable Garden: 10 a.m.-noon. Discuss which crops are best planted as successions, planting methods and tips, and how to plan for a continuous harvest. Donations welcome; Portland Edible Gardens Demonstration Garden, 4628 N. Willis Blvd.; eventbrite.com

SUNDAY, JULY 10

NatureScaping – Art in the Garden: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy a plant sale and a day of art, music, demonstrations and more. NatureScaping of SW Washington Wildlife Botanical Gardens, 11000 N.E. 149th St., Brush Prairie; naturescaping.org

THURSDAY, JULY 14

Vinegar Making Workshop: 5-8 p.m. July 14 and 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. July 16. Discover skills of vinegar making on a 32-acre organic farm on Sauvie Island. Cost/sliding scale donation varies; Wapato Island Farm, 15115 N.W. Gillihan Road; wapatoislandfarm.com

SATURDAY, JULY 16

Lavender Wreath Class: 10-11 a.m. Use lavender and materials from the farm, and receive instruction on how to make a six-inch ($35) or 10-inch ($40) wreath to take home. Blooming Junction Garden Center and Farm Market, 35105 N.W. Zion Church Road, Cornelius; bloomingjunction.com

Plant Swap Party: 7-10 p.m. Trade plants, seeds and cuttings over cocktails and mocktails. Freeland Spirits, 2671 N.W. Vaughn St.; eventbrite.com

SATURDAY, JULY 23

Tomato Pruning Workshop: 10-11:30 a.m. This hands-on workshop will clarify which types of tomato plants need pruning and provide instruction on when and how to prune. $5 at eventbrite.com/e/378925174397; Clark County Extension, 1919 N.E. 78th St., Vancouver

Open Garden – Invertebrates, Wildlife & Us!: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Enjoy garden tours, bee nesting stations, educational displays, hands-on activities and more. WCMGA (Washington County Master Gardener Association) Education Garden at PCC Rock Creek, 17705 N.W. Springville Road; washingtoncountymastergardeners.org

SUNDAY, JULY 24

Cornell Farm House Plant Swap: 4-5 p.m. Meet other house plant enthusiasts and trade your labeled cuttings and plants. Cornell Farm, 8212 S.W. Barnes Road; eventbrite.com

MONDAY, JULY 25

Drip Irrigation in the Home Garden Workshop: (online via Zoom) 6 p.m. Join WSU Extension Clark County master gardeners Linda and John Tracy for an introductory presentation on origins, concepts, and pros and cons of drip irrigation. Register at wsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwpduivqjgsH9XQADwDEPEhrxB67c-QIF14

SATURDAY, AUG. 6

Portland Rose Society Mini-rose Show: Noon-4 p.m.; $12; Pittock Mansion, 3229 N.W. Pittock Drive; portlandrosesociety.org, royalrosarians.com

SATURDAY, SEPT. 10

Salem Hardy Plant Society Fall Plant Sale: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Peruse the display gardens, a selection of garden art and plants for sale. Sebright Gardens, 7185 Lakeside Drive N.E., Salem; salemhardyplantsociety.org

— Corey Sheldon

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