Upcoming Garden Events

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March 11-13, Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland – Camillia Display. Enjoy a display of beautiful cut camellias courtesy of the Oregon Camellia Society. A favorite garden plant in china, records show that Chinese have been cultivating camellias for more than 1,000 years. A Discovery Guide will be on hand so that you see all of the camellias in Lan Su’s collection.

March 12, 2pm, Egan Gardens, Salem – Waking Up Your Roses for Spring seminar. Vance will show you how to plant, prune, fertilize, apply insect/disease control and deadhead roses. Free admission.

March 19, 10am-4pm, Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland – Annual Spring Plant Sale. Gardeners can find treasures for their collections while supporting Lan Su at the Garden’s spring plant sale. Local and specialized nurseries will offer plants of Chinese origin, plants heady in fragrance, plants not found at typical nurseries and plants to remind you of Lan Su. Featured plants include bamboo, peonies, orchids, penjing (bonsai), and fragrant plants like edgeworthia and daphne. The sale will be held in the parking lot to the north of the garden (between NW 2nd & 3rd avenues and Flanders and Glisan streets). Garden art, pottery, bamboo structures, dumplings and refreshments will add to the festivity. Admission to the sale is free and those who purchase plants receive a 2-for-1 Garden admission.

March 26, 2pm, Egan Gardens, Salem – Planting Living Wreaths workshop. Create your own beautiful succulent wreath with help from Misty using her step-by-step procedure. If you prefer doing a small obelisk, that is OK too. The cost of the class is equal to materials used. Please call (503-393-2131 ext. 2) to reserve your spot in the class.

April 1-May 1, early bird pricing for ANLD Behind-the-Scenes Garden Tour, which takes place June 18, 2011, 10am-4pm. Ticket purchases are available online after April 1 and at select locations. Eight gardens designed by landscape designers will be featured on this year’s tour. Visit http://www.anld.com/ beginning April 1 for more garden tour information.

April 2, 8am-4pm, GardenPalooza at Fir Point Farms, 14601 Arndt Rd., Aurora – More than 45 local nurseries and garden vendors. For more information visit http://www.gardenpalooza.com/. Free admission and ample free parking.

April 9-10, 10am-3pm, Hardy Plant Society of Oregon Plant Sale & Garden Festival, Portland EXPO Center. More than 110 specialty plant and garden art vendors, book sales and garden experts.

April 12, 7-8:30pm, Audubon Nature Night, Heron Hall Audubon Society of Portland, 5151 Cornell Rd., Portland – Bees and other pollinators are a fundamental part of our environment. Their work is something that touches us all through the food we eat, the clothes we wear, and the landscapes we enjoy—and yet their future is clouded by habitat loss, pesticide use, and introduced diseases. Learn about the fascinating lives of these insects and glean information about how you can care for these vital animals wherever you live. Whether you are an urban gardener, a suburban park manager, a working farmer, or just care about where your food comes from, this evening has something for you. Join Eric Mader, Assistant Pollinator Program Director of the Xerces Society and lead author of the newly released book, Attracting Native Pollinators. Call (503) 292-9453 for questions or to reserve a copy of the book.

April 23, 10am-4pm, Portland Japanese Garden Annual Plant Sale, Portland Japanese Garden – Browse a wide selection of plants native to Asia as well as plants found in Asian gardens. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Garden. Portland-area nurseries will be selling an outstanding selection of conifers, peonies, orchids, camellias, hydrangea, bamboo, bonsai, Japanese maples, azaleas, rhododendrons, and more. The sale will be held in the upper parking/entry area of the Garden.