Greater Portland Iris Society show plus garden tours and workshops for your calendar – Low Calorie Diets Tips

Events are free unless otherwise noted. Please email calendar submissions to events@oregonian.com at least two weeks in advance.

CONSTANTLY

Leach Botanical Gardens Tour: 1:30pm Fridays, 10:30am Saturdays and 12:30pm Sundays through June. Learn about the garden’s history, mature trees, seasonal plants, habitat restoration and more. Register at leachgarden.org; Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Ave.

Jump into action, free webinars to learn: Various dates and times through June. Discover methods to save time, money and energy for a garden, property or community. From nature design to creating an edible landscape, workshops led by experts from the East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District showcase ways to benefit people, water and wildlife at emswcd.org.

Bumblebee migration: 10am-11am Wednesdays through June. Toddlers can look out for wildlife, listen to the wind and the stream, smell plants and flowers, and touch the trees and leaves. Register at leachgarden.org; Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Ave.

Gifts from Japan: A Horticultural Story Told Through Botanical Art: Daily until July 4th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. View a selection of botanical illustrations from libraries, museums, gardens and visiting artists from Japan. Free with Garden Admission ($19.95 per adult); Portland Japanese Garden, 611 SW Kingston Ave.; www.japanischergarten.org

Mountain Rose Herbs’ Sunday Annex Series: 1pm-3pm Sundays through July. Learn about herbalism, healthy living and more from educators, businesses and plant-conscious locals. The cost/sliding scale of the donation varies; Mountain Rose Herbs Mercantile Annex, 152 W. Fifth Ave., Eugene; mountainroseherbsmercantile.com

Forest Grove Sesquicentennial Open House and Open Garden Series: June 26, July 17 and August 13. Experience a range of guided tours of homes and gardens in and around Forest Grove. $10 per event includes drinks and snacks; You will receive exact addresses after registering at fhfg.org or 503-992-1280.

Art in the garden: 10am-4pm until September 3rd. Local artists display handmade pieces in 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 product, the workshop series: (online via Zoom) 7pm-9pm second Thursday of the month until November 10th. Permaculture expert Marisha Auerbach helps you maximize your yield with a monthly overview of the most important gardening 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 tour of a flower farm and learn about the plants you’ll harvest for your arrangement that day. $85 per workshop or $445 for the seven-class package; Charles Little and Company, 34573 Seavey Loop Road, Eugene; charleslittleandcompany.com

Little Sprouts take-home class kits: (Online classes) Monthly through December. These hands-on activities help children learn about a variety of seasonal gardening themes. $10 registration required; Garland Nursery, 5470 NE 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. Join a monthly discussion on seasonal topics. Oaks Park Dance Pavilion, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way; portlanddahlia.com

Tualatin Valley Beekeepers Association Meeting: Online via Zoom until further notice; 6pm-8pm last Tuesday of the month; tvbabees.org or email tualatinvalleybeekeepers@gmail.com

SATURDAY 18 JUNE

Cutting the garden – planning, planting, cutting: 10-11:30 am This course focuses on how and when to cut, care for and arrange blooms and greens from your garden. $25; Rogerson Clematis Garden at Luscher Farm, 125 Rosemont Road, West Linn; rogersonclematiscollection.org

Bonsai introductory course: 10-12 a.m. Learn everything you need to know to get started with bonsai trees. $25 registration required at 360-225-8750; Tsugawa Nursery, 410 E. Scott Ave., Woodland; tsugawanursery.com

Greater Portland Iris Society Show: 10am-4pm Admire a display case of late season Japanese irises and Spuria irises. Free with Garden Admission ($19.95 per adult); Portland Japanese Garden, 611 SW Kingston Ave.; greatportlandirissociety.org, japanesegarden.org

Open house to explore rare plants and the Villa Catalana winery: 11:00-16:00 Enjoy guided tours of the open garden, nursery and wine cellar at this one day event. Rare Plant Research, 11900 S. Criteser Road, Oregon City; rareplantresearch.com, villacatalancellars.com

Bonsai Continuing Education Class: 1-3pm Learn (see introductory course above) about bonsai tree care, techniques and design. $25 registration required at 360-225-8750; Tsugawa Nursery, 410 E. Scott Ave., Woodland; tsugawanursery.com

SUNDAY 19 JUNE

Prepare strawberry jam: 10-11 am Chef Sara Kundelius guides students through the process of preparing fruit and glasses. $15; Blooming Junction Garden Center and Farmers’ Market, 35105 NW Zion Church Road, Cornelius; bloomingjunction.com

TUESDAY 21 JUNE

Summer Solstice Event: 10am-5pm Celebrate the beginning of summer in the garden. $5, children under 12 are free; Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Ave.; laugengarten.org

SATURDAY 9 JULY

Summer pruning for fall blooms: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Learn how to extend the blooming 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 am Use freshly cut lavender to weave scented wands and explore other uses including decorative, household and culinary uses. $30; Blooming Junction Garden Center and Farmers’ Market, 35105 NW Zion Church Road, Cornelius; bloomingjunction.com

THURSDAY 14 JULY

Vinegar Workshop: July 14, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and July 16, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Discover the skills of vinegar making at a 32-acre organic farm on Sauvie Island. The cost/sliding scale of the donation varies; Wapato Island Farm, 15115 NW Gillihan Road; wapatoislandfarm.com

SATURDAY, 08.08. 6

Portland Rose Society Mini Rose Show: Further information follows. Pittock Mansion, 3229 NW Pittock Drive; portlandrosesociety.org, royalrosarians.com

SATURDAY, SEPT. 10

Salem Hardy Plant Society Fall Plant Sale: 9am-3pm Browse the exhibition gardens, a selection of garden art and plants for sale. Sebright Gardens, 7185 Lakeside Drive NE, Salem; salemhardyplantsociety.org

– Corey Sheldon

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