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Perennials Divide and Conquer

Gardening Events - Mon, 10/31/2016 - 5:12am
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This is the best way to make room for more plants, and be a sharing hero.  If you have any doubts about how, when, and which to divide, come and watch a hands-on demonstration by Master Gardener experts.  Bring your own overgrown clump and we’ll lead you through the division process. 

Deer-Resistant Gardening

Gardening Events - Mon, 10/31/2016 - 5:12am
Thursday, October 6, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Which plants won’t get munched by those pesky deer?  Learn plant selection, location and other techniques for making your garden less vulnerable to our hungry deer friends.

Fall into Gardening

Gardening Events - Mon, 10/31/2016 - 5:12am
Saturday, October 8, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Clackamas County Master Gardeners offer free 10-Minute University™ classes, soil pH testing service, educational displays, and gardening advice.

Classes: Common Pests & Diseases in the Home Garden (9 – 9:30), Fall Gardening in the Vegetable Patch (9:30 – 10), Soils and Composting (10 – 10:30), and Putting Your Ornamental Garden to Bed (10:30 – 11).

Keynote Speaker Bob Denman: The Ergonomics of Garden Tools: How to Dig, Hoe and Cultivate without Trashing Your Body (11-noon)

Each client may submit up to six soil samples. For instructions on taking soil samples, get the "testing soil pH" handout at www.cmastergardeners.org/10-Minute University

 

 

 

 

Clackamas County Chapter Meeting:Northwest Plant Evaluations: Plant trials and the results - Neil Bell, Community Horticulturist, OSU Extension

Gardening Events - Mon, 10/31/2016 - 5:12am
Monday, October 10, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In 2000, Neil Bell began research to identify a palette of shrubs suitable for low-input, un-irrigated landscapes in the Willamette Valley. Since 2000, he has conducted many studies of landscape plants for drought tolerance and cold hardiness, collaborating with Heather Stoven.

Studies on Ceanothus, Halimium, Hebe and Grevillea have concluded and results continue to inform the nursery industry and home gardeners in plant selection.  Neil is currently evaluating 75 selections of Arctostaphylos (Manzanitas).

Neil’s method for evaluation is harsh by home garden standards—plants are not watered, sprayed or pruned for the duration; they are rated for growth, flowering and hardiness. The goal is to provide information on plants suitable for “low-input” landscapes in the Willamette Valley and other areas west of the Cascade Mountains.

Since 2000, Neil Bell has overseen the Community Horticulture program in Marion County and Polk County, which includes the Master Gardener program.  Among his significant contributions to the Statewide Master Gardener Program are training on diagnosis of plant problems and pruning of ornamental plants. He has co-authored publications on water-efficient landscape plants, soil amendment and mulch use. Neil lives and gardens with his family on 5 acres west of Monmouth.

*Qualifies for education/recertification credit.

http://clackamascountymastergardeners.org/Lectures.html 

Geranium cuttings for propagation

Gardening Events - Mon, 10/31/2016 - 5:12am
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own “old” geraniums to this seminar.  We’ll take cuttings and teach you how to maintain them over winter.

Free Mason Bee Workshop

Gardening Events - Mon, 10/31/2016 - 5:12am
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Expert speaker on Mason Bees, easy to raise, rarely sting, discussion on bee house placements and Mason bee pest info.  Improves pollination in your yard, learn to house, harvest and store for spring pollination, addtional supplies available.  Bring your cocoons or use ours.  No experience necessary.

Free Mason Bee Workshop

Gardening Events - Mon, 10/31/2016 - 5:12am
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Expert speaker on Mason Bees, easy to raise, rarely sting, discussion on bee house placements and Mason bee pest info.  Improves pollination in your yard, learn to house, harvest and store for spring pollination, addtional supplies available.  Bring your cocoons or use ours.  No experience necessary.

Free Mason Bee Workshop

Gardening Events - Mon, 10/31/2016 - 5:12am
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Expert speaker on Mason Bees, easy to raise, rarely sting, discussion on bee house placements and Mason bee pest info.  Improves pollination in your yard, learn to house, harvest and store for spring pollination, addtional supplies available.  Bring your cocoons or use ours.  No experience necessary.

NWREC Public Farm Tours

Gardening Events - Mon, 10/31/2016 - 5:12am
Friday, October 28, 2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Last tours of the year are on Friday September 23rd and October 28th.

North Willamette Research and Extension Center (NWREC)
will provide two-hour afternoon farm tours. Anyone interested in seeing the latest research and education activities taking place at the farm are encouraged to attend.

  •  Tours begin at 2:00pm and conclude by 4:00pm. Bring friends, family or neighbors.
  • Call 503-678-1264 or stop by the Main office from 8:00am until 4:30pm daily to reserve your spot.
  • Alltours are provided free of charge as a public service.

Larger groups (up to 24) can be accommodated, too. Call ahead to schedule a convenient time.

Free Mason Bee Workshop

Gardening Events - Mon, 10/31/2016 - 5:12am
Saturday, October 29, 2016 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Expert speaker on Mason Bees, easy to raise, rarely sting, discussion on bee house placements and Mason bee pest info.  Improves pollination in your yard, learn to house, harvest and store for spring pollination, addtional supplies available.  Bring your cocoons or use ours.  No experience necessary.

Free Mason Bee Workshop

Gardening Events - Mon, 10/31/2016 - 5:12am
Saturday, October 29, 2016 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Expert speaker on Mason Bees, easy to raise, rarely sting, discussion on bee house placements and Mason bee pest info.  Improves pollination in your yard, learn to house, harvest and store for spring pollination, addtional supplies available.  Bring your cocoons or use ours.  No experience necessary.

Free Mason Bee Workshop

Gardening Events - Mon, 10/31/2016 - 5:12am
Saturday, October 29, 2016 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Expert speaker on Mason Bees, easy to raise, rarely sting, discussion on bee house placements and Mason bee pest info. Improves pollination in your yard, learn to house, harvest and store for spring pollination, addtional supplies available.  Bring your cocoons or use ours.  No experience necessary.

NW Lepidopterists Workshop

Gardening Events - Tue, 10/11/2016 - 5:10am
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - Sunday, October 23, 2016 (all day event)

Each year butterfly and moth enthusiasts visit OSU in the fall to share stories, field season data and general information about our region's amazing butterfly diversity.   Sponsored by Integrative Biology's Insect Collection, the Oregon State Arthropod Collection, the even its an opportunity for anyone to come see some spectacular butterflies and moths.   For a detailed schedule and more information, please visit: 

http://osac.oregonstate.edu/PNWLepWorkshop