OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Washington County Master Gardener

Upcoming Events


Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday ◊ July 30, 31, Aug 1, 2 2015 ◊ 10 am – 7 pm

Garden Thyme at the Washington County Fair

Please join OSU Extension Master Gardeners at the Demonstration Garden this year when you are at the Washington County Fair. Whether you have gardening or plant questions or want to tour our colorful garden or your children want to have some gardening fun (while you rest in the shade…), there is something for everyone. For directions to the fair click here, and for a detailed schedule of events at the demonstration garden click here.

Saturday ◊ August 8 2015 ◊ 10:00 am

Mason Bees

Learn the life cycle, nesting habits and management of mason bees with Master Gardener Ron Spendal.

◊ In the Garden Series ◊ Learning Garden at Jenkins Estate ◊ 8005 SW Grabhorn, Beaverton, OR 97007 Map  On weekends, use the second entrance (Camp Rivendale) on Grabhorn Road and park there. Walk past the play structure down to the Learning Garden. Free event, no registration needed, free parking.

Edibles and Ornamentals at the Jenkins Estate Learning Garden

Photo: A.L. Antonelli WSU

Tuesday ◊ August 25 2015 ◊ 9:30 am

Improving Garden Soil ◊ In the Garden Series

OSU Extension Service Urban and Community Horticulture Instructor Dr. Pukhraj Deol will talk about building good garden soil, the foundation of a healthy and sustainable garden. Attendees can bring a soil sample from their gardens. Deol will share research-based, thrifty and environmentally friendly methods of improving your garden soil. ◊ Demonstration Garden at the Washington County Fair Complex ◊ NE 28th Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97124 Map  Go west on Cornell Road after the main entrance, turn left onto NE 25th, and make a sharp left turn onto NE 28th. Enter the fairgrounds at the Fairplex Clover Leaf entrance. The Garden is on the left. Free event, no registration needed, free parking.

SoilPrep

Photo: OSU Extension

Tuesday ◊ September 1 2015 ◊ 7:15 pm

Using Native Plants in Your Garden

Join OSU Extension Service Community & Urban Horticulturist Weston Miller for a lecture on incorporating native plants in gardens of every shape and size. First Baptist Church, 5755 SW Erickson Ave. in Beaverton.

Tuesday ◊ September 8 2015 ◊ 9:30 am

Attracting Pollinators & Birds ◊ In the Garden Series

Marci Degman will teach attendees to create a landscape that is both aesthetically pleasing and environmentally sound. ◊ Demonstration Garden at the Washington County Fair Complex ◊ NE 28th Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97124 Map  Go west on Cornell Road after the main entrance, turn left onto NE 25th, and make a sharp left turn onto NE 28th. Enter the fairgrounds at the Fairplex Clover Leaf entrance. The Garden is on the left. Free event, no registration needed, free parking

. Chickadee dee dee

Photo: USFWS Donna Dewhurst

Tuesday ◊ September 15 2015 ◊ 9:30 am

Tomato Tasting

The public is invited to taste heirlooms, old standards and new varieties of tomatoes and vote for their favorites.

◊ In the Garden Series ◊ Demonstration Garden at the Washington County Fair Complex ◊ NE 28th Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97124 Map Go west on Cornell Road after the main entrance, turn left onto NE 25th, and make a sharp left turn onto NE 28th. Enter the fairgrounds at the Fairplex Clover Leaf entrance. The Garden is on the left . Free event, no registration needed, free parking.

Tomato Taskint

Tuesday ◊ October 6 2015 ◊ 9:30 am

Perennials – Divide and Conquer

Jane Miller and Cindy Muir will explain how, when, and which plants to divide with a hands–on demonstration. Bring overgrown clumps and they’ll lead you through the division process.

◊ In the Garden Series ◊ Demonstration Garden at the Washington County Fair Complex ◊ NE 28th Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97124 Map   Go west on Cornell Road after the main entrance, turn left onto NE 25th, and make a sharp left turn onto NE 28th. Enter the fairgrounds at the Fairplex Clover Leaf entrance. The Garden is on the left. Free event, no registration needed, free parking.

Dividing Dahlias

Photo: Anna Stubbs

Tuesday ◊ October 6 2015 ◊ 7:15 pm

Full Frontal Gardens

Garden designer, writer and speaker Luci Hardiman will give a talk at the Washington County Master Gardener Association’s monthly chapter meeting. First Baptist Church, 5755 SW Erickson Ave. in Beaverton.

 Tuesday ◊ October 13 2015 ◊ 9:30 am

Geranium Cuttings for Propagation

Daisey Parquet will take geranium cuttings and teach attendees how to maintain them over winter. Bring your own. ◊ In the Garden Series ◊ Demonstration Garden at the Washington County Fair Complex ◊ NE 28th Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97124  Map Go west on Cornell Road after the main entrance, turn left onto NE 25th, and make a sharp left turn onto NE 28th. Enter the fairgrounds at the Fairplex Clover Leaf entrance. The Garden is on the left. Free event, no registration needed, free parking.

Geraniums

Tuesday ◊ October 27 2015 ◊ 9:30 am

Simplifying Compost

Deb Jones will review various composting methods. Participants will have a hands-on opportunity to set up the simple wire-cylinder system. ◊ In the Garden Series ◊ Demonstration Garden at the Washington County Fair Complex ◊ NE 28th Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97124 Map   Go west on Cornell Road after the main entrance, turn left onto NE 25th, and make a sharp left turn onto NE 28th. Enter the fairgrounds at the Fairplex Clover Leaf entrance. The Garden is on the left. Free event, no registration needed, free parking.

Wire Cylinder compost system

Photo: Anna Stubbs

Tuesday ◊ November 3 2015 ◊ 7:15 pm

Preservation and Restoration of the Watershed

April Olbrich of the Tualatin River Watershed will discuss water conservation at the Washington County Master Gardener Association’s monthly chapter meeting. First Baptist Church, 5755 SW Erickson Ave. in Beaverton.

Saturday ◊ November 7 2015 ◊ 10:00 am

Cocoon Cleaning for Mason Bees

Ron Spendal will demonstrate the sand cleaning process. Bring your own mason bee nests and/or cocoons to be cleaned. ◊ In the Garden Series ◊ Learning Garden at Jenkins Estate ◊ 8005 SW Grabhorn, Beaverton, OR 97007 Map On weekends, use the second entrance (Camp Rivendale) on Grabhorn Road and park there. Walk past the play structure down to the Learning Garden. Free event, no registration needed, free parking.

Mason Bee Cocoons

Photo: WSU

Tuesday ◊ November 10 2015 ◊ 9:30 am

Fall Rose Pruning

Bill Klug will prune the 32 roses at the demonstration garden. Bring gloves, and tools to be sharpened. ◊ In the Garden Series ◊ Demonstration Garden at the Washington County Fair Complex ◊ NE 28th Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97124  Map Go west on Cornell Road after the main entrance, turn left onto NE 25th, and make a sharp left turn onto NE 28th. Enter the fairgrounds at the Fairplex Clover Leaf entrance. The Garden is on the left. Free event, no registration needed, free parking.

Dividing Dahlias

Photo: Anna Stubbs

Tuesday ◊ November 17 2015 ◊ 9:30 am

Winter Dahlia Care

Bob Campbell will show attendees how to dig, divide and store dahlias for the winter to ensure healthy spring tubers. Bring gloves and dig up dahlias tubers for division. ◊ In the Garden Series ◊ Demonstration Garden at the Washington County Fair Complex ◊ NE 28th Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97124 Map  Go west on Cornell Road after the main entrance, turn left onto NE 25th, and make a sharp left turn onto NE 28th. Enter the fairgrounds at the Fairplex Clover Leaf entrance. The Garden is on the left. Free event, no registration needed, free parking.

Dividing Dahlias

Photo: Anna Stubbs

Tuesday ◊ December 1 2015 ◊ 9:30 am

Mason Bee Cocoon Cleaning Workshop

Ron Spendal will show attendees to how to clean their mason bee nests and cocoons with the sand cleaning process. Bring nests and/or cocoons to be cleaned . ◊ In the Garden Series ◊ Demonstration Garden at the Washington County Fair Complex ◊ NE 28th Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97124  Map Go west on Cornell Road after the main entrance, turn left onto NE 25th, and make a sharp left turn onto NE 28th. Enter the fairgrounds at the Fairplex Clover Leaf entrance. The Garden is on the left. Free event, no registration needed, free parking.

. Dividing Dahlias

Photo: Anna Stubbs

Tuesday ◊ December 1 2015 ◊ 7:15 pm

Best Pacific Northwest Varieties of Fruiting Plants

Monica Maggio of Core Home Fruit and the Home Orchard Society will go over the best fruit-tree cultivars for Pacific Northwest gardens. First Baptist Church, 5755 SW Erickson Ave. in Beaverton.


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