OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Washington County Master Gardener

OSU Master Gardener

Upcoming Events


Wednesday ◊ May 27 2015 ◊ 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Growing Herbs

Growing herbs can be a sensory delight. There are culinary herbs, aromatic herbs and herbs that attract beneficial insects. But considering the high cost of fresh herbs why not grow your own? An OSU Extension Service Master Gardener will share the tips, techniques and plant recommendations for starting your own herb garden. Topics covered will be starting your beds, planting times, maintenance and harvesting. OSU Extension Service recommended varieties will also be shared. ◊ Gardening Speakers’ Guild Program ◊ Grow It! Series  ◊ Forest Grove City Library ◊ 2114 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove, OR 97116  Map  Free event, no registration needed, free parking .

Lavender

Lavender

Tuesday ◊ June 2 2015 ◊ 7:15 pm

Speaker Series: Ascending Giant Trees

Join the Washington County Master Gardener Association for a lecture with professional arborist Will Koomjam. Koomjam works with Ascending the Giants, an organization dedicated to pursuing an ongoing series of expeditions dedicated to climbing and documenting all aspects of champion trees in an effort to raise awareness of the importance of trees and the sensitive ecosystems that exist in and around them. First Baptist Church, 5755 SW Erickson Ave. in Beaverton.

Saturday ◊ June 6 2015 ◊ 10:00 am

Gardening for Kids

Learn about drought tolerant plants by exploring the garden, and make a succulent terrarium with recycled materials. Cici Polson teaches this class for children ages 7 to 12. ◊ 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.

. Veggie Garden

Photo: Oregon State University

Tuesday ◊ June 9 2015 ◊ 9:30 am

Gardening Made Easy: Adaptive Gardening

Jerry Anderson, Mary Felix, Bridget Shaw, Jeannine Rychlik and Lynn Wagner will share strategies and techniques that can allow people to continue gardening without suffering injuries such as sprains, strains and aching muscles. Pick up tips to keep gardening safely and maintain a lifelong passion. ◊ 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.

Lawn Care

Photo: Anna Stubbs

Thursday ◊ June 11 2015 ◊ 10:00 am

Perennial Gardening Made Easy

Marcia Strohecker shares tips to make gardening less work and more fun. ◊ In the Garden Series ◊ Learning Garden at Jenkins Estate ◊ 8005 SW Grabhorn, Beaverton, OR 97007 Map Free event, no registration needed, free parking.

Pink phlox

Thursday ◊ June 11 2015 ◊ 6:30 – 8 pm

Year –around Vegetable Gardening

Once you have the basics down with your spring or summer gardens you may want to expand your gardening into the fall and winter seasons. An OSU Extension Service Master Gardener will lead you through the process of vegetable gardening year around. Topics will include what to plant and when, season extending techniques, when to harvest, and more.

◊ Gardening Speakers’ Guild Program ◊Hillsboro Main Library, 2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy., Hillsboro, OR 97124 Map Free event, no registration needed, free parking.

Broccoli unders snow

Snowy Garden

Saturday ◊ June 20 2015 ◊ 10:00 am

Selecting and Using Herbs

Judy Fenker shows and discusses herb selections, location and soil conditions for a bountiful and beautiful herb garden with an emphasis on the culinary use of herbs. ◊ 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.

Window Sill Herb Garden

Photo: Weston Miller

Tuesday ◊ June 23 2015 ◊ 9:30 am

Have a More Successful Vegetable Garden by Understanding Soil, Compost and Fertilizer

Tim Lanfri will talk about two methods that create high–quality soil — hauling in a planting mix to fill raised beds or amending existing soil. Purchasing soil is more expensive but shows immediate results. Improving existing soil is less expensive but will take years. Poor quality soil with low fertility is the main reason backyard vegetable gardens fail. ◊ 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.

Thursday ◊ June 25 2015 ◊ 10:00 am

Growing Northwest Native Plants

Walk the Natives Path at the Garden with Mary French, and learn how, where, and why to use these hearty species in your own landscape. ◊ In the Garden Series ◊ Learning Garden at Jenkins Estate ◊ 8005 SW Grabhorn, Beaverton, OR 97007  Map Free event, no registration needed, free parking.

Learning Garden NW Natives

Photo: LG NW Natives

Saturday ◊ June 27 2015 ◊ 10:00 am

Adding Edibles into Ornamental Landscapes

Join Sue Ryburn in the garden to learn steps to plan for and incorporate edible fruits, vegetables and herbs into the home garden alongside landscape plants. There are a multitude of edible plants that also make wonderful additions to the aesthetics of the home garden. Learn about design principles and the types of edible plants and varieties that do well in our area.

◊ 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

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 Westen 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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