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Willow Furniture Workshop Summer 2016

Create a unique piece of natural furniture for your garden.

Brian Phillips from the Willow Station has been perfecting his art for 35 years. He builds and creates furniture that is durable and safe for those who seek its beauty.

Register for one of these five basic projects. Brian will start a sturdy frame for you. At the class, he will share his skills so you can put your own unique finish on the furniture.

We charge by the project so two can attend the class to work on the same piece, if desired. You are guaranteed to take home a beautiful finished piece of furniture to display and use. Bring a sack lunch, a vehicle large enough to transport your work of art and a creative attitude.

All tools and materials from the fresh branches and twigs to the nails will be supplied. It is suggested that you wear closed-toe shoes and bring knee pads and gloves.You may bring your own hammer and clippers.

 Watch Garden Time's visit to Willow Station to see some of the step by step process.

 What:   Willow Furniture Workshop

 When:  Saturday, July 23rd from 10AM - 4PM

 Where: Farmington Gardens

              21815 SW Farmington Road, Beaverton OR 97007

 Total Cost:  $125.  Selection of project and registration $25. An additional $100 on day of class is payable directly to Brian Phillips. This covers all supplies and instruction.

 Phone:  503.649.4568

 Email:   events@farmingtongardens.com

Heucheras: So Difficult to Choose Just One!

Heucheras are excellent foliage perennials.They grow into lovely mounds of color that grow fuller each successive year. They are sometimes called Coral Bells or Alum Root.

Heucheras are a favorite with breeders and many new ones have been developed. Each is so unique that you really have to read the labels to make sure you are getting the plant characteristics you want. They can range in height from 8 to 18 inches, have different colors, and different growing requirements.

Conditions: Some prefer more shade than others. Some can take full sun. All like fertile soil with good drainage but some can take more dryness once established.

Colors: The leaves can change color through the season. Some have showy foliage in the winter while others need cutting back. Some are deeply veined (Paprika)or spotted (Midnight Rose)or deeply cut or ruffled while others are smooth and rounded. Some have one color on top and another contrasting one underneath. (Marmalade)There are so many colors – green, peach, amber, burgundy, lime, pink, purple and more!


Flowers: Most have tiny flowers that grow on wispy stalks above the mound of leaves. Again, these vary in color from white, pink, purple or amber. Hummingbirds love them and will visit often for the nectar.

Placement: Heucheras can be grown in a woodland garden, as a border or in a pot. Planted individually or in groupings, their leafy mounds create a spot of color to be blended or contrasted with surrounding plants.

Whichever heuchera you choose, you are sure to love it.

Watch out, collecting them can become addictive!!