June 2016

What's Blooming 6.26.16

What do hummingbirds love and will hold up well in the heat and dryness of summer?

SALVIA!

                            Hot Lips                                                       East Friesland

               Lyrical Silvertone                                                Radio Red

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.

What's Blooming 06.20.2016

Newly arrived planters - large and small.

 

                 Dragon Wing begonia                                     Snowcap leucanthemum

Garden to Table: An Italian Picnic in the Garden

 

 What:   An Italian Picnic in the Garden

 When:  Saturday, July 9th from 10:30AM -11:30AM

 Where: Farmington Gardens

              21815 SW Farmington Road, Beaverton OR 97007

 Cost:     Free  THIS CLASS IS FULL

 Phone:  503.649.4568

 Email:   events@farmingtongardens.com

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Harvest Hope with Your Home Grown Produce

Farmington Gardens has the BEST gardeners!

Over the years, you have donated thousands of pounds to the PAR program.

You Have Harvested Hope!

Again this year, we would like to be the connecting link between your heartfelt donations and families who are struggling to put food on their table. Your fresh fruits and vegetables can help them avoid hunger and its side effects.

 

What is Plant a Row for the Hungry?
Launched  in  1995    by  GWA:  The  Association  for Garden  Communicators,  Plant  A  Row  for  the Hungry  is  a  people-helping-people  program.

 

How can you help?

Simple. Plant more than you need! Yes, this is one time when more is better! We encourage you to get out there and plant more than you can use. When you harvest your fruits, vegetables, and herbs, bring the extra here to share with others.

What do you do?

Bring your clean, fresh produce to Farmington Gardens starting June 15th.

Donations will be accepted every                                 Wednesday and Sunday through the growing season.

What do we do?

We will weigh and keep track of your donations for you. The amount doesn't matter. Together it adds up to make a difference.

We pair up with two local food groups that are in touch with people who can benefit from the extra help. They pick up and disburse your donations.

Through PAR we will give you a tax receipt at the end of the year.

Join us again this year to Harvest Hope.

Garden to Table: Gluten Free Summer Potlucks

You Won't Believe It's Gluten-Free!

Our next Garden to Table Cooking Class with instuctor  Roberta Reynolds features Gluten Free recipes for potlucks.

With free recipes and free samples, learn to make:

                         ♦GF Sharp Cheddar Crackers,

                         ♦GF Hearty Main Dish Pasta Salad,

                         ♦GF Fudgy Espresso Brownies

                         ♦GF Lemon Bars, and more!

 What:   Gluten Free Summer Potlucks

 When:  Saturday, June 18th from 10:30AM -11:30AM

 Where: Farmington Gardens

              21815 SW Farmington Road, Beaverton OR 97007

 Cost:     Free but please REGISTER

 Phone:  503.649.4568

 Email:   events@farmingtongardens.com

 

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What's Blooming 06.12.2016

The flowers of the daylilies and roses shine in the sun while the leaves of begonias and impatiens make their statement in the shade.

 

            Daylily 'Strawberry Candy'                             Daylily 'Cosmopolitan'

            Rose 'Happy Go Lucky'                                             Rose 'Secret'

                        Begonia                                                                Begonia

              New Guinea Impatiens                                                Begonia

Garden Buddies 2016: Games in the Garden

 It is always fun to play games in the garden.

Join Jenny while she shares some of her favorite outdoor games kids can make by themselves or with a little help from their parents. No expensive specialized equipment needed. Fun and laughter involved!

 What:    Games in the Garden
 When:   July 9th, 2016 @ 10AM
 Where:  Farmington Gardens
               21815 SW Farmington Road, Beaverton OR 97007
 Cost:     Free but Registration is Required
 Email:   events@farmingtongardens.com
 Phone:  503.649.4568

Lessons are geared toward children aged 5-10 but all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. We encourage our Garden Buddies to dress appropriately for hands-on activities.

Watering Wisely