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Holiday Open House 2014

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Farmington Gardens' Holiday Open House

November 15th and 16th, 2014

Boost your holiday spirit! Enjoy the ambience while getting decorating ideas from our greenhouse and gift shop seasonal displays.                    

Find that unique ornament, houseplant, poinsettia or fresh greenery that showcases your special style. Experience the beauty of the blooming hellebores and camellias.

Shop our huge variety of fresh, fragrant wreaths. These are beautiful displayed inside your home or outside on a door or gate. Mantle toppers and door swags are also available to help set your holiday scene.

 

Bring friends, family and camera to take a photo with Santa.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting both days from 11AM- 1PM

Wreath and Centerpiece Group Workshop

Posterized wreath on a red barn wallLooking for a fun holiday activity to do with friends or associates? Embellish a wreath or create a centerpiece for the holiday season. Great for garden clubs, co-workers, activity groups or just a group of friends and family! Call to schedule your own private group workshop for any day of the week.

We provide the materials, you provide the creativity! Assorted greens, cones, dried seeds, twigs and other natural material will be available along with a basic wreath or base for a centerpiece. Feel free to bring other special items you might like to use. Ducks and Beavers seem to appear at all times of year but sentimental Christmas ornaments or toys could work too!

Time slots fill quickly so be sure to call ahead to schedule your group's fun holiday activity.

When: Any day of the week

Time slots available: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, and 2:00 PM - 4:00PM

Where: Farmington Gardens

Group Size: Minimum of 5 to a maximum of 20 people

Cost: Wreath $30 or Centerpiece $20

Email: events@farmingtongardens.com or

Call: 503.649.4568

Holiday Wreath and Centerpiece Workshops

Oh so simple, fun and uniquely yours!

Misty and Stephanie will help you choose from a variety of seasonal material to spice up a wreath or create a unique centerpiece.

Start with one of our basic 24" noble fir wreaths and customize it with an assortment of greens, dried seeds, cones, twigs and other natural materials - all of which we provide!

Bring in any special items you might like to include. Your creative ideas and our staff's knowledge and sense of design are sure to result in a memorable piece for your home or to give as a gift.

 

Or, add to your holiday decor by fashioning a centerpiece for your hallway or dining table. Thanksgiving and Christmas are holiday times of year when you invite friends over to your home. Delight them with your one-of-a-kind designs.

We'll supply the materials, you supply the creativity. Bring any special items you might want to use in addition to the greens, natural materials and small ornaments supplied.

Because we found this class to be a favorite group activity with visiting friends and family members on Thanksgiving weekend, we have added even more classes.

When: November 22nd, 2014 @11am-1pm

             November 29th, 2014 @11am-1pm

             December  6th, 2014 @11am-1pm

             December 13th, 2014 @11am-1pm                        

Where: Farmington Gardens

Cost: $30 for a wreath and $20 for the centerpiece

Preregistration and prepayment required.

Email:  events@farmingtongardens.com or

Call: 503.649.4568

Holiday Activities 2014

As the days shorten, we spend more time indoors. Friends and family stop by to visit.
Farmington Gardens wants to help you create a warm and welcoming atmosphere in your home. Our Open House will inspire you with new decorating ideas or remind you of your fond must-have traditional ones. Classes are scheduled to help you create your own unique centerpieces and wreaths.

 

 

 

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Shop for your Christmas Trees

November 22 through the week before Christmas

Choose from our large variety of cut and living trees.

 

Wreath and Centerpiece Workshops

November 22nd from 11am - 1pm

November 29th  from 11am - 1pm

December 6th    from 11am - 1pm

December 13     from 11am - 1pm

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Private family or group workshops available during the week or at other times on the weekend. These are always fun and filled with laughter.

Call to schedule a convenient time for your group.  503.649.4568

 

Fragrant Wreaths for Your Corporate Holiday Gifts

Let Farmington Gardens help you say ‘Thank You’ to everyone on your corporate gift list.

As your local supplier of wreaths for the past 20 years, we know how to make it easy for you to have one of our fragrant, hand-tied wreaths sent fresh from our doors to your clients' doors.

Our experience and use of only the highest quality of greens show in the craftmanship of these beautiful wreaths. Take advantage of this convenient way to show your clients and employees how much you appreciate their loyalty.

Call us today at 503.649.4568 and let us assist you with your holiday gift program.

 

 

 

Discounts available on large orders.

Camellias and a Garden of Winter Blossoms

camellia sasanqua "Yuletide", red blooms with yellow stamensOur wonderful autumn weather has caused many of the fall and winter blooming plants to burst out even earlier than usual. If you look around your neighborhood and see a short evergreen tree covered in fiery red blossoms, it is likely to be a 'Yuletide' camellia.  Who is thinking Yuletide near Halloween and before Thanksgiving? So it goes this year. Luckily, these blooms will continue for several months through the winter festivities.

Farmington Gardens has a large variety of these fall through winter blooming camellias. The sasanquas have pliable branches that are easily espaliered or trained to a trellis. They are wonderful covering an unsightly fence as they are evergreen and take part to full shade. Their blooms, in a dreary time of year, are a bonus!camellia sasanqua 'White Doves'

Camellia sasanqua come in a variety of colors from white like 'White Doves' to soft pink to various shades of red and mixtures in between. Some have single petals with bright yellow stamens like the 'Yuletide' while others are semi-double or even double. The camellia sasanqua 'Pink-a-Boo' even treats us to fragrance.                  

 

camellia sasanqua 'Marge Miller', pink flowersWhile most camellia sasanquas can be used in a woodland setting, as a specimen plant or even as a complete border and privacy screen, we are introducing this year a new prostrate form. Marge Miller is the first ever sasanqua that can be used as a ground cover, even weeping over walls.  Growing only 10 to 14 inches tall with a 4 foot spread, this evergreen with soft pink blossoms is sure to be a stand out in the right place in your garden.

Indiana Jones Themed Special Event

Join us at our Indiana Jones themed event this weekend.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday store-wide discounts of 40%.

This includes most trees, all shrubs, grasses, perennials and annuals, tools, giftshop items and all garden essentials. Seasonal items included but not our fantastic decorations put up for this occasion. We would like to keep some of those creepy items around for next year's event!

 

Saturday and Sunday from 11AM until 3PM.

Special screenings of Indiana Jones movies. Watch for enjoyment or to help you with clues to some of the games which includes daily Scavenger Hunts and Snake Walks

The Obstacle Course looks particularly fun...LOOK OUT FOR THE ROCK!

We are adding two new areas this year, The Indy Pub for the entire family and a Beer Garden for those 21 and over.

Saturday Only Events

Pet Costume Contest at 12 Noon

Have fun showing off your well behaved friend in an Indie themed costume or whatever they will allow you to dress them in! Please allow time to register.

Oregon Reptile Man from 1PM - 3PM

Indiana Jones was afraid of snakes but you needen't be. Come see the The Reptile Man who will have on display an outstanding variety of snakes, lizards, turtles and tortoises that have been rescued in the Pacific Northwest.  Featuring 15-20 reptiles from around our world at each presentation, these predators capture hearts of all....... well, almost all.

Richard Ritchey is a professional full time Herpetologist who brings unique insights, observations and humor to his exciting live reptile shows.

Click on the photo for some live action of a Reptile Man's display.

Japanese Anemones are Great Fall Bloomers

 

Japanese anemone 'Pocohontas' Japanese anemone 'Whirlwind'

While most flowering perennials are slowly shutting down, Japanese Anemones are still in full bloom. Starting in August, they set flower 6 to 8 weeks, well into the fall!

The blossoms make wonderful cut-flower arrangements as the sturdy stalks hold their heads high. Ranging from singles to doubles and everything in between, the different varieties can be white, pink or deep pink. All have buttercup yellow centers. Massed in the garden, Japanese anemones demand attention from passers by.

Grown in part to full sun, Japanese anemones can take most soil types but like regular water. Their leaves will burn in the hot sun if the soil dries out.

They form solid clumps, spreading by underground rhizomes. In good garden conditions, they can be invasive but can be grown in containers or are lovely as a border. Cut them back to the ground at the end of the season but take the time to enjoy the interesting seed heads first.

Most grow up to 3 feet or more but the double rose pink ‘Pocohontas’ is compact, growing only half that height. All are prolific bloomers and a wonderful addition to your garden.

 

 
                                         Japanese anemone 'Pamina'  

Please join us for our very last Garden to Table class of the year as we wind up our series of fourteen classes with an eye to the holidays.  Soon the season will be upon us, and countless hosts and hostesses will be working hard to make their party or family gathering extra special just for you.  How about returning the favor?  Wine and flowers are welcome hostess gifts, but how about preparing something that will make the day following the big event memorable? 

In this class, we have organized the recipes by themes and will prepare a dish our two that you can add to a gift basket that will be just right for those special people.

  • LEISURELY AFTER-PARTY BREAKFAST

      Banana- Coconut Bread

  • HIKING ON A WINTER’S DAY

      All Cylinders Trail Mix

      Granola Bars

  • MOVIE NIGHT

      Special Seasoned Popcorn

      Peppermint Bark

  • COZY EVENING BY THE FIRESIDE

      Marinated Mozzarella Balls

      Olive Tapenade

      Smoked Salmon

Not only that!  Since it is our last class until spring, we will do a little celebrating ourselves by offering a special cake and champagne/sparkling cider for dessert.   We will also create special gift baskets featuring our recipes and some beautiful gifts from our Gift Shop at Farmington Gardens. A drawing will be held for our class participants – you might be one of the lucky ones to take a basket home!

When: October 11, 2014 @ 10:30AM to 11:30AM

Where: Famington Gardens

             21815 SW Farmington Road, Beaverton OR 97007

Cost: Free but please REGISTER

          Class size is limited

Email: events@farmingtongardens.com

Phone: 503.649.4568

Recipes:

 

Garden to Table: Tomatoes, Tomatillos & Peppers

 

What a tremendous year for gardens!  Tomatoes are early this year, and many of us are experiencing a bumper crop.  We wait for them all year long and when they finally get here we can’t get enough.  However, sometimes it’s hard to figure out what to do with all those beautiful jewels.  In this class, we’ll explore some new, easy, and fun ways to make the most of not only our tomato harvest, but peppers and tomatillos as well.

Except for dessert of course.  It is summer after all, and we’ve been thinking about campfires, marshmallows, chocolate, and so…

Here’s what we’ll be serving:

     Roasted Red Peppers and ways to use them:

  •      Romesco Sauce
  •      Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
  •      Chili Rellenos with Salsa Verde (Green Chili Sauce)
  •      Grilled Chicken with Tomato Vinaigrette
  •      Roasted Tomato Bread Pudding
  •     Grilled Green Tomatoes

And for dessert:

  •     S'mores Bars 

Each class includes FREE recipes and FREE samples of everything we cook.

When: September 20, 2014 @ 10:30AM- 11:30AM

Where: Farmington Gardens

            21815 SW Farmington Road, Beaverton OR 97007

Cost: Free but please REGISTER

Email: events@farmingtongardens.com

Phone: 503.649.4568

Recipes: Grill Roasted Red Peppers, Romesco Sauce, Red Pepper Hummus