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What's Blooming 3.25.2017

Spring Color Perennials will brighten your garden year after year!

Use them in containers now for long lasting color and plant in your garden later.

               Bergenia 'Baby Doll'                                         Bergenia 'Abenglut'

            Tiarella 'Sugar and Spice'                                 Brunnera 'Jack Frost'

     Aquilegia 'Origami Red and White'                     Hellebore 'Cotton Candy'

Pulmonaria

Magnolias 101

Magnolias

Magnolia trees are quite diverse. They have a variety of leaf shapes and forms that are either evergreen or deciduous. Their wonderfully fragrant blooms come in an assortment of colors including white, pink, red, purple, or yellow. They aren’t usually munched on by deer and make for an exceptional specimen tree. There is such a wide selection, you’re sure to be able to find one to perfectly fit your needs.

Magnolia Tree Types

 

Deciduous magnolias with star flowers: The star magnolias (M. stellata) are cold-hardy,

Vegetable Gardening with Jenny 2017

Jenny wants you to be successful with growing edibles.

Knowing the amount of sunlight needed for good growth, good soil prep, and spacing of plants will get you started. Learn how you can mix edible flowers and herbs with your vegetables so that they might deter pests while providing food for your table. Learn what you can do now to get a bumper tomato crop later.

Bring your questions about fertilizing, mulching and diseases.

Join Jenny in another of her informative fun-filled classes.

What:    Planting Your Vegetable Garden
When:   April 15th, 2017 @ 11AM and repeated on

              April  17th, 2017 @ 11AM
Where:  Farmington Gardens
               21815 SW Farmington Road, Beaverton OR 97007
Cost:      Free but please REGISTER
Email:    events@farmingtongardens.com
Phone:   503.649.4568

Strawberries - Grow Your Own!

Do you wish the U-Pick strawberry season lasted longer? Want delicious ripe strawberries all summer? Don’t settle for store bought strawberries from California. You know the ones - Red on the outside but white on the inside. Just grow your own!
Here is all you need to know-

First: Choose a variety

June-bearing strawberries produce one main crop, usually in June. These are great if you want to pick a lot all at once to make jam or freeze.

Unique and Unusual Plants

 

Ready for some of the newest plants on the market for 2017?

The bright golden leaves of this Golden Jackpot® weigela hold their color all season, even in full sun.

Join Kurt from Monrovia to learn about some of the new plants with unique and impoved features. This is an easy way to learn how to upgrade your garden this year.

 A few of the plants will be from the Dan Hinkley collection.

 

 What:   Unique and Unusual Plants

 When:   Saturday, April 1rst, 2017 @ 11AM

 Where:  Farmington Gardens
              21815 SW Farmington Road, Beaverton OR 97007
 Cost:      FREE but please Register
 Email:    events@farmingtongardens.com
 Phone:   503.649.4568

It's Time for Preventative Lawn Care

         You may be thinking about all the colorful annuals and perennials you would like to put in your pots and garden beds. This time of the year, don't we all? While we are forced to wait just a little bit longer to do some of these things, this is actually the perfect time to apply some weed prevention to your lawn. Wouldn't it be nice to stop weeds from growing in the first place instead of waiting until they become a problem? Well, that's the idea. The ideal window for lawn weed prevention is between Presidents and St. Patrick’s Day.

       

5 Awesome Japanese Maples

Here are two of our most popular Japanese Maple varieties. We’ve also included three exciting brand new varieties for those japanese maple addicts out there!

 

Coral Bark Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum ‘Sango-kaku’

Coral Bark Japanese Maple

What is Dormant Spray & How Can it Help Me?

Dormant Spray-

You may have heard this term before but what exactly does it mean? This is a generic term for any spray applied to deciduous trees during fall, winter, and early spring while the branches are still bare. There are many different products that can be used. We, for instance, carry around three. It’s more the timing which makes it a dormant spray.

 

Raising Mason Bees

Mason bees are easy to raise.

Master Gardener and Native Pollinator Specialist Ron Spendal is returning this year with a comprehensive set of one hour classes about pollinators, their care, and how to attract them. The second of the series will be about the care of mason bees.

 

 

Mason bee nesting needs and options will be discussed as will the care of the bees during their life cycle. Following some simple guidelines, you will be able to start, grow and maintain a mason bee population for pollinating your garden and landscape.

 

 

What:   Raising Mason Bees 2017

When:  March 18th, 2017 @ 1PM

Where: Farmington Gardens

             21815 SW Farmington Rd, Beaverton OR 97007

Cost:    FREE but please Register

Email:    events@farmingtongardens.com

Phone:   503.649.4568