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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

Early Spring Gardening 2017

Spring Gardening has its own unique challenges!

 

Jenny has lists and ideas to help you work around anything Spring and Mother Nature has to challenge you with.

Whether you are new to gardening or not, learning what to think about in the planning and soil prep and choosing the right cool weather plants will help you succeed this year.

Starting from seed or starts, growing annuals or perennials, including edible flowers and herbs, you can win this seasonal challenge. Your garden will be growing and ready to burst forth once any warm weather arrives.

 

 What:    Early Spring Gardening

 When:   March 18, 2017 @ 11AM

   Repeated March 20, 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

Staghorn Ferns: Build a Unique Mounted Display

   

 

 

Staghorn ferns naturally live on tree branches and stones- no soil needed!

You can grow and display one of these unique and popular plants in your home.

   Join us for this Hands-On class!

You choose the staghorn fern and mounting style. We'll take you step-by-step to creating a finished piece of living art.

All materials and care instructions supplied.

 

 

 

  What:   The Care and Mounting of Staghorn Ferns

   When:  Saturday, February 18th, 2017 1PM                                                      Repeated: Monday, February 20th, 2017 @ 1PM

  Where: Farmington Gardens

               21815 SW Farmington Road, Beaverton 97007

  Cost:    Staghorn plant and all materials $20.

               Registration required

  Email: events@farmingtongardens.com

  Phone: 503.649.4568

How to Prune and Care for Japanese Maples Spring 2017

 You probably took a lot of time choosing just the right acer palmatum for your yard. 

 Growth habit, leaf structure and color all came in to play. Finding the right pot or place in your yard was another choice.

 Now, you have to make more decisions.      How do you prune your prized japanese maple?

 

Our Mr. Lou will help you lose the fear and cut loose. No pun intended!
Knowing when and where to prune or where to make a larger cut can make a difference in the long term beauty of your tree.
Proper fertilizer and watering needs will also be covered.

 What:    Pruning and Care of Japanese Maples

 When:    Saturday, February 18th, 2017 @ 11AM                                                       Repeated: Sunday, February 19th, 2017 @  1PM sorry class full and

Monday, February 20th, 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

Introduction to Mason Bees

Learn the simple basics of mason bees.

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 first of the series will be about mason bees.

 

 

These solitary bees are very docile and are excellent early spring pollinators. One mason bee can do the pollination work of 100 honey bees! Understanding and caring for mason bees is very interesting and easy. They are beneficial to every gardener, no matter the garden type.

 

What:   Introduction to Mason Bees

When:  Saturday, February 25th, 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

Planning Your Spring Garden with Jenny

seed starting suppliesNeed help getting started with your gardens this year? Jenny can help you decide what you can grow in the spaces you have.

Making a plan is the first step. The next is creating a timeline for your choices.

Which seeds can be planted now?

Do you plant them directly outside or start them inside?

Jenny will give you tips for growing both vegetable and flower seeds.

Learn the options you have when starting them inside, how to nurture the seedlings and how to transplant them.

Find out about planting seeds outside and the best ways to protect that tender new growth from Mother Nature's constant changes.

Using the proper techniques, you will be successful at growing your own produce and blooms from start to finish.

 

When:  Saturday, February 25th, 2017 @ 11AM

              Repeated on

              Monday, February 27th, 2017 @  11 AM

Where:  Farmington Gardens

               21815 SW Farmington Road, Beaverton OR 97007

Cost:      FREE but please REGISTER

Email:    events@farmingtongardens.com

Phone:   503.649.4568

 

Garden Buddies 2017- Let's Make a Terrarium!

The Love of Gardening begins early.

 

Start the New Year off with your little Gardeners creating a Terrarium.

They get their hands in the dirt building their own ecosystem while Jenny helps them learn what it takes for these tiny plants to grow and thrive.

How do plants breathe? How do they drink? How do they eat?

Your Garden Buddies will go home with a filled terrarium all ready to be nurtured with their 'Green Thumbs'.

 

 What:    Build a Terrarium!
 When:   February 11th, 2017 @ 10AM
 Where:  Farmington Gardens
                21815 SW Farmington Road, Beaverton OR 97007
 Cost:      $5. Containers, soil, and plants supplied
 Email:   events@farmingtongardens.com
 Phone:  503.649.4568

Registration is Required
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.

Holiday Wreath and Centerpiece Drop-In Workshops 2016

Create your own unique wreath or centerpiece!

Come alone or bring family and friends.

Everything will be ready for you to drop in from 11 through 2PM

Start with a basic noble fir wreath or centerpiece base form.

Choose additions from our wonderful selection of greens and colorful dried natural materials. You can also bring your some of your own Holiday pieces to add.

It doesn't matter whether this is your first time or a repeat Holiday tradition. With your creativity and how-to design suggestions from Misty and Stephanie, the finished work is sure to delight.Your guests and neighbors will be full of admiration!

Join us at these fun workshops. Music and laughter supplied!

 When: November 26th, 2016 from 11AM - 2PM ***FULL****

             December 3rd,   2016 from 11AM - 2PM ***FULL***

             December 10th, 2016 from 11AM - 2PM ***Open***

             December 17th, 2016 from 11AM - 2PM ***Open***

 Where: Farmington Gardens

              21815 SW Farmington Rd, Beaverton 97007

 Cost: Wreath $30.

           Centerpiece $25.

           Please prepay before the class.

 Register by calling 503.649.4568 or emailing events@farmingtongardens.com

Wreath or Centerpiece Group Workshops 2016

Family and Friends Holiday Event

Embellish a wreath.

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.  Sentimental Christmas ornaments or toys would work. We'll even help you with your bow tying techniques.

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

When: Any day of the week starting November 27th, 2016

Where: Farmington Gardens

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

Cost: $25. for a centerpiece and $30. for a wreath

To arrange a specific time and date please

Email: events@farmingtongardens.com or

Call: 503.649.4568

Mason Bee Cocoon Cleaning

Final of our series of classes given by Master Gardener and Native Pollinator Specialist Ron Spendal.

Open to anyone interested in learning about our native, solitary bee but especially helpful to those who want to keep the healthiest and productive nest environment for their mason bees.

Learn how to harvest, clean and care for your mason bee cocoons.  An easy sand cleaning process will be demonstrated. 

Participants are encouraged to bring their mason bee nesting devices for review and processing.  Cocoons needing harvesting and cleaning will be available for this hands-on workshop.

 

 What:   Mason Bee Cocoon Cleaning                               

 When:  November 5th, 2016 @ 11AM

 Where: Farmington Gardens

              21815 SW Farmington Rd, Beaverton 97007

 Cost:     FREE but please Register

 Email:   events@farmingtongardens.com

 Phone:   503.649.4568