Troughs the Easy Way ~ with Christine Ebrahimi

Sunday, July 20, 2014 1:00 PM at Joy Creek Nursery

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Unlike traditional hypertufa troughs made with cement, which are HEAVY and need several weeks to cure, polystyrene troughs are light, fast and last for several years. Join Christine Ebrahimi, plant enthusiast and rock garden lover, in learning how to create these aesthetically pleasing and MOVABLE troughs – perfect for the rock gardener or anyone interested in creating miniature environments for special plants.

Free and open to the public.

Dress appropriately for the weather.

There is a $10.00 class fee for ‘CEH’ Certification.

 

Basic Plant Propagation ~ with Leslie Gover

Saturday, July 19, 2014 ALL DAY

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The Staff at Joy Creek Nursery highly recommends this class whether you are taking it for personal knowledge or school credit. Leslie brings a fresh and fun insight into what can sometimes be a frustration and mysterious process. 

Leslie’s goal is to demonstrate how plants reproduce so that the home gardener understands the best methods to use to refresh treasured plants in their own gardens.  Join Leslie as she covers the fundamental steps for making and growing-on rooted cuttings and scaling lilies.  Discover ways to look at the summer garden for other opportunities to increase you plants.  Spend the day learning about tools, techniques, timing and more.  You will take your own “propagules” home.

FEE: $50.00.  Registration required.  Limited to 25 attendees. 

Bring a sack lunch.  Dress appropriately for the weather.

For details visit http://www.joycreek.com/education.htm

Versatile Alpines ~ Emma Elliott

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Versatile Alpines: Common and Uncommon Uses for These Small Wonders of the Plant World ~ Emma Elliott

Sunday, July 13, 1:00 PM at the nursery
Alpine plants are traditionally grown in troughs and rock gardens but can also be used in other garden situations. Emma Elliott of Wild Ginger Farm will share some of her favorite alpines with an emphasis on their versatility and unexpected uses. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and join in a lively and fun discussion. Emma will bring plants from her nursery for sale.

This class is free and open to the public.

Dress appropriately for the weather.

There is a $10.00 class fee for ‘CEH’ Certification.

For details visit http://www.joycreek.com/education.htm

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Hydrangea Tour ~ with Maurice Horn

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Sunday, July 6, 2014 1:00PM at the nursery

Joy Creek Nursery houses a large collection of hydrangeas, not only the showy mop-head and lacecap types that are familiar to the public but also less common species, climbing forms and close hydrangea relatives. Many of these shrubs are more than 20 years old in the garden and will be at their best in July. This tour is designed to acquaint gardeners with the large variety of hydrangeas that are available and to teach good cultural practices.

Free and open to the public.
Dress appropriately for the weather.
There is a $10.00 class fee for ‘CEH’ Certification.
For details visit http://www.joycreek.com/education.htm

Plants, Bugs and Climate Change ~ Presented by Leslie Gover

Sunday, June 29, 2014 1:00 PM  at Joy Creek Nursery

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The last decade has brought a series of unusual insect sightings, some harmful, some just baffling. Come and bring your own pests (in small plastic bags so that we can dispose of them easily) and join the discussion. Leslie, as the integrated pest manager at our nursery, will present her personal observations and those of other specialists in the field.

This class is free and open to the public.

Dress appropriately for the weather.

There is a $10.00 class fee for ‘CEH’ Certification.

For details visit http://www.joycreek.com/education.htm

Clematis Tour ~ Hosted by Maurice Horn

ImageOver the last two decades, Joy Creek Nursery has been fortunate to be associated with many wonderful clematis hybridizers and collectors. As a result, the nursery garden contains a wide variety of both climbing and herbaceous forms of clematis from many parts of the world. This is an opportunity to learn about many clematis that are rarely if ever seen in the trade.

Sunday, June 22, 2014 1:00 PM

At Joy Creek Nursery

This class is free and open to the public.

Dress appropriately for the weather.

There is a $10.00 class fee for ‘CEH’ Certification.

For details visit http://www.joycreek.com/education.htm


 

Ferns and Companions ~ Judith Jones

Sunday, June 15, 2014 1:00 PM at Joy Creek Nursery

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Ferns make ideal companions for hardy perennials and shrubs.

Judith will share some of her favorite combinations for a variety of settings.

Along the way, we will learn the cultural requirements and care for this versatile group of plants.

Judith will bring plants from Fancy Fronds Temperate Fern Nursery for sale.

 

This class is free and open to the public.

Dress appropriately for the weather.

There is a $10.00 class fee for ‘CEH’ Certification.

For details visit http://www.joycreek.com/education.htm

Sensory Garden ~ Hosted by Nadine Black

How many senses are stimulated by a walk in the garden?               

Let’s see how many plants we can match to those senses…

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This class seminar is held at the Joy Creek Nursery garden patio.

This class is free and open to the public.

Dress appropriately for the weather.

There is a $10.00 class fee for ‘CEH’ Certification.

For details visit http://www.joycreek.com/education.htm

Let Nature Work for You ~ Hosted by Glen Andresen

 

Sunday, June 1, 2014 1:00 PM

At Joy Creek Nursery

30200 NW Watson Rd, Scappoose, Oregon 97056

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Want help with your gardening?

Look no further than the great outdoors – Nature!

She is more than willing to help you with weed control, soil fertility, pest control, and more…and all you have to do is learn a few basic approaches that you can use for the rest of your gardening life.

This seminar Is Free and open to the public.

Dress appropriately for the weather.

There is a $10.00 class fee for ‘CEH’ Certification.

For details visit http://www.joycreek.com/education.htm

 

Rhododendrons ~ Presented by Mike Stewart

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There is tremendous diversity within the genus Rhododendron.  This workshop is an opportunity to explore the range of structure, size, and leaf forms that rhododendrons offer.  The Pacific Northwest is a perfect environment to grow most of the species and hybrids that will enhance your garden.  Come see a selection of unique, exotic, and new introductions.  Mike will bring rhododendrons from his nursery for sale.

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Mike Stewart is a rhododendron expert.  Along with his wife Maria, he owns Dover Nursery which is known for its outstanding selection of rhododendrons, both species and hybrids.  He has been honored with the Gold Medal from the American Rhododendron Society (ARS) – their highest award.  He is also a popular speaker who shares his professional knowledge with the gardening public.  Mike is very active with the ARS, having been a recent International ARS president.  There are those who say that he never knows when to say “no” in the service of rhododendrons and so he is now the Vice President of the Rhododendron Species Foundation.  Dover Nursery, in Sandy, Oregon, has one of the most exceptional collections of rhododendrons in the country with acres of perfectly planted and cared for shrubs.  The nursery collections include the newest hybrids from hybridizers on both the East and West Coast along with one of the largest collections of commercially grown species anywhere.  There is also a delightful display garden with many mature plants under a canopy of native fir trees with an outstanding view of Mount Hood in the background.  This is a most extraordinary location for fabulous rhododendrons.

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Sunday, May 25, 2014 1:00 PM

Joy Creek Nursery in Scappoose, Oregon

Free and open to the public.

Dress appropriately for the weather.

There is a $10.00 class fee for ‘CEH’ Certification. 

For details visit http://www.joycreek.com/education.htm