Thursday, June 24, 2010

Lots of Gardening Going On

June 26-27 – 2nd Annual Wine & Wags! at Garden World, Hubbard, Ore. This doggie adoption event is shaping up with more than 10 local animal shelters, rescues, & foundations on-site with adoptable pets to meet! Leashed pets are welcome to attend as well! Wine Garden opens at noon under the majestic oak tree. Free seminars and activities, including pet-friendly gardening, dog training and trick demonstrations, the Doggie Lawn brought to you by Oregon Turf & Tree, organic dog biscuits from Lucky Dog Treats, onsite pet photography and portraiture, and much, much more!

June 26 – “Music in the Garden” Garden Tour, 1-4pm. Tickets $15. Tour five unique gardens in Northeast Portland. Proceeds benefit Growing with Music. Tickets can be purchased at Garden Fever! (3433 NE 24th), Marbott’s Greenhouse & Nursery (108 NE Columbia Blvd), and Portland Nursery (5050 SE Stark), among other locations. For more information call 503.282.1839 or email

June 26 – Garden Gala at Shorty’s Garden and Home (10006 SE Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, Wash.), 11am-2pm. A summer kickoff event for families featuring prizes, activities, crafts and entertainment, including free face painting and balloon art.

July 10-11 – Oregon Lavender Festival. Visit for details. At lavender farms, you can cut your own bouquets of fresh lavender; at nurseries, you can purchase specialty lavender plants and speak to experts on growing and cultivating lavender. Each location has special events planned for the festival weekend, so be sure to click on the destinations tour page to see what each lavender location has to offer. Be sure to stop by Lavender at Stonegate (22615 SW Ulsky Rd., West Linn, 503.638.5218) and visit their Web site for tips on growing lavender.

July 20 – “Friend Raiser” at the Oregon Garden, 10am. For those of you that love gardening and have wanted to donate some of your time, The Oregon Garden is hosting a volunteer “Friend Raiser” to let you know about the many—and varied—volunteer opportunities at the garden. The event takes place in the Natural Resources Education Center (next to the visitors center). Contact Beth Maurer (503.874.2533, for details or visit

July 24 – Berry Festival at Fresh To You Produce & Garden Center (41579 Stayton-Scio Rd., Stayton, Ore., 503-769-9682), 10am-4pm. BBQ, live music, arts & crafts. Fun for the whole family!

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