March 16, 2012

March Triple Play

The last weekend in March will bring three outstanding programs to the Garden University series. Tickets are available now for each program - contact the Garden at 503-874-2533 before March 22nd or tickets will be available at the Visitor Center or Oregon Garden Resort the day of the program.

March 30, 2012
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Trillium Room - Oregon Garden Resort

Herb Garden Favorites with Sue Goetz

A five senses discovery in the herb garden. Herbs in the garden for fragrance, culinary, healing and more. Get to know the top ten favorite herbs as well as the many ways to grow and use them. Show and tell ideas and tips for harvesting, preserving, culinary and crafts all using aromatic herbs. Also included; Sue’s recipes that use “any” herb, recipes that personalize crafting, care and culinary items.

Tickets: $15 general; Free for Garden Members

March 31, 2012
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Lotus Room - Oregon Garden Resort

Herbal Lotions and Potions with Sue Goetz: WORKSHOP
Grow your own lotions and beauty potions. Tips and recipes to soaps, bath salts, fragrant herbal waters, household and beauty products all using fresh herbs from the garden. Topics include herb varieties to grow, their qualities, harvesting and preserving tips.

Tickets: $20 general; $15 for Garden Member

About Sue Goetz: Sue Goetz is a garden designer, writer and speaker. Through her design business Creative Gardener, she assists clients in personalizing their garden spaces, from garden coaching to the design of full landscapes. Her work has earned gold medals at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show, the Sunset Magazine award, gold medals at the Point Defiance Flower and Garden show as well as the Fine Gardening magazine “Best Design” award. Her home garden has been featured in Northwest Home and garden magazine (March 2004) as well as Country Gardens (Summer 2011). Sue is certified as a professional horticulturalist (CPH) with the WSNLA, a board member of the Northwest Horticultural Society and a member of the Garden Writers of America.

She loves the outreach side including freelance writing, a self-published newsletter, horticulture workshops and public speaking engagements. Author of a series of booklets, the Creative Garden Guides: Herbs to see, to smell, to taste, In Love with Lavender. The Stillroom and Floribunda. Sue lives and gardens in Gig Harbor, Washington

March 31, 2012
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Education Center - Oregon Garden

Deciduous Divas with Roger Gossler
Join us as local nurseryman Roger Gossler takes you on an exploration of truly incredible show stopping shrubs and trees. Some plants are fillers, but these are the stars of the garden

About Roger Gossler: Roger Gossler is one of the owners of Gossler Farms Nursery in Springfield, Oregon. The nursery has operated for over four decades and has been a source for rare and unusual plants through the US and Europe during this time. The nursery is simply an extension of Roger’s personal passion for woody plants in the garden. The nursery has been his conduit for the introduction of many new cultivars to the gardening public.

Over the years, Roger has introduced a number of well-known plants to the industry and consumers. Some of these include: Magnolia stellata Rosea ‘Jane Platt’; Schizostyllis ‘Oregon Sunset’; Fothergilla gardenia ‘Jane Platt’ and many other exciting offerings now seen as standards at many nurseries. We are also excited to announce the publication of Roger, Eric and Marjory’s first book, Gossler’s Guide to Hardy Shrubs published by Timber Press of Portland, Oregon and New York. Roger has also designed and maintained a display garden at the nursery of over five acres that is open to anyone who visits the nursery.

Tickets: $15 general; Free for Garden Members

Coming Next in the Garden University Series:

How to Grow Warm Season Crops in Cooler Climates with Willi Galloway
April 7, 2012
1 p.m. Education Center
$15 general; Free for Garden Members