Tuesday December 11th 6:30 PM, Tabor Space 5441 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97215

Spend an evening with fellow Master Gardeners. Enjoy sweet treats, warm beverages, and holiday music, while Chapter gurus and friends offer guidance in making your wreath, swag, centerpiece, or other creative decorations.  Note: early start time! 6:30pm

 Board members will round up some greens, but we’d love to have cuttings from your garden to share, too:

-           evergreen boughs

-           incense cedar

-           rosemary (15-inch stems work well in wreaths)

-           anything with berries (beauty berry, juniper, or nandina)

-           interesting cones or seedpods

-           attractive textures, variegation, or bark

You’ll need decorating supplies—wreath rings, baskets, vases, or other items (metal, glass or straw) that can be used to create a beautiful winter arrangement/wreath or swag. Please bring items for yourself or extras that you would like to share.  The Chapter will have wire, oasis, and some ribbon. 

Bring your own pruners, wire cutters, gloves (mark them with your name to avoid confusion), containers for arrangements, and ribbon.  

Please dust off your favorite holiday recipes and bring batch of home made treats to share with your fellow MGs.  This is not a public event so we are not limited to store-purchased treats only. Hospitality will supply our usual tea and coffee, plus possibly some sparkling cider.  

If you can help lend a hand for this fun winter event whether that be set-up, clean-up, or picking up supplies/greens, please email multmastergardeners@gmail.com

There will also be high quality, gently used gardening books for sale at bargain prices!

Fellow MG Sharon Baker has been busy gathering a great collection of used gardening books.  Book prices range from .50 to $5. There are books available on most garden topics. Some of the titles are listed below:

The Art of Planting, Verey

The Elements of Organic Gardening, The Prince of Wales

The Garden Desgin Book, editors of Garden Design Magazine

The Herb Garden, Hillier

The Natural Garden, Durse

Plant - Driven Design, Ogden

The Small Garden, Squire

Designing With Plants, Oudolf 

A Garden for All Seasons, Chicago Horticultureal Society

Step by Step Yard and Garden Projects, Better Homes and Gardens

Gardening with Wildflowers and Native Plants, Brooklyn Botanic Garden Record 

If you have used garden books to give to our chapter, contact Sharon Baker: gazebo@teleport.com or 503-284-5189.  The money raised helps to fund educational projects.