Here’s what’s going on around town in September:
2009 Annual Dahlia Festival
September 5- 7
Swan Island Dahlias, Canby OR
If you are into tubers and waiting for surprises in your garden, then visit the dahlia festival. Pick up tubers for your garden, a flower bouquet for your table or take a seminar. Swan Island Dahlias is the largest dahlia grower in the United States.
Bounty for Botany
September 11: 6:30pm -10:00pm
Cistus Nursery, Sauvie Island
The Hardy Plant Society of Oregon is sponsoring a special evening event at Cistus Nursery supporting the Parker Sanderson Memorial Fund. Auction, dinner, and much more. Tickets $125 per person. Register online.
Hardy Plant Society: Roy Lancaster, speaker
September 13: 1:00pm
The Hardy Plant Society of Oregon is proud to host Roy Lancaster as he speaks about his garden, travels and multiple book titles. Tickets are $20 HPSO members, $30 non-members.
Portland Fall Home & Garden Show
September 11 – 13, 2009
Portland Expo Center
It seems to be early this year, but I recommend taking a quick tour of the display gardens for backyard inspiration, peruse the plant sale and tour the orchid displays at a minimum.
Le Tour De Plants
September 12 – 20
Nurseries are putting out their finest fall wares in Oregon and SW Washington. Check out the LTP website to plan which nurseries you want to visit. Look for savings coupons and lists of seminars available at each location. Sponsored by the Oregon Association of Nurseries.
Fall Plant Sale: Glenn Walters Nursery
September 18 – 19
6855 NW Cornelius-Schefflin Road, Cornelius, OR 97113
Grab a few friends and something to haul “big” plants home in. Pricing is right for mature, woody ornamentals specimens for the “bones” of your garden. Everything from 8′ tall conifers, rhododendrons, deciduous landscape and fruit trees, perennials and more.
The Late Show Gardens
September 18 – 20
San Francisco, CA
A new fall garden show promoting climate change and drought tolerant plants with industry leaders. Show proceeds will go to the Trust for Public Land’s new Balboa Park in the Excelsior district.
7th Annual Gathering of Gardeners
September 19 – 20
Village Green Resort, Cottage Grove, OR