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Saturday, April 18th

9:00AM - 1:00PM

German American Society
5626 NE Alameda
Portland, Oregon

The Plant Sale Fundraiser is fast approaching! It will be held from 9a.m. to 1p.m., Saturday, April 18 at the German American Society facility at 5626 NE Alameda in northeast Portland.
  • Plant drop-off is Friday, April 17 from 3p.m. to 8p.m. and Saturday, April 18, from 7a.m. to 9a.m at the rear of the building.
  • Now is the time to divide and pot the specimens you plan to donate.
  • If you have plants to donate, but not the time or energy to get them in pots, con- tact the Plant Sale Committee for assistance with finding help.If you have not yet signed up to be a volunteer for the sale, you can do so by contacting the coordinator. We need people who can distribute flyers, transport plants, provide set-up and take down and act as clerks and cashiers.
Contact Scott with questions or comments.

Club Meeting: April 28th, 7:00 PM
Topic: Peonies
Location: German American Society

Our speaker for April is Rick Rogers of Brothers Peonies. Come and learn all about peonies from one of most knowledgeable people around!

Click here for the application for our annual scholarship.
Club Newsletter: The Practical Gardener - For the latest issue click here.

Plant of the Month: Pieris Japonica 'Valley Valentine'


Beautiful, deep red buds and pendant flowers highlight the cool season. Attractive, bronzy tint to new growth. Compact form excellent as a foundation planting or in groups. A slow grower to 7'-10', enjoys partial sun, evergreen and providing some beautiful red flowers in the early cool Spring in USDA zones 6-8.


Tips From Tom

With the early Spring upon us, it's time to start preparing your vegetable gardens:

  • Building up the soil is the single best thing to provide higher yields from your vegetable garden.
  • Round out your beds. Raised beds are more space-efficient if the tops are gently rounded to form an arc.

For more tips read the newsletter here

About MGCP

Metropolitan Garden Club of Portland is devoted to the promotion of the aesthetic appreciation of gardens. To develop the love of growing plants and promote general interest in individual and community gardens through membership networking, education and civic activities.