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Club Meeting

Tuesday, February 24th

7:00PM Social | 7:30PM Meeting

German American Society

5626 NE Alameda

Portland, Oregon

Propagation - A Miraculous Tale of Life, Growth, and Survival

Petal Heads returns to the Metropolitan Garden Club to discuss the topic of propagation, and the different techniques growers practice to successfully help plants begin their journey. They will cover the principles of all types of propagation including seed production, cuttings, grafting, layering, micropropagation, and others. Learning these principles will lead to a better understanding of how to successfully propagate on your own, what to look for when practiced at home, the reasons some plants cost more than others, and tips to consider when deciding which plant is superior at the retail level. As per tradition Petal Heads will bring a "mobile garden center" to the meeting featuring plants that will thrive when planted this time of year, all of which were propagated using many of the methods discussed during their talk. Since we are about to embark on a new year of gardening it would be unnatural for them not to share and sell a few varieties that are brand new to horticulture as well. Join Dave and Annilese of Petal Heads in declaring phooey to the dark, soggy month of February and celebrate the launch of a new gardening season by gaining a new appreciation for such an important stage in plant development.

Portland Petal Heads

New Meeting Location

After many years meeting at Subud Center in Northeast Portland, the Metropolitan Garden Club will move its monthly meetings to the German American Society center. Gathering starts at 7pm and the program at 7:30pm. The location is easiest described as the intersection of NE 57th and NE Sandy Blvd. There is parking on Alameda plus the Society's parking lot across the street. Trimet bus lines #12 and #71 stop near the intersection of NE Sandy at NE 57th, while bus routes #77 and #24 each stop about a half-mile walk away.

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Plant of the Month: Cornelian Cherry (Cornus mas)


A beautiful small tree which has clusters of yellow flowers early in the Spring, followed by red fruit in the summer and fall. Beautiful fall color and exfoliating bark make this small tree the perfect year round specimen for any garden. The tree prefers full sun to part shade and moist well drained soil. It will get 15-25 feet tall and wide and is USDA hardy to zones 4-8. Plant daffodils, tulips and other spring bulbs under the tree to provide a beautiful vignette for a corner of your yard.


Tips From Tom

Planting in clay can always be challenging. Here are a few tips:

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.