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Saturday, October 25th

4:00PM - 8:00PM

Holladay Park Church of God

2120 NE Tillamook

Portland, Oregon 97212

Our largest fundraiser of the year, Potlatch, will be held Saturday, October 25th. Funds raised from this event help fund our annual college scholarship for a horticulture or landscape student, and for our three designated Not For Profit organizations. Due to your hard work and the success of our past fundraising efforts, we donated a record $3,700 this year. A representative from each group will be at Potlatch to receive their checks and share a bit of news about their successes this year. Everything is donated and raffle tickets are only a $1 each. Once again we've collected some wonderful items, both for the Raffle and our Silent Auction. As a 501(c)(3) silent auction items may be tax deductible beyond their fair market value. So bring your checkbook and win some great prizes! We will also select next year's monthly topics. Vote for your favorite 9 topics and we'll announce the winners the same night. The club will provide baked chicken and some non-alcoholic beverages. We ask that you bring your favorite side dish, salad or dessert to share with the community. Get in the spirit of Potlatch, bring your neighbors, family members and friends to join in the fun and WIN some great prizes. Everyone is welcome.

We'll see you on Saturday, October 25th.
Jenn Ferrante
Gregg Macy


Club Newsletter: The Practical Gardener - For the latest issue click here.

Plant of the Month: Rhus typhina "Bailtiger" Tiger Eyes

Rhus typhina

The "Tiger Eyes" provides year-round color in plant hardiness zones 4 through 8. The dwarf 6ft. tall (and equally wide) sumac's ferny' chartreuse spring leaves become bright yellow in summer before assuming scarlet or orange autumn shades. Pollinated female plants produce red fall berries. Equally striking are the shrub's slender, arching reddish-pink winter stems. Disease-resistant "Tiger Eyes" spreads slowly to form an eye-catching hedge. Easily grown in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Tolerant of a wide range of soils except for poorly drained soils. "Tiger Eyes" will slowly spread by suckering, but is not aggressive as is the case with species plants.


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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.