Calendar of Events

Events & Classes


Posted on: 02/23/2017

2017 Classes & Events at Blooming Junction
Please call or email to register in advance for events & classes 503-681-4646 –

Saturday, April 1 11am-12pm Foolin’ Around with Perennials

April Fool’s day is a great time to learn more about perennial plants! These outstanding

garden performers return and grow year after year, making them a great investment.,

and they offer unlimited bloom colors and foliage textures for garden and planter use.


Saturday, April 8 Two Workshops Today. . .

11am-1pm Ukrainian Egg Decorating Workshop!

A fun hands-on tutorial on how to make pysanky, or Ukrainian Easter eggs. Eggs and all

materials provided for this session, and students will take home all tools and materials

needed to continue making more eggs at home. Guest Pysanky Egg expert is Julie Strozyk,
a woman of many talents. She’s a master storyteller, and has been doing and teaching egg-dying art many years.

Pre-registration required, class size limited $35 fee for all materials and training

2-3pm Make an Easter Basket!

Blooming Junction staff will offer a wealth of creative ideas and a trove of charming

plants and decorative materials. You can count on a really fun time exploring new ideas

(why not bring some friends along?), and you’ll go home with a spectacular living Easter

basket to show off or give away.

Preregistration required. $25 fee for materials


Saturday, April 15 1-4 pm Join us for Easter Fun at The Junction

Party begins at 1pm, so bring the whole family for outdoor fun….

Meet the Easter Bunny and take home family pictures!

Easter Egg hunts for all ages this afternoon, and prizes galore.

Bring your biggest basket from home to score the most Easter Eggs!

Egg hunts:

Hunts for Kids 1 to 3 and 4-12 begin at 1:30

Adults egg hunt with great prizes begins at 2:30


Saturday, April 22 All Day Earth Day Celebration

Are you doing your part to be kind to Mother Earth? Celebrate her with us today!

11am-12pm Drop in workshop: for kids: DIY Seed Bombs

Make a special Mother’s Day gift for mom: homemade seed bombs using clay & a selection

of wildflower & herb seeds. $5 activity fee


Saturday, April 29 11am-12pm All About Succulents!

As our climate changes, succulent plants offer a diversity of color and texture that can

be the ticket to achieving a lush garden design with much less watering. Join us to learn

more about how to use them!


Saturday, May 6 11am-12pm Tomatoes 101

Tomatoes can be the pride of your garden and your dinner table, but they can be challenging to grow successfully in Pacific Northwest gardens, due to our cool nights and unpredictable amounts of sunshine May is the perfect month to plant tomatoes, so come learn best tips for success, and shop our great selection of proven performers and heirloom tomatoes.

May 13 and 14 Mother’s Day Weekend!
Saturday May 13

11-Noon – Kids Decorate a Terra Cotta Pot for Mom
Kids will have a blast decorating and planting up a kid-sized terra cotta pot to give Mom for Mother’s Day. Pot, decorative paints, and select an-nual plants provided.
$10 Materials fee


Sunday May 14 – Celebrate Mom!

Bring your Mom and family out for Mimosas and a garden stroll
We’ll make it easy for you to party with Mom! Pick out her favorite hanging basket, and
enjoy free champagne Mimosas, lemonade and fancy tea cakes and cookies.

Saturday, May 20 11am-12pm Edible Gardens & Sustainable Food

Robin Lindsley, Executive Director of the Dairy Creek Food Web will tell us all about how to plant for our own family needs, and what’s going on to support sustainable gardening in Washington County.

 Saturday, May 27th 11am-12pm Make a Living Wreath

Living wreaths are spectacular works of art. You will wow your friends and family with the one you make today.
Class size is limited, pre-registration required
Materials fee: 10” wreath $35, 14” wreath $65, 20” wreath $85


 Saturday, June 3rd Celebrating Rose Festival and Roses! 11am-12pm

Join us for a Sneak peek New Rose Introductions for 2018! Celebrate Rose Festival without all the traffic and learn about the New 2018
Week’s Roses varieties. Class attendees may pre-order new introductions and receive special discounts. If you love roses, don’t miss this special class!


 Saturday, June 10th  Strawberries, Strawberries, Strawberries!   

Beginning at 11:00AM,  Farmer Justin will teach a class on Strawberry Jam! Sample the various varieties we are growing for what should be a bumper crop!


Sunday, June 18th is Father’s Day!

Celebrate Dad with us from 10am to 4pm-  Craft Beer Tasting, Onsite tool sharpening from Edgemaster Sharpening, Hot Dogs! (Dads get a Free One!) plus activities for the whole family!


Saturday, July 8 Make your own Lavender Wreath class! 11am-12pm

Come enjoy learning how to assemble fresh lavender stalks into fragrant decorative wreaths. Bring along a some friend and you’ll go home with your own gorgeous hand-crafted wreaths!

Pre-registration required Class Fee: $45


Saturday, July 15 11am-12pm Take Charge of your Garden!

Have you bought a new house and inherited a yard you don’t know much about? Maybe a brand new home, or have you been struggling for years with the same problem issues?
Garden expert Susan Jones will discuss how to better understand and work with the garden situation you have. This informative and informal Q&A will surely have you leaving a more successful gardener!

FREE Class

Saturday, July 22 11am-12pm Pickling Green Beans

Farmer Justin will demonstrate pickling and share his favorite recipes for tasty pickled green beans. You’ll watch his technique, collect his special recipe, and taste and take home a sample!
Fresh Green Beans direct from our field to our Produce Stand will be available for you to take home and make your own Dilly Beans!

Pre-registration required Class fee $10


Saturday, June 29 11am-12pm Pickling Beets

Farmer Justin will demonstrate his favorite recipe for glistening rosy pickled beets. Watch him whip up a batch, taste and take home a sample, and you’ll be on your way
to putting up your own supply of pickled beets!

Pre-registration required Class fee $10

Saturday, August 5 11am-12pm Introduction to Making Sauerkraut

Learning how to make sauerkraut is fun and easy, and homemade sauerkraut is full of probiotics and beneficial bacteria. Our expert kraut maker Justin will teach you all you need to make your own healthy sauerkraut at home, and you’ll take home your own sample.

Preregistration required Class fee $10


Saturday, August 12 11am-12pm Pickles!

Capture summer’s bounty by popping your cucumber harvest into jars and adding lots of great flavors! Pickling is a fun activity for the whole family and homemade pickles taste WAY better than store bought. Pickles deliver great probiotics and are a crunchy healthy snack! You’ll take home the recipe and your own sample.

Preregistration required Class fee $10


Saturday, August 19 11am-12pm Salsa/Tomato Sauce

Easy to make and bursting with flavor, there’s nothing like home – made salsas and tomato sauces to brighten up your family meals. This class includes a comparison tasting of a number of tomato Varieties, and an intro to little-known tomato facts. You’ll take home recipes and your own sample!

Preregistration required Class fee $10


Saturday, August 26 11am-12pm Secrets of Kombucha!

Rather than buy expensive store-bought Kombucha, why not try making your own? Kombucha is a variety of fermented, lightly effervescent sweetened black or green tea drinks that are fun to make and some people think are beneficial to drink. Kombucha is produced by fermenting tea using a “symbiotic ‘colony’ of bacteria and yeast” (SCOBY), and Farmer Justin will show and tell all about it!

Preregistration required Class fee $10