SATURDAY, Sept. 25

• The Berry Botanic Garden holds its annual Fall Plant Sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Montgomery Park in Portland. The emphasis will be on unusual perennials, hardy trees and shrubs and a wide selection of Pacific Northwest natives. For information, call (503) 636-4112. Members shop earlier, and with a discount.

• The King County Beardless Iris Sale takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Crossroads Mall, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. in Bellevue, Wash. For information, call (425) 821-9461 or visit

SUNDAY, Sept. 26

• Ramona Wulzen leads a class on winter containers at 1 p.m. for Joy Creek Nursery's final free workshop of the season.The nursery is at 20300 N.W. Watson Road in Scappoose. For information, call (503) 543-7474.

• The Berry Botanic Garden in Portland hosts a tour of the Huntington Garden from 2 to 4 p.m. Mirza Dickel and landscape architect Wallace Huntington have created a reflection of a formal English garden with Northwest flair. The quintessentially British gazebo, croquet lawn and magnolias reside among box hedges, left to go natural in a very Oregon way. Cost is $25. For information, call (503) 636-4112.

• The Astoria Sunday Market takes place downtown, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


• Bear Creek Artichokes in Beaver, just south of Tillamook, holds a half-price pottery and reduced-price plant sale. The pottery includes terra cotta as well as glazed pots, small to large, plus terra cotta hanging baskets. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. For information, call (503) 398-5411.

• The Sunset Empire Orchid Society Show takes place from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3 at Broadway Middle School in Seaside. For information, call (503) 861-1344.

• Horticulture Magazine sponsors an Oct. 17 symposium at Portland State University. Speakers include Joe Eck, Starr Ockenga, Nan Sinton, Nicholas Staddon and Wayne Winterrowd. To register for "In the Plant-Lover's Garden: What's Next?" go online to


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