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What To Do in Your Garden Now: March (S)

03-11-201710:00 am
trowl with pansies

This is the March installment of our What To Do in Your Garden Now series. We will walk you through all the steps to take when preparing your garden for spring planting. From planning to fertilizing, our Al's Experts will help you get your garden ready for the biggest planting season.


Growing Strawberries (s)

03-11-201711:00 am
Strawberry illustration

Al's Kids' Club

Kick off the gardening season by planting strawberries. Learn a fun lesson about this delicious fruit and then plant a mini patch in our unique colander container! Kids will love eating the fruits of their labor when summer comes around.


Kokedama Orchid (S)

03-15-20174:30 pm
an orchid, kokedama style

Think outside the box, or container in this case, and create a unique orchid presentation using the kokedama style. Kokedama, which means moss ball, is a style of Japanese bonsai that transfers your plant outside of its pot into a ball of soil held together with moss and string. The sculptural and minimalist aesthetic will create a wonderful conversation piece and look great in any home. In this workshop we will instruct you on creating your own kokedama orchid. This is a Wine & Workshop Wednesday so we will have wonderful local wines available to sip, and a light dinner.

Price includes Phalaenopsis orchid, soil, moss, string, expert instruction and local wine.

Registration is required.

21 and over only, please


Ladies Night Out: Spring Showcase

03-16-20175:00 pm
Lady with hat and bags - illustrated

Enjoy our Spring Fashion Show to preview the latest styles from Lucy, Prana, Tribal, Habitat, and Bobeau

“Sign-a-stud” and help support North Willamette Valley Habitat for Humanity

Enjoy fresh cocktails from Eastside Distillery, and wine from Tumwater Vineyard

Listen to live music as the band Close Call covers hits from the 60’s right up to today.

Devour delicious fresh bowls from Thrive

Plus! Enter to win great prizes!

Refresh your garden, home and closet at our popular annual event!

Admission is FREE. Registration is encouraged.


Precious Pollinators: Mason Bees (S)

03-18-201710:00 am
a mason bee on a bloom

Pollinators are extremely important. They sustain our ecosystems and produce our natural resources by helping plants reproduce. One of the most efficient pollinators is the mason bee. Come learn how mason bees are the major pollinator of fruit trees and berries, why they are called the "gentle bee", and how to help welcome mason bees to your yard and garden.

In order for us to prepare, registration is appreciated but not required.


Sweet & Tart: Small Fruits & Berries (S)

03-25-201710:00 am
close up of mixed berries

Love jam? Can't pass a blackberry bush without grabbing a few ripe berries and popping them into your mouth? Always wanted to grow grapes? Small fruits and berries are easy to grow, fit in any size yard, and are a delicious addition to your garden. Come learn from an expert how you can enjoy these simple 'grow your own' food plants in your yard.

In order for us to prepare, registration is appreciated but not required.


Tomatoes: The Gateway Edible (S)

04-13-20175:30 pm
a ripe tomato on the vine

If you are looking for a beginners edible that is easy to grow and yields tasty fruit, look no further than the tomato. Whether you like to can, crave fresh salsa, have a great sauce recipe from grandma, or are just looking for a meaty slicing tomato for your backyard barbeque burgers, we've got you covered. This class will cover all the many varieties of tomatoes we carry here at Al's as well as how to plant and care for them. Careful, once you grow your first tomato you will be hooked.

In order for us to prepare, registration is appreciated but not required.