Art, Gardening and Happy Hour all in one night

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Hunt and Gather ‘first Wednesday’ preview party..

Come to the Pearl district on a mellow Wednesday for once, and enjoy a container planting demonstration: lightning fast creation of succulent/beach stone/found objects garden-in-a-pot medley.

Also some of my new paintings and works in glass, metal and paint by other local artists.

August 5th, 5 – 9 pm
NW 13th and Hoyt

About Mulysa

I love my work as a landscape designer and artist. When I'm not planning homesteads or working in the studio, you'll find me hiking, photographing, gardening, baking, cooking vegetarian meals with friends, reading and working on sustainability issues...with my baby on my hip in Portland, Oregon.
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4 Responses to Art, Gardening and Happy Hour all in one night

  1. Mulysa says:

    People have asked if the demonstration will be about indoor or outdoor planters. There will be some of both!

  2. jade says:

    just wondering if you could please tell me a bit about snow drops.
    when should you plant them? what zones are they best in? should I do anything special for them during the summer? I guess I’m very confused by what amazing little guys they seem to be. almost magical to have a plant bloom when there is snow on the ground!
    I am most curious about the one that grows about 10″ high. I wish I could remember the name, but from what I have read in your blog you seem to be a genius in the matter of plants!
    thank you and I hope you can help.

  3. Mulysa says:

    hello – snow drops are indeed rather magical. They are best planted in fall as a bulb. Most garden centers will get them in stock in one month! They are hardy anywhere the winter gets cold enough to give them a good rest period- about USDA zones 3-9. In summer they are dormant and shouldn’t receive much water, so be sure they are planted in well-drained soil. They can take full sun to partial shade – or an area that is full shade in the summer but receives light when the deciduous trees are bare in late winter, the time when most snowdrops are growing and blooming.

    The most common kind is Galanthus nivalis, but there are about 20 species and hundreds of varieties. When gardeners get into snowdrops, they often go overboard. So there are specialty nurseries that have many kinds available for mail order. Most Galanthophiles happen to be in the UK. If you ever have a chance, try to stop by Nottinghamshire in late February or early March. There are several historic gardens there that have amazing snowdrop collections. It becomes clear that they are called snow drops not just because they sometimes bloom when there is still snow on the ground, but because when naturalized they look like a light dusting of snow. Watch out for girls with yellow bonnets though.

    If you want to grow a tall snowdrop, try Galanthus elwesii, the giant snowdrop, which grows to about 10 inches tall. A few others get about that big. There are double flowered varieties that are really charming as well. I didn’t realize I had that much to say about snowdrops today. A subject I’m glad to expound upon any day of the year, really. I’m surprised it hasn’t been a plant of the day.

    happy snowdropping.

  4. jade says:

    yay! thank you. I’m so excited. that was exactly what I was looking for.

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