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1920 Northwest 18th Avenue
Northwest District, OR, 97209

503-490-6866

Pomarius Nursery is a retail nursery, open to the public, in Northwest Portland, Oregon.  We are renowned for our garden design services.

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We're Hiring: Production & Customer Service Assistant

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Pomarius Nursery is searching for a full-time production & customer service assistant. We're looking for a well rounded individual to join our small, yet ambitious team. Candidates should possess a particular plant nursery acumen. This position is rooted in production, the majority of time spent will be in maintaining, including watering, stocking, and potting plant material. Applicants with solid plant & environments knowledge are requested (must be able to identify a variety of plant species & make appropriate plant recommendations). An open schedule is necessary especially in the spring & summer, we can not stress this enough. Please be able to work weekends, we are a retail nursery open from 10am - 6pm often times working earlier or later than retail hours.

Necessary skills:

  • Reliable, solid work ethic.
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds.
  • Ability to work in the elements and stand for a substantial amount of time.
  • Attention to detail and can follow direction.
  • Able to handle multiple projects and multiple clients without getting flustered.
  • Retail nursery experience including cashiering and service.
  • Ability to manage a combination of personalities (clients & co-workers).
  • Can handle labor for off-site jobs.
  • Proven ability with container gardening.

We'll be delighted to respond to resumes identifying the above knowledge and skills. Please submit a resume or combination of cover letter and resume showing your applicable work experience. Professional references are appreciated. pomariusgreenhouse@icloud.com.  Pomarius has been in business in NW Portland since 2002. Please feel free to take a look at our website to get a better idea if we are a good fit for you. www.pomariusnursery.com. Wage $13-$15 / hr. contingent on experience. Thanks for your interest. We look forward to meeting you.

Introducing David Austin Roses

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David Austin is perhaps the world's most famous rose hybridizer. Since 1969, David Austin Roses had introduced over 190 rose varieties that are beautiful, fragrant, and repeat blooming. We are excited to announce that we have created a relationship with David Austin Roses, and have brought in several varieties to the nursery this year. English Roses make a wonderful addition to the Pacific Northwest garden in mixed borders, where the will continue to flower well into the fall. David Austin Roses are also a great choice for containers, with their full foliage and repeated blooms. 

We're including images of several of the David Austin Roses that are currently available nursery. We hope you find (at least) one that you cannot live without. The roses are very reasonably priced at just $25 to $35 each. Come and visit us in the upcoming months to see these unique roses in their full glory!

 

Upcoming Spring Events

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What a wild winter! That mid-February cold blast really threw us for a loop, but were so happy to have made it out the other side. As if spring's arrival wasn't exciting enough, we have three upcoming events at the nursery to share with you.

March 31 & April 1 - Spring Preview and Sale : Come by the nursery and bask in our new selection of spring and summer plants, containers, and decor, offered at a 20% discount (Modernica pots and boxwoods offered at a 10% discount). Expect colorful annuals, vegetable starts, unique shrubs and trees, classic and modern containers, and much more. In addition, we'll have a variety of last year's plants, pots, decor, and furniture offered at 50% off. It's the perfect weekend to kick off your spring gardening!

April 17 - Design Week Portland Open House : Our open house is a rare chance to see the nursery during the evening hours. Stop by to talk plants, container gardening, and design. At this event you'll have the opportunity to take your photo within the nursery against three special photo booth landscapes, as photography at Pomarius is only available by appointment otherwise. Post your photos to Instagram and include the #pomariusnursery and #designweekpdx hashtags to be entered to win one of three gifts, including a gorgeous Modernica Case Study pot! R.S.V.P. to the Design Week Event here.

May 13 - Mother's Day Brunch and Wine Tasting : We're currently collaborating with our friends at Blockhouse to bring you our first ever Mother's Day Brunch in the nursery. Check back soon for more information about how to purchase tickets, or follow is on our Instagram page to stay in the loop. Can't make it to brunch? Stop by for a visit in the afternoon - Blockhouse will open their bar for cocktails for purchase so you can sip as you wander around the nursery. Additionally, we'll be hosting a wine tasting with wines available for purchase. A stunning new plant and a bottle of delicious wine for mom on her special day - what could be better?

Late Winter in the Garden

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What is the quintessential sign of spring's arrival in the Pacific Northwest? Is it daffodils blooming? Your raspberries beginning to leaf out? Peonies bursting up through the soil? We are so fortunate to have such short winters here in Western Oregon, but for gardeners, a short winter means there is only a short break in our gardening season. By the end of January, we're already creating a to-do lists and obsessively checking the weather report in hopes of a dry day.

 Ribes sanguineum

Ribes sanguineum

 

Whether you are a first-time homeowner or a seasoned gardener, it's always nice to have a list of late winter tasks. All of this goes for us at the nursery, too - we have lots of work to do to prepare for our upcoming busy season, which will be here before we know it! What follows is a short list of important tasks that are best completed before spring's arrival. We hope you will find it helpful.

- Make plans for early spring planting: Planting trees and perennials early in the year will reduce the need for watering and allow the plants to become more established before summer. From this week on we'll have new plants arriving at the nursery each week, so come in and get inspired!

- Pruning and shaping: Now is a great time to prune fruit trees as well as late summer and fall flowering shrubs and trees such as hydrangeas, roses, and crape myrtles. We also recommend shaping boxwoods in late winter to ensure lush and even new growth in spring.

- Cut back grasses and other perennials: Use sharp, clean shears or pruners to remove old material and make way for new spring growth.

- Eliminate weeds early: Dandelions and bittercress are off to a particularly early start this year courtesy of our mild winter, and they are infinitely easier to remove when the soil is still moist and soft. Not sure how to treat your particular intruder? Portland Environmental Services has created this handy guide for identifying and eradicating weeds specific to our area.

- Prepare for slugs & snails: Our favorite low-toxin solution is a beer trap. Simply fill a clean tuna can with beer and nestle it down in the garden near your affected plants, replenishing at least once a week or after heavy rain. If your problem is more widespread, try an iron phosphate slug bait, such as Sluggo, which is less toxic than metaldehyde-containing products, but proven to be similarly effective.

- Deal with moss (once and for all!): Mossy areas in your lawn are treatable, but moss will always return if an area is shaded and damp. If you have a problem area in your lawn, consider transitioning the area to an ornamental shade bed. When choosing plants, keep year-round interest in mind. Do you have something that blooms in winter? Will you have a punch of glorious fall color? Some of our favorite shade plants for our climate include Japanese Maple, Witch Hazel, Mahonia, Boxwood, Fatsia, Ribes, Epimedium, and Hellebore. 

 Mahonia x media 'Charity'

Mahonia x media 'Charity'

 

Interested in a professional consultation for your yard? Information is available on our Garden Design & Services page. We look forward to seeing you at the nursery, where we are always happy to answer your gardening questions in person.

 

Pomarius is hiring!

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Pomarius has an immediate opening for a full-time production/customer service assistant. We're searching for a well rounded individual to join our small, yet ambitious team. We ask that applicants have solid plant & environments knowledge (especially container planting), retail experience, are able to juggle multiple projects without getting flustered (ability to handle labor for off-site jobs is needed), and can manage a combination of personalities (clients & co-workers). Open schedule is necessary, especially spring/early summer. Pomarius has been in business in NW Portland since 2002. Wage $13-$15 / hr. contingent on experience. Resume to sadie.flint@me.com. Thanks for your interest. We look forward to meeting you.