Thursday, July 7, 2011
Tsugawa Nursery: 410 E. Scott Ave., Woodland. One- to two-hour seminars and events. Events are free unless noted. Seating is limited, and registration is required. 360-225-8750 or http://tsugawanursery.com.
• Kids Club: Patriotic Planters: 11 a.m. July 9. Plant a pot with the colors of the U.S. flag. Talk about flowers and the reason they are the colors they are.
• Pomegranate Bonsai: 11 a.m. July 16. Gregor Buel will show you how to get started in creating a pomegranate bonsai, from potting, pruning and training, to care and maintenance.
• Bonsia Group: 1 p.m. July 16. Learn tips and techniques from experienced bonsai enthusiasts.
• Ornamental Grasses: 11 a.m. July 23. Grasses add variety to many types of gardens. Join in this class to learn about these plants and their many uses.
Open Garden Tour: Mount Pleasant Iris Farm has a national display garden of Japanese irises. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through and Sunday, through July 17. Free. Five miles east of Washougal on state Highway 14 at Milepost 23. 360-835-1016 or http://www.mtpleasantiris.com.
Grow Vancouver: Where Growers Meet: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 19 at McCallister Village, 2155 W. Firestone Lane. Bring a potluck dish and a hot garden project or topic. Break off into small groups to see what we can get done. email@example.com.
Earth-Friendly Garden Tour: Self-guided tour highlights nine public and private gardens in Ridgefield, Brush Prairie and Vancouver. Participants will have a chance to gather ideas that promote nontoxic gardening and plants that support native wildlife, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 10. Free, but a ticket is required. Tickets: Carolyn Gordon, firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-397-6060, ext. 5738.
Urban Growers Market: 4-8 p.m. the second Friday of the month through Oct. 14 at One World, 2315 Main St. The market features backyard growers, farmers, food vendors and local artisans. 360-737-8298 or http://www.urbangrowersmarket.com.
Summer Solstice Garden Celebration: 1 p.m. July 11 at Scented Acres Lavender, 13804 N.E. 117th Ave. Owner Mary Jones will demonstrate the many uses of lavender. Free. 360-263-8890 or http://www.specialtynursery.org.
Western Cascades Ethnobotany Workshop: 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 12 in the Cordwood Classroom on West Biddle Lake at Columbia Springs, 12208 S.E. Evergreen Highway. Learn to identify local plants and some of the uses that people have discovered for these plants. The workshop will combine an introduction in the classroom with slides and a walk through Columbia Springs’ diverse ecosystems. Registration required, $15. http://www.columbiasprings.org or 360-882-0936, ext. 225.
Weed and Feed Wednesdays: 9 a.m. to noon at Camas Roots Garden, 841 N.E. 22nd Ave., Camas. Volunteers needed to help with weeding, planting and other basic garden maintenance every Wednesday through Aug. 31. 360-314-6267.
Vancouveria Garden Club: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month at Covington House, 4201 Main St. Meetings vary; call for details. 360-936-6515.
Vancouver Chrysanthemum Society: 2:30 p.m. the third Monday of every month at Heritage Farm, 1919 N.E. 78th St. New members and visitors welcome. 360-896-7278.
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