Garden calendar



Clark County

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

• Pomegranate Bonsai: 11 a.m. July 16. Gregor Buel will discuss how to get started in creating a pomegranate bonsai, from potting, pruning and training to care and maintenance.

• Bonsai 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 gardens. Class covers information about plants and their many uses.

• Pond Construction: 11 a.m. July 30. Doug King, certified pond specialist, will take you through the process from conception to completion. King will explain basics and design elements of pond construction.

• Japanese Maples: 11 a.m. Aug. 6. Brian Tsugawa will explain some of the different types and demonstrate some tips and techniques.

• Canning and Preserving 101: 1 p.m. Aug. 6. WSU master canners will offer instruction on how to prepare fruits and vegetables and different techniques of canning and preserving.

Earth-friendly Gardening Practices Series: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 9 at Cordwood Classroom on West Biddle Lake at Columbia Springs, 12208 S.E. Evergreen Highway. Class topics include: Designing Gardens for Natural Success, July 19; Mulching and Lasagna Gardens, July 26; Identifying and Accommodating Beneficial Species, Aug. 2; and Soil Amendments, Aug. 9. $95 for the series or $25 per class. Pre-register or 360-882-0936, ext. 225.

Native Plants of Western Washington Series: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, July 21 through Aug. 11 at Cordwood Classroom on West Biddle Lake at Columbia Springs located at 12208 S.E. Evergreen Highway. Class topics include: Great Trees, July 21; Lowland Forest Communities, July 28; Plants from Extreme Environments, Aug. 4; and Plants that are Well-suited for Gardens and Landscapes, Aug. 11. $95 for the series or $25 per class. Pre-register or 360-882-0936, ext. 225.

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 Sunday, through July 17. Free. Five miles east of Washougal on state Highway 14 at Milepost 23. 360-835-1016 or

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 facilitate discussion and brainstorm solutions.

Common and Not So Common Herbs: 10 a.m. to noon July 23 at CASEE, Building B, room 205, 11104 N.E. 149th St., Brush Prairie. Garden Delights Farm will discuss herb cultivation and history, along with culinary, household, medicinal and cosmetic uses. Class is free to NatureScaping members or $15 for nonmembers. Register: or

Woodland Farmers Market: 3-7 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 30 at Horseshoe Lake Park in downtown Woodland. Live music through Aug. 12. Market features produce, flowers, crafts, jewelry and pet products.

Urban Growers Market: 4-8 p.m. the second Friday of the month through Oct. 14 at One World, 2315 Main St. Market features backyard growers, farmers, food vendors and local artisans. 360-737-8298 or

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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