Thursday, April 12, 2012
Tsugawa Nursery: 410 E. Scott Ave., Woodland. Events are free unless noted. Register: 360-225-8750 or http://tsugawanursery.com.
• 1 p.m. April 14: Potting Party. Bring a container for this hands-on help with creating a container. Soil and fertilizer will be provided. Priced according to supplies.
Shorty’s Garden and Home: 10006 Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver. Events are free unless noted. Register: 360-892-7880 or http://www.shortysgardenandhome.com/?cid=998.
• 10 a.m. to noon April 14: Successful Landscaping. Beth Goodnight will discuss proper project preparation and sustainable plant selection for the region.
• 1 to 3 p.m. April 14: Sod or Seed. Zack Kuenzi will discuss site preparation, sod installation and growing lawns from seed.
• 10 a.m. to noon April 21: Ask the Doc. Bring lawn, garden and plant ailments for a diagnosis, common disease identification and lawn care 101.
• 10 a.m. to noon April 28: Veggie Gardening 101 and Beyond. Join the discussion on soil composting and fertilization, seed starting and planting, along with strategies for watering and garden layout.
WSU Small Farm Expo: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 14 at Heritage Farm, 1919 N.E. 78th St. Landowners can choose from several free classes. Lunch available for $10. 360-397-6060, ext. 0, or http://clark.wsu.edu/horticulture/smallAcreageProgram.html.
Bare Root Tree and Plant Fundraiser Sale: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 28-29, Wildlife Botanical Gardens, 11000 N.E. 149th St., Brush Prairie. Trees, $8; shrubs, $5; perennials start at $1. Funds support NatureScaping’s nonprofit Wildlife Botanical Gardens. email@example.com or 360-737-1160.
Backyard Composting Workshop: 6 to 8 p.m. April 19 at Columbia Springs, 12208 S.E. Evergreen Highway. Visit a composting demonstration site to learn about ways to make garden compost. Free; registration required. http://www.columbiasprings.org/mcr/classes.html.
Family Wormshop: 10 a.m. to noon April 21 at Columbia Springs, 12208 S.E. Evergreen Highway. Learn the basics of vermicomposting and prepare bedding for a wormbin. Bin and worms provided. Children must be at least age 5 to participate, $35. Pre-registration required one week in advance of class. http://www.columbiasprings.org/mcr/classes.html.
VanRidge Garden Club: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 16 at Pleasant View Church of the Nazarene, 801 N.E. 194th St., Ridgefield. Honey Bees presented by Danielle Davis, followed by an auction and potluck. 360-574-7965.
Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens Lilac Days: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 21 through May 13 at 115 S. Pekin Road, Woodland. Tour 4 acres of lilacs, perennial borders and trees in the historic garden. Lilacs and perennials will be for sale. No pets allowed. $2, free for children younger than 12; free parking;. http://www.lilacgardens.com.
Geranium Sale: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 26 at Marshall House, 1301 E. Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver. Geraniums in hanging baskets and gift baskets will be for sale. Proceeds benefit the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington, the Salvation Army and women’s college scholarships. Cash and checks only.
Home and Garden Idea Fair: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 27-28 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 29 at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds, 17402 N.E. Delfel Road, Ridgefield. A weekend of family-friendly activities and demonstrations featuring ideas for enhancing the home, yard and garden. Event highlights include landscape displays, home- and garden-related products and services, as well as one of the largest plant sales in the region. Donations of canned food are encouraged. Event is free; parking is $6. 360-992-3231 or http://www.clarkpublicutilities.com/index.cfm/community-involvement/home-garden-idea-fair.
Camas-Washougal Community Garden Club: 1 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month, Camas Community Center, 1817 S.E. Seventh Ave., Camas. Visitors welcome. 360-210-8012.
Fort Vancouver Rose Society meeting: 7 to 9 p.m. the first Thursday of each month, Clark County Genealogy Annex, 7165 Grand Blvd., Vancouver. Meet rose lovers and learn from experts. Free. 360-696-1331.
Vancouveria Garden Club: 12:30 to 3 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month, Covington House, 4201 Main St., Vancouver. 360-936-6515.
Vancouver Chrysanthemum Society: 2:30 p.m. third Monday of the month, Heritage Farm, 1919 N.E. 78th St., Vancouver. 360-896-7278.
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