Gardening calendar



Tsugawa Nursery: 410 E. Scott Ave., Woodland. Events are free unless noted. * Register: 360-225-8750 or 11 a.m. Feb. 18: A Root-Over-Rock workshop will show how to carve and drill your rock to prepare it for planting. $35 fee includes plant, rock, pot and soil. Pre-registration required. n 1 p.m. Feb. 18: Bonsai Group. Open to all skill levels; learn tips and techniques.n 1 p.m. Feb. 25: Early Spring Vegetables. Learn some of the varieties you can grow right now.

Shorty’s Nursery: 10006 Mill Plain Blvd. Events are free unless noted. * Register: 360-892-7880 or 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 18: Back Yard Birding in the Pacific Northwest. Tom Combs will discuss feeders, seed options, pest prevention and hummingbird and squirrel feeders.n 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 25: Japanese Maples Demystified. Learn proper tree care, pruning techniques and specific varieties.n 10 a.m. to noon March 3: Rose Care with Don and Rosie Dean. Learn the proper planting, pruning, fertilizing and all season care.

Rose Care Seminars: Presented by the Fort Vancouver Rose Society. Learn how to plant, prune and care for roses. Common fungus control, insect and disease issues, and fertilizers will be discussed. Free. * 360-696-1331.n 10 a.m. Feb. 25 at Battle Ground Community Center, 912 E. Main St., Battle Ground.n 10 a.m. March 3 at Shorty’s Nursery 10006 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd.n 10 a.m. March 24 at Shorty’s Nursery 10006 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd

Mason Bees for the Backyard Gardener: 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 25 at Center for Agricultural, Scientific and Environmental Education, 11104 N.E. 149th St., Room 206, Brush Prairie. Brigg Franklin, bee herder, will assist with a mason bee unit assembly demonstration. Free to NatureScaping members; $15 for nonmembers. * Register: or

Grow Vancouver: Where Growers Meet: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month at Fort Vancouver Regional Library, 901 C St. Topic: Start Growing; Winter in the Garden. Bring baggies to take home seeds. Snack trays by JoFoody catering available, but bring your own food dishes to share. *

Friends of Trees Neighborhood planting: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 25 at St. Lukes Episcopal Church, 426 E. Fourth Plain Blvd. * 360-487-8327.

NeighborWoods Stewards:Train to become a volunteer, 6 to 8 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday’s March 8 through May 24 at City Hall, 615 W. Sixth St. Training is free and covers general tree care, biology, planting, preservations, identification and more. Stewards go on to lead tree related projects in their neighborhoods. *360-487-8308 or

VanRidge Garden Club: 10 a.m. Feb. 20 at Pleasant View Church of the Nazarene, 801 N.E. 194th St., Ridgefield. Spring in Bloom presented by Dorothy Dwyer, followed by an auction and potluck. * 360-574-7965.

Camas-Washougal Community Garden Club: 1 p.m. Feb. 22 at 1718 S.E. Seventh Ave., Camas. Thom McConathy will discuss starting and raising seeds. Visitors welcome. * 360-210-8012.

Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens: 1 p.m. Feb. 28, 115 S. Pekin Road, Woodland. Presentation on Woodland history by Noel Johnson. Refreshments. * 360-606-7359.

Fort Vancouver Rose Society meeting: 7 to 9 p.m. the first Thursday of each month, Clark County Genealogy Annex, 7165 Grand Blvd. Meet rose lovers and learn from experts. Free. * 360-696-1331.

Frenchman’s Bar Park Planting: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 1 at 9612 N.W. Lower River Road. Join Vancouver Public Works Urban Forestry staff and neighborhood volunteers to plant 20 new trees. Tools and training will be provided. Come prepared and dressed for the weather. * Register: 360-487-8308 or

Vancouveria Garden Club: 12:30 to 3 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month, Covington House, 4201 Main St. * 360-936-6515.

Vancouver Chrysanthemum Society: 2:30 p.m. the third Monday of every month, Heritage Farm, 1919 N.E. 78th St. * 360-896-7278.

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