Thursday, June 7, 2012
Tsugawa Nursery: 410 E. Scott Ave., Woodland. Events are free unless noted. Register: 360-225-8750 or http://tsugawanursery.com.n Bonsai Class: 11 a.m. June 16. Discuss basic summer care for bonsai trees along with emergency care.n Summer Pruning of Fruit Trees: 11 a.m. June 23. Learn how to develop a strong tree framework to support fruit.n When a Fish Becomes a Pet Named "Lucky": 11 a.m. June 30. A certified pond specialist will demystify filtration systems and what it takes to make your own pets happy and healthy in their ponds.
Shorty's Garden and Home: 10006 Mill Plain Blvd. Events are free unless noted. Register: 360-892-7880 or http://shortysgardenandhome.com/?cid=998.n Edible Container and Patio Gardening: 10 am. to noon June 16. Join Kellie Sinclair in discussing, designing, planting and learning to care for customized containers of fruiting shrubs, strawberries or herb gardens. Mini-Gardening: 10 a.m. to noon June 23. Creative small-scale gardening class for the whole family. $15 fee includes a gardening box, soil and fertilizer; if you choose to use the container, the fee is credited toward a purchase.
Two Rivers Heritage Museum Plant Sale: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 10 at Two Rivers Heritage Museum, One Durgan St., Washougal. Annuals and perennials available for a small donation to the museum. 360-835-8742.
Fort Vancouver Rose Society Annual Rose Show: 1-5 p.m. June 23 at First Church of God, 3300 N.E. 78th St. See more than 1,000 varieties of roses competing for trophies and Queen of Show, with plants available for purchase. 360-696-1331.
Master Gardener Training: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting Sept. 12, every Wednesday for 12 weeks. Class fee of $175 payable at the time of registration, an additional fee of $70 will be charged by WSU in September, payable online when you register for the online portion of training. Information and registration forms are available at http://clark.wsu.edu/volunteer/mg/index.html.
Native Plant Walk: 9 to 11 a.m. June 9. WSU Master Gardeners and Clark County Department of Environmental Services will lead a leisurely walk from Brush Prairie. Learn to identify Oregon grape, currant, cascara, and other northwest native plants. Tour will also include native trees, shrubs and groundcovers suitable for home landscape. Each group will be given a plant to take home. Free. Register to learn starting location: http://brownpapertickets.com/event/248132 or 360-397-6060 ext. 5738.
Discover Dayton (Ore.), Destination for the Senses: Vans depart at 8 a.m. June 20 from the 99th Street Transit Center, Hazel Dell and returns at 5:00 p.m. First stop is Carlton Plants, a wholesale grower of bare-root deciduous shade, fruit, and flowering trees, shrubs, rootstocks and seedlings. Here you will learn about container nursery management. Next is Monrovia Nursery, a wholesale grower with display gardens. This stop also includes eating the sack lunch you brought. Then on to Red Ridge Farms, home to Durant Vineyards and the Oregon Olive Mill. The last stop is Gardener's Choice, a retail nursery with plants, garden supplies, tools, and more. $30. Registration required by June 18: https://ocrs.wsu.edu/Signup/?eventid=821.
Open Garden Tour: Mount Pleasant Iris Farm, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday to Sunday through July 15. Free. Six miles east of Washougal on state Highway 14 at Milepost 23. 360-835-1016 or http://mtpleasantiris.com.
Bird Friendly Gardening: 10 a.m. to noon, June 23 at CASEE, Room 206, 11104 N.E. 149th St., Brush Prairie, Learn gardening concepts to attract birds including plant choices, benefits and tour Bird Haven Garden. NatureScaping classes are free for members ($20 per year; $15 for seniors), or $15 per class for nonmembers. Register email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Introduction to Vermicomposting: 10 a.m. to noon June 16 at CASEE, Room 202, 11104 N.E. 149th St., Brush Prairie. Learn the basics of vermicomposting using redworms to turn kitchen food scraps into black gold for the garden. Participants will receive worms and a wormbin and learn how to prepare bedding material for their worm bin. Pre-registration required to receive worms. * www.columbiasprings.org/mcr/classes.html.
Family Wormshop: 10 a.m. to noon June 30 at Columbia Springs, 12208 S.E. Evergreen Highway, Vancouver. 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. http://www.columbiasprings.org/mcr/classes.html.
Fort Vancouver Rose Society meeting: 7 to 9 p.m. the first Thursday of each month, Clark County Genealogy Annex, 7165 Grand Blvd. Free. 360-696-1331.
Camas-Washougal Community Garden Club: 1 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month, Camas Community Center, 1817 S.E. Seventh Ave., Camas. 360-835-1656.
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. third Mondays, Heritage Farm, 1919 N.E. 78th St. * 360-896-7278.
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