Garden calendar

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Clark County

Shorty’s Garden and Home: 10006 Mill Plain Blvd. Events are free unless noted. Register: 360-892-7880 or http://www.shortysgardenandhome.com/?cid=998.

• Tomatoes Demystified: 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. May 5. Learn about soil preparation, fertilizing, planting, seasonlong care and sun needs.

• Mini-Gardening: 1 to 3 p.m. May 6. 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.

• Veggies & Edibles 101: 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. May 19. Join the comprehensive discussion of all things veggie gardening. Topics include soil composting, fertilization, seed starting, planting and suggestions for varieties and strategies for watering and garden layout. Garden raffle after the class.

• Spring Containers: 10 a.m. to noon May 20. Join Kellie Sinclair in discussing design concepts, styles and pertinent plants for containers to help you build a own custom container.

Columbia River High School Plant Sale, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 3, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 4, Columbia River High School, 800 N.W. 99th St. Bedding plants, vegetables, hanging baskets, strawberries, blueberries and fruit trees. Cash and check only. Proceeds benefit horticulture and Future Farmers of America programs. Amanda.Ronstadt@vansd.org; http://river.vansd.org.

Fort Vancouver High School Plant Sale, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 3-4, 8 a.m. to noon May 5, Fort Vancouver High School, 5700 E. 18th St., greenhouse off Campus Drive. Annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, herbs, vegetables, trees. Cash and check only. Proceeds benefit horticulture and Future Farmers of America programs. http://fort.vansd.org.

Harmony Elementary Plant Sale: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Harmony Elementary, 17404-A N.E. 18th St. Hanging baskets, annuals and veggies for sale. Sponsored by Cascade Greenhouse, the proceeds will go to help with playground installation and excavation.

Backyard Composting Workshop: 10 a.m. to noon May 12 at CASEE, Room 202, 11104 N.E. 149th St., Brush Prairie. Visit a composting demonstration site to learn about ways to make garden compost. Free; registration required. http://www.columbiasprings.org/mcr/classes.html.

Minnehaha Garden Club Plant Sale: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 4-5 in the Minnehaha Grange parking lot at 50th and St. John’s Road.

VanRidge Garden Club Plant Sale: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 11 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 12 at Pleasant View Church of the Nazarene, 801 N.E. 194th St., Ridgefield. Vegetable starts, tomato plants, herbs, perennials, annuals, shrubs and trees.

Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens Lilac Days: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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.

Backyard Composting Workshop: 10 a.m. to noon May 12 at CASEE, Room 202, 11104 N.E. 149th St., Brush Prairie. Visit a composting demonstration site to learn about ways to make garden compost. Free; registration required. http://www.columbiasprings.org/mcr/classes.html.

Mother’s Day Plant & Garden Fair: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 12 at Camas High School, 26900 S.E. 15th St., Camas. Plants and garden accessories for sale, along with kids’ activities. Presented by Columbia Gorge Women’s Association. Proceeds go to scholarships for local women returning to the workforce. http://www.cwplantfair.org.

Master Gardener Foundation Plant Sale: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 12 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 13 at the 78th Street Heritage Farm, 1919 N.E. 78th St. Shop for flowering Mother’s Day gifts, vegetables, berries, annuals, perennials, shrubs and houseplants. All proceeds support local nonprofit food and garden programs. http://www.mgfcc.com.

How to Maintain and Sharpen Garden Tools: 10 a.m. to noon May 19 at CASEE, Room 202, 11104 N.E. 149th St., Brush Prairie. Bring home pruners, loppers and questions. $15 per class; free for members. info@naturescaping.org or hannahfa70@yahoo.com.

Pomeroy Living History Farm Herb and Garden Festival: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 19 and 1-5 p.m. May 20 at 20902 N.E. Lucia Falls Road, Yacolt. Herb and garden plants will be for sale; there will be vendors, entertainment and food for sale. Funds raised support educational programs. Admission and parking are free; donations accepted. 360-686-3537.

VanRidge Garden Club: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 21 at Pleasant View Church of the Nazarene, 801 N.E. 194th St., Ridgefield. Program: “Love of Gardening” followed by auction and potluck. 360-574-7965

Camas-Washougal Community Garden Club: 1 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month, Camas Community Center, 1817 S.E. Seventh Ave., Camas. 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. Free. 360-696-1331.

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.

Send information to homeandgarden@columbian.com.