Thursday, May 31, 2012
Tsugawa Nursery: 410 E. Scott Ave., Woodland. Events are free unless noted. Register: 360-225-8750 or http://tsugawanursery.com.
• Potting Party: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 2. Bring a container to learn about creating potted arrangements. Soil, fertilizer and help provided.
• Algae Control: 11 a.m. June 9. Learn to control algae in water gardens, with tips to keep the pond, fish and plants healthy.
• Bonsai Class: 11 a.m. June 16. Discuss basic summer care for bonsai trees along with emergency care.
• Summer Pruning of Fruit Trees: 11 a.m. June 23. Learn how to develop a strong tree framework to support fruit.
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.
Clark County Master Gardener Foundation: 7 p.m. June 5 at Center for Agricultural, Scientific and Environmental Education, Room 202, 11104 N.E. 149th St., Brush Prairie. Danielle Ernest will speak on the Proven Winners brand of annuals and perennials with new introductions for 2012 and some sneak peeks for 2013. Free. http://mgfcc.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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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