Garden calendar

By Linda Lutes, Columbian Photo Systems Coordinator



Clark County

Tsugawa Nursery: 410 E. Scott Ave., Woodland. Events are free unless noted. Register: or 360-225-8750.n Create Your Own Bonsai Workshop: 11 a.m. Sept. 15. Bonsai experts will be on hand to show how to create a bonsai out of any plant. $35 includes supplies. Registration required.nDesign Coaching: You Design, You Save: By appointment, Sept. 22. For one hour, a member of the design team will help you with ideas to create a landscape of your dreams. $35.nPotting Party: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 29. Bring your own containers and we will provide the soil, fertilizer and the hands-on help to create containers for your patio or entry.

Shorty’s Garden and Home: 10006 Mill Plain Blvd. Events are free unless noted. Register: 360-892-7880 or for the Garden:10 a.m. to noon Sept. 15. Join Marianne Filbert in discussing specific varieties, unique ways to enhance your landscape, care, watering and long-term considerations such as size and scale.nDeer-resistant Plants: 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 29. Learn to design your landscape with varieties that are naturally not that appetizing to deer.nFall Container Design: 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 6. Join Geoffrey Meade for this hands-on design session. Refresh your containers and learn to build fall planters.

Rain Barrel Workshop: 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 6, Heritage Farm, 1919 N.E. 78th St. Watershed stewards will help participants build a rain barrel. Fee: $35. Register: or 360-397-6060, ext. 5712.

WSU Clark County Extension 14th Annual Harvest Celebration: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 15. Tour as many as 13 local farms showcasing the bounty and variety of agriculture in Clark County. Farm descriptions with maps and an events schedule are available online at or from the Extension office at 1919 N.E. 78th St.

VanRidge Garden Club: 10 a.m. Sept. 17 at Pleasant View Church of the Nazarene, 801 N.E. 194th St., Ridgefield. Members will share their summer bounty. Bring raw or cooked vegetables for tasting and horticulture display or flower design. Followed by a potluck.

Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens business meeting: 1 p.m. Sept. 25, 115 S. Pekin Road, Woodland. Angelica Velazquez of Cowlitz County Noxious Weed Control will speak about identifying and getting rid of noxious weeds. 360-606-7359 or

Camas-Washougal Community Garden Club: 1 p.m. Sept. 26 at Camas Community Center, 1817 S.E. Seventh Ave., Camas. Amy Scott, WSU master canner, will present “Safe Canning” and free testing of canning gauges. Bring complete canner. Visitors welcome. 360-210-8012.

Fort Vancouver Rose Society meeting: 7 to 9 p.m. first Thursday of the month, Clark County Genealogy Annex, 7165 Grand Blvd. Free. 360-696-1331.

Vancouveria Garden Club: 12:30 to 3 p.m. 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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