Garden calendar

By Linda Lutes, Columbian Photo Systems Coordinator



Clark County

Tsugawa Nursery: 410 E. Scott Ave., Woodland. Events are free unless noted. Register: 360-225-8750 or

o What to do in the garden: 11 a.m. March 2. March is the month for preparation and planting.

o Only the Best Fruit Trees and Berries for the Pacific Northwest: 11 a.m. March 9. Learn about pollination, fertilization, pruning and care.

Shorty’s Garden and Home: 10006 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd. Free. Registration required. 360-892-7880.

o Mason bees in the garden: 10 a.m. to noon March 2. Sherian Wright, local bee expert, to discuss proper use of mason bees in garden and in orchards.

o Rose care: 10 a.m. to noon March 9. Don and Rosie Dean will demonstrate proper planting, pruning, fertilizing and all-season care.

Fruit tree pruning class: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 9, at Heritage Farms, 1919 N.E. 78th St. Classroom lecture and outdoor demonstration. Free. Register or 360-397-6060 ext. 5738.

O.O. Howard House rose pruning: 9 a.m. March 2 at O.O. Howard House, 750 Anderson St. Join the Fort Vancouver Rose Society in pruning the roses. Bring gloves and pruners. 360-281-7270.

Master Gardener Foundation: 7 p.m. March 5 at CASEE, Room 202, 11104 N.E. 149th St., Brush Prairie. Todd Murray will speak about the recently introduced bugs that are devouring garden plants and teach you how to recognize the ones we don’t have yet. Free to public and members. No registration required.

Master Gardeners on the Road Tour: This tour offers you a behind-the-scenes look at how larger-scale operations convert organic waste products into living composts that have beneficial microbes and soil building properties. Vans depart at 8:45 a.m. March 20 from Enterprise Rent a Car, 9319 N.E. Highway 99 and return at 4 p.m. Stops include: Soil Builders; Shorty’s; H & H Orchards; and Yard n’ Garden. The tour will stop to eat lunch at Hockinson Country Cafe. $30, does not include lunch. Registration required by March 14; click here.

Newcomer’s Garden Club: Essential Plants for the Kitchen Garden; 11 a.m. March 20 at Camas Meadows Golf Club, 41056 N.W. Camas Meadows Drive, Camas. $5 for lecture, lunch $9 to $14. Registration required.

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. 360-696-9617.

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