Thursday, March 14, 2013
Tsugawa Nursery: 410 E. Scott Ave., Woodland. Events are free unless noted. * Register: 360-225-8750 or Tsugawa Nursery.
Easy spring bonsai care: 11 a.m. March 16. Learn proper fertilization for this time of year and assist with repotting. Bring your own bonsai. Fee for any potting materials used during class.
Tried & True and Some New, Too: 11 a.m. March 23. Learn some easy-to-care-for plant varieties that have been tried-and-true, as well as a few you may not have heard of that are new for 2013.
Shorty's Garden and Home: 10006 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd. Free. Registration required. * 360-892-7880.
Rose care: 10 a.m. to noon March 23. Don and Rosie Dean will demonstrate proper planting, pruning, fertilizing and all-season care.
Pruning 101 and Beyond: 10 a.m. to noon March 30. Steve Pirus will cover tools, general approaches and variety-specific advice.
Esther Short Park Rose Garden: 9 a.m. March 23 at 605 Esther St. Join the Fort Vancouver Rose Society in pruning the roses. Following this pruning, we will move to Covington House, 4201 Main St. Bring gloves and pruners. * 360-281-7270.
Beginning backyard beekeeping: 10 a.m. to noon March 16 at Halfmoon Farm, 14737 N.E. 159th St., Brush Prairie. Brenda Lee Calvert will discuss honey and mason beekeeping and why bees are important pollinators for fruit trees. Bring small chair for presentation. Free to NatureScaping members; $15 for nonmembers. * Register: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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 * Register by March 14: https://ocrs.wsu.edu/Signup/?eventid=884.
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. * Register: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hügelkultur Workshop: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 30 at Heritage Farm, 1919 N.E. 78th St. The 90-minute classroom session will be followed by a short 15-minute drive to a nearby site for hands-on demonstration and practice. Dress for the weather. Bring water and a sack lunch. Free. Registration required. * http://bpt.me/334096 or 360-397-6060 x5738.
Hands-on Rain Garden Workshop: 1 to 4 p.m. March 23 at 9717 N.E. 25th Ave. Join the Watershed Stewards and Clark County to build a rain garden at a new "green-built" Habitat for Humanity home. Free. Registration required. * http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/347745 or 360-397-6060 ext. 5705.
Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens meeting: 1 p.m. March 26, 115 South Pekin Road, Woodland. Fire Chief Eric Dehning presents "Emergency Preparedness." Lilac Days' volunteer signups and planning on agenda. * 360-606-7359.
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.
Camas-Washougal Community Garden Club: 1 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month, Camas Community Center, 1718 S.E. Seventh Ave., Camas. * 360-210-8012.
Minnehaha Garden Gate Club: 10 a.m. on the third Wednesday of the month at Minnehaha Grange, 4905 N.E. St. Johns Blvd. * 360-992-2939.
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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