Garden calender



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. April 6. April is the time to start setting out new plants. The month’s tasks include starting and scattering seeds, planting, fertilizing and pruning.

o Japanese maple pruning: 11 a.m. April 13. Brian Tsugawa will show participants proper pruning techniques and show how to develop an appropriate silhouette for the trees.

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

o Pruning 101 and beyond: 10 a.m. to noon March 30. Steve Pirus will discuss tools, approaches and variety-specific advice.

oSpring container plant and design: 1 to 3 p.m. April 6. Designer Kellie Sinclair will offer this hands-on class.

oVeggie Gardening 101 & Beyond: April 13 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Join the Shorty’s team for a discussion of all things veggie gardening. From soil composting and fertilization, seed starting and planting .

Backyard composting workshop: 6 to 8 p.m. April 25 at Columbia Springs, 12208 S.E. Evergreen Highway. Classroom introduction to basic composting and a visit to a composting demonstration site to learn about ways to make garden compost. Free. * Register: or 360-882-0936, ext. 224.

Hügelkultur workshop: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 30 at Heritage Farm, 1919 N.E. 78th St. A 90-minute classroom session will be followed by a 15-minute drive to a nearby site for hands-on demonstration and practice. Dress for the weather. Bring water and a sack lunch. Free. * Register: or 360-397-6060, ext. 5738.

Clark County Master Gardener Foundation: 7 p.m. April 2 at Center for Agricultural, Scientific and Environmental Education, Room 202, 11104 N.E. 149th St., Brush Prairie. Michele Bloomquist of Heisen House Vineyards – From Dream to Reality. Free. *

Hazel Dell Community Garden: 1 to 3 p.m. April 7 at Hazel Dell Elementary School, 511 Anderson Road, now open for families who would like to sign up for a 4-by-8 plot. $20 for the summer, includes soil and irrigation. * Reserve a plot: Bobbi Bellomy, 360-574-6290.

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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