Garden calendar



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 in May: 11 a.m. May 4. This is the month for sowing annual summer crops, and learning how to keep your landscape and garden growing on the right track. Bring pictures and samples for the question and answer session.

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

o Lawn care 101: 10 a.m. to noon May 18. An overview of lawn care, including pest control, mole treatments, fertilizing and moss control. Organic and synthetic lawn care options also will be discussed.

Minnehaha Garden Gate Club plant sale: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 3 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4, parking lot at 52nd and St. John’s Boulevard near the Paws and Claws Thrift Store. Sale includes plants, shrubs, herbs and tubers.

Fort Vancouver High School plant sale: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 2-3 and 9 a.m. to noon May 4, Fort Vancouver High School greenhouse, 5700 E. 18th St., off of Stapleton Road and Campus Drive. Students will sell hanging baskets, annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, blueberries, strawberries, asparagus, peach trees and native plants.

Bare-root tree and plant fundraiser sale: Noon to 3 p.m. May 3 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4, Wildlife Botanical Gardens, 11000 N.E. 149th St., Brush Prairie. Trees, $4; shrubs, $2.50; perennials start at $1. Cash or check only. Funds support NatureScaping’s nonprofit Wildlife Botanical Gardens. * or 360-737-1160.

Water-loving irises of Asia: 7 p.m. May 7, CASEE, 11104 N.E. 149th St., Room 202/205, Brush Prairie. Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm will show a slideshow on a brief history of the iris in Japan and the flower forms of Iris ensata. Free.

Ridgefield Garden Club plant sale: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 3 and 9 a.m. to noon May 4, Ridgefield School District maintenance building, 304 Pioneer St., Ridgefield.

Orchids potting: 10 a.m. to noon May 11, Aitken’s Salmon Creek Garden, 608 N.W. 119th St. Bring plants in that are in need of help. Free. * 360-573-4472 or

Master gardener and chrysanthemum plant sale: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 11 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 12, Heritage Farm, 1919 N.E. 78th St. Hanging baskets, trees, shrubs, flowers, house plants and garden vendors will be available. *

Mother’s Day plant and garden fair: 9 a.m to 4 p.m. May 11, Camas High School, 26900 S.E. 15th St. Plants and garden accessories. Free Kids Zone.

Saving the season: 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 23, Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St. Basics of canning, drying and freezing fruits and vegetables. Free.

Camas-Washougal Garden Club plant sale:
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 18 at United Methodist Church, 706 14th St., Camas. Sale features annuals, perennials, vegetables, trees, shrubs and trees. * 360-210-8012.

Backyard composting workshop: 10 a.m. to noon May 18 at CASEE, 11104 N.E. 149th St., Room 202/205, Brush Prairie. 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.

Rain barrel workshop: 9 to 11 a.m. May 18 at Heritage Farm, 1919 N.E. 78th St. Workshop includes instruction on assembly and installation, barrel, parts and snacks. $35. Register: * or 360-397-6060, ext. 5712.

Time, Love and the Land On the Road tour: Vans depart for this master gardener-sponsored tour at 8 a.m. May 23 from Enterprise Rent-A-Car, 9319 N.E. Highway 99, and return at 5 p.m. Stops include a formerly “unbuildable” site, a hillside cultivated with irises, a talk with a novice beekeeper’s on his experiences and a suburban lot that has been transformed into a garden retreat. A stop will be made at Round Table Pizza in Hazel Dell, where participants can buy lunch. $30. * Register by May 20:

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. 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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