Garden calendar



Clark County

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

oEasy spring bonsai care: 11 a.m. March 15. Learn about seasonal fertilization and get repotting assistance, if needed. There will be a fee for any potting materials used in class.

oTried and true and something new, too!: 11 a.m. March 22. Learn some of the easy-to-care-for plant varieties that are tried-and-true, as well as a few you might not have heard of before.

o Discouraging deer from eating your garden: 11 a.m. March 29. Learn some techniques you can use to discourage deer from visiting.

oLet’s talk about those pesky moles: 1 p.m. March 29. Learn some methods for lessening the impact moles have on your lawn and garden.

Shorty’s Garden and Home: 10006 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver. Free.; register: 360-892-7880.

o Rose pruning and care: 10 a.m. to noon March 22. Fort Vancouver Rose Society will demonstrate proper planting, pruning, fertilizing and all-season care.

oMason bees: 10 a.m. to noon March 29. Sherian Wright, local bee expert, will discuss proper use of mason bees in the garden and in orchards.

Bonsai fundamentals: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 15 at Daybreak Gardens, 25321 N.E. 72nd Ave., Battle Ground. Learn the basics of growing bonsai. Fee $60. Pre-register: 360-687-5641.

Amphibian identification: 10 a.m. to noon March 22 at CASEE, Building B, Room 206, 11104 N.E. 149th St., Brush Prairie. In the ponds behind the Wildlife Botanical Gardens, participants will be shown how to identify amphibians and egg masses, and learn about the importance of monitoring amphibian populations. Dress for weather. Free for members; $15 for nonmembers. Register: or

Vegetable gardening: 2 p.m. March 22 at Washougal Community Library, 1601 C St. Basics on garden layout, soil preparation and crop selection. Free. or 360-397-6060, ext. 5738.

Interested in extending the growing season? On the road tour by WSU master gardeners, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 25. Learn five approaches to greenhouse gardening, including a redwood kit, high tunnel with raised beds, lean-to and flexible hoop house. $30; lunch available for purchase. Register by March 20 at Information: 360-397-6060, ext. 5738.

Hazel Dell Community Garden: Open to families who would like a 4-by-8 plot; includes soil and irrigation at Hazel Dell Elementary School, 511 Anderson Road. Reserve a plot: Bobbi Bellomy, 360-574-6290.

Camas-Washougal Community Garden Club: 1 p.m. 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., Vancouver. 360-992-2939.

Vancouveria Garden Club: 12:30 to 3 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month, Covington House, 4201 Main St., Vancouver. 360-936-6515.

Vancouver Chrysanthemum Society: 2:30 p.m. third Monday, Heritage Farm, 1919 N.E. 78th St., Vancouver. 360-696-9617.