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Plant party: Clark County plant sales have all the green you need

Sales begin Wednesday and run through May

By Monika Spykerman, Columbian staff writer
Published: April 22, 2024, 12:53pm

If your yard is looking a little bare and colorless, or if your vegetable patch is forlornly plant-free, look no further than Clark County’s local plant sales. Gardeners will find annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, vegetable starts, trees, shrubs and even indoor plants at these upcoming sales. If possible, be sure to check websites before you go to see whether you can pay in cash, check or by card, or if you need to make an appointment. Some sales also offer online plant lists so you can make a “plant plan” to get the most out of your time.

The Fort Vancouver High School Future Farmers of America sale is 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at 5700 E. 18th St., Vancouver. Visitors should park in the gravel lot next to the greenhouse or in the east student parking lot. Shoppers will find many varieties of hanging baskets, house plants, native plants, dried herbs and fresh eggs.

Vancouver Public Schools is holding fundraiser plant sales in April and May featuring hanging baskets, ornamentals, vegetables, fruits, native plants and herbs. Proceeds support student clubs and classes. Payment is accepted by cash or check. The plant sale at Hudson’s Bay High School is 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 30-May 3 at 1601 E. McLoughlin Blvd., Vancouver. Columbia River High School’s plant sale is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4 at 800 N.W. 99th St., Vancouver; and Vancouver Flex Academy is offering a sale from 2 to 5 p.m. May 3 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4 at 2901 at General Anderson Ave., No. 6181, Vancouver. More details and plant lists can be found at vansd.org/plant-sales-2024/.

Battle Ground School District and NatureScaping of Southwest Washington will hold a joint plant sale Saturday and Sunday at the Center for Agriculture, Science and Environmental Education, 11104 N.E. 149th St., Brush Prairie. Hours are 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday for NatureScaping members by appointment only; register at naturescaping.org. The sale will be open to the public without appointments from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Checks and credit and debit cards will be accepted. Visitors will find native plants, trees, shrubs and perennials. See the plant list at drive.google.com/file/d/1IGUj-z3FABL-DQn4EerDwHjXXG0DyZwu/edit.

The Home & Garden Idea Fair is 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Clark County Event Center, 17402 N.E. Delfel Road, Ridgefield, featuring 200 exhibitors specializing in home and garden improvement, as well as several nurseries selling indoor and outdoor plants and vegetable starts. Admission is free, but donations of non-perishable food for local food banks are welcome. Parking is $6 per vehicle or catch the free shuttle bus service from the Fisher’s Landing and 99th Street transit stations. Registered service animals will be admitted but all other pets must stay home. Find details at www.homeandgardenideafair.com.

Woodland High School’s agriculture department will host the 34th annual Future Farmers of America Plant Sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 3 at Woodland High School’s greenhouse, 1500 Dike Access Road, Woodland. The sale features vegetables, geraniums, bedding plants, succulents and hanging baskets. The student store accepts cash, personal checks and credit cards. To see the full catalog and price list, go to woodlandschools.org/storage/file/312/2024-WHS-Plant-Sale-Price-Sheet-PDF.pdf. For answers to other questions, visit woodlandschools.org/whs-plant-sale.

Prairie High School is hosting a plant sale from 3 to 6 p.m. May 8-10 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 11 at the Prairie High School greenhouse in the southwest corner of the campus at 11311 N.E. 119th St., Brush Prairie. Signs will be out to direct traffic. Payment is accepted in cash (exact change only), by check or with debit and credit cards. Visitors will find hanging baskets, table planters, geraniums, fuchsias, succulents, perennial plants, ornamental grasses, annual bedding plants and vegetables. Check the full list of available plants at facebook.com/groups/913281576485117/.

The Master Gardeners Mother’s Day Weekend Plant Sale is 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 10 and 11 (by appointment only) and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 12 (no appointment needed) at the 78th Street Heritage Farm, located at the corner of Northeast 78th Street and Northeast 19th Court in Hazel Dell. Gardeners will find perennials and annuals, vegetables and herbs, houseplants and hanging baskets, mixed flower pots, used tools and garden supplies and 20-pound bags of Microna prilled lime. Cash, checks and cards are accepted. Visitors should bring their own carts and wagons for large orders. No pets are allowed. ADA parking is available. Get details, see a map of plant locations and make appointments at clark.mastergardenerfoundation.org/plant-sale/.

The Vancouver Chrysanthemum Society will offer a Mother’s Day Weekend Mum Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 11 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 12 at the 78th St. Heritage Farm, 1919 N.E. 78th St. Vancouver.  Mums will be available outside of Greenhouse #5. Plants are $3 each with 13 flower forms to select from, both garden and exhibition varieties. Society members will be available to answer questions. On May 11, attendees must reserve parking spaces through the Master Gardener Foundation at mgfcc.com. Parking is free. No reservation is required on May 12.

The 25th Anniversary Camas Plant & Garden Fair is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 11. Gardeners will find plants, trees, flowers and garden art along Fourth Avenue and side streets in downtown Camas. This year, the fair features 14 new vendors, including a seed farm, succulents, stained glass art, roses, sourdough bread and sweet confections. The Kids’ Zone, open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dallas Street, will offer free activities for children and families including a take-home seed sprouting kit and a petting zoo with goats and bunnies. Rhys Thomas will return with his Strolling Jugglemania Show including a giant rose puppet, juggling and stilts. For more details, visit cwplantfair.org.

Battle Ground High School will host a plant sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 18 at the the Battle Ground High School greenhouses, 300 W. Main St., Battle Ground. Cash, check and debit or credit cards are accepted. Battle Ground High School’s agriculture department will offer a large selection of hanging baskets in various sizes available for sale this year. Other plants available will include a wide assortment of  geraniums, succulents, perennials, vegetable starts, herbs, Pacific Northwest natives, flowering patio pots and assorted houseplants. Get complete details at battlegroundps.org/battle-ground-public-schools-plant-and-greenhouses-sales-start-this-month/.

Community Garden Club of Camas-Washougal is offering a plant sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 18 at Zion Lutheran Church, 824 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas. Shoppers will find plants grown by garden club members at low prices, including perennials, annuals, vegetables, shrubs, grasses and ground covers. Payment is by cash or check. Learn more about the garden club at gardenclubofcamaswashougal.org.

Two Rivers Heritage Museum, 1 Durgan St., Washougal, will offer plant sales from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 18 and June 23. Find locally grown plants, including Camas lilies. Proceeds from sales benefit the Camas-Washougal Historical Society. Learn more at 2rhm.com.