Nursery News & Events

Plant Sales, Workshops, Volunteer Opportunities and more.....

 

We will feature select news & events related to native plants, native pollinators, conservation and restoration on a seasonal basis here, so keep checking in or follow us on Facebook to stay updated.

Featured news & events:

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Spring is here!

Lets plant some native plants! We are open by appointment Wednesday through Sunday, so give us a call at 503.449.3694 or email us at humbleroots@gorge.net to set up a time to visit and we will give you directions to the nursery in sunny Mosier, Oregon. Let us help you plant native plants and grow the future!

You can also call or email us to place an order for pickup.

Go to our plant list to see what is currently growing at the nursery and check out our picture gallery to help with your planning. 

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for news and updates! 

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Wasco County Master Gardeners Spring Plant Fair.

 

Join us at City Park (5th and Union) in The Dalles

Saturday, May 7th from 9 am - 2 pm.

We will be bringing a beautiful assortment of native plants to help you support and encourage biodiversity in your own backyard.

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Create nesting habitat for bees and beneficial insects.

When doing spring cleanup in the garden keep in mind that many of our native bees (which also happen to be solitary and stingless) spend the winter underground or in cavities in trees or the pithy stems of plants. There are many ways to promote, protect, and provide for these vital insect allies, including specific ways of pruning and maintaining your landscape. The Xerces Society provides some great info and online publications which can educate gardeners on how to truly maintain a year-round pollinator-friendly garden.

 

Learn more about providing nesting resources for pollinators here:

https://xerces.org/pollinator-conservation/nesting-resources

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April is Native Plant Appreciation Month!

Washington State has declared the entire month of April as Native Plant Appreciation Month and the theme for 2022 is "Exploring the Future of Washington's Trees." The Washington Native Plant Society has a number of educational events planned throughout the month so make sure to check in on their website to see what is happening and how you can learn more about the flora of the Pacific Northwest.

Washington Native Plant Society: wnps.org

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Check out OregonFlora's new website!

OregonFlora has a new, user-friendly website with information on over 4,700 plants that grow in Oregon. This is a great resource for anyone interested in Oregon's native flora and includes identification tools, as well as information on gardening with native plants. It even has a news and events page with interesting articles and links to webinars. In addition to this, the second volume of the Flora of Oregon is now in print! This is the second part of a three part, comprehensive, illustrated guide to the flora of the state. The third volume is expected to be available in 2023. Each volume contains front chapters on a range of topics, including gardening with native plants!

Take a tour of the new website at:  oregonflora.org

Order Vol 1 and 2 of the Flora of Oregon or purchase the Oregon Wildflowers app here: https://oregonflora.org/pages/store.php

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Visit the native plant demo garden at the Hegewald Center in Stevenson.

 

"The demonstration garden at the Hegewald Center in Stevenson displays native plantings that represent local Columbia Gorge habitats. The garden showcases how to use native plants to increase pollinator foraging opportunities and create habitat for wildlife in our area. "

Learn more at their webpage:

https://www.skamaniacounty.org/departments-offices/noxious-weed-program/hegewald-demonstration-garden#ad-image-35

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The Columbia Gorge is well known for its beautiful wildflowers...

We encourage everyone to take a few steps to help protect the beautiful native wildflowers of the Gorge while out hiking....

*Clean weed seeds from footwear before hitting the trail and use boot brushes at trail heads to help stop the spread of invasive plants that could harm native plant populations.

*Stay on the trail and please don't pick native wildflowers! What looks like a common flower may actually be a rare subspecies or endemic and picking them could do more harm to the population than you may think.

*Do not post locations of rare plants on social media.

Wildflower hikes, classes and events with NPSO & WNPS

The Native Plant Society of Oregon and the Washington Native Plant Society are always planning and organizing great hikes and events to see and learn about the flora of the PNW. Join them!

 

Native Plant Society of Oregon  http://npsoregon.org/

 

Washington Native Plant Society   http://wnps.org/

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Underwood Conservation District's Resources Page

Virtual learning opportunities for farms, forests and gardens.

OSU Tree School online, Master Gardener classes online, weed identification sites and more! Check out the compilation of resources from our friends at the UCD to help you learn and grow while socially distancing.

https://www.ucdwa.org/covid-19-resources

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Columbia Insight

Independent environmental news for communities throughout the Columbia River Basin.

Current news and podcasts on a range of topics related to life in the Columbia River Basin. Read & listen up!

https://columbiainsight.org/

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