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:

Spring 2020  - Covid-19 concerns

The season of growth and possibilities is upon us and we anticipate a beautiful spring in the nursery! One thing that has been growing which we did not anticipate is concern for health and safety with the spread of Covid-19. For that reason many of the spring plant sales where you may be used to finding us have been cancelled (see below for a list of spring plant sales and updated information about them). If you can't find us at your favorite plant sale, then we invite you to make an appointment to visit the nursery. One thing that we do not advertise, but may be of increased importance to our customers to know, is that the nursery is open by appointment and when we schedule appointments we normally schedule people individually so that we can give them our full attention and spend time helping them pick out the right plants for their site. This means no crowds and most likely no one else at the nursery when you visit other than us and you. We hope that this atmosphere sets our customers' minds at ease in the midst of concerns of mass gatherings and crowded places. We are also taking measures to ensure a healthy space based on CDC recommendations.

We imagine that for those of you trying to stay closer to home, this may be the perfect year to do some gardening and get to those landscaping projects you have been putting off. Perhaps put in that native pollinator garden you have been dreaming of. Try growing a camas patch for future harvest. Convert more of your landscaping to water-saving, drought tolerant native plants. Whatever your planting project is, we think a visit to the nursery will be a low-risk, high-reward way to achieve your goals.

We are also currently offering free local delivery (minimum order size required) and are happy to talk with you on the phone and help you choose the right plants for your space!

 

Give us a call at 503-449-3694 to schedule an appointment to visit us or to place an order!

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

There are some spring plant sales still currently scheduled to occur which we plan to attend. We will be posting information and updates on those sales on this page and on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

We are looking forward to a great year of growing and gardening ahead and wish everyone a healthy and happy spring!

Underwood Conservation District's TreeFest

Saturday, March 21st, 2020, 9-12pm, Rheingarten Park, White Salmon, WA

We are sorry to say that this event has been cancelled.

 

Underwood Conservation District website: https://www.ucdwa.org

April 2020

NATIVE PLANT APPRECIATION MONTH

Native Plant Appreciation Week has grown up and will now encompass the whole month of April! Celebrate with the Washington Native Plant Society. Go to this link for listings of educational opportunities and more

https://www.wnps.org/wnps-annual-events/npaw

Columbia Gorge Master Naturalist Training

Classes held on Sundays between April 5th - September 27th, 2020

Become a master naturalist in the Columbia Gorge! Learn about geology, plants, wildlife and more. This year's field course consists of seven Sunday classes. Registration required. To see the schedule of classes and register go to this link:

https://extension.oregonstate.edu/mn/columbia-gorge

Hortlandia

April 11th & 12th, 10-3pm, Portland Expo Center

We are sorry to say that this event has been cancelled.

Hortlandia webpage: www.hardyplantsociety.org/hortlandia

Leach Botanical Garden Spring Plant Sale

April 18th, 9-2pm, Floyd Light Middle School, Portland

We are sorry to say that this event has been cancelled.

Leach plant sale webpage: leachgarden.org/events/2020-spring-plant-sale

Stay tuned! Plant sales in May TBA!

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/

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.

Check back seasonally for updates. We will also post updates & links to these events and more on our Facebook page.

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