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 is Here!
Time to get planting! Below is a list of 2019 spring events and plant sales where you can find us and pick up some native plants for your garden or project.
We also welcome you to visit our nursery in Mosier, Oregon! We are open to the public by appointment, so let us know when you would like to visit by giving us a call at 503-449-3694.
Go to our plant list to see what is currently available in the nursery.
Saturday, April 13th. 9:30 - 2pm
Leach Botanical Garden Spring Plant Sale
Floyd Light Middle School, Portland
A great gathering of growers and knowledgeable plants people. Funds go to support the work of the botanical garden.
More information about the sale can be found at this link:
Saturday, April 13th. 9 - Noon
Underwood Conservation District's TreeFest
Rheingarten Park, White Salmon, Washington
Native plants, planting and forestry demos, and more!
Information about the event: https://ucdwa.org/portfolio/treefest/
Saturday & Sunday, April 20th & 21st. 10 - 3pm
Hardy Plant Society's Spring Plant Fair 'Hortlandia'
Portland Expo Center
This is the event not to be missed by plant lovers. The theme is 'Planting the Future' and what better way to plant the future than by planting native plants! Come find us under our NATIVE PLANTS banner and we will help you do just that.
Information about the event: https://www.hardyplantsociety.org/hortlandia
Saturday, April 27th
Columbia Land Trust Tour 'Making Meadows'
Learn about the amazing wildflowers of the Gorge with conservation experts by taking a guided tour of an incredible, wildflower filled Columbia Land Trust property followed by a tour of our nursery. Enrollment fills fast for this popular field trip. Information about the event and registration: https://www.columbialandtrust.org/makingmeadows2019/
April 21st - 27th
NATIVE PLANT APPRECIATION WEEK!
We love native plants and hope you do too! Show your appreciation this week by learning more about native plants, planting native plants and removing invasive weeds or by joining a conservation work party. You can find listings of NPAW events in Washington here: https://www.wnps.org/wnps-annual-events/npaw
Fridays in April, 6:30pm - 9pm
Wild About Nature Lecture Series
White Salmon Valley Community Library
This great lecture series returns for its 8th year! Each Friday in April two local experts talk about different subjects related to flora and fauna. For a listing of topics and speakers by date visit the library events calendar.
Saturday May 11th, 9 - 2pm
Wasco County Master Gardener Spring Plant Fair
City Park (5th & Union st), The Dalles
We will be there with a great selection of native plants. There will also be vegetable, herb and flower starts propagated by the Master Gardeners and NORCOR youth. Come out and support the efforts of the Master Gardeners!
May 1st - 31st
Native Plant Month PDX
Every May the Portland Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon sponsors multiple events dedicated to native plants! From field trips with plant experts to identification workshops, if you love native plants and want to learn more about them or share some trail time with botanically-minded folks, then these events are for you.
Event listings and more information can be found at this link: https://npmpdx.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.
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!
Check back seasonally for updates. We will also post updates & links to these events and more on our Facebook page.
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