Gardening

Hours: Wed. - Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 12-5 p.m.

Specialities: Three passions: Butterflies, lavender and hummingbirds. We offer many varieties of lavender, hummingbirds, and butterfly-attracting plants, most of which you can see in our bird and butterfly garden. Our rustic gift shop is stocked with lavender, lotions, soaps, oils, hand-sewn pillows and sachets, as well as lavender culinary products. 

Profile: Visit the goats and chickens, walk through the lavender fields and pick your own bundle. Farm fresh produce in the fall. Scentedacreslavender.com 

Hours: Spring, summer and fall: Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Specialties: Stunning ornamental trees, beautiful flowering shrubs, fruit trees and edibles, vegetables, annual color for your garden and containers, a vast selection of perennial flowers, grasses, and groundcovers. Organic fertilizer and insect/disease  controls, seeds, beneficial insects, bagged soil and amendments, bulk bark dust, soil mixes for garden or raised beds, cedar chips, gravel, garden decor, gifts and more!

Profile/Directions: Clark County’s favorite garden center. Complimentary gardening seminars. Your trusted local gardening resource. Delivery available. Two convenient locations in Clark County: Vancouver, just west of I-205 on Mill Plain Blvd.; Ridgefield, just north of the Fairgrounds on 10th Ave. Visit Shorty’s online: shortysgardencenter.com.

Hours: Open by appointment 7 days a week. If you would like to visit please call first. 

Specialties: Japanese Maples and only Japanese Maples – more than 100 cultivars to choose from. Currently, I am offering 6 and 7 gallon Japanese Maples at prices lower than other retail nurseries. You have to see to believe.

Profile: My name is Sam, The Maple Lady and I have been growing maples for more than 30 years. I ship maples all over the U.S. Check out my website eastforknursery.com. My prices at the nursery are 20% less than my website on average.

Directions: Take exit 16 off I-5 and turn East into the town of La Center. Stay right at the new round-a-bout. Stay on this road about 2 miles until the top of a big hill and then go right on 40th Ave. Stay on this road about a mile through some ‘S’ curves and look for Stoughton Road on your right. Turn right and go all the way to the end of the road - nearly a mile and then turn right at Eastfork sign on NE 29th Ave. a private road. Turn left by another Eastfork sign. Park by the gold metal barn.

Hours: Open daily 9 a.m. - 6 p.m

Specialties: 40 varieties  tomatoes, 15 varieties squash, six varieties cukes- all 99 cents; 30 varieties of 10” baskets, $21.99. Our premium 4” pot fillers to make your own basket, $2.89. 

Profile: Growing our own for 35 years to pass the saving on to you.  Chapmansgreenhouseandnursery.com 

Hours: 9a.m. 4p.m. During bloom season.

Specialities: Four acres of irises ranging from water irises to deep shade irises and everything in between. Irises bloom from April through June followed by rebloom varieties until freeze up. Order from website: flowerfantasy.net. Extensive orchid collection with many varieties for sale year round (call for appointment). Orchid potting and supplies available plant identification and culture sheets. 

Profile: Terry and Barbara Aitken, members of Greater Portland Iris Society, and Portland Orchid Society. Local orders can be picked up at the appropriate transplant time. 

Directions: From Hazel Dell Ave., turn west at light on NW 117 St., half mile to NW 7 Ave. (NW 117 St. becomes NW 119 St.) Parking on NW 7th Ave.

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