Gardening
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Over 2 million homes in Washington state have the potential to be impacted by wildfires, with Clark County being one of 12 areas most at risk. According to Washington’s wildfire bill … more
WSU Master Gardener of Cowlitz County events: Building an arbor - Tuesday, June 1 Washington State University Master Gardener Tracy Morgan will explain how to construct an arbor and give tips … more
Maintaining a lush, green lawn and thriving landscape that includes shrubbery, flowers and trees requires time, money and often some sweat equity. However, the beauty that results from such effort … more
Pacific Northwest gardeners can plan ahead and add both beauty and sustainability to their backyard with the addition of a rain garden before precipitation rolls in this fall. Designed as an … more
With more time than ever on their hands, Pacific Northwest do-it-yourselfers have completed many projects on their personal to-do lists. While some projects can take weeks or months, installing a … more
Mason bee is a name now commonly used for species of bees in the genus Osmia, of the family Megachilidae. Mason bees are named for their habit of using mud or other “masonry” products in … more
A variety of annual and perennial bedding and flowering plants, vegetable starts and hanging baskets grown by students and staff at Battle Ground Public Schools will be available for purchase at an … more
After the 2020 Earth Fest celebration was canceled due to the pandemic, Clark Public Utilities and its StreamTeam are excited to bring back Earth-friendly events in a digital fashion this year. In … more
There aren’t many crops that don’t grow well in the Pacific Northwest.  Other than tropical plants that require loads of sunshine and hard-to-grow plants such as the sweet potato, Pacific … more
Selecting fruit varieties for Western Washington — March 24 Join Theresa Knutsen from Lewis County’s Raintree Nursery as she discusses the different varieties of fruit that grow well in the … more
Thousands of trees will be offered for sale again this year by the Clark County Farm Forestry Association during a public sale set for Sat., March 20, beginning at 8 a.m., at the Albertson's parking … more
With all that’s happened over the last year, the smoke and devastation of last year’s wildfires may seem like a distant memory for some of us. Indeed, our typical February rain and chilly … more
Growing roses in Washington – Tuesday, Feb. 23 Retired Washington State University Extension agent and co-author of “Growing Roses in Washington State” is hosting an online workshop about … more
On Feb. 8, the Master Gardeners Foundation of Clark County (MGFCC) Board of Directors approved 2021 grant requests totaling $32,265.  According to a news release from the foundation, the grant … more
Caring for and pruning grapes workshop - Wednesday, Feb. 10  Washington State University Master Gardener Art Fuller is set to explain everything you need to know about pruning grape vines and how … more
With Winter Solstice and the holidays over and the days beginning to lengthen, your inbox and mailbox may be overflowing with yard, garden, and seed catalogues. The gardener inside of each of us … more
Making the first cut on a batch of out-of-control grapevines can be stressful. Where to start, how much to cut and what pruning techniques to use are all important topics to understand before taking … more
Clark County’s Master Composter Recycler program is offering a free training this winter for people interested in becoming involved with the program. Anyone interested in composting and recycling … more
  The Washington State University Master Gardeners Cowlitz County Extension is back in swing and holding a slew of online homesteading events in the upcoming weeks. All programs are free and … more
On Saturday, Jan. 23, Pacific Northwest Gardeners can log into Zoom and learn all about the basics of blueberry care. From when to prune to how much, the Washington State Master Gardeners will teach … more
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