Friday, April 23

• The Friends of Bush Gardens Plant Sale runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and continues from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Bush's Pasture parking lot off High Street in Salem. For information, call (503) 588-2410.

• The Lake Washington Technical College Plant Sale takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday and again April 30-May 1 at Lake Washington Technical College, 11605 132nd Ave. N.E., Kirkland, Wash. For information, call (425) 739-8279.

Saturday, April 24

• A free plant clinic is offered from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the middle school in Naselle, Wash.

• Clatsop Community College offers "Lavender - from Soil to Sachets" from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fee is $39. For information, call (503) 325-0910 or go online to

• The Seattle African Violet and Puget Sound Gesneriad Society holds an African violet show and plant sale from noon to 5 p.m. at the Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 N.E. 41st St. in Seattle. For information, call (360) 697-3745.

• The Arboretum Foundation Florabundance Spring Plant Sale takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Sand Point/Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E. in Seattle. For information, call (206) 325-4510 or visit

Sunday, April 25

• Joy Creek Nursery in Scappoose holds a free workshop, "What is a Mixed Border?" Explore the principles for combining perennials, shrubs, trees and vines in a real garden. Mix it up by choosing plants that will enhance each other and extend the season with master gardener/teacher/radio show host Jolly Butler. The free workshop starts at 1 p.m. at 20300 N.W. Watson Road. For information, call (503) 543-7474.

Wednesday, April 28

• The Lower Columbia Preservation Society offers a 7 p.m. lecture, "Historic Landscapes," by Dr. Gail Evans-Hatch at the Clatsop County Historical Society's Heritage Museum, 1618 Exchange St. She will discuss the importance of identifying historic landscapes and how preserved landscapes may enhance a culture.


• Clatsop Community College offers "Perennial Gardening" from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, May 5, 12 and 19. The fee is $42. For information, call (503) 325-0910 or go online to

• Radio station KMUN seeks donations of plants and gardening goodies for its annual plant sale, to be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 8 in the parking lot of the Oregon State University Seafood Lab, 2001 Marine Drive, Astoria. For information or to donate to the sale, call Liz Howard, (503) 325-7198.

• Raintree Nursery in Morton, Wash., offers free edible landscaping sessions Saturdays through May. Topics include selecting varieties, pruning, planting and getting your plants off to a great start. No registration required for the 1 p.m. sessions. For directions and information, call (360) 496-6400.

• The Lower Columbia Preservation Society seeks volunteers to work the day of their annual Garden Tour, July 10, in Astoria. For information, call (503) 325-8541.