THURSDAY, April 15

• The Clatsop County Master Gardeners meet at 7 p.m. at Clatsop Care Center, 16th Street and Grand Avenue, Room 215.

• The Spring Plant Expo and Sale at the Puyallup Fairgrounds takes place from 3 to 10 p.m., continuing 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup, Wash. For information, call (253) 541-5045 or go to

SATURDAY, April 17

• The annual Clatsop County Master Gardeners' Spring Garden Seminar takes place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds and Expo Center.

• The Berry Botanic Garden holds its Spring Plant Sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Montgomery Park in Portland. The emphasis will be on unusual perennials, hardy trees and shrubs and a wide selection of Pacific Northwest natives.

• Ravenna Gardens, 315 First St. Suite 103 in Lake Oswego, offers a free class on topiary design at 1 p.m. For information, call (503) 636-4484 or go online to

• Ferguson's Fragrant Nursery, 21763 French Prairie Road N.E. in St. Paul, holds a free class on Victorian moss basket planting at 2 p.m. For information, call (503) 633-4585 or go online to

• The Woodenville Spring Garden Fair is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Woodmoor Elementary, 12225 N.E. 160th, Bothell, Wash. For information, call (425) 487-4102.

SUNDAY, April 18

• Joy Creek Nursery, 20300 N.W. Watson Road in Scappoose, holds a 1 p.m. free workshop, "Just for Beginners," the rock bottom basics for everyone who wants to get a running start on the season. For information, call (503) 543-7474.

TUESDAY, April 20

• Through today, the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm holds its Tulip Fest from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free. To check on blooms and get directions, go to the farm's Web site, For information, call (800) 711-2006.

• The Oregon Fuchsia Society holds an auction from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Tabor Heights United Methodist Church, 6161 S.E. Stark, Portland. Fuchsia starts, mature plants and baskets will be available. Free admission.


The Clatsop County Beekeeper's Association meets at 7 p.m. at the Oregon State University Lab Conference Room, 2001 Marine Drive, Astoria. The public is welcome.


• Clatsop Community College offers "Lavender - from Soil to Sachets" from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 24. Cost is $39. "Perennial Gardening" is 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 for the sale, call Liz Howard, (503) 325-7198.


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