THURSDAY, Sept. 16

The Clatsop County Master Gardeners hold a 7 p.m. meeting and potluck at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds in Astoria. For information, call (503) 325-8573.

SATURDAY, Sept. 18

• Berry Botanic Garden, 11505 S.W. Summerville Ave. in Portland, hosts a class, "The Promise of Spring Bulbs," from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $20. Call (503) 636-4112 for information.

•Learn about renovating a garden during a two-day Joy Creek Nursery workshop with Ann Lovejoy and Lucy Hardiman Sept. 18 and 19. The class fee of $150 includes lunches. For information, call the Scappoose nursery at (503) 543-7474.

• Raintree Nursery in Morton, Wash., holds a free pear and early apple tasting from noon to 2 p.m, followed by a nursery tour until 2:30 p.m. For directions and information, call (360) 496-6400 or go online to

SUNDAY, Sept. 19

The Astoria Sunday Market takes place downtown, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

THURSDAY, Sept. 23

Carolyn Devine of Berry Botanic Garden leads a 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. hike at Ramona Falls to see wildflowers setting seed and going into dormancy. The fee is $10. For information, call (503) 636-4112.


• The Berry Botanic Garden in Portland hosts a tour of the Huntington Garden from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26. The fee is $25. For information, call (503) 636-4112.

• The Sunset Empire Orchid Society Show takes place Oct. 2 and 3 at Broadway Middle School in Seaside. Show hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. For information, call (503) 861-1344.

• Horticulture Magazine sponsors an Oct. 17 symposium at Portland State University. Plant and design experts will talk about "what's next" in the plant-lover's garden. Speakers include Joe Eck, Starr Ockenga, Nan Sinton, Nicholas Staddon and Wayne Winterrowd. To register, go online to