FRIDAY, Sept. 10
The Northwest Horticultural Society holds its Fall Plant Sale from 1 to 6:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 N.E. 41st St., Seattle. For information, call (206) 527-1794 or visit www.northwesthort.org
SATURDAY, Sept. 11
The Hardy Plant Society of Oregon holds its annual fall sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Washington County Fairplex in Hillsboro. A garden art fair runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mike Darcy broadcasts live Saturday morning. For information, call (503) 224-5718. Directions are available at www.hardyplantsociety.org
The Oregon Garden, 879 W. Main St. in Silverton, holds a willow furniture making class from 9 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. Learn the tricks to bending willow into beautiful pieces of furniture. Local artists will work with students to build a willow table and bench. Materials and class fee is $100. For directions and information, call (877) 674-2733 or go online to www.oregongarden.org
SUNDAY, Sept. 12
The Astoria Sunday Market takes place downtown, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Joy Creek Nursery, 20300 N.W. Watson Road in Scappoose, offers a free 1 p.m. session on ornamental grasses. Learn to combine grasses for a large variety of situations. For information, call (503) 543-7474.
UPCOMING AND ONGOING
Learn about renovating a garden during a two-day Joy Creek Nursery workshop with Ann Lovejoy and Lucy Hardiman Sept. 18-19. The class fee of $150 includes lunches. For information, call (503) 543-7474.
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.
The Metro Natural Techniques Garden, 6800 S.E. 57th Ave. (at Southeast Cooper) in Portland, is designed to show the benefits of using natural gardening techniques to grow healthy plants. The garden is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through October, and replicates a typical urban residential lot. For information, call (503) 797-1811.
The Clatsop County Master Gardener hotline gives gardening advice from noon to 3 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Call (503) 325-8573 with your questions. The new Clatsop County Master Gardener Web site is www.geocities.com/clatsopmg
The Oregon State University Extension Service has established a Web site to provide educational materials and links for pest identification and management in commercial nursery production. While you may not be a commercial nursery owner, the site, oregonstate.edu/Dept/nurspest offers general information that might be of value.