360.573.7172 | 1501 NE 102nd Street, Vancouver WA 98686

What’s Happening

 

Summer is in full swing!  Our greenhouse has an abundance of annuals and perennials.   Stop by and see what’s new!

 

NW Gardening Tips & Events

 
September 
  • Fertilize lawns as needed.
  • Reseed and repair worn lawns.
  • Plant Fall vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and kale.
  • Noxious weeds like blackberry, Canadian thistle and morning glory can be easily killed as plants are moving food down into their root systems. Spray blackberries as soon as the berries dry up. See our staff for specifics on products.
  • Yellow jacket and wasp control is becoming more pressing as they attempt to eat anything on your plate. Traps do not attract honey bees. Keeping fruit drop cleaned up minimizes their presence.
  • Fall Container Class  September 9th at 10am. Join Kellie in transitioning your containers for fall and winter. Choose from our eclectic mix of plant material. Bring your own containers or purchase one here. You buy the plants, we will provide the soil and fertilizer. NO FEE FOR THE CLASS, BUT PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
  • Fall/Winter Wreath class September 30th at 10am. Join Kellie in creating a fall wreath for your front door. Choose from a bevy of natural and foraged materials and greet the change of season with your own creativity!  CLASS FEE IS $35 AND PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Fee covers all supplies needed.  

 

October 
  • Slug control: Adults lay 300-400 eggs apiece this month. Control can be achieved in many ways. Salt works but burns plant tissues. Ammonia in a spray bottle results in instant gratification. You can also use a bowl of beer or thin pancake batter. Chemical controls are also available and very effective. Use caution with pets.
  • Refresh containers with cool season annuals.
  • Plant pansies and ornamental cabbage and kale to brighten up flower beds.
  • Clean up fallen leaves. You can use them as mulch as long as they are free of disease.
  • Finish any lawn repairs or seeding.
  • Prune fruit trees.
  • Plant trees and shrubs.
  • Plant spring blooming bulbs such as daffodils, tulips and crocus.