If you are new to gardening or new to the area here are some places to go plant hunting.
If you know of a local place to add please let me know in the comments and I will check it out.
Two locations; one on Mill Plain Blvd. Vancouver, and Ridgefield WA. Shorty’s has a list of local garden clubs ranging from roses to day-lilies to chrysanthemums. You can view it here. Check frequently for weekend events and classes.
Yard ‘n Garden Land
Hwy. 99, Hazel Dell WA
Vancouver WA (opens in March)
Bird’s English Garden & Nursery
Watershed Garden Works
Longview WA (native plants)
Sauvie Island, Portland OR
Portland OR (various locations), Dennis Seven Dees, SW Portland
Fred Meyer Garden Centers, Vancouver WA and Portland OR
Some gardeners don’t like buying plants in garden centers. Years of being on a budget got me over that. Plus, you can find some great plants at Freddie’s garden centers. I chat with a couple of the buyers who explained that they have to go with what ‘corporate’ wants but they have a little latitude in what they order. I’ve found wonderful grasses, hydrangeas, that little workhorse Geranium ‘Rozanne,’ and a variety of ferns. What I save at the garden center I splurge for those more hard-to-find plants at one of the other nurseries.
Fact sheets for managing common landscape and garden plant problems.
Fact sheets for managing common pest problems.
Local Garden Clubs/Organizations
WSU Master Gardeners
Clark County Chapter
Hardy Plant Society of OR
Clark County Chapter (meets monthly March-October)
12208 SE Evergreen Hwy, Vancouver, WA 98683
Hiking trails, nature and stewardship workshops
American Rhododendron Society
Territorial Seed Company
Vegetable and flower seeds for the northwest
Silver Falls Seed Company
Local company specializing in flower, grass, pollinator seed.
Oregon Native plants and seeds for the Willamette Valley.