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.

Shorty’s Nursery
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

Chapman’s Greenhouse
Vancouver WA (opens in March)

Tsugawa Nursery
Woodland WA

Bird’s English Garden & Nursery
Ridgefield WA

HIdden Gardens
Camas WA

Watershed Garden Works
Longview WA (native plants)

Joy Creek Nursery
Scappoose OR
Check here for classes.
Drive through the  St. John’s area and stop off for a bite to eat at McMenamin’s

Cistus Nursery
Sauvie Island, Portland OR

Xera Plants
Portland OR

Garden Fever
Portland OR

Portland Nursery
Portland OR
Check here for classes.

Seven Dees
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.

WSU Hortsense
Fact sheets for managing common landscape and garden plant problems.

WSU Pestsense
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)

Ft. Vancouver Rose Society

Columbia Springs
12208 SE Evergreen Hwy, Vancouver, WA 98683
Hiking trails, nature and stewardship workshops

American Rhododendron Society
Portland Chapter

Seed Companies

Territorial Seed Company
Vegetable and flower seeds for the northwest

Silver Falls Seed Company
Local company specializing in flower, grass, pollinator seed.

Willamette Wildings
Oregon Native plants and seeds for the Willamette Valley.

Larner Seeds
California company specializing in native seeds.

Fedco Seeds
Vegetable and flower seeds.



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