Submitted by Rene Carroll
The Camas-Washougal Historical Society is asking “How does your garden grow?” and is seeking healthy plant starts and pot donations for their popular Plant Fairs. This year’s sales will be on Saturday May 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday June 10 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Two Rivers Heritage Museum, 1 Durgan Street, Washougal.
“We are need of vegetable starts, especially tomato and strawberry plants,” said Alma Ladd, plant fair coordinator and museum “plant lady.” They are also looking for Chinese ground orchids, rhododendrons, azaleas and calla lilies. If you have some extra plants in your yard and garden, please leave a message for Ladd at the museum at 360-835-8742. She will confirm that you are offering plants that are needed and will arrange volunteers to help dig them up if necessary.
This year the fair could also use extra gallon and 4-inch pots that can be dropped off at the TRHM. They also need volunteers to help with potting and marking plants and weeding the existing plants and flower beds. “If you enjoy working outdoors in the garden we’d love to have you join us,” said Ladd. Work parties are schedule for Saturday April 14, one starting at 10:00 a.m. and the other at 1:00 p.m. According to Ladd there are plenty of jobs around the plant sale and yard around the museum for volunteers to help with.
Proceeds from the Plant Fairs help cover operating costs of the TRHM.