Two Rivers Heritage Museum hosts plant fair Saturday

Sale features native plants

Calling all green thumbs to the annual plant fairs sponsored by the Camas-Washougal Historical Society.

The events will be held at the Two Rivers Heritage Museum, 1 Durgan St., in Washougal on Saturday May 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, June 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Both days will feature many classic plants that thrive in local yards.

“All the plants are native to our area,” said Alma Ladd, plant fair organizer and museum “plant lady.” “They have been grown here at local homes and nurseries. We also received permission to dig Camas lilies on private property. We have 75 pots with three plants in each that we are selling for just $6 per pot. They will go fast!”

A new item this year are Canterbury bells.

“They are a beautiful and very old-fashioned plant that people will enjoy,” said Ladd. “Another special item are hybridized irises from the garden of the late Lorraine Croswell. The colors are beautiful.”

Other perennial plants for sale at the fair will include peonies, calla lilies, strawberries, raspberries, hellebores, hosta lilies, lilac and a few small trees and more.

Work for the plant fair began in early March when volunteers began digging up and potting starts and extra plants from local yards. They also worked to weed and care for pots of plants in the museum’s existing inventory.

Funds raised from the sales will be used to pay for a portion of the museum’s operating expenses.

“We hope these plant fairs help the community connect with our local heritage of beautiful gardens,” Ladd said.