Home & Garden Calendar
Snohomish Conservation District plant sale: Annual sale of evergreen and deciduous trees and shrubs, plants and ground covers is to beheld March 2 at Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe. Order your plants by Feb. 18 and pick them up on March 2. To order: www.snohomishcd.org/plant-sale or call 425-335-5634, ext. 102. $25 minimum.
The Seattle Home Show: Feb. 16 to 24 at CenturyLink Field Event center in Seattle Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for ages 60 and older, $3 for ages 7 to 15, and free for kids younger than 7. E-tickets are available online at www.SeattleHomeShow.com. Show features model homes, a wine tasting and outdoor living garden, a "Made in America" section, home improvement seminars and Dr. Lori of the Discovery Channel's "Auction Kings."
Become a master beekeeper: The next session begins Feb. 25. WSU Snohomish County Extension and Beez Neez Apiary Supply sponsor the introduction to beekeeping as well as a comprehensive refresher course for experienced apiculturists. The Monday classes, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the extension auditorium at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett., is $75. Register online at www.brownpapertickets.com/. You can also download the form at snohomish.wsu.edu/ and mail with a check. For registration information, contact Karie Christensen at 425-357-6039 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northwest Flower & Garden Show: Online tickets for the Feb. 20 to 24 show at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle are for sale at www.gardenshow.com. Prices are $16 for adults (regularly $20 the week of the show or at the door). Group rates and multiple-day passes available. The theme is "The Silver Screen Takes Root Gardens Go Hollywood." tickets. Visit www.gardenshow.com for a complete listing of nurseries selling advance tickets.
Everett Home & Garden Show: March 8, 9 and 10 at Comcast Arena at Everett Events Center, Broadway and Hewitt. Vendors, seminars and speakers include Northwest Hot Springs with local swimmers taking the Michael Phelps swim challenge; and the Snohomish Co. Chapter of the Washington Association of Landscape Professionals' landscape display. Wine tasting 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $6.75 for adults, and $6.25 for seniors. Ages 16 and younger are free. Find $2 off coupons and more information at www.everetthomegardenshow.com/. Free parking in the Snohomish County Garage on Saturday and Sunday.
Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens 2012 lectures: Noon to 1 p.m. select Saturdays, at the arboretum, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett, either in the indoor classroom or, when appropriate, outside on the arboretum grounds. All the classes are free. Seating is limited and some classes require registration. Call 425-257-8597 for reservations. See www.evergreenarboretum.com for more about the arboretum.
Feb. 16: Tool sharpening with Roy Harding and Paul Baumgarten, experienced caretakers of tools.
March 16: Hardy fuchsias with Frankie Dennison, master gardener.
April 20: Hydrangeas with Wink Cushman, master gardener and past president of the arboretum.
Interior design classes: Kelly DuByne of Distinctive Interior Designs and Monika Krisofferson of Efficient Oranization NW offer the following classes. Check www.distinctiveinteriordesigns.net, 425-238-3678, or www.EfficientOrganizationNW.com, 425-220-8905.
Ask a Designer: Free color consults March 9, April 6, and May 4 with Kelly DuByne at Ace Hardware, 303 91st Ave. NE, Lake Stevens. Call 425 334-7630 to sign up for 20-minute consusltation.
Spring Fling: Free presentations, 10 to 11:20 a.m. March 23, Lake Stevens Ace Hardware.
Everett Parks & Recreation: Classes from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Van Valey House, 2130 Colby Ave., Everett. Register at 425-257-8300, ext. 2, www.everettwa.org. 6-7:30 p.m. $25.
Feb. 28: Decluttering, Decisions and Downsizing for Seniors, 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Everett Senior Center, 3025 Lombard Ave., Everett.
March 12: Purge Paper, Conquer Piles, Create Files
March 19: Creating the Ultimate Outdoor Space
March 28: If These Walls Could Talk; decor tips for walls and windows
April 16: Paper Control for Busy Families
April 25: Paint Your Home Interior Like a Pro -- Tips and Tricks to Make Your Color Sing
Lake Stevens School District: Classes from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Educational Service Center, 12309 22nd St. NE. Lake Stevens. $20. Register at 425-335-1500, www.lkstevens.wednet.edu.
Feb. 19: Creative Ways to Infuse Color into Your Home
April 23: DeClutter Your Home and Decrease Your Stress
April 25: The Significance of Color
Marysville Parks & Recreation: Classes 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Marysville Library, 6120 Grove St. $22. Register at 360-363-8400, www.marysvillewa.gov.
Feb 21: Organize Kids from Diapers to Driving
April 18: Creating the Ultimate Outdoor Space to Love Your Patio
Winter speaker Series: The Snohomish County Master Gardener Foundation series features eight gardeners, authors and experts now through April. The talks are from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Mukilteo Presbyterian Church Social Hall, 4514 84th St. SW, Mukilteo. Single lecture tickets may be available at $20 each at the door. See www.snomgf.org/ or call 425-357-6010.
Feb. 15: Meghan Fuller, Plant Marriages That Don't End in Divorce; Design Tips for Successful Plant Combinations
March 1: Cass Turnbull, How to Prune and Renovate the Overgrown Garden
March 15: Polly Hankin, Extend Your Living Space beyond the Backdoor; Comfortable and Functional Outdoor Rooms
March 22: Judith Jones, Garden Ferns, Procrastinator's Delight
April 5: Dan Hinkley, Trees, Shrubs and Vines for Year Round Interest in a Pacific Northwest Garden
These local nurseries feature gardening classes, guest speakers and special events throughout the year, often for no charge. Check their websites or call for details.
Christianson's Nursery and Greenhouse: 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon; 360-466-3821; www.christiansonsnursery.com.
McAuliffe's Valley Nursery: 11910 Springhetti Road, Snohomish; 360-862-1323; www.mcauliffesvalleynursery.com.
Molbak's Garden & Home: 13625 NE 175th St., Woodinville; 425-483-5000; www.molbaks.com.
My Garden: 17414 Bothell-Everett Highway, Mill Creek; 425-402-1842; www.mygardennursery.com.
Pine Creek Nursery: 23225 Sofie Road, Monroe; 360-863-8866; pinecreeknursery.com.
Sky Nursery: 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline; 206-546-4851; www.skynursery.com.
Sunnyside Nursery: 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville; 425-334-2002; www.sunnysidenursery.net.
The Plant Farm at Smokey Point: 15022 Twin Lakes Ave., Marysville; 360-652-3351; www.theplantfarm.com.
Wight's Home & Garden: 5026 196th St. SW, Lynnwood; 425-775-3636; www.wights.com.
Got a gardening question? You can call the master gardener hotline from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 425-357-6010 or visit the Home & Garden section at snohomish.wsu.edu.
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