Seattle Home Show: The spring home show takes place Feb. 15 to 23 at CenturyLink Field Event Center, 1000 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle. Model homes on Idea Street include Coast Cabins of Snohomish. Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays and noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets are $12 adults, $8 seniors (60+), $3 juniors (7 to 15), younger than 7 free. Purchase e-tickets at seattlehome show.com and receive $1 parking at CenturyLink.
Plant sale: The Snohomish Conservation District is taking orders for the 2014 Conservation Plant Sale that will take place March 1 at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe. Plants include native trees, shrubs and ground covers. To see a copy of the brochure or to order online visit: www.snohomish cd.org/plant-sale or email email@example.com.
Everett Home & Garden Show: Comcast Everett Events Center show takes place from noon to 7 p.m. March 7, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 8 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 9 at the events center at Broadway and Hewitt. More than 200 vendors, demonstrations and seminars. Admission is $6.75 for adults and $6.25 for seniors. See www.everetthomegarden show.com for more information and $2 off coupons.
Port Susan Home & Garden Show: The first Port Susan Home & Garden Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 8 and the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. The show features speakers local land use, energy audits, and architecture and landscape design; demonstrations; vendors; and a talk at 2 p.m. by Ciscoe Morris on spicing up your garden this spring. The show is free and there will be free refreshments. See www.PortSusanHomeandGarden.com for more information, or call 360-629-7136.
Planting dahlias: Meerkerk Gardens is holding a class on planting dahlias with growers John Willson and Larry Childs at 10:30 a.m. March 15 at the gardens, 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank, off Resort Road. Class fee is $10. Register by calling 360-678-1912 or 360-222-0121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arboretum tours: Reservations for custom group tours of the Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens are available all year by calling 425-257-8597. There is no charge, but donations to the Evergreen Arboretum Foundation are welcome. The arboretum is at 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. Go to www.evergreenarboretum.com or email contactus@evergreen arboretum.com.
Arlington Recreation Garden Group: Monthly workshops will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays with question-and-answer sessions with master gardener Bea Randall at the Stillaguamish Conference Room, at the Arlington Utility Office, 154 W. Cox Ave., Arlington. Cost for the first session is $4 and there will be a $1 per meeting charge after that. Registration not required. Call 360-403-3448 for more information.
Feb. 22: Landscaping your yard with native plants.
March 22: Sustainable garden design.
April 26: Natural lawn care.
May 24: Composting, cool bugs, and surface water management.
Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens 2014 lectures: Saturdays at the arboretum, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. All the classes are free. Seating is limited and require registration. Call 425-257-8597 to register. Go to www.evergreenarboretum.com to learn more. Register by mail at P.O. Box 13014, Everett, WA 98206 or email email@example.com.
Feb. 15: Attracting Birds with Linda Woolsey, Snohomish County & National Audubon Society.
March 15: New Plant Introductions for 2014 with Steve Smith, owner of Sunnyside Nursery.
April 19: Rock Gardens with Ted Milam of Kayak Greens
Prune fruit trees: Lecture and hands-on workshop from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 19 with Gary Moulton at the Snohomish County Extension in the Cougar Auditorium at MCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett, and continuing Feb. 22 at Ed’s Apples, 13420 339th Ave. SE, Sultan. Lecture only is $35; cost for both days is $60 Enrollment is limited. Registration and prepayment are required to hold a spot. To register online, visit www.BrownPaperTickets.com/event/438394. Download the form at snohomish.wsu.edu/documents/Pomology2014.pdf and mail with a check. For more information, contact Karie Christensen at 425-357-6039 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Master gardener speaker series: The Snohomish County Master Gardener Foundation winter classes take place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays at Mukilteo Presbyterian Church Social Hall, 4515 84th St. SW, Mukilteo. A pass for the complete series is $85; single sessions are $20 at the door. See www.gardenlectures.com to register. Call 425-357-6010 or mail checks to: SCMGF, 8825 34th Ave. NE, Suite L, PMB No. 243, Marysville, WA 98271.
Feb. 24: Tasty Heirlooms with Lisa Taylor, author of “Your Farm in the City.”
Feb. 28: Clematis Made Easy with expert Laura Watson.
March 14: Bugs: Eek, Squish, Splat with Ciscoe Morris.
March 28: Designing an Edible Garden Lifestyle with garden designer Sue Goetz.
April 11: Three Easy Steps to Fabulous Gardens and Containers with plant specialist Karen Chapman.
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.
Falling Water Gardens: Free classes in creating and caring for a pond, 17516 Highway 203, Monroe; 360-863-1400, www.fallingwatergardens.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; www.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. Classes are free.
Feb. 22: Dealing with Disease, 10 to 11 a.m. Chemical-free and organic options to prevent disease with Trevor Cameron.
The Plant Farm at Smokey Point: 15022 Twin Lakes Ave., Marysville; 360-652-3351; www.theplantfarm.com.
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