It's time to get your hands dirty in the garden.
Expand your spring planting dollars by shopping at special sales offered by garden clubs, schools, community groups, churches and local plant foundations.
Many sales are just in time for Mother's Day.
Snohomish High School Plant Biology and FFA: 2:30 to 5 p.m. April 24 and 25 and May 1, 2, 8 and 9; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 26, May 3 and 20, Snohomish High School greenhouse, 1316 Fifth St., Snohomish. Bring a pot or basket to be planted and this notice for a 10 percent discount. Call 360-563-4182 or email email@example.com.
Snohomish Garden Club: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26, The Farm at Swan's Trail, 7301 Rivershore Road, Snohomish. Perennials, annuals, blooming flora, water-garden plants and small trees and shrubs. Proceeds support community projects and scholarships to graduating high school students from Snohomish in the field of horticulture. See www.snohomishgardenclub.com.
Alderwood Garden Club: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26, Crossroads Church, 18527 60th Ave. W, Lynnwood. Perennials, shrubs, and veggie starts. Master gardeners will answer questions. Proceeds support horticulture scholarships. Call 425-743-1430 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mabana Flames Auxiliary Annual Plant Sale: 9 a.m. to noon April 26, Mabana Fire Station, 3651 S. Camano Drive, Camano Island. Perennials, fuchsia baskets, tomato plants, annuals and a bake sale. Call Pat Foss at 360-387-0105.
Sno-King Fuchsia Society: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 26 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27, Country Village, 23718 Bothell Everett Highway, Bothell. Spring plants and fuchsias. For more information, call 425-776-4442 or email email@example.com.
Coupeville Garden Club: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 26, Coupeville Recreation Hall, 901 NW Alexander St., Coupeville. Tomatoes, geraniums, perennials, sedums, annuals and stone planters with various plants. Weedless Cafe will have chili, cornbread, coffee and pastries for sale. Call 360-678-6914.
Esperanza Plant Sale: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 26 and 27, 19511 64th Ave W., west of Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynnwood. Perennials, annuals, bulbs and veggie starts. Proceeds go to mission trip scholarships to build homes in Mexico. For more information, call Cathy at 425-280-8190.
FlorAbundance Spring Plant Sale: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 26 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27, Building 30 at Warren G. Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle. About 40 specialty nurseries offer locally grown edibles, annuals, perennials, trees, and shrubs, veggies, ornamental salvias. Supports the Washington Park Arboretum Foundation. Call 206-325-4510 go to www.arboretumfoundation.org
Lake Stevens High School FFA: 7:30 a.m to 10:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday; 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, May 1 to May 17, at the school greenhouse, 2908 113th Ave. NE. Plants, hanging baskets, container gardening and bedding plants. Special services: replant baskets with five plant picks and fresh soil for $10 per basket.
Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 2 and May 3, Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church, 8109 224th St. SW, Edmonds. Tomato starts, annuals, perennials, houseplants. Annual rummage sale at same time. Call the church at 425-778-0373 or go to www.euuc.org.
Marysville FFA: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 2, 3, and 4 at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, 5611 108th St. NE, Marysville. Martha Washington geraniums, trailing fuchsia baskets, vegetables, houseplants and bedding plants. Contact Jessica Nemnich at 360-657-6082 or email Jessica_Nemnich@msvl.k12.wa.us.
Monroe High School FFA: 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. May 2, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3, 10, 17 and 31, at the school, 17001 Tester Road. Hanging baskets, ivy geraniums, fuchsias, annuals including begonias, African daisies and wave petunias, vegetable and herb starts. Proceeds support student learning. Call Vince Caruso at 360-804-4686 at Monroe High School.
Bethesda Lutheran Church: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 3, 23406 56th Ave. W, Mountlake Terrace. Perennials, annuals and vegetables. A patchwork quilt will be raffled. For more information, call 425-778-6390.
Edmonds Retired Teachers' Scholarship: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 3, 310 Sunset Ave. N., Edmonds. Hundreds of perennials, hostas, Solomon's Seal, sedums, hardy geraniums, ferns, lilies, ground covers. Proceeds go to the scholarship fund.
Edmonds Floretum Garden Club: 9 a.m. to noon May 3, PCC Market, 9803 Edmonds Way. Perennials, bulbs, herbs, annuals, small trees, shrubs, container gardens and garden crafts. Proceeds fund scholarships for individuals planning a horticulture career. Call 425-697-3552 or go to www.edmondsfloretumgardenclub.org.
Greenwood Garden Club Plant Sale: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3, Warm Beach Community Park, 19016 94th Drive N., Stanwood. Perennials, annuals, ground covers, succulents and herbs, and art and yard sale items.Call 360-652-4138.
Snohomish County Master Gardener Foundation: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 3, WSU Snohomish County Extension, McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. More than 5,000 tomatoes starts, 4,000 herb and vegetable starts, perennials, native plants, trees, shrubs, ground covers, specialty perennials, living garden art. Most of the plants have been raised by master gardeners, who will be available to answer questions. Call 425-357-6010 or go to www.snomgf.org.
South Whidbey Garden Club: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 3, Highway 525 north of Sebo's Hardware. Plants, garden items, hand-crafted potting bench, yard art, books and raffle items. Garden club members will answer questions. Proceeds help South Whidbey beautification and educational programs and scholarships. Call 360-341-4325.
South Whidbey Island Eagles: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 3 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4, 16691 Highway 525, Langley. Plants from local growers including bedding plants, geraniums, grasses, ground covers, hanging baskets, trees, herbs, rhodies and tomato plants. A raffle drawing will be held at 2 p.m. May 4. Call 360-321-5636.
Hilltoppers Garden Club: May 3, 14130 Juanita Drive, NE, Kirkland at Inglewood shopping center. Perennials, native plants and shrubs, herbs, ground covers and houseplants. See to www.hilltoppersgc.com.
Seattle Tilth: Edible plant sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3 and 4 at Meridian Park, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle, behind Good Shepherd Center. Organic local vegetables, plant starts, 50 tomato varieties, peppers, herbs, edible flowers and drought-tolerant perennials. Go to www.seattletilth.org .
King County Master Gardeners: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 3 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4 at the UW Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle. Large variety of tomatoes, herbs and vegetable starts. Demos and advice from master gardeners. For more information, go to www.mgfkc.org.
Arlington High School FFA: 3 to 6 p.m. May 8 and 9; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 10, school greenhouse, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd., Arlington. Baskets, geraniums and veggie starts. Call 360-618-6300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arlington Garden Club: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 10, 238 Olympic Ave., Arlington. Plants, vegetables, trees and a bake sale. For more information. See www.arlingtongardenclub.org.
Camano Animal Shelter Association: Plant and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 10 at the Camano Multipurpose Center, 141 E. Camano Drive, Camano Island. Indoor and outdoor plants, and vegetable, herb and flower starts. Hot dogs, water and desserts, for sale. Free coffee. Proceeds benefit CASA, the local animal shelter. Call Jean Petroskie, 360-387-9311 or go to www.camanoanimalshelter.org.
Everett Garden Club: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 10, parking lot at 52nd Street and Evergreen Way, Everett. Annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees, strawberries, succulents and more. Raffles and garden art. Call Dorothy Nopson at 425-252-9856.
Monroe Garden Club: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 10, East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe. Vegetable and herb starts, hostas, bleeding hearts, hydrangeas, irises, sedums and ornamental grasses. Handcrafted garden items. East County Senior Center will hold a bake sale.
Plant donations accepted from noon to 5 p.m. May 9 at the senior center. Proceeds fund a scholarship for a Monroe High School senior going into horticulture and also community beautification projects. Call Renné Duke at 360-794-5398.
Island County Master Gardener Foundation: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 10, Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Road, Greenbank, Whidbey Island. Perennials, native plants, shrubs, veggies, plant clinic and personal shoppers. Call 206-321-1168 or email email@example.com.
Skagit County Master Gardener Foundation: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 10, Skagit County Fairgrounds, Mount Vernon. Building F. Use South gate at Taylor Street. More than 2,500 tomatoes, vegetable and flower starts, native plants, perennials, herbs, trees and shrubs and Mother's Day gifts. See www.skagit.wsu.edu.
Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Church: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 10 and noon to 2 p.m. May 11, 14724 First Ave. NE, Shoreline. Flowering 4-inch and larger size plants, edibles, herbs and surprise divisions from church members' yards. Call 206-363-7994 .
Pilchuck Fuchsia Society: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 17, 2513 Cleveland Ave., Everett. Fuchsia baskets, large and small fuchsias, geraniums, tomatoes, hostas, grasses, lilies and other outdoor plants. Call Diane Woodard 425-252-6215 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mt. View Presbyterian Church: 10 a?.m. to 2 p.m.? May 31, 5115 100th St. NE, Marysville. Perennials, red twig dogwood, raspberry plants. Funds youth mission trip to build a house in Mazatlan, Mexico. Call 360-659-7777.
Sorticulture: Everett's Garden Arts Festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 6, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 7 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 8, Legion Memorial Park, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. Garden art, nurseries, gardening experts, food, music and a wine garden. Admission is free. See www.everettwa.org.
Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 21, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. Trees, shrubs, perennials, ground covers, grasses, roses, vines, herbs and raffle. Free parking. Sales benefit the arboretum. Call 425-257-8597 or go to www.evergreenarboretum.com.
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