Home and garden calendar
Garden competition: Edmonds gardeners can submit entry forms for the competition through July 3. Entry forms are available at Garden Gear, Edmonds Library, Frances Anderson Center, Bountiful Home and the Log Cabin. Mail or bring them to the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St. or submit online at www.edmondsinbloom.com.
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.
Drip irrigation: Master gardener Jeff Thompson will explain drip irrigation systems in a hands-on workshop sponsored by WSU-Snohomish County Extension from 1 to 3:30 p.m. or from 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 18 at the Extension Education Center at McCollum Park, 600 128th St., SE, Everett. Fee is $20, or $30 for couple. To register call 425-357-6039 or go to tinyurl.com/mup5le7.
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 email@example.com.
Monroe High School FFA: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 31, at the school, 17001 Tester Road. Call Vince Caruso at 360-804-4686 at Monroe High School.
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.
Hardy Fern Foundation: Sale of shade-loving plants from noon to 6:30 p.m. June 6 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 7 to benefit the fooundation at the Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle; www.hardyferns.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.
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. 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.
May 24: Composting, cool bugs, and surface water management, Community Room adjacent to the Arlington Boys and Girls’ Club at 18513 59th Ave. NE, Arlington.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 21: Pruning Rhododendrons and Azaleas with Trevor Cameron of Sunnyside Nursery.
July 19: Shade Gardening with Susie Egan, owner of Cottage Lake Gardens.
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.
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.
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