Flower power: The Sno-King Fuchsia Society and Marysville Pilchuck Fuchsia Society will host their annual free judged show from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 14 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Country Village shopping center, 23718 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell.
See many forms and arrangements including fuchsia standards, bushes, shrubs, bonsai and hanging baskets, plus a blossom corner dedicated to cut fuchsia blooms.
Both hardy and tender varieties of fuchsias will be featured in the show.
Call Sally Williams at 206-365-6877 for more information. See www.nwfuchsiasociety.com for a list of annual shows and fuchsia-growing information.
Become an MG: Have you always wanted to be a master gardener?
Now is the time to get serious.
Applications for the 2011 Washington State University Master Gardener Program are now available for Snohomish County gardeners.
Training will be 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Thursday Jan. 6 to March 31 at the WSU Snohomish County Extension offices at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett, WA, 98208.
Trainees pay $150 to cover costs of materials and teachers, plus a $50 to $75 fee to cover additional online training. Applications must be submitted by Oct. 31.
Trainees learn horticulture and pest management, including how to identify and troubleshoot common garden challenges and how to offer environmentally responsible solutions.
WSU faculty, staff and local specialists provide university training. In return, trainees assist local extension personnel in providing information and education to the community as volunteers.
Trainees are asked to donate a minimum of 60 hours each year to the program for two years as community educators at plant clinics, demonstration gardens, special projects and at other approved outreach programs.
To apply, see snohomish.wsu.edu/mg/garmg.htm or send a self-addressed, stamped, legal-size envelope with 78 cents postage the extension address above, marked “Attn: MG;” or call 425-338-2400 for more information.