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Simple water features: Learn how to make and maintain a water feature in your yard at Grow With the Flow at 7 p.m. July 17 at Camano Multipurpose Center, 141 East Camano Drive, Camano Island. The workshop by Zsofia Pasztor of Innovative Landscape Technologies, is hosted by the Camano Wildlife Habitat Project. For information go to, call 360-387-2236, or e-mail

Edmonds in Bloom: The 18th annual garden tour on July 21 features six gardens including a Zen garden and a garden of rare species. Tickets are $15 available at Sky Nursery, Swansons Nursery, Wight’s, Plant Shack, Bountiful Home, Frances Anderson Center and Garden Gear. Tickets are also available online at Call 206-913-3927 for more information.

Snohomish Garden Tour: The Snohomish Garden Club self-guided tour is from noon to 5 p.m. July 28, featuring eight urban and suburban gardens. Tickets are $12 and will be available in early July at Annie’s on First, Curly Willow, Joyworks, Kusler’s, McAuliffe’s Valley Nursery, Machias Nursery, McDaniel’s Do It Center, Molbacks, My Garden Nursery and Sunnyside Nursery. Day of tour tickets will be available at the above outlets as well as the Snohomish Library after 10:30 a.m. See for more information.

Arboretum tours: Reservations are now being taken for 2013 custom group tours of the Evergreen Arboretum &Gardens. The group tours 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 or email


Drip irrigation class: Master gardner Jeff Thompson’s workshop will show how to make a drip irrigation system from 1 to 6 p.m. July 11 at the Snohomish County WSU Extension office at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. The class is $20 a person or $25 for two people sharing materials. To register call Karie Christensen at 425-357-6039, or download the brochure at

Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens 2013 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 to register. Go to to learn more.

— July 20: Summer care of Japanese maples with Trevor Cameron of Sunnyside Nursery

— Aug. 17: Native plants with Andy Sudkamp, a horticulturist and biology teacher. Meet at the arboretum entrance for a tour.

— Sept. 21: Fall/winter containers with Dee Drake, arboretum volunteer. Registration necessary. Meet at the arboretum entrance.

— Oct. 19: Putting your Garden to Bed with Wink Cushman, master gardener. Meet at the arboretum entrance.

— Nov. 16: Holiday natural centerpieces with Marylou Hart, arboretum board member and master gardener. Registration necessary.

— Dec. 7: Arboretum gift-making workshop for kids, noon to 2 p.m., with Hap Wertheimer, past arboretum president and art teacher. Registration necessary.

Nursery Classes

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;

Falling Water Gardens: Free classes in creating and caring for a pond, 17516 Highway 203, Monroe; 360-863-1400,

McAuliffe’s Valley Nursery: 11910 Springhetti Road, Snohomish; 360-862-1323;

Molbak’s Garden &Home: 13625 NE 175th St., Woodinville; 425-483-5000;

My Garden: 17414 Bothell-Everett Highway, Mill Creek; 425-402-1842;

Pine Creek Nursery: 23225 Sofie Road, Monroe; 360-863-8866;

Plant Shack: 2829 164th St. SW, Lynnwood; 206-390-1422;

Sky Nursery: 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline; 206-546-4851;

Sunnyside Nursery: 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville; 425-334-2002;

The Plant Farm at Smokey Point: 15022 Twin Lakes Ave., Marysville; 360-652-3351;

Wight’s Home &Garden: 5026 196th St. SW, Lynnwood; 425-775-3636;

Plant Clinics

Got a gardening question? Consult a local master gardener at a public plant clinic. If you have a plant with a problem or disease, bring in a fresh plant sample that, if possible, includes the diseased area, a transition area and a healthy area. Photos are also helpful. You can also call the master gardener hotline from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April through September, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. October through March at 425-357-6010 or visit the Home &Garden section at

Alderwood Fred Meyer: 2902 164th St. SW, Lynnwood; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturdays through July 13.

Arlington Hardware: 215 N. Olympic Ave., Arlington; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, July 20, Aug. 3 and Sept. 7.

Edmonds Farmers Market: 100 block of Fifth Ave. N. in front of Log Cabin; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 5, except Aug. 10.

Everett Farmers Market: Everett Waterfront near Marina Village; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 29.

Everett Lowe’s: 2505 Pacific Ave., Everett; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through July 20.

Marysville Jenning Park Demonstration Garden: 6915 Armar Road, Marysville; 10 a.m to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 31.

Mill Creek My Garden Nursery: 17414 Bothell Everett Hwy., Mill Creek; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through July 20.

Monroe Evergreen State Fair: Fairgrounds, Monroe; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 22 to Sept. 2.

Mukilteo Farmers Market: Mukilteo Lighthouse; 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 25.

Snohomish Farmers Market: First and Cedar streets, Snohomish; 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 29.

To submit an item for the Home &Garden calendar, e-mail

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