Sorticulture: Everett’s Garden Arts Festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 7, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 8 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 9 at Legion Memorial Park, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. The festival includes garden art and nurseries, presentations by gardening experts, display gardens, food, music and a wine garden. Admission is free. See www.everettwa.org for more information.
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 www.evergreenarboretum.com to learn more.
- May 18: Attracting birds to your back yard with Linda Woolsey, member of the local and National Audubon Society
- June 15: Dahlias with Dick Weakley, master gardener
Ask a Designer: Free color consult May 4 with Kelly DuByne at Ace Hardware, 303 91st Ave. NE, Lake Stevens. Call 425-334-7630 to sign up for 20-minute consultation.
Get Psyched about Color: Free brown-bag lunch session June 26 at Chapell Hill Fire Station 1825 S. Lake Stevens Road, Lake Stevens.
Everett Parks &Recreation: Classes from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Van Valey House, 2130 Colby Ave., Everett. Register at 425-257-8300, ext. 2, www.everettwa.org. 6 to 7:30pm $25.
- May 14: Organize Your Time and Kids to Get Out the Door on Time
- May 23: Creative Ways to Infuse Color into Your Home
- June 4: Declutter, Organize and Park in Your Garage
- May 9: Creating the Ultimate Outdoor Space
- May 21: DeClutter, Organize and Park in Your Garage
- May 23: The Significance of Color
- June 6: Paint Your Home Like a Pro
Lake Stevens FFA: Spring plant sales continue from 8 a.m. to noon Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through May 18 at the LSHS greenhouse, 2908 113th Ave. NE, Lake Stevens. Hanging baskets, bedding plants, vegetables, and herbs. Baskets will be replanted for $10 including five plant picks and fresh soil. Plants available in 1 gallon pots, 4-inch pots and jumbo six packs. Call 425-335-1528 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Snohomish High School Plant Biology and FFA: 2:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 12:30 to 5 p.m. Fridays and 10 to 3 p.m. Saturdays through May 25 at Snohomish High School greenhouse, 1316 Fifth St., Snohomish. Bring in your pot or basket to be planted. Bring in this notice for a 10 percent discount. Call 360-563-4195 or 360-563-4182, or email email@example.com for more information.
Edmonds CC Horticulture: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 10 and 11 at the Edmonds Community College greenhouse, 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Annuals, perennials, vegetable and tomato starts, herbs, container gardens, fuchsia baskets, succulents, a few grasses, and a few landscape shrubs and trees. Call 425-275-1739 for information.
Stanwood United Methodist Church: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 10 and 11 at 27128 102nd Drive, Stanwood. Perennials, either native or locally grown in the gardens of members and friends of the church. Payment will be by donation. For more information please call the church at 360-629-9555.
Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Church: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 10 and 11, and noon to 2 p.m. May 12, 14724 First Ave. NE, Shoreline. Flowering plants in 4-inch and larger sizes, edibles, herbs and surprise divisions from church members’ yards. Call 206-363-7994 for more information.
Kruckeberg Botanic Garden: MsK Nursery plant sale 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 10, 11 and 12, 20312 15th Ave. NW, Shoreline. Vontainer gardening seminar at 2:30 p.m., free tours, Sprout Spot for kids and garden art. See www.kruckeberg.org for more information.
Camano Animal Shelter Association: Plant and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 11 at the Camano Multipurpose Center, 141 East Camano Drive, Camano Island. Indoor and outdoor plants, and vegetable, herb and flower starts. Hot dogs and water for sale, plus free coffee. Proceeds benefit CASA, the local animal shelter. Call Jean Petroskie, 360-387-9311 or go to www.camanoanimalshelter.org for more information.
Edmonds in Bloom: “Kids Plant for Mom’s Day,” 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 11 at the Edmonds Farmers Market, Fifth Avenue and Bell Street, Edmonds. Children decorate and plant pots with the help of volunteers. A $9 donation for materials is requested. Kids can also see the Children’s Fairy Flower Parade at noon and make a free Mother’s Day card at C’est La Vie, 320 Fifth Ave. S. Check the website www.edmondsinbloom.com.
Everett Garden Club: 9 a.m to 1 p.m. May 11 at 52nd Street and Evergreen Way, Everett. Nursery trees and plants, plant gifts, vegetable and plant starts, planted containers, yard art, garden implements, seeds and gardening craft items made by members. Call 425-257-2255 for more information.
Island County Master Gardeners: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 11 at Greenbank Farm, Highway 20 and Wonn Road, Greenbank. Flowering sun and shade perennials, grasses and shrubs, a selection of hardy Northwest native plants, and a variety of vegetables including tomatoes, peppers and basil plants. Master gardeners will be on hand to answer questions and help with plant selections. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Monroe Garden Club: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 11 at East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe. Plants, handcrafted items. The senior center is holding a rummage and bake sale inside the center from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Plant sale proceeds provide a scholarship for a high school senior planning a horticultural career. The garden club is accepting donations for the plant sale on May 10 at the senior center. Contact Barbara Corvey, 360-794-4304, or Renne Duke, 360-794-5398. Contact Linda Cline at 360-794-5851 for information about the bake sale.
Skagit County Master Gardener Foundation: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 11 at Skagit County Fairgrounds, Mount Vernon. More than 2,000 tomatoes, vegetable and flower starts, native plants, perennials, herbs, trees and shrubs, and Mother’s Day gifts. Go to www.skagit.wsu.edu/MG/plantfair.htm for more information.
Pilchuck Fuchsia Society: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 18, 2513 Cleveland Ave., Everett. Fuchsia baskets, large and small fuchsias, geraniums, tomatoes, hostas, grasses, lilies and other outdoor plants. Call Julie Simmons at 425-760-3061 or email email@example.com for more information.
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
Plant Shack: 2829 164th St. SW, Lynnwood; 206-390-1422; www.plantshacknursery.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
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
Got a gardening question? You can call the master gardener hotline from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 425-357-6010 or go to the Home &Garden section at snohomish.wsu.edu.
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