Horticulture and culinary herbs talks: The Edmonds Floretum Garden Club Feb. 24. meeting includes a presentation on the Dunn Gardens and a program on culinary herbs with master gardener Joan Helvacka. The meeting begins at 11 a.m. with a social hour and bake sale, a brown-bag lunch and the program at 1 p.m. at the Brackett Room, Edmonds City Hall, 121 5th Ave. N., Edmonds. To find out more about the club go to www.edmondsfloretumgardenclub.org.
Seattle Home Show: The spring home show takes place through Feb. 23 at CenturyLink Field Event Center, 1000 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle. Model homes on Idea Street include Coast Cabins of Snohomish. Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays and noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets are $12 adults, $8 seniors (60+), $3 juniors (7 to 15), under 7 free. Purchase e-tickets at seattlehomeshow.com and receive $1 parking at CenturyLink.
Plant sale: The Snohomish Conservation District is taking orders for the 2014 Conservation Plant Sale that will take place March 1 at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe. Plants include native trees, shrubs and ground covers. To see a copy of the brochure or to order online visit: www.snohomishcd.org/plant-sale or email email@example.com.
Everett Home &Garden Show: Comcast Everett Events Center show takes place from noon to 7 p.m. March 7, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 8 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 9 at the events center at Broadway and Hewitt. More than 200 vendors, demonstrations and seminars. Admission is $6.75 for adults and $6.25 for seniors. See www.everetthomegardenshow.com for more information and $2 off coupons.
Port Susan Home &Garden Show: The first Port Susan Home &Garden Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 8 and the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. The show features speakers local land use, energy audits, and architecture and landscape design; demonstrations; vendors; and a talk at 2 p.m. by Ciscoe Morris on spicing up your garden this spring. The show is free and there will be free refreshments. See www.PortSusanHomeandGarden.com for more information, or call 360-629-7136.
Planting dahlias: Meerkerk Gardens is holding a class on planting dahlias with growers John Willson and Larry Childs at 10:30 a.m. March 15 at the gardens, 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank, off Resort Road. Class fee is $10. Register by calling 360-678-1912 or 360-222-0121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 at the Stillaguamish Conference Room, at the Arlington Utility Office, 154 W. Cox Ave., Arlington. 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.
Feb. 22: Landscaping your yard with native plants.
March 22: Sustainable garden design.
April 26: Natural lawn care.
May 24: Composting, cool bugs, and surface water management.
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.
March 15: New Plant Introductions for 2014 with Steve Smith, owner of Sunnyside Nursery.
April 19: Rock Gardens with Ted Milam of Kayak Greens
May 17: Great Plant Picks with Dode Carlson, Florence Stiles, Jean Savory and Ann Neupert, master gardeners.
June 21: Pruning Rhododendrons &Azaleas with Trevor Cameron of Sunnyside Nursery.
July 19: Shade Gardening with Susie Egan, owner of Cottage Lake Gardens.
July 26: Family Fun in the arboretum , 1 to 3 p.m. Family activities, music, games, art activities and food.
Aug. 16: Designing for Late Summer Color with Marty Civarra, landscape designer and owner of Leaf Lessons
Sept. 20: Rain Gardens with Zsofia Pasztor, owner of Innovative Landscape Technologies
Oct. 18: Put your Garden to Bed, John Marsh, master gardener.
Master gardener speaker series: The Snohomish County Master Gardener Foundation winter classes take place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays at Mukilteo Presbyterian Church Social Hall, 4515 84th St. SW, Mukilteo. A pass for the complete series is $85; single sessions are $20 at the door. See www.gardenlectures.com to register. Call 425-357-6010 or mail checks to: SCMGF, 8825 34th Ave. NE, Suite L, PMB No. 243, Marysville, WA 98271.
Feb. 24: Tasty Heirlooms with Lisa Taylor, author of “Your Farm in the City.”
Feb. 28: Clematis Made Easy with expert Laura Watson.
March 14: Bugs: Eek, Squish, Splat with Ciscoe Morris.
March 28: Designing an Edible Garden Lifestyle with garden designer Sue Goetz.
April 11: Three Easy Steps to Fabulous Gardens and Containers with plant specialist Karen Chapman.
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.
Feb. 22: Dealing with Disease, 10 to 11 a.m. Chemical-free and organic options to prevent disease with Trevor Cameron.
The Plant Farm at Smokey Point: 15022 Twin Lakes Ave., Marysville; 360-652-3351; www.theplantfarm.com.
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