HOME & GARDEN CALENDAR

  • Tue Oct 5th, 2010 4:51pm
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This week

Tours and events

Fall color tour: 1 p.m. Oct. 9, starts at Christianson’s, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon and moves to La Conner Flats, 15920 Best Road, Mount Vernon; free, but make reservations at 360-466-3821; www.christiansonsnursery.com.

Harvest Fest: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 9, Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline; make a scarecrow, decorate a pumpkin; free; 206-546-4851; www.skynursery.com.

Mushroom show: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 10, Floral Hall, Forest Park, 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd., Everett; free admission; 425-317-9411; www.scmsfungi.org.

classes

Distinctive Interior Designs: Events at various locations; 425-238-3678; www.distinctiveinteriordesigns.net.

Declutter and decorate, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 12, Budget Blinds, 13206 Bothell-Everett Highway, Suite 401, Mill Creek; $30; register at 425-745-1891; www.cityofmillcreek.com.

Emery’s Garden: 2829 164th St. SW, Lynnwood; 425-743-4555; www.emerysgarden.com. Most classes are free.

Great seasonal containers, 11 a.m. Oct. 9, 1 p.m. Oct. 10.

Growing Groceries: Most classes are from 9 a.m. to noon, Bayview High School, 5611 Bayview Road, Langley; $15 per class or $120 for series; 360-341-1884; e-mail growinggroceries@whidbey.com.

Getting your garden ready for next season, Oct. 9.

Monroe Garden Club: 342 S. Lewis St., Monroe; 360-794-6296.

Snohomish County Noxious Weed Control Board presentation, 1 p.m. Oct. 11; free.

Wight’s Home &Garden: Unless otherwise noted, classes are free and take place at 5026 196th St. SW, Lynnwood; 425-775-3636; www.wights.com.

Autumn colors, 7 p.m. Oct. 7, large meeting room, Lynnwood Library, 19200 44th Ave. W.

Witch boot centerpiece workshop, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 9.

Fall color walkabout, 11:30 a.m. Oct. 9.

Woodland Park Zoo: 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; 206-548-2424; www.zoo.org. Backyard Habitat classes, 7 to 9 p.m. unless otherwise noted, various dates through Nov. 16, may be taken individually or as series; $25 per person per class; $30 per drop-in class; register at 206-548-2424.

Natural yard care in the fall, 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 9.

Fall plants and planting, 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 9.

Plant sales

Washington Park Arboretum: 2300 Arboretum Drive E., Seattle; 206-325-4510; www.arboretumfoundation.org;http://www.arboretumÃ⅛ƒÆ’Ã⅛†â€™Ã⅛ƒÂˆ¢Ã⅛ˆ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚ˆ¬Ã⅛…ˆ¡Ã⅛ƒÆ’Ã⅛ˆ¢Ã¢â€šˆ¬Ã…ˆ¡Ã⅛ƒâ€šÃ&frac18.

Pat Calvert Greenhouse sells arboretum collection plants 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays. Plant donations nursery offers plants from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and second Saturdays through October.

Coming up

tours and events

Bird lovers weekend: 11 a.m. Oct. 16, Emery’s Garden, 2829 164th St. SW, Lynnwood; get tips for attracting backyard birds, free; followed by 1 p.m. Oct. 17, kids can paint birdhouses to take home, $5; birdhouse activity requires registration by Oct. 10 at 425-743-4555; www.emerysgarden.com. Kids must bring smocks to cover clothing.

classes

Distinctive Interior Designs: Events at various locations; 425-238-3678; www.distinctiveinteriordesigns.net.

Purge the papers, conquer the piles, create files, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19, Room 260, Spruce Hall, Forest Park, 802 Mukilteo Blvd., Everett; $20; register at 425-257-8300, ext. 2; www.everettwa.org.

The significance of color, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19, Budget Blinds, 13206 Bothell-Everett Highway, Suite 401, Mill Creek; $25; register at 425-745-1891; www.cityofmillcreek.com.

Lynnwood Library: Large meeting room, 19200 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood; 425-778-2148; www.sno-isle.org.

Simple steps to declutter your home on a budget, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 14; free.

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

Bring back the bats, 11 a.m. to noon Oct. 16; free.

Wight’s Home &Garden: Unless otherwise noted, classes are free and take place at 5026 196th St. SW, Lynnwood; 425-775-3636; www.wights.com.

Planting spring bulbs now, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 16.

WSU Snohomish County Extension: McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett; 425-338-2400, ext. 5500; www.snohomish.wsu.edu.

2011 master gardener training, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 6 to March 31, 2011; $150 per person for series, plus $50 to $75 online training fee. Course requires volunteer payback hours. Applications due by Oct. 31; get details at snohomish.wsu.edu/mg/garmg.htm, or by mailing a self-addressed, stamped, legal-size envelope to WSU Snohomish County Extension, McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett, WA 98208, or by visiting the office.

To take the course without doing volunteer payback the fee is $600 per person for series, plus $50 to $75 online training fee. All other requirements the same as above.