Home & garden calendar

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Tours and events

Mother’s Day at the Arboretum: 1 to 4 p.m. May 9, Washington Park Arboretum, 2300 Arboretum Drive E., Seattle; activities include self-guided hikes, tours of Azalea Way and Arboretum wetlands, flower-related Mother’s Day crafts; free admission and parking; 206-325-4510; www.arboretumfoundation.org.

Pike Place Market Flower Festival: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 8 and 9, Ciscoe Morris at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Pike Place, from north of Pike Street to Virginia Street, Seattle; free; 206-682-7453; www.pikeplacemarket.org.

Classes

Brier City Hall: 2901 228th St. SW; 425-775-5440; www.ci.brier.wa.us.

Green Gardening series — good bug, bad bug, 6 to 8 p.m. May 6; free, but must register at 425-335-5634, ext. 123; leave name, phone number, e-mail and desired classes.

Christianson’s Nursery and Greenhouse: 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon; 360-466-3821; www.christiansonsnursery.com. Most classes are free.

Mother’s Day crafts, 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 7; open to ages 5 to 12; $5, make reservations at 360-466-3821.

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

Garage sale 101 — maximize your profits through layout and design, 6 to 8 p.m. May 11, Lake Stevens School District Educational Service Center, 12309 22nd St. NE; $30; register at 425-335-1500; www.lkstevens.wednet.edu.

Evergreen Arboretum &Gardens: Legion Park, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett; 425-257-8597; www.evergreenarboretum.com. Classes are free unless otherwise noted.

Make Mother’s Day baskets, noon to 1 p.m. May 8; $30.

Falling Water Gardens: 17516 Highway 203, Monroe; 360-863-1400; www.fallingwatergardens.com.

Pond building 101, 1 p.m. May 9; free.

Growing Groceries: Most classes are from 9 a.m. to noon second Saturdays through November, Bayview High School, 5611 Bayview Road, Langley; $15 per class or $120 for series; 360-341-1884; e-mail growinggroceries@whidbey.com. May 8, Is it warm enough — yet?

UW Center for Urban Horticulture: 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle; 206-543-8616; www.uwbotanicgardens.org.

Butterflies of the Puget Sound region, 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, May 11 through 25, Douglas Classroom at the Center for Urban Horticulture, plus one field trip; series costs $60 per Seattle Audubon Society or Washington Butterfly Association member, $75 nonmember; register at 206-523-4483.

Whidbey Sun and Wind: 987 Wanamaker Road, Coupeville; 425-771-7203; www.whidbeysunwind.com.

Going Solar, 2 to 3 p.m. May 8, PUD building, 9124 271st St. NW, Stanwood; and 6 to 7 p.m. May 11, Windemere building, 818 N. Sunrise Blvd., Camano Island; free information on incentives for homes and businesses.

Wight’s Home &Garden: 5026 196th St. SW, Lynnwood; 425-775-3636; www.wights.com. All classes are free.

Going green on insects and diseases, 7 p.m. May 6, Lynnwood Library large meeting room, 19200 44th Ave. W.

Planters with Punch demonstrations, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays through May 23.

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

Drip irrigation class, 1 to 3:30 p.m. May 12 workshop with a master gardener; develop your yard for easy maintenance and low water usage; $20 per person or $25 for two people sharing materials; register at 425-357-6039, e-mail klchristen@cahnrs.wsu.edu, or find registration form at www.snohomish.wsu.edu/garden/workshops/registrationform.pdf.

Plant sales

Edmonds Community College spring plant sale: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 7, campus greenhouse, 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood; woody plants, annuals, perennials, fuchsia baskets; 425-640-1739; www.hort.edcc.edu.

Everett Garden Club: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or until sold out) May 8, parking lot at 5200 Evergreen Way, Everett; perennials, annuals, shrubs, trees and more; 425-252-6575.

Girl Scout spring bazaar and plant sale: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 8, Frontier Bank at Fourth Street and Everett Mall Way; perennials, seedlings, house plants, garden items; 425-252-4380.

Island County Master Gardeners: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 8, Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Road, Whidbey Island; perennials, trees, herbs, vegetables, berries, houseplants, shrubs; 360-240-5527.

Monroe Garden Club plant sale: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 8, East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe; perennials, Northwest natives, annuals and garden art; 360-793-1829.

Mother’s Day plant sale: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 6 (for members only), open to public 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 7 through 9, Kruckeberg Bontanic Garden, 20312 15th Ave. NW, Shoreline; 206-546-1281; www.kruckeberg.org. Friday and Saturday park vehicles at Richmond Beach Congregational Church, 1512 NW 195th St., Sunday park at Spin Alley Bowling Center, 1430 Richmond Beach Road.

North Middle School: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 7 and 8, 2514 Rainier Ave., Everett; Mother’s Day baskets and flowers, tomato plants, herbs and vegetables; 425-385-4822.

Snohomish FFA: 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 12:30 to 5 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through June 4 but closed May 27, Snohomish High School, 1316 Fifth St.; 360-563-4195.

St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 8, 1318 Highway 532, Stanwood; annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, bulbs, baby trees; 360-939-0240.

Master gardener clinics

Snohomish County Master Gardener community clinics: Various times, dates and sites; free; www.snohomish.wsu.edu.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, May 8 and 22, June 19 and July 3, Lake Stevens Hardware, 1904 125th Ave. NE.

10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturdays, May 8 through Sept. 25, but not Aug. 7, log cabin on Fifth Ave. N., Edmonds.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays through June 26, Emery’s Garden, 2829 164th St. SW, Lynnwood.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through June 26, Fred Meyer, 4615 196th St. SW, Lynnwood.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through June 26, Lowe’s, 3100 196th St. SW, Lynnwood.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through June 26, University Book Store, 15311 Main St., Mill Creek.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through June 26, Haggen Food, 26603 72nd Ave. NW, Stanwood.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through June 26, Smokey Point Plant Farm, 15022 Twin Lakes Ave., Marysville.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through June 26, Lowe’s, 19393 Tjerno Place SE, Monroe.

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

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays through July 11, but not May 29 or 30, Lowe’s, 2002 132nd St., Mill Creek.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through July 17, My Garden Nursery, 17414 Bothell-Everett Highway, Mill Creek.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through July 17, Stanwood Orchard Nursery, 10521 Highway 532.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. first and third Saturdays through Aug. 7, plus Sept. 4, Arlington Hardware, 215 N. Olympic Ave.

Coming up

Tours and events

Camano Island Studio Tour: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 15 and 16, at 35 working artists’ studios; free; 425-239-6921; www.camanoarts.org.

Classes

Christianson’s Nursery and Greenhouse: 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon; 360-466-3821; www.christiansonsnursery.com. Most classes are free.

Growing a tea garden, 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 14; free, but make reservations at 360-466-3821.

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

Design and organize your kitchen for beauty and efficiency, 6 to 8 p.m. May 13, large meeting room, Marysville Library, 6120 Grove St.; $30, register at 360-363-8400; www.marysvillewa.gov.

Living large in a small space, 6 to 8 p.m. May 18, City of Mukilteo administration building, 11930 Cyrus Way; $59, register at 425-267-0150; www.everettcc.edu/ccec.

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

Gardening with dogs, 11 a.m. May 15.

Hummingbirds and butterflies, noon May 16.