“Birds and Their Nests”: The talk by Joe Meche, birder, photographer, carpenter and author of “Beaks and Bills,” is 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Island County Multipurpose Center, 141 N. East Camano Drive. The Camano Wildlife Habitat Project, sponsored by Friends of Camano Island Parks, hosts public presentations the third Wednesday of the month. Call 360-387-2236. More at www.camanowildlifehabitat.org.
“Gardening for Butterflies”: Workshop by Floretum Garden Club, 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 24, Coldwell Banker Bain meeting room, 108 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds. Presented by David Droppers. Learn what plants to include in your garden to attract butterflies and get a glimpse into butterfly biology. For adults and children age 10 and up. Free, with donations accepted to Washington Butterfly Association. More at email@example.com or 425-345-2705.
Seattle Rose Society: The society’s annual rose pruning demonstration is noon to 3 p.m Feb. 24 at the rose garden at Woodland Park Zoo. Learn about the varieties of roses, cutting and pruning techniques. Get answers to your questions by rosarians. The Rose Garden is at North 50th Street and Fremont Avenue N. The demonstration and admission to the rose garden is free. Parking is $6 in the zoo’s Hippo Lot. More at www.zoo.org/roses.
SHOWS & SALES
Seattle Home Show: Through Feb. 25, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 1000 Occidental Ave. S. Color trends, home decor, backyard offices, exercise studios and “she sheds.” Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cost is $13 for adults, $9 for seniors, $3 for ages 7-15; children under 7 get in free. Visitors can return a second day for free. More at www.SeattleHomeShow.com.
Everett Home & Garden Show: Seminars, exhibits and more, March 9-11, Angel of the Winds Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett. Tickets are $7 for adults, $6.50 for seniors. Ages 16 and under get in free. Tickets available at the door. More at www.everetthomegardenshow.com.
March Mania: Northwest Perennial Alliance plant sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 10, Aaron Education Center, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue. More at www.northwestperennialalliance.org.
Mukilteo Way Garden Club: Still going through Downton Abbey withdrawals? Allan and Margaret Swegle will talk about English gardens 11 a.m. Feb. 20 in “Downton Abbey Revised.” Wear a hat if you have one and enjoy a cuppa while you “armchair travel” to England. The meeting will be held at a member’s home. Non-members also welcome. Call 425-347-3449 or go to www.mwgc.org for more information.
Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens Series: “Backyards That Wow!” by Steve Smith, owner of Sunnyside Nursery, noon to 1 p.m. March 17 at the arboretum in Legion Memorial Park, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. RSVP required. Free for arboretum members; $10 for non-members. Annual fee to join the arboretum is $20 and get all classes for the year free. More at www.evergreenarboretum.com.
Sustainable Gardening Winter Speaker Series: Retired Edmonds Community College instructor Walt Bubelis, “Trees — Some to Love, Some to Beware of,” 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. March 2, Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. Part of Snohomish County Master Gardener Foundation’s series. Cost is $20 at the door. Register online at www.gardenlectures.com.
Monroe Garden Club: The club is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a high school senior or college student who is pursuing a career in some aspect of horticulture at an accredited college or trade school. Studies may include forestry, botany, landscaping, floral design, environmental studies, etc. Applicants must reside in or within 20 miles of Monroe. Deadline for application is April 1. For more, call 360-217-8417.
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