It’s time for gardeners to clean up the beds and boxes and begin spring planting.
So here’s our annual list of plant sales by garden clubs, schools, community groups, churches and local plant foundations.
Most take place this weekend and next, but some stretch through May and into June.
P.S. Mother’s Day is May 12. We’re just sayin’.
Arlington FFA: 3 to 6 p.m. May 2 and 3, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4 at Arlington High School greenhouse, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd., Arlington. Flowering annuals, hanging baskets, vegetable starts and herbs. Email email@example.com for more information.
Marysville FFA: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 3, 4, and 5 at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, 5611 108th St. NE, Marysville. Martha Washington geraniums, trailing fuchsia baskets, vegetables, houseplants and bedding plants. Contact Jessica Nemnich for more information: 360-657-6082, Jessica_Nemnich@msvl.k12.wa.us.
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.
Alderwood Garden Club: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4 at The Crossroads Church, 18527 60th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Perennials, bulbs, herbs, annuals and various specialty plants along with vegetable starts, garden art and plant pots. Proceeds benefit Edmonds Community College Foundation Scholarship Fund. Call 425-743-1430 for more information.
Bethesda Lutheran Church: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4 at 23406 56th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace. Plants, flowers, herbs and vegetables. Hotdogs and pop for $1. Call 425-778-6390 for more information.
Edmonds Floretum Garden Club: 9 a.m to noon May 4 in the PCC Market parking lot, 100th Avenue and Edmonds Way, Edmonds. Annuals and perennials, small trees, shrubs and native plants, and garden related gifts. Club members will be there to answer gardening questions. Proceeds benefit the club’s scholarship fund for horticulture students. Go to www.edmondsfloretumgardenclub.org for more information.
The Greenwood Garden Club: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (or until all plants are sold) May 4 at Warm Beach Community Park, 19016 94th Drive NW. Perennials, annuals, trees and shrubs, ground covers, succulents, herbs and native plants., as well as yard art items. Call Patricia Simmons at 360-652-4138 for more information.
Hilltoppers Garden Club: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4, 14130 Juanita Drive NE, Bothell, in the QFC parking lot at Inglewood shopping center. Perennials, native plants and shrubs, herbs, ground covers, houseplants and garden art. Call 425-485-5044 or go to the website, www.hilltoppersgc.com, for more information.
The Mansford Grange: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4 at 1265 Railroad Ave., Darrington. Bedding plants, geraniums, vegetable starts. Perennials and shrubs. Call 360-436-1276 for more information.
Snohomish County Master Gardener Foundation: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4 at WSU Snohomish County Extension, McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Perennials, hardy fuchsias, geraniums, hostas, ground covers, trees, shrubs, shade plants, native plants, ornamental grasses and garden art, as well as 8,000 vegetable and herb starts, and tomatoes. Specialty vendors along with master gardeners to answer questions. Call 425-357-6010 or check the website, www.snomgf.org, for more information.
King County Master Gardeners: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 4 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 5 at the UW Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle. Large variety of tomatoes, herbs and vegetable starts. For more information, go to www.mgfkc.org.
Seattle Tilth: Edible plant sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4 and 5 at Meridian Park, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle, behind the Good Shepherd Center. Organically, sustainably and locally grown vegetable plant starts, 50 varieties of tomatoes, as well as peppers, herbs, edible flowers and drought-tolerant perennials. Go to www.seattletilth.org for more information.
South Whidbey Eagles: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 4, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 5 at the Eagles Club, a mile south of Freeland on Highway 525. Gallon-size geraniums, bedding plants, herbs, vegetables, perennials, rhododendrons, trees and shrubs, and 10 varieties of tomatoes. Call 360-321-5636 for more information.
South Whidbey Garden Club: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4, Highway 525 and Bayview Road, next to Sebo’s Hardware. Plants, shrubs, herb container gardens and decorative potting tables. All materials donated by club members and local nurseries. Proceeds support South Whidbey nonprofit organizations and scholarships. Call 425-210-8669 for more information.
10th District Republicans: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 4 at Jordan Nursery, 30407 68th Ave. NW, Stanwood. Tomatoes, rhododendrons, geraniums, hanging baskets, bedding plants, trees and shrubs. Nursery items discounted 20 percent from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Call 425-344-4405 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Snohomish County Master Gardeners Foundation: Garden garage sale 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 1 at WSU Snohomish County Extension, McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Call 425-357-6010 for more information or go to www.snomgf.org.
Darrington Cascade Senior Center: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 7 and 8, 1115 Darrington St., Darrington. Vegetable and perennial plants. Call 360-436-0646 or email email@example.com for more information.
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.
Meerkerk Gardens: Purple Passion Sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 8 and 9 at Meerkerk Gardens, 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank. Purple blooming rhododendrons, species and hybrid rhododendrons and companion plants from 1 gallon to 6 feet tall. Entrance to the garden is free on sale days. Call 360-678-1912 or go to www.meerkerkgardens.org for more information.
Evergreen Arboretum: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 22 at 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. Trees, shrubs, perennials, ground covers, grasses, roses and herbs. Sale benefits arboretum projects. See www.evergreenarboretum.com or call 425-257-8597 for more information.