Home & garden calendar

This week

Tours and events

Arboretum audio tours: Rent headphones and an MP3 player loaded with information and tour the grounds, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, 2300 Arboretum Drive E., Seattle; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily from UW Center for Urban Horticulture, headquarters for UW Botanic Gardens, 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle; $6 plus $50 damage deposit; 206-543-8616; www.uwbotanicgardens.org.

Docent-led tours: 10 a.m. Saturdays through September, Evergreen Arboretum &Gardens, Legion Park, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett; free; rain or shine; other days and times by appointment; 425-257-8597; www.evergreenarboretum.com.

Classes

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

n Luring the hummingbirds and butterflies to your garden, 11 a.m. to noon Aug. 1; $5, register at 360-466-3821.

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

n 1 p.m. Aug. 1, wildlife-friendly gardening for beauty and sustainability.

Swansons Nursery: 9701 15th Ave. NW, Seattle; 206-782-2543, ext. 235; www.swansonsnursery.com. Registration is suggested.

n Ikebana with Megumi Schacher, 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays; $25 a session; registration required at 425-744-9751.

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

n “Preserve the Harvest” workshops, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. sessions (choose one each day), $25 a session, $80 for four sessions; register at 425-257-6039, e-mail klchristen@cahnrs.wsu.edu. Aug. 1, canning specialty items like jams and salsa.

Plant sales

Washington Park Arboretum: 2300 Arboretum Drive E., Seattle; 206-325-4510; www.arboretumfoundation.org. Pat Calvert Greenhouse sells arboretum collection plants 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, year-round. Arboretum’s plant donations nursery offers plants from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and second Saturdays through October.

Coming up

tours and events

Sno-King Fuchsia Show: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8 and 9, Country Village, 23718 Seventh Ave. SE (Bothell-Everett Highway), Bothell; free; 360-794-5469.

Dearborn and Stimson Green residence tours: 1 to about 2:30 p.m. Aug. 11, Historic Seattle event; meet at 1117 Minor Ave., Seattle; $25 members, $30 nonmembers; 206-622-6952; www.historicseattle.org.

Classes

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

n A tropical invasion, 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 8; $5, register at 360-466-3821.

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

n 1 p.m. Aug. 8, lavender and loving it.

Snohomish Community Growing Groceries Volunteer Mentors meetings: WSU Snohomish County Extension program, 600 128th St. SE, Everett; 360-333-0745; www.snohomish.wsu.edu. All classes are free.

n Stanwood group meetings, 7 to 9 p.m. third Thursdays through summer, Wild Song Nursery, 21313 36th Ave. NW, Stanwood; 360-652-5708 to reserve a space.

Master gardener clinics

Various dates, times and sites; free; 425-357-6010; 425-338-2400; www.snohomish.wsu.edu.

Arlington Hardware: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Aug. 1 and Sept. 5, 215 N. Olympic Ave.

River Meadows Park: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 8 and 9, between Arlington and Granite Falls, part of the Arlington River Festival.

Snohomish Farmers Market: 3 to 8 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 27, at First and Cedar streets.

Rosehill Community Center: 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 23, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo.

Edmonds Farmers Market: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 26 (but not Aug. 8), 100 block of Fifth Ave. N. in front of Log Cabin.

Everett Farmers Market: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 27, on the waterfront.

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