Gardening events: Look ahead to this weekend

This weekend is full of events for gardeners. Here’s a selection of the things for you to check out in between weeding and planting.

Dahlia sale: The Snohomish County Dahlia Society tuber and plant sale is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Stocker Farms, 10622 Airport Way, Snohomish. Call 360-659-8687 or see www.scdahlias.org.

Pond classes: Pond Building 101 is from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sunday at Falling Water Gardens, 17516 Highway 203, Monroe; 360-863-1400, www.fallingwatergardens.com.

Flower show: The annual Oak Harbor Garden Club flower show is from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, 1050 SE Ireland St., Oak Harbor. It’s free and open to the public.

Rhodie show: The Komo Kulshan Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society is holding a free truss show 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Christianson’s Nursery. Visitors can vote for the People’s Choice Award. Members of Komo Kulshan will be available to answer questions about growing, planting and caring for rhododendrons and azaleas. Contact: Carol Torset, 360-856-2410, or go to www.flounder.ca/komokulshan/index.asp.

Fresh Food on the Table: An auction, banquet and square dance at 5 p.m. on Sunday in Clinton will raise money to help Good Cheer, which works to provide local, fresh food all year to the food bank. The fundraiser will also help fund education programs. Get all the details here.

Japanese maples: Certified professional horticulturist Trevor Cameron will talk about Japanese maples at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Sunnyside Nursery, 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville. Get more info here.

Container gardening: Sky Nursery at 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline, is offering two classes on container gardening on Saturday. Gorgeous Containers: the Principles of Design, is at 11 a.m. Growing Fruit, Vegetables, and Herbs in Containers is at 1 p.m. Get more information here.

Ciscoe Morris and free soil: Ciscoe Morris will do his radio show from My Garden, 17414 Bothell Everett Highway, Mill Creek, from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday. The first 100 people will get free soil. More info is here.

More Ciscoe Morris: The local gardening expert will talk and answer questions at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds. Get more details here.

More in Local News

District takes steps to secure school campuses

Safety measures have been enhanced at Hawthorne and Silver Firs elementary schools in Everett.

Hard work is paying off for Mariner High senior

Mey Ly has excelled in school since moving here from Cambodia; she also serves as an intrepreter.

County under flood watch; back-to-back storms promise heavy rain

The National Weather Service issued a flood watch Monday for… Continue reading

1 arrested after SWAT team moves in on Marysville house

The incident was connected to an earlier robbery.

Is the state Transportation Commission irrelevant?

A report says the citizen panel often is ignored, and its duties overlap with the Transportation Department.

Yes to turn signal — eventually

Adding a right-turn signal at 112th St. and 7th Ave. is turning out to be a bit more complicated.

Puffy-coated robbery suspect arrested on Whidbey

The suspect apparently wore the same outfit in 2 robberies at the same place in less than 2 weeks.

No easy exit from Smokey Point shopping complex

There’s just no easy exit on this one. A reader called in… Continue reading

Most Read