Everett Garden Club’s plant sale is a deep-rooted tradition

Get all the details on plant sales during April, May and June in Snohomish County and beyond.

A lilac for sale at the Everett Garden Club’s 2018 plant sale. This year’s 80th-anniversary sale will be held May 11. (Andy Bronson / Herald file)

A lilac for sale at the Everett Garden Club’s 2018 plant sale. This year’s 80th-anniversary sale will be held May 11. (Andy Bronson / Herald file)

It’s an 80-year-old Mother’s Day tradition.

Every year since 1939, the Everett Garden Club has held its annual plant sale on the day before Mother’s Day. This year, for the 80th anniversary sale, that’s May 11.

And as always, it’ll be busy. Get there early if you don’t want to miss out on the perfect gift for Mom.

“Most of us are moms, too, so we know what we like,” said Barb O’Brien, club chairwoman. “We always have good stuff and it’s always a good buy. We keep our prices down. We’re not trying to make a killing.”

The sale begins 9 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m., or until everything is sold out, and will be held on the corner of 52nd Street SE and Evergreen Way in Everett. There will be hundreds of trees, vegetable and plant starts, container gardens, ground covers, berries, lavender, dahlias, lilies, ferns and herbs to choose from. Garden crafts and yard art also will be for sale.

Plants come from members’ gardens and local wholesale nurseries Smith Gardens in Marysville, Van Klaveren’s Nursery in Lake Stevens and Telgenhoff Farms in Snohomish.

Proceeds will benefit horticulture programs in the Everett School District and beautification projects around the city, O’Brien said.

Here’s our annual list of plant sales by garden clubs, schools, community groups and plant foundations held in April, May and June. Many of them fall on Mother’s Day weekend.

APRIL

Northwestern Rock Garden Society: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 13 at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue. Rock garden plants, woodland plants, and other hard-to-find plants on sale. More information at www.nargsnw.org.

Snohomish County Dahlia Society: 11:30am to 2:30 p.m. April 14, Legion Hall, American Legion Memorial Park, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. Dahlia tuber sale. Call 425-923-7945.

Stanwood High School: Annual Bloom’n Plant sale scheduled April 24-27; May 1-4 and May 8-11 at 27120 72nd Ave. NW, Stanwood. Hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Annuals, perennials, vegetable starts, tomatoes, fuchsias, herbs and flower baskets on sale.

Alderwood Garden Club: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 27, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood. Sale includes perennials, shrubs, veggie starts, annuals, and garden art. Proceeds support Edmonds Community College’s horticulture scholarship fund, community projects and other garden club activities.

Mabana Flames Auxiliary: 9 a.m. to noon April 27, Manama Fire Station, 3651 South Camano Drive, Camano Island. Perennials, tomato plants, fuchsia hanging baskets and selective annuals. Call 360-387-0105 for more information.

Snohomish County Dahlia Society: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 27, Stocker Farms, 10622 Airport Way, Snohomish. Dahlia tuber and plant sale. Call 425-923-7945 for information.

Snohomish Garden Club: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 27, The Farm at Swan’s Trail, 7301 Rivershore Road, Snohomish. Perennials, herbs, annuals, veggie starts, shrubs, ground covers, native plants, small trees and shrubs, as well as used garden-related items and equipment. More information at www.snohomishgardenclub.com.

Sno-King Fuchsia Society: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27, Renew Covenant Church, 2721 164th St. SW, Lynnwood. Sale includes annuals, perennials, vegetables and much more. Fuchsia specialists will be on hand to answer questions and help with your plant selection. Call 425-760-3091 for information.

Hardy Plant Society: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 28, the Center for Urban Horticulture, NHS Hall; 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle. Rarely seen and reliable hardy perennials, and seeds from members’ gardens. Seed packets are $1. Call 206-999-3092 or go to www.hardyplantsocietywa.org.

MAY

Snohomish County Master Gardener Foundation: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4, WSU Snohomish County Extension, McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Extensive selection of tomato, herb and veggie starts, berries, perennials, native plants, trees and shrubs. Specialty nurseries will be offering interesting and hard-to-find plants. Proceeds support demonstration gardens, plant problem clinics and training programs. More at www.snomgf.org.

Edmonds Floretum Garden Club: 9 a.m. to noon May 4, Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers St., Edmonds. Plants from local gardeners include bulbs, herbs, perennials, annuals, small trees and shrubs. A boutique will include decorative pots, vases, books, tools, indoor and outdoor garden art, crafts and seeds. Call 425-830-1709. More at www.edmondsfloretumgardenclub.org.

United Methodist Women: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 4, Stanwood United Methodist Church, 27128 102nd Drive NW, Stanwood. Outdoor and indoor plants will be for sale. Proceeds support local and global mission work, including Stanwood Camano Food Bank and an orphanage in Uganda. Call 360- 629-9555.

Greenwood Garden Club: 9 a.m. until plants are sold, May 4, Warm Beach Community Park, 19016 94th Drive NW, Stanwood. Perennials, annuals, ground covers, succulents, tomato plants, vegetable plants, veggie starts, herbs, small trees and shrubs. Call 360-652-4138.

South Whidbey Eagles: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 4 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 5, Fraternal Order of Eagles, 16691 Highway 525, Freeland. Locally grown plants, trees, tomatoes, hanging baskets, fuchsias, grasses, ground cover, bedding plants, herbs and assorted veggies. Enter a raffle to win hanging baskets and other prizes. Proceeds benefit local charities. Call 360-321-5636.

Snohomish County Mycological Society: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. May 8, Baker Community Center, 1401 Poplar St., Everett. House plants and vegetable will be for sale. Call 206-954-8945.

Arlington Garden Club: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 11, Arlington City Hall Plaza, 238 N. Olympic Ave., Arlington. Perennials, shrubs, trees, annuals, native plants and biochar will be for sale. More at www.arlingtongardenclub.org.

Camano Animal Shelter Association: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 11, Island County Multi-Purpose Center, 141 E. Camano Drive, Camano Island. The plant sale will include a wide selection of indoor and outdoor plants, while breads, cakes, pies and other desserts and baked goods also will be for sale. Proceeds benefit the CASA shelter. Call 360-387-9311. More at www.camanoanimalshelter.org.

Everett Garden Club: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 11, 52nd Street SE and Evergreen Way, Everett. Trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, ground cover, berries and lilies. There also will be garden-related Mother’s Day gifts, including containers, yard art and planters. Enter a raffle to win prizes. Selection from members’ gardens and wholesale nurseries. Call 425-238-7649 or go to www.facebook.com/everett.gardenclub.

Edmonds in Bloom: Kids Plant for Mom’s Day, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 11, Edmonds Farmers Market, Fifth Avenue and Bell Street. Children decorate and plant pots with the help of volunteers. A $10 donation for materials is requested. More at www.edmondsinbloom.com.

Skagit County Master Gardener Foundation: Plant Fair, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 11, Skagit County Fairgrounds, 479 West Taylor St., Mount Vernon. More than 2,500 tomato plants, veggie and flower starts, native plants, perennials, herbs, trees, shrubs and Mother’s Day gifts. Information booths on plant problems, garden tools, native plants, rain gardens, shore stewards, composting and sustainable agriculture. More at extension.wsu.edu/skagit/mg/plant-fair.

Monroe Garden Club: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 11, Monroe Community Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe. Perennials, shrubs, native plants, vegetable starts, garden books and gifts. Proceeds benefit a horticultural scholarship and community beautification projects. Call 360-794-5171 or email GardeningSince52@gmail.com for more information.

Pilchuck Fuchsia Society: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 18, 17th Street Salon & Gifts, 12906 17th St. NE, Lake Stevens. Bedding plants, flowering vines, small trees, fuchsia baskets, tomatoes, red runner and green beans, and yard art will be for sale. Call 425-330-4134.

JUNE

Sorticulture: Everett’s Garden Arts Festival, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 7, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 8 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 9, Legion Park, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. Free. The festival includes garden art, specialty nurseries, presentations by gardening experts, display gardens, music, playhouses and children’s activities. Visit tinyurl.com/Evsorticulture for more information.

Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 15, Legion Park tennis court, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. The annual plant sale and raffle features both starts and mature plants, perennials, vines, shrubs and trees. For more information, call 425-257-9587 or go to www.evergreenarboretum.com.

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