Snohomish County Master Gardener Foundation Annual Winter Lecture Series for 2015: Northwest garden experts and personalities in eight sessions on alternate Friday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 beginning Jan. 9, Social Hall of the Mukilteo Presbyterian Church, 4515 84th St. SW, Mukilteo.
Speakers are: Jan. 9, Dennis Tompkins: Are Your Trees Safe? (or The Good, the Bad and the Scary!). Jan. 23, Jessi Bloom: Designing Your Oasis, Create a Great Space with Permaculture Ethics and Principles. Feb. 6, Polly Hankin: Hardscaping From the Ground Up. Feb. 20, Kelly Dodson and Sue Milliken: Expanding Botanical Horizons, Plants You Won’t Find at The Big Box Stores. March 6, Ciscoe Morris: A Visual Tour of Ciscoe’s Garden. March 20, Lisa Taylor: Trellis and Vertical Gardening. March 27, Riz Reyes: Designing Spaces with Extraordinary Plants. April 10, Dan Hinkley: Grasses and Grass-Like Plants for the PNW. Season tickets for all eight sessions are $85 or individual lectures are $20. For more: www.gardenlectures.com.
“Repotting and Winter Care”: with Anna Busse of Molbak’s, Edmonds Floretum Garden Club, 1 p.m. Nov. 17, Brackett Room, Edmonds City Hall, 121 5th Ave.N. Brown-bag lunch and social hour starts at 11 a.m. For more, www.edmondsfloretumgardenclub.org.
Evergreen Arboretum &Gardens Arboretum tours: Reservations for custom group tours are available all year by calling 425-257-8597. There is no charge, but donations to the Evergreen Arboretum Foundation are welcome. The arboretum is at 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. Go to www.evergreenarboretum.com or email email@example.com.
Evergreen Arboretum Foundation: Lectures, noon to 1 p.m. Saturdays at the arboretum, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. All the classes are free. Seating is limited and require registration. Call 425-257-8597 to register. Register by mail at P.O. Box 13014, Everett, WA 98206 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more: www.evergreenarboretum.com.
Nov. 15: Backyard Holiday Centerpieces with Bob Adrian of Flowers by Adrian.
Dec. 6: Holiday Workshop for Kids with Hap Wertheimer, past arboretum president and art teacher. For ages 6 to 12. Parents are welcome to participate.
Learn to Grow Your Own Groceries: 10-class series continuing through March, WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium and Evergreen Room, 600 128th St. SE, Everett, inside McCollum Park. Cost: $25 per class; five classes for $100; or all for $175. These classes meet 7 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 19: Great Planning for Great Crops. Jan. 21: What to Grow in Western Washington. Feb. 4: Seed Starting &Growing Transplants. Feb. 18: Small Fruits, Big Harvests.
These classes meet 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Feb. 28: Early Start = Early Harvest. March 7: Good Bugs, Bad Bugs, &Pollinators. March 14: Weeding and Watering. March 21: Small Space &Vertical Gardening. March 28: Growing Heat Lovers in the Chilly Northwest.
These local nurseries feature gardening classes, guest speakers and special events throughout the year, often for no charge. Check their websites or call for details.
Christianson’s Nursery and Greenhouse: 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon; 360-466-3821; www.christiansonsnursery.com.
Falling Water Gardens: Free classes in creating and caring for a pond, 17516 Highway 203, Monroe; 360-863-1400, www.fallingwatergardens.com.
McAuliffe’s Valley Nursery: 11910 Springhetti Road, Snohomish; 360-862-1323; www.mcauliffesvalleynursery.com.
Molbak’s Garden &Home: 13625 NE 175th St., Woodinville; 425-483-5000; www.molbaks.com.
Li’l Sprout Nursery: 17414 Bothell-Everett Highway, Mill Creek; 425-482-5276; www.lilsproutnursery.com.
Pine Creek Nursery: 23225 Sofie Road, Monroe; 360-863-8866; www.pinecreeknursery.com.
Sky Nursery: 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline; 206-546-4851; www.skynursery.com.
Sunnyside Nursery: 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville; 425-334-2002; www.sunnysidenursery.net. Classes are free.
The Plant Farm at Smokey Point: 15022 Twin Lakes Ave., Marysville; 360-652-3351; www.theplantfarm.com.
Wight’s Home &Garden: 5026 196th St. SW, Lynnwood; 425-775-3636; www.wights.com.
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