Home and Garden calendar for Snohomish County and beyond

Viva Color! Volunteer Community Planting: Downtown planting 8:30 to 10 a.m. May 19, meet at Hewitt and Colby avenues in Everett; Mukilteo planting is 8:45 to 11 a.m. June 3 at 802 E. Mukilteo Boulevard; everettwa.gov/663/Viva-Color’. Gloves, trowels and commemorative buttons provided. Free shuttle.

Plant sales

Pilchuck Fuchsia Society: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 20, 12906 St. NE, Lake Stevens; 425-210-6272; www.nwfuchsiasociety.com. Hanging fuchsia baskets, hardy fuchsias, plant and vegetable starts.

Of Milk and Honey: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 20, Redemption Lutheran Church & School, 20120 24th Ave. W., Lynnwood; ofmilkandhoney.org. Organic tomato plants, jumbo pepper plants, native bee supplies, bee houses, kits, nesting materials and more.

Purple Passion Plant Sale: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 3-4, Meerkerk Gardens, 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank, Whidbey Island; 360-678-1912; www.meerkerkgardens.org. Anyone who wears purple will receive a free plant.

Evergreen Arboretum’s Plant Sale & Raffle: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 17 at American Legion Memorial Park, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett; 425-257-8597; www.evergreenarboretum.com. Trees, shrubs, perennials, ground covers, roses and annuals. Sale benefits arboretum projects. Raffle will be held at 4 p.m. You don’t have to be present to win.

Garden Tours

Whidbey Island Garden Tour: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 17; 360-321-4191 or www.wigt.org. Tour five private gardens on the island. Funds go toward improving Whidbey’s shared habitat. Tickets, which typically sell out, cost $10 to $25.

Mill Creek Garden Tour: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 24 at six gardens in Mill Creek; www.millcreekgardenclub.com. Benefits Mill Creek Garden Club’s “Giving through Gardening” program. Tickets are $15, on sale at Li’l Sprout Nursery, 17414 Bothell-Everett Highway, Mill Creek.

Camano Island Backyard Wildlife Habitat Garden Tour: Features landscaping for wildlife, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 24; www.camanowildlifehabitat.org at the Camano Multipurpose Center, 141 NE Camano Drive, the day of the event. Free.

Mukilteo Quilt & Garden Tour: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 15-16. Self-guided tour of seven residential gardens and the indoor quilt display at Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo; www.mukilteogardenandquilttour.org. Advance tickets are $15, $20 day of event.

Edmonds in Bloom: Garden tour, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 16 at a variety of private gardens; www.edmondsinbloom.com. Tickets will be sold at businesses and on web in June.

Garden variety

Art in the garden workshop: Nancy Moore and April Richardson will share their experience and knowledge about native plants, field sketching and drawing, and creating dyes from local native plants, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. May 20, Willow Creek Hatchery, 95 Pine St., Edmonds. Practice and create your own art. Sketch and draw the plants and flowers blooming in the garden. ore at www.pilchuckaudubon.org.

Great plant picks: noon to 1 p.m. May 20 at Evergreen Arboretum at Legion Memorial Park, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. Learn about the comprehensive palette of outstanding plants that have been chosen for the master gardener bed at the arboretum. This program recommends outstanding plants for the maritime Pacific Northwest. Meet at the front entrance of the arboretum.

Rent a bed: Reserve a spot at Garden of Hope, a community garden in Snohomish at Snohomish Church of the Nazarene, 1017 13th St. Full-sized raised bed is $35, plus a $15 refundable clean-up deposit. A half-sized plot is $17.50 plus a $7.50 refundable cleanup deposit. More at https://snonaz.org/garden.

Rain barrel: The city of Everett’s “Make it, Take it” workshop 10 a.m. June 3, 3101 Cedar St., to make your own 55-gallon barrel for $40. RSVP for the workshop at 425-257-8992. More at www.everettwa.gov/LetitRain.

Summer pruning workshop: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 17. Free to members, $20 for non-members. The arboretum is at Legion Memorial Park, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. More at www.evergreenarboretum.com or by calling 425-257-8597.

Gardeners’ garage sale: Snohomish County Master Gardeners Foundation, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 3 at WSU Snohomish County Extension, McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett; 425-357-6010; www.snomgf.org. Used garden-related items, from plants to tools to garden art. Clean out your sheds and donated unneeded usable items.


Mukilteo Way Garden Club is offering a $1,000 scholarship for classes in the horticulture department of Edmonds Community College for the 2017-18 academic year. Applicants are not required to be seeking a degree in horticulture. Graduating high school seniors are eligible to apply as well as adult learners and current horticulture students at EdCC. More at www.mwgc.org; info@mwgc.org; or by written request to Mukilteo Way Garden Club, P.O. Box 1361, Mukilteo, WA 98275. Must be postmarked by May 31.

To submit calendar items, contact Andrea Brown at 425-339-3443 or abrown@heraldnet.com.

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