SHOWS AND SALES
Snohomish Conservation District: The district’s 33rd annual Native Plant Sale is 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. SE, Monroe. Ground covers, evergreen trees and shrubs, deciduous trees and shrubs, rain barrel kits and more. Volunteers are needed to help bundle, sort and pot plants before and after the sale. Plants are sold online in advance so you can guarantee that the plants you want to buy are reserved for you. Plants are not delivered and must be picked up in Monroe on the day of the sale. If that is not possible, call for other arrangements for pickup. Deadline for online orders is 5 p.m. Jan. 29. Call 425-335-5634, ext. 4 or visit www.theplantsale.org.
Northwest Flower & Garden Festival: Feb. 7-11, Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike St., Seattle. More than 300 exhibitors, 20 show gardens and dozens of seminars. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $24; early bird tickets (by Feb. 6) are $19. Two-day pass, $34; five-day pass, $75. Children 12 and younger get in free. More at www.gardenshow.com.
Seattle Home Show: Feb. 17-25, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 1000 Occidental Ave. S. Color trends, home decor, backyard offices, exercise studios and “she sheds.” Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cost is $13 for adults, $9 for seniors, $3 for ages 7-15; children under 7 get in free. Visitors can return a second day for free. More at www.SeattleHomeShow.com.
Everett Home & Garden Show: Seminars, exhibits and more, March 9-11, Angel of the Winds Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett. Tickets are $7 for adults, $6.50 for seniors. Ages 16 and under get in free. Tickets available at the door. More at www.everetthomegardenshow.com.
Monroe Garden Club: Hear Mary Ellen Asmundson talk about “Dicentras and Corydalis: The Jewels of the Garden” at noon Feb. 12, Monroe United Methodist Church, 342 S. Lewis St. The talk features photographs of plants in the garden and in the wild and cover taxonomy as well as successful cultivation and propagation. Donations for the Sky Valley Food Bank are welcome. Call 425-345-6154 or go to www.monroegardenclub.net.
Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens Series: Trevor Cameron, Sunnyside Nursery manager and arboretum president will lead a winter pruning workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 17 at the arboretum in Legion Memorial Park, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. RSVP required. Free for arboretum members; $10 for non-members. Annual fee to join the arboretum is $20 and get all classes for the year free. More at www.evergreenarboretum.com.
Sustainable Gardening Winter Speaker Series: Snohomish County Master Gardener Foundation’s series with celebrity gardeners, authors and experts sharing their knowledge on a variety of gardening subjects. Lectures are generally held every two weeks from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Fridays through early April. Feb. 2: University of Washington professor John Marzluff, “Welcome to Subirdia.” Feb. 16. Washington State University associate professor Linda Chalker-Scott, “Arboriculture Myths: What Works, What Doesn’t and Why. Talks are at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. Cost for all lectures is $85. A single session is $20 at the door. Register online at www.gardenlectures.com.
Monroe Garden Club: The club is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a high school senior or college student who is pursuing a career in some aspect of horticulture at an accredited college or trade school. Studies may include forestry, botany, landscaping, floral design, environmental studies, etc. Applicants must reside in or within 20 miles of Monroe. Deadline for application is April 1. For more, call 360-217-8417.
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