Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

Bellevue Botanical Garden: The garden’s 25th annual winter wonderland called Garden d’Lights is displayed 4:30 to 9 p.m. Through Dec. 31, 12001 Main St., Bellevue. Admission is $5, free for ages 10 and younger. Parking $5. No free nights this year. Call 425-452-2750 or go to www.bellevuebotanical.org/garden-dlights.

Winter walk: Join the Camano Wildlife Habitat Project on a walk through Camano Island State Park at 9:50 a.m. Jan. 4. The 2.6-mile hike includes two elevation gains of about 50 feet, views of Saratoga Passage and Elger Bay and a walk through a “fern grotto” and ravine. The pace is moderate and the walk takes place rain or shine. Wear warm clothing and sturdy shoes or boots. Camino Island State Park is at 2269 Lowell Point Road. Discover Pass required. More at www.camanowildlifehabitat.org.

Become a master: Applications for master gardener training classes in 2020 are now available. Learn to research, teach and mentor community gardeners and become an environmental steward. All training is open book and no memorization is expected. Training involves about 80 hours of classroom and workshop instruction held once a week on Thursdays, Jan. 9 through March 26. Tuition is $295, plus a volunteer commitment of 40 hours each year for two years on a variety of horticultural and environmental educational projects. Without the volunteer commitment, tuition is $795. Call 425-338-2400 or go to tinyurl.com/y8srkp2y.

Growing tomatoes: Kate Ryan, a coordinator for the WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Growing Groceries program, will lead a presentation on everything you need to know about growing tomatoes. That includes seed starting, transplanting, staking, watering, pollinating, fertilizing and harvest at the Jan. 9 meeting of the Snohomish County Fruit Society. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at The Snohomish Boys & Girls Club, 402 Second St., Snohomish. More at snohomishcfs.wordpress.com.

Winter Speaker Series: The Master Gardner Foundation’s annual Winter Speaker Series runs Jan. 10 through April 3. All classes are from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Mukilteo Presbyterian Church, 4515 84th St. SW, Mukilteo. The charge is $20 per class or $85 for the series. Call 425-357-6010 or go to www.gardenlectures.com for more information. The presentation schedule: Jan. 10, with Richie Steffen on “The Gentle Madness of Ferns;” Jan. 24, with Barry Hoffer on “Stunning Maples for Your Garden;” Feb. 7, with Tobey Nelson on “Pots with Pizazz;” Feb. 14, with Bess Bronstein on “Renovation and Renewal of an Aging Garden;” Feb. 28, with Monica Van der Vieren on “Plant it and They Will Come: Wildlife in a (Mostly) Native Landscape;” March 13, with Marilyn Glenn on “How to Select, Grow and Prune Clematis, the Queen of the Vines,” March 20, with Dan Hinkley on “Forgotten Elements of Good Design;” and April 3 with Jairul Rahaman on “Plants and Fungi: A Match Made in Heaven.”

Mukilteo Lighthouse Quilters: The Mukilteo Lighthouse Quilters hosts its 15th Birthday Party at its Jan. 21 meeting. Bring your favorite quilt for a show and tell. Enjoy birthday cake and ice cream. Monthly meetings feature a guest speaker, trunk show or charity event and are held at 6:45 p.m. on the third Tuesday at the Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. Non-members are welcome. Email MLQuilters@outlook.com for more information. More at www.mlquilters.org.

Master Gardener Hotline & Diagnostic Clinic: Call 425-357-6010 to talk to a master gardener or visit Snohomish County’s walk-in clinic at the WSU Extension office in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, April through September, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, October t hrough March. More at www.extension.wsu.edu/snohomish/garden/master-gardener-program.

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