Adopt-A-Basket: Donations are now being accepted to support Edmonds’ annual flower program, which adorns downtown streets with flower baskets and parks with plantings from June through September. Nearly 140 flower baskets will be planted in the city this year. Residents can help by “adopting” a basket for $100 or a plark planting for $250. Call 425-771-0230 to check on current basket and park availability. A map and brochure of the parks and basket locations is available online at www.flowerprogram.edmondswa.gov. Forms and payment can be mailed or brought to Edmonds Parks and Recreation in the Frances Anderson Center at 700 Main St., Edmonds, WA 98020.
Celebrate Earth Day: Help plant up to 2,000 trees and shrubs near a salmon-bearing stream, the Middle Fork of Quilceda Creek in Marysville, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 20. Meet at the Strawberry Fields Athletic Park, 6100 152nd Ave NE, Marysville. Volunteers of all ages are welcome. No advance registration is required. Call 425-316-8592 for more information.
Egg Scramble: Scramble through the grass in Everett’s arboretum to find colorful eggs filled with seeds, then plant them with dirt in the shell and take them home in an egg carton from 1 to 2 p.m. April 20 at the Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. Free. Meet in the arboretum lawn near the gazebo. RSVP to 425-257-8597.
Plant swap and gardening advice: Two events for gardeners, both April 23 at Everett Community College’s Whitehorse Hall on the second floor, 2000 Tower St. in Everett. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. bring plants to trade, take free plants and purchase vegetable starts to benefit college sustainability initiatives. From noon to 1 p.m. celebrity gardening expert Ciscoe Morris will share tips and answer questions about Northwest gardening. The events are part of the campus Earth Week celebration, sponsored by the college’s Sustainability Initiative and the EvCC Foundation. Visit www.EverettCC.edu/Maps for campus and parking maps.
Earth Day celebration: A celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day is scheduled at 1:15 p.m. April 26 at Lake Tye Park, 14964 Fryelands Blvd., Monroe. Fryelands Elementary School students will plant trees. More at tinyurl.com/monroearbor.
Spring garden open house: 1 to 4 p.m. April 27 at Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. Enjoy appetizers and displays in the horticultural classroom, pick up a brochure and a game card, then wander through the arboretum, filling it in. Stop to listen to David Lee Howard performing on acoustic guitar and return to the classroom to turn in your card for a free plant to take home. The event is free. Call 425-257-8597 or go to www.evergreenarboretum.com.
Hartsfield quilts: The Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, 703 S. Second St., La Conner, is exhibiting the Hartsfield Quilt Collection through April 28. The quilt collection, originally owned by a slave family, dates back to the early 1850s. The 12-piece exhibit will be accompanied by family photographs and historical context. Admission is $7 general, $5 military and students, free for children 12 and younger. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. More at www.qfamuseum.org.
Keep pests out: Barb Burrill from City Fruit in Seattle will speak on how to net fruit trees to keep the pests out from 7 to 9 p.m. May 9 at the Snohomish Boys & Girls Club, 402 2nd St. in Snohomish. She will discuss basics on local fruit tree pests and why and how to net your fruit trees. City Fruit is a Seattle non-profit that provides assistance in cooking and preserving the fruit, promotes the sharing of extra fruit, and protects the health and vitality of the trees. More at the Snohomish County Fruit Society’s website: snohomishcfs.wordpress.com.
Kids Plant for Mom’s Day: This long-standing tradition at the Edmonds Farmers Market is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 11 at 5th Avenue N. and Bell Street. This event, hosted by Edmonds in Bloom, allows young gardeners to get their hands in the dirt and create a colorful living bouquet for Mom that can last all summer. Donations of $10 cover the cost of flowers and materials. More information at www.edmondsinbloom.com.
Ikebana Exhibition: The Ikenobo School in Mill Creek’s 21st annual Ikebana exhibition is set for 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 12 at the Community Room of city hall, 15720 Main St. in Mill Creek. Demonstrations are scheduled from 2 to 3 p.m.
Evergreen Awards: The city of Mountlake Terrace is accepting nominations for its 10th Evergreen Awards. The city started the program in 2009 to recognize property owners who take great care of their properties. There are five categories of awards: Best Maintained Residence, Best Maintained Business, Best Maintained Multifamily Property, Most Sustainable Property and Best Transformation. Nominees are evaluated with properties in the same neighborhood: Cedar Terrace, Gateway, Lake Ballinger, Melody Hill, Cascade View and Town Center. Nominations will be accepted May 31. More at tinyurl.com/evergreenawards.
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 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, October through March, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, April through September. More at extension.wsu.edu/snohomish/garden/master-gardener-program.
Arlington Garden Club: The club offers a $2,500 scholarship to a graduating senior who plans to attend an accredited university or college in Washington state during the 2019-2020 academic year. Applicants must be enrolled in a program related to horticulture, agriculture, or environmental science. Eligible schools are Arlington, Darrington, Lakewood, Lake Stevens, Marysville, Granite Falls and Stanwood. Application can be found on www.arlingtongardenclub.org The application deadline is May 1.
Floretum Garden Club: The club offers a $1,500 scholarship to high school graduates, community college students or individuals planning a career in a horticultural field. The scholarship recipients may attend any community college, college, technical school or university in Washington during the year following the award. Application forms are available at local school scholarship offices, the horticulture department, or by emailing JoyceJohnson310@comcast.net. The deadline for submitting applications is May 6.
Mukilteo Way Garden Club: The club offers a $1,000 scholarship, open to graduating high school seniors, college students and those working in, or interested in working in, the horticulture, landscaping, environment or related fields. Applicants must use the funds for classes, books and fees for those fields of study during the 2019-2020 school year at an accredited Washington college, university or trade school. Details and applications are available online. The application deadline is May 31. More at www.mwgc.org.