Home and garden events around Snohomish County

Marysville’s Mother Lovin’ Market: Shop for handmade and homegrown wares, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 12 at the Ken Baxter Community Center and Comeford Park, 514 Delta Ave., Marysville. The indoor and outdoor market features bath and body items, home and garden supplies, clothing, accessories, jewelry and more.

Rhody trip: Members of the Monroe Garden Club plan a field trip to Rhody Ridge Arboretum, 17415 Clover Road, Bothell, at noon May 14. The botanical park is an 11-acre showcase of flowering beauty and natural woodlands. Bring chairs and a sack lunch. Email gardeningsince52@gmail.com with questions. More at monroegardenclub.net.

Veggie garden: Volunteer to help the Snohomish Garden Club with its vegetable garden. The next session is 8 a.m. May 15 at the garden plot next to Bailey’s U-Pick Farm, 12711 Springhetti Road, Snohomish. Helpers of all ages are welcome. All produce is given to two local food banks. Email laurahartman@frontier.com with questions. More at snohomishgardenclub.com.

Drip irrigation: Master gardener and home irrigation expert Jeff Thompson cuts through all the confusion about low-volume drip irrigation systems in a hands-on workshop. The 2½-hour workshop will be offered at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. May 16 at the WSU Extension Office in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Hosted by Washington State University Snohomish County Extension. Cost is $20. Register by calling 425-357-6039 or by emailing christensen4@wsu.edu.

GARDEN TALKS

Mukilteo Way Garden Club: “Growing and Grafting Apples,” an interactive demonstration by Jerry Hilson on real apple trees, will be presented as part of the May 8 meeting. Social begins at 10:30 a.m. Call 425-347-3449. More at www.mwgc.org.

Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens Series: Join the experts from the Northwestern Chapter of North American Rock Garden Society noon to 1 p.m. May 19 for a tour of the old and new rock gardens in the Everett Arboretum. Discuss proper construction, design techniques and plant selection. Check out displays of plants and containers, and take home a plant to start your own rock garden. Meet in the Arboretum Rock Garden, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. Registration required. Free to members; $10 non-members. RSVP at 425-257-8597 or via email at ontactus@evergreenarboretum.com.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Floretum Garden Club: Each year the club offers $1,500 scholarships to high school graduates, community college students, or anyone planning a career in horticulture. The scholarship recipients may attend any community college, college, technical school or university in Washington during the year following the award. Scholarship applications are available by emailing JoyceJohnson310@comcast.net. The deadline is May 7.

Mukilteo Way Garden Club: The club is offering a $1,000 scholarship to go toward classes in the 2018-19 school year at a Washington college or trade school. Applicants must be working in or interested in working in the horticulture, landscape or landscape design fields. Graduating high school seniors are welcome to apply. Deadline is May 31. More at mwgc.org.

Arlington Garden Club: A $2,000 scholarship is being offered to a high school senior who is pursuing a career in some aspect of horticulture or environmental studies at an accredited college. Deadline for application is June 1. More at arlingtongardenclub.org.

PLANT SALES

Edmonds Floretum Garden Club: 9 a.m. to noon May 5, Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers St., Edmonds. Locally grown perennials, bulbs, herbs, annuals and shrubs. There will also be garden-related art, containers, vases, tools and crafts at the boutique. Proceeds fund scholarships for horticulture students. More at www.edmondsfloretumgardenclub.org.

Greenwood Garden Club: Perennials, annuals, ground covers, succulents, vegetable starts and herbs will be for sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 5, at Warm Beach Community Park, 19016 94th Drive NW, Stanwood. A selection of yard art will also be available. Call 360-652-4138 for more information.

Glacier Peak High School: Farmers & Makers Market, 4 to 7 p.m. May 17, in the Glacier Peak High School commons, 7401 144th Place SE, Snohomish. A student-led market focusing on plant starts and makers craft. Support a high schooler’s entrepreneurial project at this fourth annual market. Rare, uncommon and unusual finds. Call 425-501-7337.

Forever Flowers: Perennials, shrubs, trees, hydrangeas, duetzia and hardy fuschias will be on sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 18, 19 and 20, 3427 153rd Ave. SE, Snohomish. Call 425-335-0491 or email milkyway153@hotmail.com for more.

Pilchuck Fuchsia Society: The sale is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 20 at the 17th St. Salon & Gifts, 12906 17th St NE, Lake Stevens. There will be hanging fuchsia baskets, hardy fuchsias, garden art, and other plants and vegetable starts. Call 425-330-4134 or email kimmiegogal@live.com with questions.

Snohomish County Master Gardener Foundation: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 5, WSU Snohomish County Extension, McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Extensive selection of tomato, herb and veggie starts. Perennials, native plants, trees, shrubs, ground covers, carnivorous plants and living garden art. Specialty nurseries will be offering unusual, interesting and hard-to-find plants. Proceeds support demonstration gardens, plant problem clinics and training programs. More at www.snomgf.org.

South Whidbey Eagles: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 5 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 6, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie, 16691 Highway 525, Freeland. Plants from local growers include tomatoes, geraniums, bedding plants, hanging baskets, trees, grasses and groundcovers. Enter raffle to win a Weber barbecue, hanging baskets and more. Proceeds go to Whidbey Island charities. Call 360-321-5636 for more information.

Edmonds Community College: Mother’s Day Sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 11 and 12 at the Edmonds Community College greenhouse, 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Annuals, perennials, vegetable and herb starts, container gardens, fuchsia baskets, conifers, succulents and miscellaneous garden items. Call 425-640-1614.

Everett Garden Club: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 12 at the corner of 52nd Street SE and Evergreen Way, Everett. Trees, vegetable and plant starts, container gardens, ground covers, berries, lavender, dahlias, lilies, ferns and herbs. Yard art and garden crafts also available. There will also be a raffle. Selection from members’ gardens and wholesale nurseries. Call 425-238-7649 or go to www.facebook.com/everett.gardenclub.

Monroe Garden Club: Shop for perennials, vegetable starts, shrubs and more from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 12, East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe. Proceeds support the club’s annual scholarship and community beautification projects. More at monroegardenclub.net.

Edmonds in Bloom: Kids Plant for Mom’s Day, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 12, Edmonds Farmers Market, Fifth Avenue and Bell Street. Children decorate and plant pots with the help of volunteers. A $10 donation for materials is requested. Kids can also see the Children’s Fairy Flower Parade at noon and make a free Mother’s Day card at C’est La Vie, 320 Fifth Ave. S. Visit the website www.edmondsinbloom.com.

Island County Master Gardener Foundation: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 12, Greenbank Farm, Highway 20 and Wonn Road, Greenbank. Perennials, native plants, shrubs and vegetables. There will be a plant clinic all about gardening and personal shoppers to help you with your purchases. Check island.wsu.edu for more.

Arlington Garden Club: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 12 at the Arlington City Hall plaza, 238, N. Olympic Ave., Arlington. Perennials, annuals, vegetables, herbs, shrubs and more. Proceeds go toward a horticulture scholarship awarded to a local high school senior. Coffee and baked goods will also be available. Go to www.arlingtongardenclub.org for more.

Camano Animal Shelter Association: Bake and Plant Sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 12 at the Island County Multipurpose Center, 141 E. Camano Drive. Wide selection of indoor and outdoor plants. There will also be a bake sale, hot dogs and water for sale, plus free coffee. Proceeds benefit homeless pets at the local animal shelter. Call 360-387-1902 or go to www.camanoanimalshelter.org for more information.

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