Home and garden events around Snohomish County

Winter pruning workshop: Learn proper winter-pruning techniques during this hands-on workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens, 145 Alverson Blv d., Everett. The focus is on deciduous plants, including Japanese maples. Bring pruners and questions. Join for the whole session or stop in for part of it. Meet at the arboretum entrance. Free to members; $10 for non-members. Join online or day of class. Admission is $25 each or $40 per family. Membership includes free classes all year. More at www.evergreenarboretum.com/classes.asp.

Plant sale rescheduled: The Snohomish Conservation District’s annual plant sale has been rescheduled because of winter storms. The event is now scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb 17 at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Commercial Building No. 400. Anyone who cannot come on the new date may email scdplantsale@snohomishcd.org or call 425-335-5634 to make alternative arrangements.

Butterfly Gardening: Learn what can be done to attract and support butterflies in your garden at a meeting of the Mukilteo Way Garden Club set for 10:30 a.m. Feb. 19 at the Mukilteo Presbyterian Church, 4514 84th St. SW, Mukilteo. More at www.mwgc.org.

Pollinators talk: Learn about pollinators in your yard and how to assist them. Veterinarian Jennifer Short will discuss the current challenges for the bees, forage support and toxin control. Short will also will explain the basics of beekeeping and the honey bee. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Island County Multi-Purpose Center, 141 N East Camano Drive, Camano. Call 360-387-2236 or go to www.camanowildlifehabitat.org.

Seattle Home Show: Information on backyard cottages, tiny homes, smart home technology, landscaping and kitchen remodeling are among things to be explored at the Seattle Home Show, Feb. 23 through March 3, at CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave S. in Seattle. Show hours are: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is $13 for adults, $9 for those 60 and up and military, $3 for children 7 to 15, free for those age 7 and under. E‐tickets are available at www.SeattleHomeShow.com. E‐ticket purchasers receive $5 parking for Seattle Home Show at CenturyLink Field Parking Garage.

Sustainable gardening series: The Master Gardener Foundation’s 16th annual sustainable gardening speaker series runs through April. Up next: On March 2, Susie Egan will discuss “The Wonderful World of Trilliums.” All presentations are on Fridays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. The charge is $20 for a single session or $85 for the series. All proceeds go to the Master Gardener Foundation of Snohomish County. Go to www.gardenlectures.com or call 425-357-6010 for more information.

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.

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. More at extension.wsu.edu/snohomish/garden/master-gardener-program.

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