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  • Wednesday, August 20, 2008 5:02pm
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Tours and events

Arts Council of Snohomish County: Monte Cristo Hotel, 1507 Wall St., Everett; 425-257-8380, www.artscouncilofsnoco.org.

  • Art of the Garden, more than 50 artists; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, through Aug. 21, free.

    Edmonds Parks &Recreation: 700 Main St., Edmonds; 425-771-0230, www.reczone.org.

  • Kruckeberg Botanic Garden tours, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 23, registration required; $10, $5 ages 12 to 17; rare plants, exotic groundcovers.

    Evergreen Arboretum &Gardens: Legion Park, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett; 425-257-8597, www.evergreenarboretum.com.

  • Docent-led tours: 2 p.m. Saturdays, rain or shine; now through Sept. 6, other days by appointment; 425-257-8597, www.evergreenarboretum.com.

    UW Center for Urban Horticulture, headquarters for UW Botanic Gardens: 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle; register at 206-543-8616, www.uwbotanicgardens.org.

  • Images from Soest Garden to Shoveller’s Pond — Larry Howard’s photography, on display 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, through early September in the center’s Miller Library.

    Classes

    Adopt-A-Stream Foundation: Northwest Stream Center, 600 128th St. SE, Everett; 425-316-8592, www.streamkeeper.org.

  • Environmental Educators Institute, “Rediscovery — As if Earth Matters,” 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 21, $150, registration required; 425-316-8592, www.streamkeeper.org.
  • Beneficial insects, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 26, for fourth-graders to adult; $5 members, $7 nonmembers, includes lunch; registration required, 425-316-8592, e-mail aasf@streamkeeper.org.

    Christianson’s Nursery and Greenhouse: 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon; register at 360-466-3821, www.christiansonsnursery.com.

  • “Children in the Garden” summer craft series finale, paint a terra cotta toad abode, 10:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 27, $1.50 per child; registration required at 360-466-3821.

    Emery’s Garden: 2829 164th St. SW, Lynnwood; 425-743-4555, www.emerysgarden.com. Classes are free unless otherwise noted.

  • Shade gardening, 11 a.m. Aug. 23, noon Aug. 24, 1 p.m. Aug. 27.

    The Plant Farm at Smokey Point: 15022 Twin Lakes Ave., Marysville; 360-652-3351, www.theplantfarm.com. Unless otherwise noted, classes are free, but registration is requested. Classes are 11 a.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. Sundays.

  • Exotic and hardy edibles, Aug. 23.
  • Summer pruning with Cass Turnbull, noon Aug. 24.

    Swansons Nursery: Seminars and classes offered. Registration suggested. 9701 15th Ave. NW, Seattle; 206-782-2543, ext. 235, www.swansonsnursery.com.

  • Ikebana with Megumi Schacher, 9:15 a.m. Fridays, ongoing, registration required before first class, 425-744-9751; $25 per session.

    WSU Snohomish County Extension: McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett; 425-338-2400, ext. 5500, www.snohomish.wsu.edu.

  • Learn to identify bugs and blights in a two-hour class Aug. 27; choose from 10 a.m. 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. sessions; $20 one workshop ($10 for master gardeners). Registration required; 425-338-2400, www.snohomish.wsu.edu. Other classes will be offered on Wednesdays through December. A series of four is $65 ($35 for master gardeners).

    Coming up

    Tours and events

    Nature Conservancy walking tours: Port Susan Bay Preserve, near Stanwood: Choose from 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. sessions, third Saturdays, by appointment; now through Sept. 20; free; details at 206-343-4345, ext. 345 or e-mail washington@tnc.org, subject [“]Port Susan Bay Tours.”

    Classes

    Adopt-A-Stream Foundation: Northwest Stream Center, 600 128th St. SE, Everett; 425-316-8592, www.streamkeeper.org.

  • Beneficial insects, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 26, for ages fourth grade to adult; learn about the beneficial insects in your own backyard that perform valuable services like pollination and pest control; $5 members, $7 nonmembers, includes lunch; registration required, 425-316-8592, e-mail aasf@streamkeeper.org.

    Christianson’s Nursery and Greenhouse: 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon; register at 360-466-3821, www.christiansonsnursery.com.

  • Spice up your containers, 10 to 11 a.m. Aug. 30, free, but call 360-466-3821 for reservations.

    Emery’s Garden: 2829 164th St. SW, Lynnwood; 425-743-4555, www.emerysgarden.com. Classes are free unless otherwise noted.

  • Goodbye grass, hello groundcovers, 11 a.m. Sept. 6 and 1 p.m. Sept. 10.
  • Fall planting — how to plant trees and shrubs, 1 p.m. Sept. 7 and 10.

    Northwest Perennial Alliance: Bellevue Botanical Garden visitors’ center, 12001 Main St., Bellevue; 425-647-6004, www.northwestperennialalliance.org.

  • Fall perennial care, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. first Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. second and fourth Sundays, ongoing, all experience levels welcome; free.

    The Plant Farm at Smokey Point: 15022 Twin Lakes Ave., Marysville; 360-652-3351, www.theplantfarm.com. Unless otherwise noted, classes are free, but registration is requested; call to leave the name of the class and number of seats desired. Classes are 11 a.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. Sundays.

  • New lawns, Aug. 30.
  • Container gardening with pansies, Aug. 31.
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