Home & Garden Calendar

  • Thursday, September 29, 2011 12:01am
  • Life

Club speakers

Edmonds Floretum Garden Club: 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 1, Coldwell Banker Bain Community Room, 108 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; $2 suggested donation. Zsofia Pasztor, founder and owner of Innovative, Landscape Technologies, will talk about up and coming environmentally friendly, w

aterwise gardening techniques, including Compost Soxx to make steep slopes easier to garden, urban vegetable gardening, backyard chickens and lawn replacement ideas. See www.edmondsfloretumgardenclub.org or call 425-774-4991 for more details.

Classes

Beekeeping apprentice level

courses: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Monday nights, Nov. 7 to Dec. 5 or Jan. 9 to Feb. 13 or Feb. 27 to March 26; $70, WSU Snohomish County Extension, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. To register with a credit card, go to www.brownpapertickets.com and search for master beekeeper. To download a registration form and mail it in with a check, go to snohomish.wsu.edu/calendar.htm. Call Karie Christensen at 425-357-6039 or e-mail klchristen@cahnrs.wsu.edu with registration questions.

TOURS & events

Everett Fall Home & Gift Show: Noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 30, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 1 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 2, Comcast Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett; $7 or $6.50 for ages 58 and older, free for ages 16 and younger; www.westlakepromo.com.

Seattle Home Show 2: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 7 and 8, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 9 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 10, Columbus Day at Century- Link Field Event Center, formerly Qwest Field & Events Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for ages 60 and older, $3 for ages 7 to 15. See www.SeattleHomeShow.com or 425-467-0960 for more details.

Fall mushroom show: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 9, Floral Hall at Forest Park, 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd., Everett; free. The Snohomish County Mycological Society and Everett Parks & Recreation put on this annual event, which includes lectures, vendors, demonstrations and numerous specimens of fall mushrooms. Attendees are welcome to bring their own fungi samples for possible identification by an expert. Call 425-257-8300 or see www.scmsfungi.org.

Monte Cristo awards: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13, Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave. Free. Everett citizens who have made extensive efforts to make their homes or businesses attractive and keep them well maintained will be honored at the city’s 17th annual awards reception and ceremony. Call 425-257-8717 for more information.

Series

Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens: Legion Park, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett; 425-257-8597. See www.evergreenarboretum.com for the 2011 class series list. Classes are held at the arboretum from noon to 1 p.m. on select Saturdays. Classes are free.

• Oct. 15, putting your garden to bed with master gardener Wink Cushman.

• Nov. 12, holiday centerpieces from your backyard with Bob Adrian, owner of Flowers by Adrian. Class is limited to 20 people. Call 425-257-8597 to reserve a seat in the indoor classroom.

• Dec. 3, backyard beekeeping with master gardener Paul Bryant. Class is limited to 20 people. Call 425-257-8597 to reserve a seat in the indoor classroom.

Nursery classes

These local nurseries feature gardening classes, guest speakers and special events throughout the year, often for no charge. Check their websites or call for details.

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

• Emery’s Garden: 2829 164th St. SW, Lynnwood; 425-743-4555; www.emerysgarden.com.

• Molbak’s Garden & Home: 13625 NE 175th St., Woodinville; 425-483-5000; www.molbaks.com.

• My Garden: 17414 Bothell-Everett Highway, Mill Creek; 425-402-1842; www.mygardennursery.com.

• Sunnyside Nursery: 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville; 425-334-2002; www.sunnysidenursery.net.

• Pine Creek Nursery: 23225 Sofie Road, Monroe; 360-863-8866; pinecreeknursery.com.

• The Plant Farm at Smokey Point: 15022 Twin Lakes Ave., Marysville; 360-652-3351; www.theplantfarm.com.

• Wight’s Home & Garden: 5026 196th St. SW, Lynnwood; 425-775-3636; www.wights.com.

Interiors

Home decorating and organizing: Kelly DuByne, owner of Distinctive Interior Designs (425-238-3678), and Monika Kristofferson, owner of Efficient Organization (425-220-8905), offer a variety of home decorating and organizing classes at discounted rates through the Lake Stevens school district and the Marysville, Everett and Mill Creek parks and recreation departments. Check your local recreation guide this fall or see www.distinctiveinteriordesigns.net and www.efficientorganizationnw.com for detailed class schedules and pricing.

Plant clinics

Got a gardening question? Consult a local master gardener at a public plant clinic. If you have a plant with a problem or disease, bring in a fresh plant sample that, if possible, includes the diseased area, a transition area and a healthy area. Photos are also helpful. You can also call the master gardener hot line from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April through September, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. October through March at 425-357-6010 or visit the Home & Garden section at snohomish.wsu.edu.

WSU Snohomish County Extension: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays April through September, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. October through March (closed the two weeks of Christmas and New Years), 600 128th St. SE, Everett.

To submit an item for the Home & Garden calendar, e-mail features@heraldnet.com or send it to H&G Calendar, The Herald, P.O. Box 930, Everett, WA 98206.

Talk to us

More in Life

Woman shopping pink petunia flower at market. Customer choosing flowers at garden center
Four great reasons to visit the garden center in August

If the dog days of summer are getting you down, hightail it down to your local nursery for some inspiration and therapy.

Andrew Vait, left to right, Annie Jantzer and Linzy Collins of The Little Lies rehearses Monday evening in Everett, Washington on May 16, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Music, theater and more: What’s happening in Snohomish County

The Music at the Marina series concludes today with The Little Lies, a Fleetwood Mac tribute band.

Vaccinium ovatum, or evergreen huckleberry, is an iconic native plant of the Pacific Northwest. (Richie Steffen)
Great Plant Pick: Evergreen huckleberry

This iconic Pacific Northwest native plant is versatile, easy to grow and defines our landscape.

Photo Caption: A zhadou is a bowl for discarding table scraps. This one sold for $7,680 at Nadeau's Auction Gallery.
This elegant porcelain bowl has a lowly function: table scraps

The European and American equivalents had it even worse. They were used in bathrooms.

Take a journey to Stanwood-Camano’s past at annual event

The sixth annual Stanwood/Camano Historic Sites Tour is set for Aug. 26-27.

Josh Haazard Stands inside his workspace, the HaazLab, where he creates a variety of cosplay props and other creative gadgets, on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, at his home in Monroe, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
This contraption crafter turns junk into sci-fi weaponry

Joshamee “The Chief” Haazard is a costume prop maker in Monroe. He transforms trash into treasure.

Jennifer Bardsley's daughter told her mom to use the panorama function on her smartphone camera to get this stretched visual effect. (Jennifer Bardsley)
Back-to-school shopping with budget-conscious teens

Jennifer Bardsley’s son, daughter and nieces taught her these tricks for saving a lot of money on new school wardrobes.

A performer with Up Up Up, a touring circus on a flatbed truck with a crane for aerial acts. (Submitted photo)
Double fun in Everett with a big truck circus, big screen movie

Up Up Up circus returns to Hewitt at 6 p.m. “Encanto” at the Sail-in Cinema at the waterfront is at 8:25 p.m.

A bald eagle flys over Howarth Park back to it’s perch on Friday, April 22, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Learn how to photograph birds in three-part workshop

Participants will learn to make appealing, sharp bird photos even if they are new to photography.

Most Read