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Arboretum to host ‘poetry in the trees’ exhibit

In honor of National Poetry Month, 25 short poems stamped on clay tablets will be suspended in various trees April 1-30 at the Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens. The exhibit is titled “Out on a Limb – poetry in the trees.”

An opening-day reception is set for 2 p.m. April 1 in the arboretum classroom, featuring readings by Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rae Armantrout.

The arboretum, at 145 Alverson Blvd. in Everett, is open to the public every day from dawn to dusk. For more information and to register for upcoming classes, visit www.evergreenarboretum.com/classesandevents.

Rock & gem club sets annual sale

The Maplewood Rock and Gem Club plans its annual Rock & Mineral Sale for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 1-2 at 8802 196th St. SW in Edmonds.

A variety of vendors will offer gems, rocks, slabs, crystals, beads, rough, cabochons, gems, fossils, gift item, and more, both rough and carved, big and small.

Snohomish Garden Club meeting to feature speaker

The Snohomish Garden Club will hold a general meeting at 7 p.m. April 10 at the Snohomish Senior Center, at 506 4th St. in Snohomish. At 7:30 p.m., guest speaker Rose Nicoletti will discuss landscape design.

The event is free for members and $15 for non-members. For more information and to register, visit snohomishgardenclub.com.

Hardy Plant Society plant sale set

The Hardy Plant Society of Washington will hold its annual plant sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 16 at the Center for Urban Horticulture at the University of Washington, 3501 NE 41st St. in Seattle.

Find hardy perennials and ground covers for shade and sun, plus plants from Hardy Plant Society members’ gardens at great prices. Seeds will also be available.

Come early for the best selection, and please bring a box or bag to take your treasures home.

A plant list will be posted online at www.hardyplantsocietywa.org during the week of the sale.

Master Gardener plant sale coming to fairgrounds

Shop tens of thousands of plants at the Snohomish County Master Gardener Foundation’s Annual Plant Sale, set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 29.

The sale will take place in the Don Britton Livestock Pavilion at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds.

Choose from over 4,000 tomato plants, 4,000 herb and veggie starts, thousands of perennials and hundreds of dahlias, as well as bog plants, native plants, trees, shrubs and ground covers. A holding area and a load-out area for easier shopping will be available. Local master gardeners will be on hand to help with plant selections and answer gardening questions.

All proceeds benefit the nonprofit Snohomish County Master Gardener Foundation, which supports the WSU-Snohomish County Master Gardener Program. For more information call 425-357-6010 or go to www.snomgf.org.

Alderwood Garden Club plant sale set in Lynnwood

The Alderwood Garden Club Plant Sale is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 29 at Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W. in Lynnwood.

On offer will be many varieties of perennials, shrubs, veggie starts, annuals, garden art and more.

Plant sale proceeds support the Edmonds Community College Horticulture scholarship fund, community projects and other activities by the garden club, a nonprofit organization.

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