Spring blooms with an abundance of plant sales

  • By Andrea Brown Herald Writer
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015 4:51pm
  • LifeGo-See-Do

Here’s one word to sum up what’s happening in the weeks to come:


It’s the season to dig into some super deals at the dozens of special sales offered by garden clubs, schools, community groups, churches and local plant foundations.

Many sales are just in time for Mother’s Day. Those that come after are just in time for Father’s Day. Of course, any day is a good day to spend time in the garden.


Mabana Flames Auxiliary: 9 a.m. to noon April 25, Mabana Fire Station 3651 S. Camano Drive, Camano Island. Members’ perennials, tomato plants from Jordan Nursery, fuchsia hanging baskets, annuals, wildlife habitat information and bake sale. Support your local firefighters. For more information, email bpeary@wavecable.com or call 360-387-9727.

Alderwood Garden Club: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 25, 19223 Highway 99, Lynnwood Eagle Aerie 2888. Perennials, shrubs and veggie starts. Master gardeners available to answer gardening questions. Proceeds support horticulture scholarships. Contact: dtnagagawa@comcast.net.

Seattle Dahlia Society: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 25 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 26, Country Village, 23718 Bothell Everett Highway, Bothell. Hundreds of locally grown dahlia tubers. Dahlias in many sizes, forms and colors. Members will help with selections and growing information. Got to www.seattledahliasociety.org or email seattledahlia society@comcast.net.

Greenwood Garden Club Plant Sale: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 25, Warm Beach Community Park, 19016 94th Drive N., Stanwood. Perennials, annuals, ground covers, succulents and herbs, and art and yard sale items. Call 360-652-4138.

Coupeville Garden Club: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 25, Coupeville Recreation Hall, 901 NW Alexander St., Coupeville. Tomatoes, geraniums, perennials, sedums, annuals, stone planters, hanging baskets. Weedless Cafe will have chili, cornbread, coffee and pastries for sale. Call 360-678-6914.

Sno-King Fuchsia Society: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 25, Country Village, 23718 Bothell Everett Highway, Bothell. Spring plants, tomatoes, bedding plants and many fuchsias. For more information, call 425-776-4442 or email rand37@frontier.com.

Snohomish Garden Club: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 25, The Farm at Swan’s Trail, 7301 Rivershore Road, Snohomish. Perennials, annuals, blooming flora, water-garden plants and small trees and shrubs. Proceeds support community projects and scholarships to graduating high school students from Snohomish in the field of horticulture. Go to www.snohomishgardenclub.com.

FlorAbundance Spring Plant Sale: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 25 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26, Building 30 at Warren G. Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle. Numerous nurseries offer locally grown edibles, annuals, perennials, trees, and shrubs, veggies, ornamental salvias. Supports the Washington Park Arboretum Foundation. Call 206-325-4510 or go to www. arboretumfoundation.org

Stanwood High School greenhouse production and horticultural science classes: Bloom’n Plant Sale will be held Thursday through Saturday starting April 30 and continuing through May 9, Highway 532 and Lindstrom Road. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Annuals, perennials, vegetable starts, herbs and baskets.


Bethesda Lutheran Church: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 2, 23406 56th Ave. W, Mountlake Terrace. Flower, vegetable starts and shrubs. A handmade quilt and other items will be raffled. For more information, call 425-778-0309.

South Whidbey Island Eagles: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 2 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 3, 16691 Highway 525, Langley. Plants from local growers including bedding plants, tomatoes, geraniums, grasses, ground covers, hanging baskets, trees, herbs, rhodies and tomato plants. A raffle drawing will be held at 2 p.m. May 3.

Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 1 and May 2 at the church, 8109 224th St. SW, Edmonds. Tomato starts, annuals, perennials, houseplants. Annual rummage sale at same time. Call the church at 425-778-0373 or go to www.euuc.org.

Esperanza Plant Sale: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 1, 2 and 3, 19511 64th Ave. W, west of Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynnwood. Perennials, shrubs, annuals, bulbs and veggie starts. Proceeds go to mission trip scholarships to build homes in Mexico. For more information, call Cathy at 425-280-8190.

Arlington High School FFA: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 1, 2, 3, 8 and 9, at the school, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd., Arlington.Baskets, geraniums and veggie starts.

Lake Stevens High School FFA: May 1 and 2; and May 7, 8 and 9, at the school greenhouse, 2908 113th Ave. NE. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 1, 7 and 8; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 2 and 9. Plants, hanging baskets, container gardening and bedding plants. Special services: replant baskets with five plant picks and fresh soil for $10 per basket.

Snohomish County Master Gardener Foundation: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 2, WSU Snohomish County Extension, McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. More than 5,000 tomatoes starts, 4,000 herb and vegetable starts, perennials, native plants, trees, shrubs, ground covers, specialty perennials, living garden art. Plants were raised by master gardeners, who will be available to answer questions. Call 425-357-6010 or go to www.snomgf.org.

South Whidbey Garden Club: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 2, Highway 525 north of Sebo’s Hardware. Dahlias, plants, vegetable starts, garden items, yard art, books and raffle items. Garden club members will answer questions. Proceeds help South Whidbey beautification and educational programs and scholarships. Call 360-341-4325.

Monroe High School FFA: 17001 Tester Road, Monroe. Annuals, perennials, baskets, vegetable starts and much more. Opening day is May 1 from 2 to 5 p.m. Open every Saturday in May from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. except for Memorial Day weekend. Cash or check only. Contact Vince Caruso at carusov@monroe.wednet.edu or call 360-804-4686.

Edmonds Floretum Garden Club: 9 a.m. to noon May 2, PCC Market, 9803 Edmonds Way. Perennials, herbs, annuals, small trees, shrubs, container gardens and other garden-related crafts. Most plants have been raised by club members and master gardeners. Proceeds fund scholarships for local college horticultural students. Call 425-697-3552 or go to www.edmondsfloretumgardenclub.org.

Delta Community Baptist Church: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 2, 2901 16th St., Everett. Hanging baskets, herbs, flowers, veggie plants. Many flower plants ready for Mother’s Day gift giving. Benefits community center building fund. For more information call 425-258-1762 or go to www.deltaeverett.org.

Carmelite Institute: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 2, St. Cecilia Church Parking lot, 26900 78th Ave. NW, Stanwood. Plants and baked goods. Proceeds benefit the upkeep and restoration of Carmelite Institute’s Meditation Garden. For more, go to carmeliteinstituteof spirituality.com.

Bethesda Lutheran Church Plant Sale: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 2, 23406 56th Ave. W, Mountlake Terrace. Lots of flowers, vegetable starts and shrubs ready for your garden. Raffle includes a handmade quilt. For more information, call Joan at 425-778-0309.

Spring Garden Gala: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 16, 409 W. Main St., Monroe. Monroe High School’s garden baskets &flowers. Snohomish County Noxious Weed representative. Kids garden planting station. Garden art. Your-face-here photo station. Bake sale. Call 360-794-7049; email Deborah.flagg-remillard@dignitymemorial.com; or go to www.Purdykerr.com

Camano Island Yacht Club: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 8 and 9, 129 N. Sunset Drive, Camano Island. A half-price sale on all items will be held on Mother’s Day, 9 a.m. to noon, May 10 during a Monthly Brunch. Brunch open to the public.

Glacier Peak High School FFA: 2:30 to 7 p.m. May 7 and 12:30 to 4 p.m. May 8, Glacier Peak High School, 7401 144th Place SE, Snohomish. Vegetable and flower starts, art, baked goods, soap, candles and bath products.

Monroe Garden Club: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 9, East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe. Vegetable starts, hostas, columbine, hydrangeas, irises, flowering currants, hardy fuchsias, rhubarb, handcrafted garden-themed items made by club members. Cash or check only. For more information, call 360-794-4304 or 360-794-5398.

Camano Animal Shelter Association/CASA: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 9, Camano Multi-Purpose Center (blue building next to the shelter), 141 East Camano Dr. Hot dogs, water and free coffee. Shop for delicious desserts and wide selection of indoor and outdoor plants. Proceeds benefit CASA, a local animal shelter. While visiting, cast your votes for artwork submitted by elementary school students for CASA’s Draw-a-Cat and Draw-a-Dog Art contest. Go to www.camanoanimalshelter.org for this event and future events; call 360-387-1902 for more information.

Everett Garden Club: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or until sold out) May 9, corner of 52nd and Evergreen Way (Party Display &Costume parking lot) in Everett. Indoor and outdoor plants, garden art and plant related items. For more, call Barb at 425-257-2255 or check everettgardenclub.weebly.com.

Island County Master Gardener Foundation: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 9, Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Road, Greenbank, Whidbey Island. Perennials, native plants, shrubs, veggies, plant clinic and personal shoppers. Call 206-321-1168 or email sheri.gerhard@gmail.com.

Arlington Garden Club: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 9, Plaza by City Hall, 238 N. Olympic Ave., Arlington. Perennials, bedding plants, veggie starts, shrubs and sedums for sale. Coffee and baked goods will also be sold with proceeds going toward improvements along the Centennial Trail. For information, go to www.arlingtongardenclub.org.

Skagit County Master Gardener Foundation:8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 9, Skagit County Fairgrounds, Mount Vernon. Building F. Use South gate at Taylor Street. More than 2,500 tomatoes and 39 varieties, vegetable and flower starts, native plants, perennials, herbs, trees, shrubs and Mother’s Day gifts. Go to www.skagit.wsu.edu.

Pilchuck Fuchsia Society: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 16, 2513 Cleveland Ave., Everett. Lots of fuchsias for sale, varieties that aren’t always found at nurseries, perennial fuchsias, annuals fuchsias and some trailing, hanging baskets, hostas, day lilies, ground covers, geraniums, tomato plants, vegetable starts and herbs. Call 425-252-6215 for more information.

Mt. View Presbyterian Church: 10 a?.m. to 2 p.m.? May 16, 5115 100th St. NE, Marysville. Assorted potted plants. Funds youth mission trip to Tall Timber Ranch. Call 360-659-7777.

Everett Christian School: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 22, 2221 Cedar St., Everett. Perennials, fruit, vegetables and baked goods. Call 425-259-3213 or email address admin@everettchristian.org.


Evergreen Arboretum &Gardens: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 20, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. Trees, shrubs, perennials, ground covers, roses, annuals. Sales benefit the arboretum. Call 425-257-8597 or go to www.evergreen arboretum.com.

Sorticulture:Everett’s Garden Arts Festival takes place June 12, 13 and 14, Legion Memorial Park, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. Garden art, nurseries, gardening experts, food, music and a wine garden. Admission is free. Go to www.everettwa.org.

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