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Tours and events

“Farming yesterday and today”: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6 and 7, various Arlington and Marysville farms allow visitors for tours, tastings, corn mazes, pumpkin picking and more. Visit www.snoco.org and search for “fall harvest festival” to find a map of participating farms to download; 425-210-6634.

Molbak’s fall festival and “Little Red Riding Hood” 25th annual fall play: Show times 10:45 a.m., 12:45, 2:45 and 4:45 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 6 through 21, 13625 NE 175th St., Woodinville; non-perishable food item donation for admission; 425-483-5000, www.molbaks.com.

Skagit Valley Gardens: 18923 Johnson Road, Mount Vernon; 360-424-6760, www.skagitvalleygardens.com.

  • Fall fiesta, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 6 and 7, free; hay maze, kids’ activities, sidewalk chalk contest and more.

    Snohomish Festival of Pumpkins: At various local farms through Oct. 31; pumpkins, gourds and more to pick, corn mazes, fall decorations to enjoy; hours and days of activities vary; details at 425-388-3411, www.festivalofpumpkins.org.

    Sustainable energy fair and solar tour: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. fair, solar tour 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6, PUD Headquarters, 2320 California St., Everett; suggested $5 donation, also bring old cell phones, empty printer cartridges, clean plastic grocery bags; www.snopud.com.

    Whidbey Island farm tours: Self-guided tours can be done all day, Oct. 5 to 7, various locations; some farms offer free guided tours and demonstrations. Event also features wine tasting, art auction, barbecue dinner and dancing Oct. 6. Maps are available at Greenbank Farm and Whidbey Visitors’ Center; details at 360-240-5558, www.whidbeyfarmtour.com.

    Classes

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

  • Little giants, 10 a.m. Oct. 6, reservations required, $5.

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

  • Fall yard smart, 11 a.m. Oct. 6.
  • Welcome to the garden, for those new to gardening, 1 p.m. Oct. 7 and 10.

    McDaniel’s Do It Center: 510 Second St., Snohomish; 360-568-1544.

  • McDaniel’s Do It Center is offering free classes in decorative wall finish techniques every Saturday at 10 a.m. Call 360-568-1544 for details.

    Mill Creek Garden Club: Mill Creek Country Club, 15550 Country Club Drive, Mill Creek; $18 members, $20 nonmembers for brunch meetings; annual dues $25; 425-337-1316.

  • 10 a.m. Oct. 9, country club brunch meeting open to guests, then fall planting workshop with Bill Reynolds at My Garden nursery, 17414 Bothell-Everett Highway.

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

  • Linnaeus scholar Magnus liden speaks on “The Father of Botany,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5, Kane Hall, UW campus, NE 45th St., Seattle; free for NPA members, students and faculty with ID, $10 nonmembers.
  • 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.

    Snohomish Garden Club: Snohomish High School performing arts center, 1316 Fifth St., Snohomish; free for members, $5 nonmembers, open to public. 7 p.m. Oct. 8 guest speaker is Jim Fox of Wells Medina Nursery, “South African plants for Northwest Gardens.”

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

  • “A Pattern Garden” author Valerie Easton speaks on design theories, 11 a.m. Oct. 6.

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

  • Autumn floral accents, noon Oct. 6, free.

    Plant sales

    Washington Park Arboretum: 2300 Arboretum Drive E., Seattle; 206-325-4510, www.arboretumfoundation.org. Pat Calvert Greenhouse is selling Arboretum collection plants 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and second Saturdays through October. Also, fall bulb and plant sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 7, free parking and admission.

    Coming up

    Tours and events

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

  • Fall berry tour, 1 p.m. Oct. 13, free; walk through the LaConner Flats gardens to hear about plants with berries in fall and winter, and more.

    44th annual Wild Mushroom Exhibit: Noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 and 14, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle; $7, $5 seniors and students, free for ages 12 and under; juried art show winners’ work displayed, mushroom identification talks, cooking demonstrations, tastings, arts and crafts and more; 206-543-8616, www.psms.org.

    Seattle Home Show 2: 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11 through 14, Qwest Field Event Center, 1000 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $9, $6 ages 60 and older, $3 ages 7 to 15, free for under age 7; ideas for home and garden design and remodeling, NW Modern home tour, seminars, demonstrations and more. Metro shuttles from several locations to the event, starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday; carpooling with four or more people allows free parking in some lots; www.SeattleHomeShow.com.

    Tacoma Fall Home and Garden show: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11 through 14, Tacoma Dome, 2727 E. D St., Tacoma; $8, $6 ages 62 and older, weekdays only, free for ages 12 and under; two-day passes $14; discounts at KeyBank locations and online; 253-756-2121, www.tacomafallhomeandgardenshow.com.

    Classes

    Arlington Garden Club: Meets 10 to 11:30 a.m. second Saturdays, Boys and Girls Club, 18513 59th Ave. NE, Arlington; $2 donation requested; 360-403-7769.

  • “How to turn your thumb green” workshop — Fall designs for your home, 11:30 a.m. Oct. 13.

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

  • Backyard bird feeding and watching, 11 a.m. Oct. 13.
  • Creating a wildlife-friendly garden, 1 p.m. Oct. 14.

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

    Plant Amnesty: Cass Turnbull’s master pruner seminar series, 10 a.m. to noon, $10 each, $5 for PlantAmnesty members. Warren G. Magnuson Park, the Brig (Building 406), 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle; 206-783-9813, 206-783-9093.

  • Five easy plants to prune, 11 a.m. Oct. 13.

    The Salvage Studio: Classes start at 10 a.m. Saturdays. Registration with payment is required. 650 Edmonds Way, Edmonds; 425-330-5425, gardngalusa.net, www.thesalvagestudio.com.

  • Felted wool flower pins workshop, 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 13, $32.

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

  • Gothic gardening, 11 a.m. Oct. 13.
  • Container design, 11 a.m. Oct. 14.

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

  • Conifers for winter color, 10:30 a.m Oct. 13.
  • Customizing floral designs, noon Oct. 14.

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

  • Managing pine health in the Puget Sound, 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Oct. 16.
  • Diagnosing common insect and disease pests of pines, 1 to 4:15 p.m. Oct. 16.

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