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Tours and events

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

w Holiday open house, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2, 3, 4, live music, refreshments, door prizes, holiday theme trees and more; free; 360-424-6760, www.skagitvalleygardens.com.

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

w Open house, all day Nov. 3 and 4, music and festive treats will entertain guests as they browse holiday tree and home decorating ideas.

w NW Orchid Society fall show and sale, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 3, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 4, talk to experts, see potting demonstrations and more.

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

w Christmas charity gala, 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 1, guests can tour Wight’s Wonderland of Christmas and enoy hors d’oeuvres and desserts, $15 per person, RSVP required, 425-775-3636, ext. 7; proceeds go to Children’s Hospital.

Classes

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

w Clinic — Is Your Garden Bugging You?, 1 p.m. Nov. 4.

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

w McDaniel’s Do It Center is offering free classes in decorative wall finish techniques at 10 a.m. every Saturday.

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

w 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.

w Washing My Mason Bee Cocoons 101, 1 p.m. Nov. 3.

w Landscaping 101, 1 p.m. Nov. 4.

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

w Make a perpetual or Advent calendar, 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 3, $32.

w Artist trading card swap, 3 p.m. Nov. 3, free.

Sunnyside Nursery: Free classes offered. Registration suggested. 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville; 425-334-2002.

w Pruning simplified, 10:30 a.m. Nov. 3, free.

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

w Introduction to Ikebana, 9:15 a.m. Fridays, through Dec. 7 (except Nov. 23), $25 per session, register at 425-744-9751.

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 noon Tuesdays, November through April.

Coming up

Tours and events

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

w Holiday entertaining event, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 10, with a 2 p.m. organizing workshop.

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

w Reindeer festival, all day, Nov. 10 and 11, guests are invited to enjoy cider, cookies, festive music and can visit with Dasher and Blitzen, free.

Plant sales

Seattle Dahlia Society clump auction: Starts immediately after the 7:30 p.m. business meeting Nov. 14, Shoreline Senior Center, 18560 First Ave. NE, Shoreline; 206-546-1522, 206-367-5647.

Classes

Northwest Horticultural Society: Receptions are at 6:45 p.m., lectures at 7:15 p.m., $10, $5 members. Classes at NHS Hall, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle; 206-527-1794, www.northwesthort.org.

w Photographer Richard Brown discusses the evolution of the Bloedel Reserve, Nov. 14. Annual elections will take place before this lecture.

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

w 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, $5 for PlantAmnesty members. Warren G. Magnuson Park, the Brig (Building 406), 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle; 206-783-9813, 206-783-9093.

w Trees I, with guest instructor Bess Bronstein, Nov. 11. Topics include branch collar identification, compartmentalization basics and more.

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

w Perennials, 11 a.m. Nov. 10.

Woodland Park Zoo: 601 N. 59th St., Seattle; 206-684-4800, www.zoo.org.

w Noxious weed control lecture, 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 12, ARC building near west entrance, N. 55th Street and Phinney Avenue N.; $20, registration required; 206-615-1027, or e-mail jenny.mears@zoo.org.

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