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Tours and events

Snohomish Garden Club: 7 p.m. Oct. 9, Snohomish High School performing arts center, 1316 Fifth St.; Carrie Becker of Edmonds Community College speaks at the monthly meeting, open to public, $5 nonmembers.


Be a master gardener: Applications for the 2007 Washington State University Master Gardener Program are now available. In return for training, volunteers provide information and education to the community. Applications must be submitted by Oct. 15. For information, visit, or call 425-338-2400.

Emery’s Garden: 2829 164th St. SW, Lynnwood; 425-743-4555, w Amazing squashes, 11 a.m. Oct. 7. w Spring flowering bulbs, 1 p.m. Oct. 8. Northwest Horticultural Society: Receptions at 6:45 p.m., lectures at 7:15 p.m., $10, $5 members. Classes at Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle; 206-527-1794, w The Joy of Gardening with David Tarrant, Oct. 11.

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. w Pruning horrors, Oct. 8.

Sky Nursery: 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline; 206-546-4851. w Pruning Japanese maples, 11 a.m. Oct. 7. w Fall pond installation, 1 p.m. Oct. 7.

Wight’s Home &Garden: 5026 196th St. SW, Lynnwood; 425-775-3636. n The best of fall color plants, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 8 and 1 p.m. Oct. 9. n Fresh autumn ideas and techniques for creating a fall wreath, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11.

Tours and events

Everett Fall Home Show: Oct. 20 to 22, Everett Events Center. Home improvement, remodeling and decorating, plus Gift Court; $8 adults, $7.50 seniors.

Seattle Home Show 2: 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 12 through 14, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 15, $9, $6 seniors, $3 ages 7 through 15, Qwest Field Event Center, 1000 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; www.seattle

Tree planting ceremony: The Green Thumb Garden club honors women in the military, 11 a.m. Oct. 21 at the Martha Lake Community Club, 16300 Motor Place, Lynnwood; 425-32-5481. The ceremony is part of a two-year planting project, Patriotic Trees, begun by National Garden Clubs, Inc.


Christianson’s Nursery and Greenhouse: 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon, www.christiansonsnursery. com, 360-466-3821. w Fall color in the garden walk, 1 to 2 p.m. Oct. 21. w Fall berry tour, 1 to 2 p.m. Oct. 28.

Emery’s Garden: 2829 164th St. SW, Lynnwood; 425-743-4555, w Trees and shrubs for screening, 11 a.m. Oct. 14. w Fall pruning, 1 p.m. Oct. 15. w Dwarf conifers, 11 a.m. Oct. 21. w Heaths and heathers, 1 p.m. Oct. 22. w Fall yard smart, 11 a.m. Oct. 28. w Down and dirty, compost and mulching, 1 p.m. Oct. 29.

How to Turn Your Thumb Green: Workshop series sponsored by the Arlington Garden Club, 10 to 11:30 a.m. second Saturdays, September through May, $2 donation requested. Boys and Girls Club, 18513 59th Ave. NE, Arlington; 360-403-7769. w Tricks of the trade for propagating plants, a hands-on workshop with Kevin Jones of Jordan Nursery, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 14. $3 for supplies.

The Salvage Studio: Classes start at 10 a.m. Saturdays. Registration with payment is required. 650 Edmonds Way, Edmonds; 425-774-5296,, w Microscope slide pins, 10 to 11 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 14, $15. w Iris paper folding, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 14, $15. w Button bracelets, 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 21, $28. w Wallpaper gift bags, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 21, $15. w Accordion fold books, 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 28, $25. w French postcard ornaments, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 28, $18. w Junk bingo, 3 to 4 p.m. Oct. 28, free.

Sky Nursery: 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline; 206-546-4851. w Native plant gardening, 1 p.m. Oct. 14. w Bulbs for indoor bloom, 11 a.m. Oct. 21. w How to prune and renovate the overgrown garden, noon Oct. 22. w Orchid maintenance and repotting, 11 a.m. Oct. 28.

Sunnyside Nursery: Free classes offered. Registration suggested. 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville; 425-334-2002. w Pruning simplified with Steve Smith, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 21. Swanson’s Nursery: Free unless otherwise noted. Registration suggested. 9701 15th Ave. NW, Seattle; 206-782-2543, ext. 235, www.swansons w Bulb success: Choosing color for the spring show, 11 a.m. Oct. 14. w Bats and other gothic delights, 1 p.m. Oct. 14. w Forcing bulbs for the holidays and beyond, 11 a.m. Oct. 15. w Goodbye lawn, hello garden, 1 p.m. Oct. 15. w Fall into winter, 11 a.m. Oct. 21. w Cider pressing, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 21. w Stained glass workshop, 12:30 to 4 p.m. Oct. 22, $55.

Wight’s Home &Garden: 5026 196th St. SW, Lynnwood; 425-775-3636. w Conifers for winter color, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 15 and 1 p.m. Oct. 16. w Houseplants with Warren King, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18.

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