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Bellevue Home Show: The 23rd annual Bellevue Home Show at Meydenbauer Center features more than 200 exhibitors from the Northwest. Participants can obtain information about remodeling, renovating or purchasing a home, as well as new ideas and view new products. Obtain immediate bids on projects from numerous vendors and visit the “Walk of Art,” featuring hundreds of framed art pieces.

The Bellevue Home Show is 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $8, $5 ages 13 to 18 and seniors.

For information, visit

Garden talks: The Snohomish County Master Gardener Foundation is hosting its second annual garden talks featuring experts from the Puget Sound region.

Classes are 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett.

Tickets are $65 for entire series or $12 per session.

For information, call 425-357-6010.

* “Proven Plants for Inspired Gardens: Meet 50 Terrific Plants Suitable for Every Northwest Garden,” with Debra Prinzing and Mary Robson, Jan. 21.

* “More Than Just Native Plants: Sustainable Gardening and Everyday Practices,” with Linda Plato, Feb. 4.

* “How to Prune Difficult Plants: Rhododendron, Wisteria, Japanese Maple, Hydrangea, Viburnum Bodnantense and Callicarpa (Beautyberry),” with Cass Turnbull, Feb. 18.

* “The Use of Tropical’s in Beds and Borders,” with Steve Smith, March 4.

* Open discussion of the 10 questions master gardener’s are most frequently asked,” with Scott Conner, March 18.

* “Tough Perennials for Tough Places,” with Marty Wingate, April 1.

* “Mediterranean Inspirations: Creating Low Wateruse Gardens with Style,” with Phil Wood, April 15.

Garden classes: The Center for Urban Horticulture at the University of Washington announces its winter schedule of classes and lectures for January through March.

The Center for Urban Horticulture is at 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle. Registration required.

To register or for information, call 206-685-8033.

* Botanical illustration, Feb. 15 through April 12, $225.

* Rose pruning workshop, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 16, $25.

* All about roses, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 22, $10.

* Arbors and trellises, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 26, $25.

* “From the Ground Up: Baskets from Garden Plants,” 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 10, $10.

Garden show tickets: Advance tickets are now available for the 17th annual Northwest Flower &Garden Show to be held Feb. 9 through 13 at the Washington State Convention Center.

The show includes 26 fully designed gardens, container garden exhibition, seminar series sponsored by Sunset magazine, a marketplace and an orchid display.

Tickets are $65 for a five-day pass, $16 advance tickets, $19 tickets purchased Feb. 2 through 13, $15 for groups of 20 or more, $13 half-day at the door, and $7 ages 4 to 11.

For tickets, call 206-325-4510 or visit

Free trees: Ten flowering trees will be given to everyone who joins The National Arbor Day Foundation during January.

The 10 trees are two white flowering dogwoods, two flowering crabapples, two Washington hawthorns, two American redbuds and two goldenrain trees.

The trees will be shipped at the right time between Feb. 1 and May 31 with enclosed planting instructions.

To become a member of the foundation and receive the free trees, send a $10 contribution to 10 Free Flowering Trees, National Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, by Jan. 31, or visit

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