Edmonds in Bloom Garden Tour: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 15, features gardens in Edmonds and Woodway. Tickets, $15, can be purchased in Edmonds at Bountiful Home, 122 Fourth Ave. S.; Garden Gear, 102 Fifth Ave. N.; and Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St. They are also available at Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline; Wight's Home & Garden, 5026 196th St. SW, Lynnwood; and Plant Shack, 2829 164th St. SW, Lynnwood. Tickets are available the day of the tour at garden No. 1, Check the Edmonds in Bloom website, edmondsinbloom.com, on tour day for that address.
Master Gardener Tours: The annual Snohomish County Master Gardeners 2012 tours continue July 14. Tickets are $25. Tour gardens are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and tickets are available Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the McCollum Park Extension Office, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. You can also send a check and three postage stamps for each book/ticket to: SCMGF 2012 Tours, 21506 12th Ave. W., Lynnwood, WA 98036. For information call 425-338-2400.
Meerkerk Gardens: Children can make fairy houses with natural materials from the surrounding gardens from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 7 at the Whidbey Island gardens. Bring a base to transport the creation if you want to take it home. Otherwise the houses will be placed in the woods and gardens to attract woodland critters. Admission for this event is $5. Children 12 and under admitted free. Meerkerk Gardens are at 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank; 360-678-1912; www.meerkerkgardens.org/.
Summer Garden Tour & Tea: The Oak Harbor Garden Club tour visits seven gardens on north Whidbey Island from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 7. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at Bayleaf in Oak Harbor and Coupeville, and Skagit Farmers Supply, Greenhouse Florist, Hummingbird Farm Nursery & Gardens, Maillard's Landing Nursery and the Chamber of Commerce, all in Oak Harbor. Email email@example.com or call 360-720-2562 for more information.
Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens 2012 lectures: Noon to 1 p.m. select Saturdays at the arboretum, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett, either in the classroom or, when appropriate, outside on the arboretum grounds. All the classes are free. Seating is limited. Call 425-257-8597 for reservations. See www.evergreenarboretum.com. for more about the arboretum.
July 21: "Garden Photography" with John Lindstrom, retired Everett Community College photography instructor.
Aug. 18: "Yoga for Gardeners" with Beverly Anderson, Everett Community College yoga instructor. Bring a mat, rug or blanket.
Sept. 15: "Fall and Winter Containers" with arboretum volunteer Dee Drake.
Oct. 20: "Putting Your Garden to Bed" with master gardener Frankie Dennison.
Nov. 10: "Holiday Centerpieces from Your Backyard" with Bob Adrian, owner of Flowers by Adrian of Everett.
Dec. 8: "Winter Blooming Plants" with Trevor Cameron of Sunnyside Nursery, Marysville.
These local nurseries feature gardening classes, guest speakers and special events throughout the year, often for no charge. Check their websites or call for details.
Christianson's Nursery and Greenhouse: 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon; 360-466-3821; www.christiansonsnursery.com.
McAuliffe's Valley Nursery: 11910 Springhetti Road, Snohomish; 360-862-1323; www.mcauliffesvalleynursery.com.
Molbak's Garden & Home: 13625 NE 175th St., Woodinville; 425-483-5000; www.molbaks.com.
My Garden: 17414 Bothell-Everett Highway, Mill Creek; 425-402-1842; www.mygardennursery.com.
Pine Creek Nursery: 23225 Sofie Road, Monroe; 360-863-8866; pinecreeknursery.com.
Sky Nursery: 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline; 206-546-4851; www.skynursery.com.
Sunnyside Nursery: 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville; 425-334-2002; www.sunnysidenursery.net.
The Plant Farm at Smokey Point: 15022 Twin Lakes Ave., Marysville; 360-652-3351; www.theplantfarm.com.
Wight's Home & Garden: 5026 196th St. SW, Lynnwood; 425-775-3636; www.wights.com.
Got a gardening question? Consult a local master gardener at a public plant clinic.
Alderwood Fred Meyer: 2902 164th St. SW, Lynnwood; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturdays through July 14.
Arlington Hardware: 215 N. Olympic Ave., Arlington; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, July 7 and 21, Aug. 4 and Sept. 1.
Edmonds Farmers Market: 100 block of Fifth Ave. N. in front of Log Cabin; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 6, except Aug. 11.
Everett Farmers Market: Everett waterfront near Marina Village; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 30.
Everett Lowe's: 2505 Pacific Ave., Everett; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through July 21.
Marysville Jennings Park Demonstration Garden: 6915 Armar Road, Marysville; 10 a.m to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 25.
Marysville Smokey Point Navy Exchange: 13910 45th Ave. NE, Marysville; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. July 6.
Mill Creek My Garden Nursery: 17414 Bothell-Everett Highway, Mill Creek; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through July 21.
Monroe Evergreen State Fair: Fairgrounds, Monroe; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 23 to Sept. 3.
Mukilteo Farmers Market: Mukilteo Lighthouse; 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 29.
Snohomish Farmers Market: First and Union streets, Snohomish; 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays, July 5 through Aug. 30.
Stanwood-Camano Island Fair: Fairgrounds, Stanwood; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 3 and 4; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 5.
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