Home & Garden Calendar
Seattle Home Show: The show runs from Oct. 4 to 6 at CenturyLink Field Event Center, 1000 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle. Tickets are $3 to $12 and children younger than 7 are admitted free. Purchase e-tickets at www.centurylinkfield.com and receive a $1 off parking.
Garden club anniversary: The Oak Harbor Garden Club celebrates its 90th birthday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at First United Methodist Church, 1050 SE Ireland, Oak Harbor. Special events include presentations by Debbie Spiller, a National Garden Club judge; flowering arranging demonstrations; and a talk by horticulturist Carol Goldberg. Call 360-675-6970 for more information.
Mukilteo Lighthouse Quilters: The monthly meeting features award-winning quilter Kathy McNeil at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at Mukilteo Presbyterian Church, 4514 84th St. SW, Mukilteo. McNeil's style features pictorial and landscape designs. The meeting is open to the public with a $5 fee for nonmembers. See www.mukilteolighthousequilters.org.
Quilt workshop: Kathy McNeil is conducting a two-day workshop from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 18 and 19 at Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. The fee is $90 for the class and $10 for patterns. To sign up email Carla Schultz-Parks at email@example.com. For more about McNeil see go to www.kathymcneilquilts.com.
Rhodie care: The Komo Kulshan Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society presents at talk by agronomist Alan Yoder of fertilization at their meeting at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17. The chapter meets at the Burlington Community Center 1011 Greenleaf St., Burlington. Coffee, tea snacks and raffle prizes are offered after the program. Contact: Carol Torset, 360-856-2410 or see the website, www.flonder.ca/komokulshan/index.asp.
Arboretum tours: Reservations are now being taken for 2013 custom group tours of the Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens. The group tours are available all year by calling 425-257-8597. There is no charge, but donations to the Evergreen Arboretum Foundation are welcome. The arboretum is at 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. Go to www.evergreenarboretum.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everett Parks and Recreation: Design and organization classes with Kelly DuByne of Distinctive Interior Designs, Monika Kristofferson of Efficient Organization and Gary Hartz of Kitchens for Cooks. Register online at signmeup.everettwa.gov; by phone at 425-257-8300, ext. 2; or at the Recreation Office at Forest Park.
*Oct. 10: Plan a kitchen remodel, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Forest Park Spruce Hall, free.
*Oct. 15: Keeping keepsakes, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Forest Park Spruce Hall, $25.
*Oct. 22: If walls could talk, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Van valey House, $25.
*Nov. 7: Decluttering, downsizing for seniors, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Everett Senior Center, $25.
*Nov. 14: Plan a kitchen remodel, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Forest Park Spruce Hall, free.
*Nov. 14: Psyched about color, 6 to 7:30 p.m, Van Valey House, $25.
Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens 2013 lectures: Noon to 1 p.m. select Saturdays, at the arboretum, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett, either in the indoor classroom or, when appropriate, outside on the arboretum grounds. All the classes are free. Seating is limited and some classes require registration. Call 425-257-8597 to register. Go to www.evergreenarboretum.com to learn more.
*Oct. 19: Putting your Garden to Bed with Wink Cushman, master gardener. Meet at the arboretum entrance.
*Nov. 16: Holiday natural centerpieces with Marylou Hart, arboretum board member and master gardener. Registration necessary.
*Dec. 7: Arboretum gift-making workshop for kids, noon to 2 p.m., with Hap Wertheimer, past arboretum president and art teacher. Registration necessary.
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
*Oct. 12: Shrubs and trees for fall and winter from 11 a.m. to noon, with Ani Gurnee of Aulos Design. $5. Reservations needed.
*Oct. 20: Fall color walk with John Christianson, 1 to 2 p.m. Free but reservations requested. High Tea at the Granary at La Conner Flats follows the walk. $24. Call for reservations.
Falling Water Gardens: Free classes in creating and caring for a pond, 17516 Highway 203, Monroe; 360-863-1400, www.fallingwatergardens.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; www.pinecreeknursery.com
Plant Shack: 2829 164th St. SW, Lynnwood; 206-390-1422; www.plantshacknursery.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
*Oct. 5: Free barbecue, raffles, kids' activities to celebrate 65th anniversary from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
*Oct. 12: Terrariums with Barbara Anderson, 10 a.m. Create a garden in a bottle to take home. $40 class/supply fee. Register as space is limited.
*Oct. 19: Plant a Pumpkin Workshop, 10 a.m. $25 fee includes materials. Registration and payment required. Class limit is 30.
*Oct. 26: Putting the Garden to Bed with Trevor Cameron, 10 a.m.; Protect your plants and get a head start on next spring. Free.
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. If you have a plant with a problem or disease, bring in a fresh plant sample that, if possible, includes the diseased area, a transition area and a healthy area. Photos are also helpful. You can also call the master gardener hotline from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April through September, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. October through March at 425-357-6010 or visit the Home & Garden section at snohomish.wsu.edu.
Edmonds Farmers Market: 100 block of Fifth Ave. N. in front of Log Cabin; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 5.
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