Home and garden calendar
Pruning workshop: The Northwest Language and Cultural Center is holding this workshop May 3 with Japanese master gardener Masa Mizuno at a private residence in the Headlands in Clinton on Whidbey Island. The event includes a demonstration followed by a tour of the gardens and authentic Japanese lunch. Cost is $75 per person. Early reservations are recommended online at www.nwlanguageacademy.com, by calling 360-321-2101 or email email@example.com.
Tilth market opens: South Whidbey Tilth Farmers Market begins 43rd season at 11 a.m. May 4. Produce, local artisans, used books, fair-trade coffee. Opening day features a May pole dance and music by Island Strings. The market is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays through October 26 at 2812 Thompson Road off Highway 525, between Bayview and Freeland.
Miniature gardening: Meet author Janit Calvo as she signs her book, “Gardening in Miniature,” and demonstrates her art from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 9 at J. Matheson Gifts, Kitchen and Gourmet, 2615 Colby Ave., Everett, 425-258-2287. The book lists at $19.95 but will be discounted 20 percent at the signing. See Calvo’s website, twogreenthumbs.com for more about the author.
Mother’s Day at Falling Water Gardens: The nursery plans two days of special events, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 10 and 11, with free flowers for mothers, free pond building classes, local artists and plant experts. Falling Water Gardens is at 17516 Highway 203 Monroe. Call 360-863-1400 or see www.fallingwatergardens.com for more information.
Mother’s Day planting for kids: Children can create pots for their moms from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 10 at the Garden Market on Fifth and Bell streets, Edmonds. Sponsored by Edmonds in Bloom.
Garden competition: Edmonds gardeners can submit entry forms for the competition from May 1. through July 3. Entry forms are available at Garden Gear, Edmonds Library, Frances Anderson Center, Bountiful Home and the Log Cabin. Mail or bring them to the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St. or submit online at www.edmondsinbloom.com.
Music & Rhodies: Mother’s Day celebration from noon to 4 p.m. May 11 at Meerkerk Gardens. Folk harp music by Harper Tasche. Picnic on the grounds. $10 for adults. Children 16 and younger admitted free. Dogs on leashes allowed. Meerkerk Gardens is at 3531 Meerkerk Lane, off Resort Road in Greenbank on Whidbey Island.
Summer orcharding: Professional orchardists workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 17 at Skagit Valley Gardens, 18923 Johnson Road, Mount Vernon. Classes include pest control, integrated pest management, propagation, weed control, summer pruning and training. Fee of $95 includes class materials, beverages and lunch. See www.agbizcenter.org.
Drip irrigation: Master gardener Jeff Thompson will explain drip irrigation systems in a hands-on workshop sponsored by WSU-Snohomish County Extension from 1 to 3:30 p.m. or from 6 to 8:30 p.m. May 20 or June 18 at the Extension Education Center at McCollum Park, 600 128th St., SE, Everett. Fee is $20, or $30 for couple. To register call 425-357-6039 or go to tinyurl.com/mup5le7.
Arboretum tours: Reservations for custom group tours of the Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens 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.
Snohomish High School Plant Biology and FFA: 2:30 to 5 p.m. May 1, 2, 8 and 9; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3 and 20, Snohomish High School greenhouse, 1316 Fifth St., Snohomish. Call 360-563-4182 or email email@example.com.
Lake Stevens High School FFA: 7:30 a.m to 10:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday; 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, May 1 to May 17, at the school greenhouse, 2908 113th Ave. NE.
Lakewood High School Greenhouse: May 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, and 10; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. 17023 172nd St. NE, North Lakewood.
Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 2 and May 3, Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church, 8109 224th St. SW, Edmonds. Call the church at 425-778-0373 or go to www.euuc.org.
Marysville FFA: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 2, 3, and 4 at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, 5611 108th St. NE, Marysville. Contact Jessica Nemnich at 360-657-6082 or email Jessica_Nemnich@msvl.k12.wa.us.
Monroe High School FFA: 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. May 2, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3, 10, 17 and 31, at the school, 17001 Tester Road. Call Vince Caruso at 360-804-4686 at Monroe High School.
Bethesda Lutheran Church: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 3, 23406 56th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace. Call 425-778-6390.
Edmonds Retired Teachers’ Scholarship: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 3, 310 Sunset Ave. N., Edmonds.
Edmonds Floretum Garden Club: 9 a.m. to noon May 3, PCC Market, 9803 Edmonds Way. Call 425-697-3552 or go to www.edmondsfloretumgardenclub.org.
Greenwood Garden Club Plant Sale: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3, Warm Beach Community Park, 19016 94th Drive N., Stanwood. Call 360-652-4138.
Snohomish County Master Gardener Foundation: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 3, WSU Snohomish County Extension, McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Call 425-357-6010 or go to www.snomgf.org.
South Whidbey Garden Club: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 3, Highway 525 north of Sebo’s Hardware. Call 360-341-4325.
South Whidbey Island Eagles: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 3 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4, 16691 Highway 525, Langley. Call 360-321-5636.
Hilltoppers Garden Club: May 3, 14130 Juanita Drive, NE, Kirkland at Inglewood shopping center. See www.hilltoppersgc.com.
Seattle Tilth: Edible plant sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3 and 4 at Meridian Park, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle, behind Good Shepherd Center. Go to www.seattletilth.org .
King County Master Gardeners: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 3 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4 at the UW Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle. Go to www.mgfkc.org.
Arlington High School FFA: 3 to 6 p.m. May 8 and 9; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 10, school greenhouse, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd., Arlington. Call 360-618-6300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arlington Garden Club: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 10, 238 Olympic Ave., Arlington. See www.arlingtongardenclub.org.
Camano Animal Shelter Association: Plant and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 10 at the Camano Multipurpose Center, 141 E. Camano Drive, Camano Island. Call Jean Petroskie, 360-387-9311 or go to www.camanoanimalshelter.org.
Everett Garden Club: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 10, parking lot at 52nd Street and Evergreen Way, Everett. Call Dorothy Nopson at 425-252-9856.
Monroe Garden Club: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 10, East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe. East County Senior Center will hold a bake sale. Plant donations accepted from noon to 5 p.m. May 9 at the senior center. Call Renné Duke at 360-794-5398.
Island County Master Gardener Foundation: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 10, Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Road, Greenbank, Whidbey Island. Call 206-321-1168 or email email@example.com.
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