A weekly listing of garden events, classes and sales.
Dates and times are subject to change. Call ahead to confirm.
Oct. 25 — 29
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FRI-SUN Flower show features English chrysanthemums along with Japanese floral arrangements, 1-6 p.m. Friday,
9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Furney’s Nursery, 21215 International Blvd., Des Moines; free (253-631-6321).
Fall fruit show
SAT Hundreds of apples and pears on display for viewing and tasting with demonstrations, silent auction and discussions, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Ballard High School, 1418 N.W. 65th St., Seattle; $6-$12 (206-782-7352).
Fall yard smart
SAT Learn what can be done to prepare your garden for the next growing season, 11 a.m., Emery’s Garden,
2829 164th St. S.W., Lynnwood; free (425-743-4555 or www.emerysgarden.com).
Sedum wreath workshop
SAT Tips and techniques to create a wreath of easy-to-grow sedums, 1-3 p.m., Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle; free
(206-782-2543, ext. 238, or www.swansonsnursery.com).
SAT-SUN Learn how to make mosaics for your garden in this two-class session, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and noon-3 p.m. Sunday, City People’s Garden Store, 2939 E. Madison, Seattle; $50 (206-683-5224).
Down and dirty
SUN Learn the essentials to create garden compost and what good mulch will achieve, 1 p.m., Emery’s Garden, 2829 164th St. S.W., Lynnwood; free (425-743-4555 or www.emerysgarden.com).
Living sedum demonstration
SUN Create plans of year-round color and texture that provide beautiful accents for holiday decorating, 1 p.m., Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (206-782-2543, ext. 238, or www.swansonsnursery.com).
fall plant exchange
SAT Bring plants to exchange or see plants to add to your garden, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 2001 E. Union St., Seattle (206-328-0335).
SAT Public tour of the 25-acre Japanese-American garden, 10 a.m., Kubota Garden, Renton Ave. S. and 55th Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-725-5060 or www.kubota.org).
Fall berries tour
SAT Encounter plants with berries in the autumn and winter, 1-2 p.m., Christianson’s Nursery and Greenhouse, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon; free (800-585-8200 or www.christiansonsnursery.com).
ONGOING Guided walks of the Washington Park Arboretum, 1 p.m. first and third Sundays, Washington Park Arboretum, 2300 Arboretum Drive E., Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or www.wparboretum.org ).
Seattle Chinese Garden
ONGOING 90-minute tour includes a slide show, discussion of gardens in Chinese culture, arboretum and Song Mei Pavilion tours, 10 a.m. second Saturdays, South Seattle Community College Horticulture Building, 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (206-282-8040, ext. 101, or www.seattle-chinese-garden.org).
THU-SAT Restored 1915 Olmsted Brothers-designed private garden open to the public for guided tours only, 1 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m. and
1 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. Saturdays through October, address provided with tour reservation, Seattle; $7-$10 (206-362-0933 or www.dunngardens.org).
Garden calendar items can be faxed, 206-464-2239; mailed to Garden Calendar, Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111; or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is three weeks before publication.