'Hellebores: Jewels of the Winter Garden' seminar: Saturday, January 31, 11 a.m. -noon. Christina Salwitz, The Personal Garden Coach and Co-author of Fine Foliage will share her favorite Hellebores that not only add color, but whose bold, evergreen foliage provide year-round interest. Book signing to follow. Free. Molbak's, 13625 NE 175th St., Woodinville.
Mountain Style Penjing (Bonsai) Seminar at Sky Nursery: Saturday, January 31, 1:00 p.m. -2:30 p.m. Local bonsai guru Robert Cho of Asia Pacific Gardens demonstrates how to create Mountain Style Penjing (bonsai landscape on a tray). Watch an artist at work and learn to create and care for your own. Free. 18528 Aurora Avenue North, Shoreline.
Climate Action Festival: Saturday, January 31, 1:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m. Learn how you and your family can take action against climate change. Test drive a Tesla or electric bike, learn about solar panels, calculate your carbon footprint and more. Be sure to check out the Rain Wise booth. Location: University Unitarian Church: 6556 35th Ave NE, Seattle.
'Is Beekeeping for You?' at Swansons Nursery: Saturday, February 7, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Corky Luster, apiarist and founder of the Ballard Bee Company, presents this free seminar introducing the basics, including apiary sighting and Seattle municipal codes for backyard beekeepers. Free. 9701 15th Ave. NW, Seattle.
'Mason Bees' class at the Bellevue Botanical Garden: Saturday, February 7, 10:00 a.m. to noon. Dave Hunter will teach you about the gentle nature of these amazing pollinators. Creating safe havens for bees also protects our environment, food supply, and water. $35 or $25 for BBG members. Register online. 12001 Main Street, Bellevue.
'Spring Starts Now' at Windmill Gardens: Saturday, February 7, 10:00 a.m. Join Marianne Binetti as she celebrates the winter blooms of Hellebores, Heathers, Heucheras, and other Winter interest plants. Class fee is $5.44; Register online. 16009 60th Street East, Sumner.
'Winter Twig Identification' at Kruckeberg Botanic Garden: Saturday, February 7, noon to 2 p.m. Instructor Walt Bubelis will teach you how to use bark, twig arrangement and buds to identify common northwest natives when the leaves are off. $15, $10 KBGF Members. Register online. 20312 15th AVE NW, Shoreline.
Plant Amnesty Master Pruner Series 'Roses': Sunday, February 8, 10 a.m. to noon. Keith Dekker will teach the basics of rose pruning (hybrid tea, shrub, and climbing roses). $20 general public; $15 PlantAmnesty members, $5 horticulture college students and native Spanish speakers. No pre-registration necessary (show up at Sand Point Magnuson Park in Seattle, Building 406).
Washington Park Arboretum Weekend Walk Tour Sundays from 1:00 p.m. –2:30 p.m. Sunday. Casual guided tour focusing on The Witt Winter Garden collection, an amazing display of early bloomers & colorful barks. Free (meet at the Graham Visitors Center at the Washington Park Arboretum). 2300 Arboretum Drive E, Seattle.