Fall Containers for Sun or Shade at Windmill Gardens Nursery: Saturday, August 23 at 10 a.m. Master Gardener, Frani Gallwas, will give tips and suggestions on how to build a fantastic fall container. Free; register online or call 253-863-5843. 16009 60th Street East, Sumner.
Summer Fest at Ed Hume's Education Garden: Saturday, August 23, 10 a.m. -3 p.m. Tours, Raffle, Book Signing, Art & Crafts for kids. Free; donations of nonperishable goods for Puyallup Food Banks welcome. 11504 58th Ave E., Puyallup.
Duwamish River Festival: Saturday, April 23, noon to 4 p.m. Lots of fun for the whole family. Don't forget to stop by the RainWise tent for a possible free rain garden and/or cistern project at their home or business.
A Summer Garden Party Supporting the Skagit Symphony and its Education Program: Saturday, August 23 at 4:00 p.m. Music performed by members of the Skagit Symphony String Quintet in C Major ~ Schubert Divertimento No. 11 in D, K.251 for Winds & Strings ~ Mozart and other selections. In the Garden and Historic Barn of Wakefield Farm overlooking Skagit Bay. Tickets are $90. Seating is limited-for reservations please call the symphony office at 360-848-9336.
Puget Sound Dahlia Association Show at Sky Nursery: Saturday, August 23 (9 a.m. -6 p.m.) and Sunday, August 24 (9 a.m. -4 p.m.) Thousands of quality dahlias, arrangements, baskets, and vases brimming with flowers. Basic dahlia growing presentation at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. No admission. 18528 Aurora Avenue North, Shoreline.
Vashon Sheepdog Classic: Friday to Monday (August 22-25) dawn to dusk. Vashon Island invites people from all over the world to enjoy the fascinating world of the working sheepdog. The Vashon Sheepdog Classic is the most attended herding event on the West Coast and it is held on one of the most breathtaking sites in the Puget Sound areathe rolling meadows of Misty Isle Farms. Admission $8, kids under 8 free; Monday - Pro novice day, pay what you can at the gate. Saturday and Sunday: There is a shuttle bus from the Fauntleroy ferry dock.
First Annual Green Lake Library Veggie Walk: Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Seattle Public Library (Green Lake Branch). Where's the most unusual place to read a book? At the First Annual Green Lake Library Veggie Walk! Bring your favorite book, a veggie and a leash to the library! You'll walk the lake for a bit and then sit and read to your veggies. A limited supply of cabbages and leashes will be available for those who don't bring their own! This historic, one of a kind event will be captured on video by teen advisers at the Green Lake Branch, as they build their digital literacy skills. The edited video will be posted on the Library's Teen Tumblr and Facebook page. Free and everyone welcome.
Bloedel Reserve 2nd Annual Community Picnic: Saturday, August 30, 4:30 p.m to dusk . Bring your own picnic food and a blanket. Music by Cuban-influenced Si Limon. Activities include croquet, bocce ball and badminton. Complimentary dessert provided. Tickets are $18 with various member and other discounts. 7571 NE Dolphin Drive, Bainbridge Island.
Meerkerk Gardens Labor Day Nursery Sale: Saturday and Sunday, August 30 and 31, 9 a.m.-4p.m. . 50% reduction off potted plants and most of the in-ground stock. Species and hybrid rhodies from 1 gallon pots to 6 foot plants. 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank (on Whidbey Island).
48th Annual - American Dahlia Society Show: August 28 – September 1. (public visiting hours are noon-5 pm on Saturday, Aug 30 and 10 am - 4 pm on Sunday, August 31). Held at the Tacoma Convention Center. Since this ADS event regularly attracts dahlia lovers from all across America and abroad, expect the show to be another highlight of the dahlia world!
Chimacum Woods, open garden tours: Saturday, August 30 (10 – 5), Sunday, August 31 (12 - 5), and Labor Day Monday, September 1 (10 – 5). Tours of the six-acre woodland rhododendron garden and propagation areas. 2722 Thorndyke Road, Port Ludlow, 98365. No charge, open to public. All welcome. 206-383-2713.
Heronswood "Talk, Walk & Weed" with Dan Hinkley Bring your garden gloves and your favorite hand tool and join Dan for a fun volunteer Saturday at Heronswood Garden. Upcoming event dates: August 23, September 13 and September 27. (more dates will be posted)