Kruckeberg Fall Tree & Shrub Plant Sale: Friday, October 17 through Sunday, October 19 from 10 to 5 each day. Great discounts. Enjoy a cup of hot cider & a stroll through the garden to view the fall foliage. Check website for daily lectures and events.
Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden Fall Foliage Festival & Plant Sale: Saturday, October 18 through Saturday, October 25, 10 to 4 p.m. each day. The festival features fall color tours, speakers, demonstrations and excellent deals on outstanding species rhododendrons, companion plants and ferns. 2525 S. 336th Street, Federal Way.
Pumpkin Pansy Planting for Kids at Swansons Nursery: Saturday, October 18, 10 to noon. Combine sugar pumpkins + pansies + dirt + young kids for a simple but charming fall arrangement. A workshop fee of $10 per child includes all plants, supplies, and instruction. 9701 15th Ave. NW, Seattle.
Hairy Pumpkins Kids' Craft (Age 3 to 10) at Windmill Gardens: Saturday, October 18, 10 to noon. Plant up a cute pumpkin with plant 'hair' (curly sedum style or a flowy grass) of your choosing. Next, paint on a fun face. All supplies included in class fee of $7 plus tax. Register online. 16009 60th Street East, Sumner.
Lecture by Todd Murray, the entertaining entomologist at Plant Amnesty Meeting 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 21 (potluck, auction and general meeting begin at 7). No admission charge. Center for Urban Horticulture: 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle.
Lecture by Bleddyn and Sue Wynn-Jones of the world famous Crûg Farm Plants in North Wales: Wednesday, October 22 at 7 p.m. They will talk about "Collecting New and Hardy Plants in the Mountains of North Vietnam". $5.00 members, $15.00 non-members. 12001 Main Street, Bellevue.
2014 All About Fruit Show: Saturday, October 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tree fruit, berry and preserves tasting, kiwis, medlars and quince, cider pressing, mason bee display, apple ID, lectures, tool sharpening, kids' activities, insect and disease information, apple sales. $10 admission, free to WCFS and STFS members and kids. Cedar Valley Grange Hall, 20526 52nd Ave W, Lynnwood. $10, free for kids, free for WCFS and STFS members.
Chase Garden Fall Color Guided Tour: Saturday, October 25 at 1:30 p.m. Docent-led tour including history and plant lore: $5. Plants for sale too! 16015 264th Street East, Orting.
Puget Sound Mycological Society Annual Wild Mushroom Show Sunday, October 26, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Over 200 varieties of wild mushrooms will be displayed, identified and classified. Visitors can bring in mushrooms for experts to identify. Exhibits, lectures, items for sale, & mushroom tasting. $10, $5 students, under 12 free. 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle.
Dunn Garden Fall Foliage Festival Sunday, October 26, 1 p.m. -4 p.m. Enjoy autumn colors, story-telling, vendors, childrens activities, silent auction, and refreshments. Complimentary for members, $10 for non-members / $20 for the whole family. Dunn Gardens is located at 13533 Northshire Rd. NW, Seattle. RSVP online or call 206-362-0933.