Garden calendar

Gardening experts at IKEA: April 19. 10 a.m.-noon, Ed Hume; 2 p.m. Ciscoe Morris. Both will sign books and answer gardening questions. Cost: Free. IKEA, 601 S.W. 41st St., Renton. www.ikea-usa.com/Seattle.

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Gardening experts at IKEA: April 19. 10 a.m.-noon, Ed Hume; 2 p.m. Ciscoe Morris. Both will sign books and answer gardening questions. Cost: Free. IKEA, 601 S.W. 41st St., Renton. www.ikea-usa.com/Seattle.

Buds & Blooms Spring Garden Festival: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 10-11. Features showcase gardens, wetlands park, farmers market (Saturday only), workshops and talks by gardening experts, including Marianne Binetti and Ciscoe Morris. Call for details. Location: Various venues throughout Federal Way. www.federalway.org.

Plant sales

Puget Sound Dahlia Association Dahlia Sale: 9 a.m. -4 p.m. April 19. Sale features more than 15,000 locally-grown tubers. Kent Memorial Park, 850 N. Central Ave., Kent. 425-836-4487 or www.pugetsounddahlias.org.

Puget Sound Bonsai Association Auction: 1-4 p.m. April 26. Tree preview, entertainment opens at 11 a.m. Includes demonstrations, music, refreshments and live and silent auctions of trees by area bonsai artists. Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection, 33663 Weyerhaeuser Way S., Federal Way. www.psba.us.

Marine Hills Garden Club Plant Sale: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 26. Features an assortment of annuals, perennials and native plants. 29301 Seventh Place S., Federal Way. 253-839-4413.

Fuchsia Show and Sale: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 3. Features a selection of plants from the Eastside Fuchsia Society. Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St. 425-452-2750.

Lake Wilderness Arboretum Spring Plant Sale: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 9; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 10. Features wide variety of native, specialty and other plants, along with garden accessories and craft vendors. Master gardeners will be on hand to answer questions. 22520 S.E. 248th St., Maple Valley. www.LakeWildernessArboretum.org.

Eastbrook Garden Club Art and Plant Sale: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 17. Features a variety of plants and garden art. Kent Historical Society Museum, 855 E. Smith St., Kent. 206-878-2203.

Gardens

Bellevue Botanical Gardens: Includes 36 acres of perennial borders, Japanese, Waterwise, ground cover and alpine rock gardens and trails through native woodland and wetland areas. Free tours, 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, April through October. Hours: Dawn-dusk daily. Visitors’ center hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: Free. 12001 Main St., Bellevue. 425-451-3755 or www.bellevuebotanical.org.

Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection: Free guided tours at noon Sundays. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Wednesday. Admission: $2.50-$3.50. Rhododendron Species Garden, Weyerhaeuser Corporate Headquarters, 33663 Weyerhaeuser Way S., Federal Way. 253-661-9377 or www.rhodygarden.org.

Lake Wilderness Arboretum: Events: 10 a.m. the third Saturday of the month, docent tours. Forty-acre arboretum features trails for walking, jogging and bicycling, and the Smith-Mossman Garden’s collection of western azaleas. 22520 S.E. 248th St., Maple Valley. 425-413-2572 or www.lakewildernessarboretum.org.

Classes

King County Master Gardener Foundation talks: All talks at 10:30 a.m. Topics: April 19, “Planting Lively Containers”; April 26, “Growing Tomatoes”; May 10, “High Color/Low Maintenance Gardens”; May 17, “Apple Maggot and Coddling Moth”; May 31, “Shade Gardening.” Cost: Free. 15500 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue. 425-485-5942.

Squak Mountain Greenhouses and Nursery: 10:30 a.m. Saturdays. Free seminars. Squak Mountain Greenhouses and Nursery, 7600 Renton-Issaquah Road S.E., Issaquah. www.squakmtnursery.com.

Garden clubs

Green Thumb Garden Club: 7 p.m. the first Friday of the month. St. John the Baptist Church, 25810 156th Ave. S.E., Covington. 253-630-7674.

Hill ‘N Dale Garden Club: 6 p.m. the first Monday of the month, September-June. Newport Way Library, 14250 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue. 425-255-9705 or e-mail bandscarter@comcast.net.

O’Brien Garden Club: 1 p.m. April 26, dedication ceremony for Fairwood Library entry gardens. Meetings: 11 a.m. the third Friday of the month. Club is a member of the National Council of State Garden Clubs. Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E., Renton. 425-255-6236.

Sunset View Garden Club: 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Group is a member of the Washington State Garden Clubs. Golden Pines Retirement Home, 2901 10th Ave. N.E., Renton. 425-255-0859 or 425-255-8195.

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