Molbak's Seminars

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Get container garden ideas at Molbak’s free seminar

Looking for new ways to dress up your containers this season? Or new to container gardening and wondering how to get started?

Molbak’s and Karen Chapman have the answers. Chapman, designer and co-author of the bestseller “Fine Foliage: Elegant Plant Combinations for Garden and Containers” will share exciting new plant combinations and designs particularly suited for pots, hanging baskets and troughs at a free seminar, Design for Drama – Containers with Flair at Molbak’s on Saturday, May 17, 10 to 11 a.m.

Chapman will explore the basics of container gardening, how to combine plants for the biggest impact and most pleasing effect and why some combinations work better than others. Book signing to follow.

Plunge into easy water bowl gardens at Molbak’s

Having a pond or water garden is the ultimate for many gardeners, but not everyone has the space to install one. Enter the water bowl garden. Perfect for decks and patios, water bowl gardens have all the appeal of larger gardens without requiring digging or a lot of space. Learn all you need to know to get started on your own water bowl from Carolyn Whelan of Hughes Water Gardens at a free seminar at Molbak’s on Saturday, May 17, noon to 1 p.m.

Get tips on containers, design ideas and plant recommendations as well as learn how easy it is to care for your water garden so you can enjoy it for years to come.
For more information on these and other events at Molbak’s, visit

Hello Tomato Season!

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Steve GotoSteve Goto, ‘The Tomato King,’ returns to Molbak’s May 10. (Courtesy Photo)

Let Molbak’s show you how to get the most from your tomatoes this season. Molbak’s is hosting two free seminars dedicated to tomatoes. The first, Growing Tomatoes in the Pacific Northwest, features Steve Goto, a professional tomato grower, on Saturday, May 10, 10-11:30 a.m. Goto, known as “The Tomato King,” is a third generation nurseryman and will share planting tips and proven organic methods for planting and growing tomatoes. Attendees will learn which varieties, including heirloom and grafted tomatoes, perform best in our cooler maritime climate. This event is sponsored by Gardner & Bloome, producers of organic soils and fertilizers.

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May 10 WGC Plant Sale kicks off every gardener’s season

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff


Spring is here! The proof is all around us, in the early blooming perennials and fruit trees, the fuzzy chartreuse of trees and shrubs leafing out, and visions of gardeners everywhere, pruning, weeding, planting, and generally sprucing. In just a few weeks, annuals and tomatoes can move outdoors, and begin their exuberant growth. Just in time, the Woodinville Garden Club presents its 30th annual Plant Sale, on Saturday, May 10.

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Real Estate Transitions: Move or Remodel?

  • Written by The Blue Team: Michelle Blue & Ashley Farrington, Windermere Woodinville

There are a number of things that can trigger the decision to remodel or move to a new home. Perhaps you have outgrown your current space, you might be tired of struggling with ancient plumbing or wiring, or maybe your home just feels out of date and you want an updated home. The question is should you stay or should you go? Choosing whether to remodel or move involves looking at a number of factors; here are some of the top considerations:

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19th annual Sno-Valley Plant & Garden Art Sale

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“Spring into Gardening” at the 19th annual Sno-Valley Plant and Garden Art Sale on Friday and Saturday, May 2-3, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave. in Carnation.

Just in time for May Day, this annual sale features thousands of annuals, perennials, shrubs, vegetables and herbs as well as garden art, a bake sale and a cafe.
Plant lovers will be treated to a wide variety of flowering plants, both the old favorites and the new and unusual.

This year the sale is being held at the Sno-Valley Senior Center, with large indoor and outdoor rooms overflowing with flora.

Many of the vegetables are donated by our own Snoqualmie Valley growers who specialize in what’s best for our location. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions and assist with color selections. Local artisans will sell hand-crafted garden art.

You can take a break from plant shopping at the Garden Café which will feature coffee, baked goods and steaming bowls of homemade soups. You can also bring some delicious goodies home from our popular bake sale.

For more plant sale information, go to or call 425-333-4152.
Proceeds from the sale benefit the programs of the Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation. This is the largest plant sale on the Eastside, so don’t miss it!