Venture behind the garden gate

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Peek into six stunning gardens on the Mill Creek Garden Tour, June 27 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 for all ages and go on sale May 15 at the following locations: Artisan Custom Framing, 15111 Main Street, Ste. A104, Mill Creek Town Center; Li’l Sprout Nursery, 17414 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Mill Creek; Sunnyside Nursery, 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville, and online at Tickets are limited; purchasing in advance is recommended.

It’s behind a garden gate that a gardener’s true nature is uncovered. “Perennial Heaven” features an adventurous gardener who never met a plant she didn’t like. You’ll see proof when you admire the colorful planted window boxes and all the intriguing perennials encircling this beautiful garden — look out for hummingbirds. A peek at the one-acre woodsy “Lakeside Gem” reveals a craftswoman and true gardener as the many paths reveal treasures at every turn. Take your time; don’t miss a thing.

Contemplating vacations and retirement must have been this gardener’s inspiration for the calm and relaxing view from “Par for the Course” on the 13th tee box with its Torii-gated bell, water feature and perennials. A gardener with a decorator’s flair is discovered in a “Terraced Retreat” with an outdoor room created out of a sloping hillside yard. It’s sophisticated and private nestled under the trees.

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Basil — Sweet, Savory, Stunning!

  • Written by Molbak's garden + home

When someone says “basil,” what comes to mind? Starts with “p,” ends with “o”?

Basil isn’t just for pesto anymore! A tasty staple of Italian and Asian cuisine, this versatile and easy-care herb is breaking new culinary ground. Gourmets are adding basil’s unique flavors (both foliage and flowers) to frozen desserts, cocktails and even baked goods. Plus, a number of new varieties are available to dazzle the eye and tempt the palate, making this classic herb not only an edible but colorful ornamental and cut flower as well.

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Garden art and sculpture event Art in Bloom is here for its 10th anniversary

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

It’s our anniversary, come celebrate with us! Duvall Foundation for the Arts (DFA) presents the 10th annual Art in Bloom Garden Art & Sculpture Event Friday, June 26 — gala starts at 6 p.m. — located at the beautiful Kokopelli Gardens in Duvall. Proceeds benefit DFA’s youth and adult scholarships and community grants awarded each year.
Gala guests will enjoy a wine and beer reception, dinner buffet, live entertainment and the ability to view and purchase hundreds of pieces of local art, all for sale at affordable prices. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased online via Brown Paper Tickets at On Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Art in Bloom is free to the public.

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TV star, author and award-winning landscape designer to speak at Molbak’s

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Horticulturist and international award-winning landscape designer Jamie Durie is the author of nine best-selling books and featured in more than 50 prime time television programs worldwide.

He is a committed environmentalist and pioneer of “The Outdoor Room” concept. Join him at Molbak’s in Woodinville on June 6.

Durie’s hands-on presentation will demonstrate how to create magic in your outdoor spaces with lush plants, comfortable furnishings and gorgeous outdoor décor.

Tickets ($10) sold online at Book signing to follow.