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Home and garden briefs: Master Gardener sale today for perennials

KENNEWICK -- Washington State University Extension Master Gardeners is holding a perennial plant sale today.

The sale will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the WSU Extension office, 5600 W. Canal Drive., one block west of Edison Avenue, in Kennewick.

The Master Gardeners will have a wide variety of trees, shrubs, herbs, native plants, ground covers, grasses and shade-loving plants, garden phlox in various colors, salvia with its purple blooms, yellow coreopsis and more to choose from.

There also will be spring flowering bulbs which have been raised in a Prosser garden. They will be packaged according to bloom time allowing gardeners to plan for a long spring show.

Master Gardeners will be on hand to give gardening advice and offer suggestions for picking the right plant for the right location.

Tacoma home, garden show in October

TACOMA -- The fourth annual Tacoma Fall Home & Garden Show -- featuring more than 400 exhibitors -- will be Oct. 15-18 in the Tacoma Dome.

With colder weather approaching, the show will spotlight companies ready to assist homeowners in taking advantage of tax credits for a wide range of energy-saving products.

The show has expanded its "green" exhibitor lineup, with added vendors. There also will be ideas for garden and landscaping projects plus a 500 square-foot putting green.

Hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 15-17 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 18.

Admission is $8 for adults, seniors 62 and older get a discounted price during the week at $6, and children 12 and under are free.

Discount coupons are available online at www.otshows.com.

For more information call 253-756-2121 or go to www.otshows.com.

Master Gardeners set planter class Oct. 10

PASCO -- Learn how to make light weight, yet durable, planters at a class Oct. 10 at Job's Nursery, north of Pasco off Road 68 (watch for signs).

The class begins at 10:30 a.m. and will be taught by Washington State University Extension Master Gardeners.

Cost is $15 per person. Registrations are due Sept. 30. Register at the Kennewick Extension office, 5600-E West Canal Drive.

For more information call 735-3551.

Warm up house for fall

Here are seven simple ways to add warm touches in the house, from Woman's Day magazine, so you'll be in an autumnal spirit in no time:

-- Stack a couple of wood logs by the fireplace.

-- Toss a chenille throw across the end of the sofa.

-- Display branches gathered from your backyard in a tall glass vase.

-- Replace white and beige lampshades with deeper hues, like chocolate, bronze or gold-edges black.

-- Put a basket of squash, baby pumpkins, acorns and pinecones on the table.