Event Schedule Set For Sorticulture in downtown Everett June 10 – 12 (Sponsored Story)

More information as Sorticulture, the City of Everett’s annual garden and art festival gets closer. Officials have announced there will be a main stage with speakers, demonstrations, music and more all three days at the intersection of Everett and Colby in the heart of downtown Everett, Washington. Here’s more information and the official schedule.

We’ve got classes by Sunnyside Nursery and THE Ciscoe Morris, as well as some great music acts lined up on the Sunnyside Nursey Garden Stage this year. The stage is in the center of the festival at Colby and Hewitt throughout the whole event. And the Everett Rowing Beer & Wine Garden is next to the stage so you can sip and enjoy the show. Check out the schedule below!

Day Time Performer About


10 a.m. Peter Ali Native American flutist
11:30 a.m. Zach Warnes Alternative, indie, space rock
1 p.m. Sunnyside Nursery Class – Hydrangealicious Hydrangeas for summer color presented by Trevor Cameron
2:30 p.m. Fretland Americana, alt-country, indie rock
4 p.m. Tomo Nakayama Melodic, complex and emotionally-compelling music 
5:30 p.m. Sylvi does Neil Young Northwest-raised singer-songwriter


10 a.m. Peter Ali Native American flutist
11:30 a.m. The Porters Acoustic folk duo that dips into country and jazz
1:00 p.m. Ciscoe Morris  Seattle-based gardening expert, TV and radio personality, and author
3 p.m. Shoecraft Ambient folk/rock, collaborative acoustic
4:30 p.m. Yogoman Burning Band  Authentic celebration dance band, Jamaica-New Orleans dance riddims


10 a.m. Peter Ali Native American flutist
11:30 a.m. Sunnyside Nursery Class – Sizzling Summer Shade Great plants to add color and contrast to the shade garden presented by Trevor Cameron
1 p.m. The W Lovers Alt-country music duo
2 p.m. Jr Geezer Cool old dudes playin’ folk rock

An Etched Glass Hosta. Photo credit: Moonstruck Gardens.

A Polar Star Double Oriental Roselily. Photo credit: Moonstruck Gardens.

One of the highlights of Sorticulture is the variety of vendors and artists who participate. Melinda Creed has attended Sorticulture for more than two decades. She tells us she’s been a gardener all of her adult life and first visited just to check out the event. Later she became a vendor selling hostas and lilies from her Whidbey Island Farm, Moonstruck Gardens. She teams with her daughter Samantha and they grow more than 200 types of hostas with the goal to bring that number to 300.

“We now have 13 hoop houses on the farm,” Melinda told us recently by telephone. “Hostas are the most popular perennial plant and there are literally thousands of varieties.”

Melinda says she first saw Roselilies, (also referred to as doubles) a number of years ago and became infatuated with them. They buy bulbs from the Netherlands and pot them in the late winter and early spring.

Moonstruck Gardens is primarily a wholesaler but they do open the farm on Whidbey Island on occasion and attend some events. Melinda says the mother-daughter team look forward to Sorticulture. “I never met a gardener I didn’t like,” said Melinda. “I love providing people hostas and lilies.” You can see a wide range of hostas and lilies on the Moonstruck Gardens website.

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