"Lilafee" has multitudes of dainty magenta flowers with white-tipped spurs that hover above colorful leaflets. (Richie Steffen)

Great Plant Pick: Epimedium grandiflorum ‘Lilafee,’ fairy wings, bishop’s hat

This perennial has multitudes of dainty magenta flowers with white-tipped spurs that hover above colorful leaflets.

 

The Camano Wildlife Habitat Project is hosting a “Gardening for Pollinators and Birds” webinar on April 21 via Zoom. (Enumclaw Courier-Herald)

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

 

Close up of malus blossom in bloom

Six flowering crabapple trees you can fall in love with

Crabapples don’t have much of a following in the Northwest — yet. Extend the tree-blooming season with these varieties.

 

Potting Shed Creation's seed starts are the ideal way to get your plants growing. (food52.com)

The 14 must-have tools for both new and seasoned gardeners

OK, so you didn’t plant that pandemic garden in 2020. Here are the best tools and essentials to get you planting this spring.

  • Apr 9, 2021
Potting Shed Creation's seed starts are the ideal way to get your plants growing. (food52.com)
This is a very early pair of glasses with tinted lenses not used as sunglasses. (Cowles Syndicate Inc.)

Windsors glasses a style started in the Victorian times

This early pair of glasses has a leather nosepiece and side flaps. The tinted lenses weren’t used as sunglasses.

This is a very early pair of glasses with tinted lenses not used as sunglasses. (Cowles Syndicate Inc.)
Madison Hu stars as 'Anda' in "Voyagers."  (Courtesy of Lionsgate/TNS)

‘Voyagers’ an interesting sci-fi allegory, but characters fall flat

A group of teenagers blast off on an interstellar mission that will take 86 years — meaning they’ll live their entire lives on the ship.

  • Apr 8, 2021
Madison Hu stars as 'Anda' in "Voyagers."  (Courtesy of Lionsgate/TNS)
Peter Rivera, the original lead singer and drummer for Rare Earth, will perform April 24 with his band at the Historic Everett Theatre. (Peter Rivera)

All about music: Schedule of concerts around Snohomish County

The listings include Historic Everett Theatre, Edmonds Center for the Arts and Thumbnail Theater shows.

Peter Rivera, the original lead singer and drummer for Rare Earth, will perform April 24 with his band at the Historic Everett Theatre. (Peter Rivera)
“Tin Tree” by Kathy Ross is featured in the “Art of Recycling” exhibit at the Schack Art Center in Everett.

Art events, galleries and exhibits around Snohomish County

The listings include museum exhibitions, gallery shows, fairs and festivals and calls for artists.

“Tin Tree” by Kathy Ross is featured in the “Art of Recycling” exhibit at the Schack Art Center in Everett.
Ian Terry / The Herald A coastal cutthroat trout is seen at the Northwest Stream Center in Everett on Wednesday, March 7. Photo taken on 03072018
A coastal cutthroat trout is seen at the Northwest Stream Center in Everett. (Ian Terry / Herald file)

Family and kid-friendly events around Snohomish County

The listings include zoos, aquariums, museums, ice-skating rinks, shows and special walks.

Ian Terry / The Herald A coastal cutthroat trout is seen at the Northwest Stream Center in Everett on Wednesday, March 7. Photo taken on 03072018
A coastal cutthroat trout is seen at the Northwest Stream Center in Everett. (Ian Terry / Herald file)
Rowan Catel and Carlos Narvaez perform in Olympic Ballet Theatre’s production of “Efanora,” premiering on YouTube on April 2. (Into Dust Photography)

Olympic Ballet Theatre returns with two virtual performances

“Efanora” and “In a Clearing” explore pandemic-era themes of loss, fear and grief through movement.

Rowan Catel and Carlos Narvaez perform in Olympic Ballet Theatre’s production of “Efanora,” premiering on YouTube on April 2. (Into Dust Photography)
Kasey White, featured in the Chicago-based documentary “The Homestretch,” was awarded with the Windy City Times’ 30 Under 30 Award for her outstanding work as a homeless youth activist. (Bullfrog Films)

Schedule of special film screenings around Snohomish County

The listings include Edmonds Center for the Arts, Historic Everett Theatre and Whidbey Island Center for the Arts showings.

Kasey White, featured in the Chicago-based documentary “The Homestretch,” was awarded with the Windy City Times’ 30 Under 30 Award for her outstanding work as a homeless youth activist. (Bullfrog Films)
Andy Gross, a stand-up comic, magician and ventriloquist, will perform April 9 at the Everett Historic Theatre. (Andy Gross)

Theater, dance and comedy shows around Snohomish County

The listings include Historic Everett Theatre, Edmonds Center for the Arts and Thumbnail Theater shows.

Andy Gross, a stand-up comic, magician and ventriloquist, will perform April 9 at the Everett Historic Theatre. (Andy Gross)
Asleep at the Wheel is slated to perform Aug. 25 at Edmonds Center for the Arts. (Associated Press)
Asleep at the Wheel is slated to perform Aug. 25 at Edmonds Center for the Arts. (Associated Press)

Tickets for sale in Snohomish County and around the region

The listings include Historic Everett Theatre, Edmonds Center for the Arts and Thumbnail Theater shows.

Asleep at the Wheel is slated to perform Aug. 25 at Edmonds Center for the Arts. (Associated Press)
Asleep at the Wheel is slated to perform Aug. 25 at Edmonds Center for the Arts. (Associated Press)
Country's Weslee Jones is scheduled to perform April 9 at Steins Taphouse in Arlington. (Weslee Jones)

Where to hear live music in Snohomish County nightclubs

The listings include Engel’s Pub, Mirkwood Public House and Port Gardner Bay Winery shows.

Country's Weslee Jones is scheduled to perform April 9 at Steins Taphouse in Arlington. (Weslee Jones)
Ferran Adri‡'s Potato Chip Omelet, which takes all of five minutes from start to finish. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Kate Krader

A groundbreaking chef chips away at a classic egg dish

One of Ferran Adrià’s most brilliant innovations is perhaps his three-ingredient potato chip omelet.

  • Apr 6, 2021
Ferran Adri‡'s Potato Chip Omelet, which takes all of five minutes from start to finish. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Kate Krader
Turn your Easter leftovers into savory tarts filled with spinach, Swiss cheese and diced ham. (Gretchen McKay/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS)

Eat This: Turn leftover Easter ham into elegant cheesy tart

This recipe is easy because you use store-bought puff pastry sheets instead of stressing over homemade dough.

  • Apr 6, 2021
Turn your Easter leftovers into savory tarts filled with spinach, Swiss cheese and diced ham. (Gretchen McKay/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS)
Stanwood singer Savanna Woods, 26, is a contestant on "The Voice." (Alexandria Lane Photography)

Stanwood singer, 26, is living her dream on ‘The Voice’

Savanna Woods advances to the next round after Monday’s battle duet on the hit NBC show.

Stanwood singer Savanna Woods, 26, is a contestant on "The Voice." (Alexandria Lane Photography)
The 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV compact SUV has seating for five passengers. (Manufacturer photo)

2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV expands electric-only range

This plug-in hybrid SUV can now go 24 miles without gasoline, and its horsepower rating is up by 31.

The 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV compact SUV has seating for five passengers. (Manufacturer photo)
Cursed bathrooms, noisy drains and the complexities of pandemic living make this family’s shower schedule complicated. (Jennifer Bardsley)

Hop into spring with a refreshing shower — if you plan it right

Coordination is required to avoid disrupting hubby’s work meetings and son’s schoolwork.

Cursed bathrooms, noisy drains and the complexities of pandemic living make this family’s shower schedule complicated. (Jennifer Bardsley)
Book-related events in Snohomish County.

Author events and poetry readings around Snohomish County

The listings include Third Place Books, Everett Public Library and Neverending Bookshop events.

  • Apr 4, 2021
Book-related events in Snohomish County.