Bluebeards are crowned with clusters of blue flowers in the month of August, which attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. (Getty Images)

Every garden should have bluebeards along the sunny border

Find them in the sun-loving section of the nursery, likely mixed in with other late-summer bloomers.

 

The variegated Japanese barberry features deep burgundy leaves splashed in candy-pink and vanilla. (Richie Steffen)

Great Plant Pick: Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea ‘Rose Glow’

The variegated Japanese barberry features deep burgundy leaves splashed in candy-pink and vanilla.

 

The Snohomish County Fruit Society is hosting a webinar on blueberries Sept. 10 via Zoom. (Getty Images)

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

Some events listed here are contingent on whether each jurisdiction is approved…

 

The bottle was described in the catalog as one of the most unusual figural bottles they had ever auctioned. It was made about 1890. “Seidel C. / Hoflieferanten / Breslau” is on the base. Auction price with premium, $780. (Cowles Syndicate Inc.)

Rare bottle from 1890 shaped like a Prussian military helmet

The 7-inch vessel is made of dark amber glass with a wooden spike and a partial German label. It sold for $780.

The bottle was described in the catalog as one of the most unusual figural bottles they had ever auctioned. It was made about 1890. “Seidel C. / Hoflieferanten / Breslau” is on the base. Auction price with premium, $780. (Cowles Syndicate Inc.)

Patterns of nature and mythology, by a Northwest master

See new works by Alfredo Arreguín, an originator of the Pattern and Decoration style, in Langley.

COVID-19 updates for parents and guardians

Public Health Essentials! A blog by the Snohomish Health District.

Classic Albums Live will perform Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” in a live-stream show at the Historic Everett Theatre on Aug. 19. (Classic Albums Live)

All about music: Schedule of concerts around Snohomish County

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Classic Albums Live will perform Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” in a live-stream show at the Historic Everett Theatre on Aug. 19. (Classic Albums Live)

Art events, galleries and exhibits around Snohomish County

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The octopi at the Seattle Aquarium have missed you. The aquarium is back open in Phase 2 of the governor’s reopening plan. (Seattle Aquarium)

Family and kid-friendly events around Snohomish County

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The octopi at the Seattle Aquarium have missed you. The aquarium is back open in Phase 2 of the governor’s reopening plan. (Seattle Aquarium)

Schedule of special film screenings around Snohomish County

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Doug Fahl will play Flan Kittregdge in Red Curtain’s live-stream performance of “Six Degrees of Separation.”

Stymied by virus, Red Curtain offers live-streamed theater

The Marysville troupe plans Zoom performances of “Something Rotten!” and “Six Degrees of Separation.”

Doug Fahl will play Flan Kittregdge in Red Curtain’s live-stream performance of “Six Degrees of Separation.”
The Capitol Steps bring their political humor to the Edmonds Center for the Arts Oct. 20 and 21. (Capitol Steps)

Theater, dance and comedy shows around Snohomish County

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The Capitol Steps bring their political humor to the Edmonds Center for the Arts Oct. 20 and 21. (Capitol Steps)

Tickets for sale in Snohomish County and around the region

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AI-enhanced EKGS may speed heart failure diagnosis, treatment

The devices aid in screening for cardiac dysfunction in people with confirmed or suspected COVID-19.

  • Aug 12, 2020

Talking to stuffed animals and other lessons of COVID-19

Teddy bears are a source of comfort and can be a sounding board for something we are trying to express.

  • Aug 12, 2020
The mask of an employee who returned to the office during the normalization period after corona virus quarantine, stands in front of the keyboard. Top view. Turkey.

What seniors can expect as new normal in a post-vaccine world

Here’s a preview of post-vaccine life for older Americans, from medical care to grocery shopping.

  • Aug 12, 2020
The mask of an employee who returned to the office during the normalization period after corona virus quarantine, stands in front of the keyboard. Top view. Turkey.

Who’s that 20-foot masked man? It’s the anti-virus Muffler Man

The fiberglass statue has social distanced atop a building in downtown Everett since 1983.

The trick to 1892 East’s crispy French toast is a combination of cornflakes and buttery palmiers, which add great crunch and rich flavor. (Bob Chamberlin/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

Is your bread stale? Don’t throw it away; make this treat

Cornflake French toast might seem a bit of a gimmick, but the added crunch is a marvel.

  • Aug 11, 2020
The trick to 1892 East’s crispy French toast is a combination of cornflakes and buttery palmiers, which add great crunch and rich flavor. (Bob Chamberlin/Los Angeles Times/MCT)
Fried green tomatoes stand in fro fresh red tomatoes in this BLT sandwich. (Gretchen McKay/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS)

Make a fried green tomato BLT when you can’t wait for ripe

Firmer than red tomatoes, with a zingy, slightly sour taste, unripe tomatoes hold their shape.

  • Aug 11, 2020
Fried green tomatoes stand in fro fresh red tomatoes in this BLT sandwich. (Gretchen McKay/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS)
Frozen blueberries team up with banana and yogurt to make a refreshing summer smoothie. (Gretchen McKay/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS)

Make the most of your fresh-picked blueberries this summer

They can play a starring role in so many recipes, and we’re not just talking dessert- and breakfast-type dishes.

  • Aug 11, 2020
Frozen blueberries team up with banana and yogurt to make a refreshing summer smoothie. (Gretchen McKay/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS)