Bill Taylor steps over a water feature that divides an area of his garden in Edmonds. Taylor’s home is a stop on the Edmonds in Bloom garden tour on July 18.

Bill Taylor steps over a water feature that divides an area of his garden in Edmonds. Taylor’s home is a stop on the Edmonds in Bloom garden tour on July 18.

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

Some events listed here are contingent on whether each jurisdiction is approved to enter the corresponding phase of the governor’s four-phase reopening plan. Events may be canceled or postponed. Check with each venue for the latest information.

Edmonds in Bloom: A self-guided garden tour, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 18, featuring six private gardens in Edmonds. See young gardens and mature landscapes, new cultivars and traditional favorites, novel approaches for planting challenging spaces, creative ideas for incorporating edibles and imaginative options for outdoor gathering spaces. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 the day of the tour. More at www.edmondsinbloom.com.

Bees and botany: Summer is the perfect time for pre-schoolers to explore the garden. The Imagine Children’s Museum is hosting a “Bees & Botany” class from 10 a.m. to noon July 19-22 for kids ages 3-5 at the Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. Children will learn about plants, flowers and insects through art, stories and songs. They’ll experiment with traveling seed, make a flower weaving project and create “seed lollipops” to grow plants at home. Cost is $135 for members; $165 for non-members per child.

Get wild: The Camano Wildlife Habitat Project, sponsored by Friends of Camano Island Parks, hosts presentations the third Wednesday of the month. The next presentation, “Turning Your Property into a Wildlife Lover’s Paradise” is set for 7 p.m. July 21 via Zoom. Val Schroeder, Camano Wildlife Habitat Project coordinator, will will show you how to create a garden that’s as inviting to wildlife as it is beautiful with simple techniques that benefit wildlife and help preserve and protect our natural resources. A Zoom link will be emailed to you with registration. Call 360-387-2236 or go to www.camanowildlifehabitat.org.

Summerfest: The free festival is from 1 to 3 p.m. July 24 at Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. Bring the whole family to the arboretum. Spend the afternoon listening to music, playing games, making art and exploring the gardens. Family-friendly organizations from the community will be represented. More at www.evergreenarboretum.com.

Quilts on the Beach: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 31 at Cama Beach State Park, 1880 West Camano Drive. Includes an open-air quilt show, sale and raffle by Cama Beach Quilters, with quilt-related activities for all ages. Free. Discover Pass required for parking. More at www.camabeachfoundation.org.

Garden party: Edmonds in Bloom’s 25th Anniversary Garden Party is 7 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds. Local TV garden celebrity Cisco Morris will be there to talk about his new book, “Oh La La.” Morris’ book shares homegrown stories, helpful tips and garden wisdom from a career that spans 45 years. More at www.edmondsinbloom.com.

Detention ponds: The Snohomish Conservation District is hosting a “Stormwater Detention Awareness” webinar from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 5 via Zoom. Detention ponds are an important stormwater filtering system in your neighborhood. Learn how detention ponds work, what you need to do to take care of one. Snohomish Conservation District and City of Brier staff will answer your questions. A Zoom link will be emailed to you with registration. Register at snohomishcd.org.

Have no fear: More often than not, gardening advice comes in the form of rules: do this, don’t do that, plant this, don’t plant that. The Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens is hosting a “Fearless Gardening” class at 6 p.m. Aug. 11 via Zoom. Loree Bohl wants to unleash your creativity so that your garden feels like an extension of your own personality. She’ll show you how to be bold, break rules and grow what you love. Bohl is the creator of the popular blog Danger Garden and the author of “Fearless Gardening.” A Zoom link to the class will be emailed with registration. Go to www.evergreenarboretum.com to register.

Septic sense: The Snohomish Conservation District is hosting a “Septic Sense” webinar from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 24 via Zoom. Teri King, the leading Septic Specialist for Washington SeaGrant, offers many years of experience hosting septic workshops throughout the Puget Sound. Her webinar will teach you about different types of systems and how they function, funding sources for repairs and more. A Zoom link will be emailed to you with registration. Register at snohomishcd.org.

Tour the arboretum: Sign up for a tour the Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens. Known as Snohomish County’s treasure, the arboretum was founded in 1963 on 3.5 acres in Everett’s American Legion Memorial Park. Plan you tour one month in advance and make an appointment by calling 425-257-8597 or emailing contactus@evergreenarboretum.com.

Master Gardener Hotline & Diagnostic Clinic: Call, email or set up a web conference with a master gardener. Snohomish County’s walk-in clinic at the WSU Extension office in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett, is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Call 425-357-6010, email snocomg@gmail.com, or fill out a request form for a web conference via Zoom. More at extension.wsu.edu/snohomish/garden/master-gardener-program.

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