This year's Quilts on the Beach is scheduled for July 31 at Cama Beach State Park on Camano Island. (Cama Beach Quilters)

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

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

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 Ciscoe 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

Buzz, buzz: Sno-Isle Libraries presents a “Native Pollinators of Western Washington” webinar at 3 p.m. Aug. 3 via Zoom. Ecologist Russel Barsh will talk about the role of native pollinators in healthy ecosystems. Learn how to identify the common families of native bees and hoverflies in our region, plus get tips for creating pollinator-friendly gardens. Barsh is the director of Kwiáht, a nonprofit conservation biology laboratory on Lopez Island. A Zoom link will be emailed after registration. More at

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

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 to register.

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, “Tales from an Eagle’s Nest” is set for 7 p.m. Aug. 18 via Zoom. Hobbyist Pat Holmes will go over the life cycle of bald eagles. Holmes has been studying bald eagles on Camano Island since 2014. A Zoom link will be emailed to you with registration. Call 360-387-2236 or go to

Sculpture Walk: An outdoor exhibit featuring the work of Northwest Stone Sculptors Association is showing 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. In addition, an artists’ reception is scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. to celebrate a new sculpture collection brochure and the artists featured year-round in the arboretum. Go to for more information.

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

Container gardening: Take your container garden game to the next level. The Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens is hosting a “Pots With Pizzazz” class at 6 p.m. Sept. 8 via Zoom. Toby Nelson of Cambium Incorporated will teach a few design principles that will have you thinking about your plant selections in a new way. A Zoom link to the class will be emailed with registration. Go to to register.

Historic Everett Home Tour: The virtual tour featuring four historic homes is Sept. 18 via YouTube. Tickets are $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Video will include house histories, a tour of each home and homeowner interviews. You’ll be emailed a YouTube link with registration. Call 425-293-2767 or go to for more information.

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

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, or fill out a request form for a web conference via Zoom. More at

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