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.
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 www.camanowildlifehabitat.org.
Everett Dahlia Show: Colorful display of more than 2,500 dahlias, 1 to 6 p.m. Aug. 21, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 22, Floral Hall at Forest Park, 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd. Free. Showing single blooms, triple blooms, quint blooms, in baskets and in artistic arrangements. Prizes awarded to winning entries. Vote for your favorites. More at www.scdahlias.org.
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 www.evergreenarboretum.com 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 snohomishcd.org.
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 www.evergreenarboretum.com 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 www.historiceverett.org 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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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