An eagle pair roosts on a branch near Puget Sound. (Mike Benbow photo)

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

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.

Fall interest: The Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens is hosting a “Planting Pots for Fall Interest” class at 10 a.m. Sept. 18 at Legion Memorial Park, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. Meet the designers with tips and tricks to transition your summer containers into fall and winter stunners. This is a hands-on presentation — work on the arboretum’s containers and discuss appropriate plants and design ideas to keep containers exciting during the winter months. More at www.evergreenarboretum.com.

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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