Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

Tour-worthy gardens: The Mill Creek Garden Club is looking for gardens to include on next year’s tour. The gardens don’t have to be within the Mill Creek city limits. If interested, contact the garden club before the end of August. Apply at the organization’s website millcreekgardenclub.com; hover over Garden Tour in the upper-left corner, then click on Garden Tour Application.

Buzz buzz. “Bees & Botany” is a hands-on science and art program designed for parents and preschoolers 3 to 5 years old. Children can develop science and art skills while learning more about bees and botany. The class is scheduled from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 20. Meet in Horticultural Classroom 105 at Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. The charge is $60 for a four-week series. Register at www.imaginecm.org/bees-and-botany.

Antique tractor show and threshing bee: The annual show is Aug. 9-11 at the Stanwood-Camano fairgrounds, 6431 Pioneer Highway, Stanwood. All makes and models, for both gardens and farms. More at www.skyvalleyantiquetractor.com.

Historic Everett Downtown Tour: 10 a.m. Aug. 10. Meet at Village Theatre Plaza, 2710 Wetmore Ave. $5 for members of Historic Everett, $10 for the public. Educator and historian Jack O’Donnell will lead a walking tour of downtown Everett and discuss how the city has gone through changes with various booms, such as in the 1920s. Mid-century modern buildings from the 1950s and ‘60s will be featured on the tour. More at: www.HistoricEverett.org

Maplewood Rock & Gem Sale: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 11, 8802 196th St. SW, Edmonds. Rough rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry. Free rocks for kids. More at www.maplewoodrockclub.com.

Everett Dahlia Show: Colorful display of more than 2,500 dahlias, 1 to 6 p.m. Aug. 17, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 18, Floral Hall at Forest Park, 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd. Free. Prizes awarded to winning entries. Vote for your favorites. More at www.everettwa.org/632.

Fun with fronds: Judith Jones, owner of Fancy Fronds Nursery in Gold Bar, will teach a class on temperate fronds from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Everett Arboretum and Gardens, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. Jones will give a classroom presentation, followed by a hands-on planting demonstration in the arboretum’s Woodland Shade Garden. Ferns for sale at the class. Meet in Horticultural Classroom 105. Free for members, $10 for non-members. RSVP by calling 425-257-8597. More at www.evergreenarboretum.com.

Master Gardener Hotline & Diagnostic Clinic: Call 425-357-6010 to talk to a master gardener or visit Snohomish County’s walk-in clinic at the WSU Extension office in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, April through September, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, October through March. More at www.extension.wsu.edu/snohomish/garden/master-gardener-program.

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