Events listed here are contingent on whether each jurisdiction is approved to enter the corresponding phase of the governor’s four-phase reopening plan. Check with each venue for the latest information.
Vegetable gardening series: Registration for Master Gardeners of Snohomish County July series of Vegetable Gardening online classes is now open. Admission is free. All classes in the series start at 7 p.m. via Zoom and will last about 45 minutes, including time for some questions. The schedule is as follows: “Veggie Q&A with the Master Gardeners,” on July 7, “Slug and Snails” for July 9, “Beneficial Insects in Your Garden” on July 14, “Growing Vegetables for Fall and Winter Harvest” is July 16 and “Watering Your Vegetable Garden: Saving Time, Money and Water” is July 21. Register for each class at tinyurl.com/MGwebinars.
Rainwater for Emergencies and Livestock: Yes, it is legal to store rainwater for your own use. The Snohomish Conservation District is hosting a “Rainwater for Emergencies and Livestock” webinar from 7 to 8:30 p.m. July 9 via Zoom. A Zoom link will be emailed to you with registration. Learn what systems are available to help you store rainwater for your livestock and to have in case of emergency for yourself and your family, including your animals. Register for the webinar at snohomishcd.org/events-workshops/rainwater-collection-camano.
Mukilteo Garden and Quilt Tour: The Mukilteo Way Garden Club is seeking gardens to feature in the 2021 Mukilteo Garden and Quilt Tour. The club will be previewing gardens this summer for this popular biennial event held in partnership the Mukilteo Lighthouse Quilters. Call 425-870-1775 or go to www.mwgc.org.
Tour the arboretum: Still playing it safe? You can tour the Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens virtually. Go to www.evergreenarboretum.com and click on the Virtual Tour tab. View dozens of photos of the sculpture garden, rock garden, Japanese maple grove, conifer garden, small urban tree walk and more. Or tour the gardens by appointment in groups no larger than five. 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.
Put your garden to bed: Master gardener John Marsh will present on “Putting Your Garden to Bed” 1 to 2 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Evergreen Arboretum wand Gardens, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. Marsh will explain what you need to do this fall to get your garden ready for winter. He will go over perennials, shrubs, soil improvement, mulching and more. Meet at in horticultural classroom No. 105. Free for members, $10 for non-members. More at www.evergreenarboretum.com.