Some 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: “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.
Live with beavers: Beavers can cause headaches by chewing trees, blocking culverts or building dams that flood your property. The Snohomish Conservation District is hosting a “Living With Beavers” webinar from 7 to 8:30 p.m. July 22 via Zoom. Learn learn about the benefits of having beavers on your property, some strategies for managing beaver conflicts and opportunities for assistance. Register for the webinar at www.snohomishcd.org/events.
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 email@example.com.
Blueberry bounty: The Snohomish County Fruit Society is hosting a presentation on “Blueberries” at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 via Zoom. Lisa DeVetter will give tips on growing blueberries in your own back yard. DeVetter is an assistant professor of small fruits in the Horticulture Department at the Washington State University, specializing in raspberries, blueberries and strawberries. More at snohomishcfs.wordpress.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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 “Putting Your Garden to Bed” 1 to 2 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Evergreen Arboretum and 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.
Blooming bulbs: Bulbs slumber well under Pacific Northwest soil before bursting through with color when the weather warms. Master gardeners will present “Beyond Daffodils” 1 to 2 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. Learn about a variety of spring-blooming bulbs and how to care for them. Stay to help plant bulbs after class in the arboretum. Additional specialty bulbs will be available for sale. Meet at in horticultural classroom No. 105. Free for members, $10 for non-members. More at www.evergreenarboretum.com.
Bulb Fest: The bulb-planting festival is 2 to 3 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. Free. Help to plant hundreds of spring-flowering bulbs in the arboretum and, as a thank you, take a bag of bulbs home to plant in your own garden. Tools, bulbs and snacks provided. All ages welcome. Meet at the arboretum front entrance. More at www.evergreenarboretum.com.
Fiber Fusion Northwest: The festival, scheduled forOct. 17 and 18, is all online this year. When it isn’t virtual, it features a live fiber animal exhibit, a fiber arts show, a spin-in event, free demonstrations and a variety of classes, as well as a fleece show and sale. Most, if not all, of these features will be represented online. More at www.fiberfusion.net.