The Snohomish County Fruit Society is hosting a webinar on blueberries Sept. 10 via Zoom. (Getty Images)

The Snohomish County Fruit Society is hosting a webinar on blueberries Sept. 10 via Zoom. (Getty Images)

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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