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. Events may be canceled or postponed. Check with each venue for the latest information.
Carnivorous terrariums: Want to watch a plant eat bugs? Create your very own carnivorous terrarium with a sundew plant that eats fruit-flies. The Everett Public Library is hosting a webinar with Mary Fosse, the owner of Carnivorius Terrariums in Everett, at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 5 via Crowdcast. Learn about carnivorous plants and how to create a terrarium for plants that eat things. The library has a limited number of free supply kits available. Request a kit at epls.org/kits. Register for the webinar at www.crowdcast.io/e/terrarium. Call 425-257-8000 or go to www.epls.org for more information.
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.
Sustainable Gardening Winter Speaker Series: The Snohomish County Master Gardner Foundation’s annual Sustainable Gardening Winter Speaker Series runs Jan. 8 through April 9. All classes are Friday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. via Zoom. Cost is $20 per class or $85 for the series. Call 425-357-6010 or go to www.gardenlectures.com for more information. The presentation schedule: Jan. 8, with Patrick Spence on “Two Worlds, One Iris (Unfortunately!);” Jan. 22, with Karen Chapman on “Deer Resistant Design;” Feb. 5, with Ciscoe Morris on “Hummingbird Madness;” Feb. 12, with Christina Pfeiffer on “Successful Gardening Amid Tree Roots;” March 5, with Marilyn Glenn on “Clematis — Selection and Design with the Queen of Vines;” March 19, with Gail Langellotto on “Enhancing Urban & Suburban Landscapes to Protect Pollinators” and April 9, with Jairul Rahaman on “Plants & Fungi — A Match Made In Heaven.”
Home horticulture: Learn to be a better home gardener and steward of the environment this winter. WSU – Snohomish County Extension is hosting an online Home Horticulture Training Jan. 9 through April 24. All classes are Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon via Zoom. You will need to pass weekly online quizzes and a final exam to earn a Home Horticulture Certificate of Completion. Homework will average three to five hours per week. All training is open book and no memorization is required. Registration closes Dec. 18. Tuition costs $300. Register at mastergardener.wsu.edu/home-horticulture-training.
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.
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