Next year’s Sustainable Gardening Winter Speaker Series includes a “Hummingbird Madness” class with the one and only Ciscoe Morris. (Anna Medwenitsch)

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

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. Events may be canceled or postponed. Check with each venue for the latest 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 contactus@evergreenarboretum.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.”

Whidbey Gardening Workshop: Most of this year’s Whidbey Gardening Workshop, scheduled for March 6 and 7, will be available online. Registration opens Jan. 10. More than 25 classes and seven field trips explore garden basics, garden design, maintenance and sustainability, ornamentals, fruits and vegetables. A pop-up marketplace will be held at Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Road, Greenbank. The keynote speaker is Richie Steffen, executive director of the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden in Seattle. The workshop costs $55; each field trip costs $20. More at www.whidbeygardening.org.

Get wild: The Camano Wildlife Habitat Project, sponsored by Friends of Camano Island Parks, hosts presentations the third Wednesday of the month. The next presentation, “Native Plants for Problem Spots” is set for 7 p.m. Jan. 20 via Zoom. Sara Rocero of the Snohomish Conservation District will lead the presentation. She will share tips on how to use native plants to your advantage and to beautify and create wildlife habitat on your property. A Zoom link will be emailed to you with registration. Call 360-387-2236 or go to www.camanowildlifehabitat.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 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.

Email information for this calendar with the subject “Home” or “Garden” to features@heraldnet.com.

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