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.
Sustainable Gardening Winter Speaker Series: The Snohomish County Master Gardner Foundation’s annual Sustainable Gardening Winter Speaker Series concludes with “Plants & Fungi — A Match Made In Heaven” by Jairul Rahaman on April 9. All classes are Friday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. via Zoom. Cost is $20 per class. Call 425-357-6010 or go to www.gardenlectures.com for more information.
Notable plants: The Snohomish Garden Club presents “Exciting Plants for 2021: Some New and Some Must Haves” at 7 p.m. April 12 via Zoom. Trevor Cameron from Sunnyside Nursery will speak on a number of new varieties of plants, as well as some classic and notable plants for the maritime garden. Before he was hired as manager of the Marysville nursery 11 years ago, Cameron ran Wight’s Home and Garden in Lynnwood for 19 years. Lecture is free for members; $15 for non-members. More at www.snohomishgardenclub.com.
Growing Groceries Education Series: The Snohomish County Master Gardner Foundation presents the Growing Groceries Education Series runs through May 19. Up next is “Introduction to Integrated Pest Management” with Pete Mackay on April 14. All classes are Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. via Zoom. Cost is $5 per class. Go to extension.wsu.edu/snohomish/event/gg1 for more information.
Natural yard care: Tired of mowing the lawn? The Snohomish Conservation District is hosting a “Natural Yard Care” webinar from noon to 1:30 p.m. April 14 via Zoom. A Zoom link will be emailed to you with registration. Learn about eco-friendly ideas that can be options for your residential space instead of having just grass — including native gardens, low-impact gardens or sustainable landscaping. Register for the webinar at snohomishcd.org.
Get wild: A living roof offers wildlife habitat and protection of our natural resources. The Camano Wildlife Habitat Project, sponsored by Friends of Camano Island Parks, hosts presentations the third Wednesday of the month. The next presentation, “Gardening for Pollinators and Birds” is set for 7 p.m. April 21 via Zoom. Brenda Cunningham and Bob Gillespie of the Washington Native Plant Society will talk about various native plants that attract birds, bees and butterflies to the garden. A Zoom link will be emailed to you with registration. Call 360-387-2236 or go to www.camanowildlifehabitat.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.
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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