Ian Terry / The Herald People look at roses at the Sorticulture Festival in Everett on Friday, June 9, 2017. Photo taken on 06092017

Ian Terry / The Herald People look at roses at the Sorticulture Festival in Everett on Friday, June 9, 2017. Photo taken on 06092017

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.

Livestock talk: The Snohomish Conservation District is hosting a “Livestock: A Community Discussion Tied to Climate Change” webinar from 7 to 8:15 p.m. June 2 via Zoom. The webinar will include an introduction to Project Drawdown and information about how livestock management can help fight climate change. The district hopes to learn from you as much as it can provide resources and ideas for where you live. This is the third of five scheduled “Community of Carbon Crushers” discussions tied to climate change. A Zoom link will be emailed to you with registration. Register at snohomishcd.org.

Climbing Clematis: Learn to bring the amazing beauty and variety of clematis to your garden with ease. The Evergreen Arbortetum & Gardens is hosting a “Clematis: Queen of the Climbers” class at 6 p.m. June 9 via Zoom. A Zoom link to the class will be emailed with registration. Laura Watson, a member of the Governing Council of the International Clematis Society, will showcase the splendor of clematis and their amazing variety in color, shape, bloom time and growth habit. Get tips on caring for clematis, information about simplified pruning and recommendations for easy clematis to try. Go to www.evergreenarboretum.com to register for free.

Sorticulture: The Garden Arts Festival (sorta art, sorta horticulture) is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 11, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 12 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 13 on Wetmore Avenue between Everett and Hewitt avenues. Free. Go to visiteverett.com/sorticulture for more information.

Evergreen Arborteum: The Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens is hosting a plant sale 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 19 and noon to 4 p.m. June 20 at American Legion Memorial Park, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. Bonus day: Plants are half price from 5 to 7 p.m. on June 21. Go to www.evergreenarboretum.com for more information.

Pruning 101: The Evergreen Arbortetum & Gardens is hosting a “Summer Pruning” class at 6 p.m. July 14 via Zoom. A Zoom link to the class will be emailed with registration. Trevor Cameron, general manager of Sunnyside Nursery, will go over basic rules of pruning, concentrating on spring-blooming shrubs (like rhododendrons and azaleas) and thinning of trees for summer health and lasting beauty. Go to www.evergreenarboretum.com to register for free.

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. 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.

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