The Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens is hosting a “Summer Pruning” webinar July 14 via Zoom. (Getty Images)

The Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens is hosting a “Summer Pruning” webinar July 14 via Zoom. (Getty Images)

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.

Septic sense: The Snohomish Conservation District is hosting a “Septic Sense” webinar from 6 to 8 p.m. July 2 via Zoom. Teri King, the leading Septic Specialist for Washington SeaGrant, offers many years of experience hosting septic workshops throughout the Puget Sound. Her webinar will teach you about different types of systems and how they function, funding sources for repairs and more. A Zoom link will be emailed to you with registration. Register at snohomishcd.org.

Pruning 101: The Evergreen Arboretum & 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.

Edmonds in Bloom: A self-guided garden tour, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 18, featuring six private gardens in Edmonds and Woodway. See young gardens and mature landscapes, new cultivars and traditional favorites, novel approaches for planting challenging spaces, creative ideas for incorporating edibles and imaginative options for outdoor gathering spaces. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 the day of the tour. More at www.edmondsinbloom.com.

Summerfest: The free festival is from 1 to 3 p.m. July 24 at Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. Bring the whole family to the arboretum. Spend the afternoon listening to music, playing games, making art and exploring the gardens. Family-friendly organizations from the community will be represented. 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. 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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