EVERETT — Help plant 40,000 colorful flowers from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday as part of the annual Mukilteo Boulevard planting.
The city provides the tools, safety vests, snacks and plants grown in its greenhouses.
This year the city is planting its own blend of impatiens in deep orange, red and apricot along with yellow pansies.
The city is also offering commemorative buttons.
“A cooler day is great for planting, and we would love to have them help us,” said Pachia Arway, the city horticulturist.
This event started nearly two decades ago partly as a way to get plants in the ground quickly at minimal city expense.
It’s also turned into a well-loved community event in which the same families show up every year to plant the same section of flower bed.
Catch a free event shuttle at the View Ridge Plaza parking lot. It’s located west of Forest Park at the three-way intersection of Mukilteo and Olympic boulevards and Dogwood Drive.
For more information, call Everett Parks and Recreation at 425-257-8300, ext. 2.
Reporter Debra Smith: 425-339-3197 or email@example.com.