Dig in and dress up Everett’s Mukilteo Boulevard

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 dsmith@heraldnet.com.

Talk to us

More in Local News

Vesper Peak, as seen from Gothic Peak, is the highest summit on the left. (Caleb Hutton / Herald file)
Anacortes man found dead near Vesper Peak identified

Adam L. Johnson, 29, didn’t return from a hike Saturday. Search and rescue found his body in a creek.

A driver yelled "Black lives don’t matter” at a man working in his driveway.
Family endures racist taunt over ‘Black Lives Matter’ sign

They were doing yard work at their Everett home when a driver yelled ‘Black lives don’t matter.’

‘Residency makes you a doctor:’ New WSU program coming to Prov

WSU’s medical college is starting an Everett-based internal medicine residency. New docs will come here.

A police officer stands outside of Boohan Oriental Market after a shooting on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
1 dead, 2 injured after Edmonds shooting; suspect arrested

One woman was shot in the face. Police believe all four people knew each other.

Sultan woman, 20, identified after fatal Friday night crash

Sarah A. Markley crashed into a tree and died of blunt-force injuries, the medical examiner found.

Jazz Jarrell leads a march outside Denney Juvenile Justice Center to push reforms in Everett on September 26, 2020.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
No more youth jail, group demands at small rally in Everett

The Snohomish County Equity Alliance wants youth treated differently in the criminal justice system.

Human skeletal remains found Saturday near Mill Creek

Circumstances around the death are under investigation by the sheriff’s office Major Crimes Unit.

Three people were shot at the Boo Han Oriental Market Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, off of Highway 99 in Edmonds. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Edmonds triple-shooting suspect turned self in, police say

The suspect allegedly admitted to family that he shot his wife and her two friends. One later died.

Worker cheer and wave as Boeing's 787 Dreamliner takes off from Paine Field Tuesday morning on Dec. 15, 2009. (Justin Best/ The Herald
Report: Boeing will end 787 Dreamliner production in Everett

Boeing declined comment on a WSJ story saying the passenger jet’s assembly will move to South Carolina.

Most Read