Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

Everett Dahlia Show: Colorful display of over 2,000 dahlias, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. August 21, 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. August 22, Floral Hall in Forest Park, 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd. Free. Show single flowers, triple flowers, five flowers, in baskets and in artful arrangements. Prizes for the winning entries. Vote for your favorites. More at www.scdahlias.org.

Sculpture hike: An outdoor exhibit of the work of the Northwest Stone Sculptors Association will be on display at Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett, August 21, 10 am-5pm. In addition, an artist reception is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. to celebrate a new sculpture collection brochure and the artists featured in the arboretum year-round. More information is available at www.evergreenarboretum.com.

Septic sense: The Snohomish Conservation District hosts a “Septic sense” Webinar from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. August 24 via Zoom. Teri King, the premier septic specialist for Washington SeaGrant, has years of experience delivering septic workshops across the Puget Sound. In their webinar, you will learn about different types of systems and how they work, sources of funding for repairs, and more. A zoom link will be sent to you by email with the registration. Register at snohomishcd.org.

Container nursery: Take your container gardening game to the next level. The Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens hosts a “Pots of Pizzazz” Class at 6pm on September 8th via Zoom. Cambium Incorporated’s Toby Nelson will share some design principles that will make you rethink your plant choices in new ways. A zoom link to the course will be sent by email with the registration. Go to www.evergreenarboretum.com to register.

Puget Sound Bird Festival: The festival, which runs September 11-12, includes speakers, exhibits, excursions and bird watching activities at the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds. The main speaker is the natural historian Maria Mudd-Ruth on “The Not-So-Awkward Auks”. Free. More at www.pugetsoundbirdfest.org.

Go wild: The Camano Wildlife Habitat Project, sponsored by Friends of Camano Island Parks, has presentations on the third Wednesday of the month. The next presentation, “Gardening with a purpose” is scheduled for September 15th at 7pm via Zoom. A zoom link will be sent to you by email with the registration. Call 360-387-2236 or visit www.camanowildlifehabitat.org.

Historic Everett House Tour: The virtual tour with four historic houses will take place on September 18 via YouTube. Tickets are $ 5 for members and $ 10 for non-members. The video includes house stories, a tour of each house, and interviews with homeowners. You will receive a YouTube link with the registration by email. Call 425-293-2767 or visit www.historiceverett.org for more information.

Autumn interest: The Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens hosts a “Plant pots for autumn interests” Class at 10 a.m. on September 18 at Legion Memorial Park, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. Meet the designers with tips and tricks to turn your summer containers into fall and winter wonders. This is a hands-on presentation – work on the arboretum’s containers and discuss appropriate plants and design ideas to keep containers exciting during the winter months. More at www.evergreenarboretum.com.

Visiting the arboretum: Sign up for a tour of the Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens. Known as the Treasure of Snohomish County, the arboretum was established in 1963 on 3.5 acres in Everett’s American Legion Memorial Park. Plan your tour a month in advance and make an appointment by calling 425-257-8597 or emailing [email protected] More information is available at www.evergreenarboretum.com.

Master gardener hotline & diagnostics clinic: Call, email, or set up a web conference with a master gardener. Snohomish County’s walk-in clinic at the WSU expansion office in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett, is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Call 425-357-6010, email [email protected], 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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