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.

Pre-order plants: Pre-orders are now open for the Snohomish Conservation District’s annual plant sale. Orders must be placed at www.theplantsale.org by Feb. 9. Drive-thru the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave SE, Monroe, to pick up your plants. When you place an order, you’ll be asked to select a pick-up time. Available times are 9 a.m. to noon or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 27 and 28. Email scdplant[email protected] or call 425-335-3634 for more information.

Sustainable Gardening Winter Speaker Series: The Snohomish County Master Gardner Foundation’s annual Sustainable Gardening Winter Speaker Series runs through April 9. Up next is Ciscoe Morris on “Hummingbird Madness” on Feb. 5. All classes are Friday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. via Zoom. Cost is $20 per class. Call 425-357-6010 or go to www.gardenlectures.com for more information.

Growing Groceries Education Series: The Snohomish County Master Gardner Foundation presents the Growing Groceries Education Series runs through May 19. Up next is Jerelyn Resnick on “Seed Starting and Raising Transplants” on Feb. 3. All classes are Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. via Zoom. Cost is $5 per class. Go to extension.wsu.edu/snohomish/event/gg1 for more information. The presentation schedule: Feb. 10, with Diane Decker-Ihle on “Raising Vegetables: Onion and Beet Families;” Feb. 17, with Jackie Trimble on “Compost Makes the Garden Go ‘Round;” Feb. 24, with Tom Walters on “Raising Strawberries and Cane Berries;” March 3, with Diane Decker-Ihle and Lynn Riley on “Vegetables in Containers and Year-Round Salad Greens;” March 10, with Kate Ryan on “Raising Culinary and Tea Herbs;” March 17, with Diane Decker-Ihle on “Incorporating Edibles into Your Landscape;” March 24, with Diane Decker-Ihle on “Raising Vegetables: Peas and Potatoes;” March 31, with Richard Simpson on “Basics of Irrigation;” April 7, with Diane Decker-Ihle on “Raising Perennial Vegetables;” April 14, with Pete Mackay on “Introduction to Integrated Pest Management;” April 21, with Diane Decker-Ihle on “Raising Vegetables: Broccoli, Cabbage and Kale Family;” April 28, with Martha Clatterbaugh on “Insects in the Garden: The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful; May 5, with Kate Ryan on “Raising Vegetables: Carrot, Lettuce and Corn Families;” May 12, with Kate Ryan on “Raising Vegetables: Tomato, Pepper and Eggplant Family” and May 19, with Diane Decker-Ihle on “Raising Vegetables: Cucumber, Squash and Melon Family.”

Whidbey Gardening Workshop: Most of this year’s Whidbey Gardening Workshop, scheduled for March 6 and 7, will be available online. More than 25 classes and seven field trips explore garden basics, garden design, maintenance and sustainability, ornamentals, fruits and vegetables. A pop-up marketplace will be held at Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Road, Greenbank. The keynote speaker is Richie Steffen, executive director of the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden in Seattle. The workshop costs $55; each field trip costs $20. More at www.whidbeygardening.org.

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 in groups no larger than five. Plan you tour one month in advance and make an appointment by calling 425-257-8597 or emailing [email protected].

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 [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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