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"Make the most of that shady area," by the Whistling Gardener

Shade loving astilbes! Photo courtesy of Sunnyside Nursery.

I think it is fair to say that for a lot of us, our vision of a shady garden area is one that is mostly green with a few varieties of plants such as rhodies, a couple of ferns, and a hosta or two.  The thought of a diverse mix of plants with colorful foliage, contrasting textures and even some flowers is a reach. Well, I am here to tell you that nothing could be farther from the truth.

Centennial Trail History Day leads trail-goers through Snohomish County’s past

Machias Depot, now Machias trailhead for Centennial Trail. Photography courtesy of Snohomish County.

The Snohomish County Historic Preservation Commission will host “Centennial Trail History Day” on Saturday, July 21st, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm on the trail. There will be activities for kids, hands-on interactive exhibits, and a chance to touch historic artifacts at six different sites.

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