Fast-growing filaree, bedstraw and grasses rob other plants of water.
Adjust irrigation cycle for sprinklers and see major water savings.
Workshops get down and dirty when talking fertilizer basics.
Busy weekend also features huge show of daffodils.
Put water where plants need it most — at the roots.
Shrubs and citrus need attention. Watch out for powdery mildew.
Late winter is perfect time to fertilize many trees as well as flowering shrubs and perennials.
More than 150,000 orchids in bloom fill Fort Mason Center.
The Bee's Debbie Arrington hosted a live chat Monday packed with questions and answers about how best to conserve water indoors and out during this time of drought-like conditions and short water supplies. Replay it here.
Seconds Sale, a sale of less-than-perfect pottery, glass, metal and clay work. 10 a.m. Shepard Garden & Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (530) 878-8034. www.artbyfire.org.
Garden calendar events, classes and workshops.
Annual nationwide count, now in its 114th year, tallies migration including flocks that visit Sacramento area in winter.
Transplant lettuce and kale; plant onions, fava beans and mustard.
Learn to make holiday cards and gift boxes in Davis; first rose pruning workshop of season offered at City Cemetery.