Garden calendar: Events and workshops around Sacramento

Published: Saturday, Jun. 23, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 7CALIFORNIA LIFE

Special events


• "A Night In History," commemorating 150 years of Folsom history since June 23, 1862, hosted by the Folsom Historical Society. Includes gold panning, doll making, square dancing and a barbecue dinner. 5:30-9 p.m. Pioneer Village Grounds, 200 Wool St., Folsom. $35 general, $15 children 12 and younger. (916) 985-2707.


• "Kaleidoscope of Quilts," Roseville Quilters Guild annual quilt show and boutique, with quilt raffle and viewer voting. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. today-Sunday. Placer County Fairgrounds, 800 All American Blvd., Roseville. $4 general, $2 seniors and children. (916) 749-4439.

• The Amador Bonsai Society 15th annual show with several types of bonsai plants on display. Noon- 5 p.m. today, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Also includes "My First Bonsai," beginner bonsai growing class, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. today-Sunday. Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road, Jackson. Free show, $30 class. (209) 603-1823.

• The 16th annual Daylily Days at Amador Flower Farms, includes tram ride tours, hourly gardening demonstrations, informational booths, and idea gardens full of perennials. Amador County master gardeners will be on hand to answer questions. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 22001 Shenandoah School Road, Plymouth. Free. (209) 245-6660.

Today-July 14

• The 18th annual Sculpture in the Garden juried art exhibit featuring sculptures by artists from all over the West Coast. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. The Ruth Bancroft Garden, 1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek. $10 general, $7 seniors and students, free for members and children younger than 12. (925) 944-9352.

Classes and workshops


• "How To Landscape Day" hosted by Sacramento County UC master gardeners. Learn about common garden myths, tips about smart irrigation, invasive plants in waterways, and more. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. San Juan Water District, 9935 Auburn-Folsom Road, Granite Bay. Free. (916) 791-2663.

• Master gardener Heidi Napier will cover "Pets, Pesticides and Poisonous Plants" during an El Dorado County master gardener class. 9 a.m.-noon. Veterans Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5502.

• Community quilt workshop hosted by Sacramento Public Library. Participate in making a community quilt with instructions and a 12-inch fabric square. 10-11:30 a.m. Registration required, limited to 25. Free. (916) 264-2920.

Next Saturday

• Planning your kitchen and bathroom remodel. Learn how to choose the right remodeling strategy for your budget, the best products for your lifestyle, and what to expect from the design and remodeling process. 9-10:30 a.m. kitchen seminar, 11 a.m.-noon bathroom seminar. DreamBuilders Home Remodeling Showroom, 893 Embarcadero Drive, Suite 103, El Dorado Hills. Free. (916) 933-7371.

• Master gardener Michael Freitas will lead an El Dorado County master gardener class on "Attracting Beneficial Insects." 9 a.m.-noon. Veterans Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5502.

• Water-wise gardening workshop with landscape designer and certified irrigation auditor Cheryl Buckwalter in Sacramento and Folsom. Learn how to pick the right plants for the right place and learn water-wise plant choices. Green Acres Nursery: 10 a.m., 8501 Jackson Highway, Sacramento. Free. (916) 381-1625; 1 p.m. 205 Serpa Way, Folsom. Free. (916) 358-9099.

July 7

• Learn simple secrets to growing and re-blooming orchids, and general plant care tips with Exotic Plants owner and founder Kifumi Keppler. Offered July 7 and Aug. 4. Seating is limited. Registration is recommended. Free. (916) 922-4769.



• "How To Dig and Divide Your Iris," at the Sierra Foothills Iris Society monthly meeting. Door prize drawing for a free iris included. 7 p.m. Rose Room, Auburn Community Center, 1225 Lincoln Way, Auburn. (530) 477-2811.

• American Bonsai Association meeting. Paul Holtzen and Greg McDonald will conduct a defoliation workshop for member trees. Raffle included. 7 p.m. Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 929-2106.


• The Sacramento Valley Cymbidium (Orchid) Society presents its annual fundraising auction of cymbidiums you will want in your collection. Divisions and plants of unusual and rare cymbidiums and related items will be up for auction. Open to the public. 6 p.m. potluck dinner, 7 p.m. auction start. Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 374-9110.

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