Garden Calendar: Today and coming events

Published: Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 7CALIFORNIA LIFE

Special events

Today

• Placer County master gardeners at the farmers market will answer gardening questions. 8 a.m. to noon. Auburn courthouse parking lot, Auburn-Folsom Road, Auburn. (530) 885-7385.

• Plant sale benefiting the Sylvan Ranch Community Garden, includes Hollyhocks, day lillies, Shasta daisy, and more. 8 a.m.-noon. 7450 Stock Ranch Road, Citrus Heights. (916) 384-6215.

Next Saturday-Aug. 26

• Midsummer sale of perennials with many unusual and hard-to-find varieties, hosted by Sunburst Projects. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 3072 24th St., Sacramento. (916) 617-7516.

Aug. 28

• Mulch Madness community party. Spread mulch in rings around trees in McKinley Park. 6-8 p.m. Near the Shepard Garden and Art Center, McKinley Park, Sacramento. (916) 924-8733, ext. 122.

Classes and workshops

Today

• "Mediterranean Gardening." Learn how to make your garden look Mediterranean, the elements of this style, and which plants are happy in it, with master gardener Jan Keahey. 9 a.m.-noon. Veterans Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5502.

• "Plant Propagation for the Home Gardener." Learn how to propagate plants from cuttings, division, and seed, without a greenhouse or special equipment. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 3072 24th St., Sacramento. $35. (916) 617-7516.

• Learn how to create and maintain healthy landscapes that require less water at an irrigation and landscape workshop with San Juan irrigation experts and guest speaker Cheryl Buckwalter of Landscape Liaisons. 9 a.m.-noon. San Juan Water District, 9935 Auburn-Folsom Road, Granite Bay. (916) 791-2663.

• Master food preservers of El Dorado County present "Low Sugar." 10 a.m.-noon. El Dorado County UCCE office, 311 Fair Lane, Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5506.

Tuesday

• Master food preservers of El Dorado County present "Dehydrating and Freezing." 10 a.m.-noon. Marshall Grange, 4940 Marshall Road, Garden Valley. Free. (530) 621-5506.

Next Saturday

• "Perennials." Learn about the several different kinds of perennials in El Dorado County. 9 a.m.-noon. Veterans Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5502.

• "Designing with Ornamental Grasses." Learn how to use ornamental grasses in the garden with master gardener Rosemary McCreary. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Quarryhill Botanical Garden, 12841 Sonoma Highway, Glen Ellen. Free. (707) 996-3166.

• Master food preservers of El Dorado County present "Cheese Making." 10 a.m.-noon. El Dorado County UCCE office, 311 Fair Lane, Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5506.

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