Garden Calendar: Today and coming events

Published: Saturday, Sep. 8, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 9CALIFORNIA LIFE

Special events

Today

• Farm Fresh To You farm tour with a lecture by chief farmer Thaddeus Barsotti and an organic garden market. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 23800 State Highway 16, Capay. $5 customer, $8 general, free for children 12 and younger. (530) 848-5053.

• Tour six gardens at the September Stroll hosted by the Ripon Garden Club. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Various locations. $20 general, $8 children younger than 12. Call (209) 484-4418 for ticket and garden locations.

• Jensen Botanical Garden work day. Bring work gloves, hand pruners and hydration. 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. 8520 Fair Oaks Blvd., Carmichael. (916) 485-5322, ext. 23.

Today-Sunday

• "Begonias Ahoy!" plant show and sale featuring over 1000 begonias. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Shepard Garden and Art Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. (916) 283-5960.

Friday

• Cocktails in the Garden celebrating Quarryhill Botanical Garden's 25th anniversary. 6-8 p.m. 12841 Sonoma Highway, Glen Ellen. $100 members, $150 non-members. (707) 996-3166.

Next Saturday

• Garden Faire and Plant Sale including many varieties of bamboo, carnivorous plants, succulents, and water plants. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The Secret Garden, 8450 W. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove. (916) 682-6839.

• Fall plant sale. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Yolo County Historical Museum, 512 Gibson Road, Woodland. (530) 666-1045.

• Fall plant sale hosted by El Dorado County Master Gardeners. Shop for perennials, trees and shrubs, winter vegetables, and more. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Veterans Memorial Building parking lot, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville. (530) 621-5502.

Next Saturday and Sept. 16

• Fall plant sale with hard to find and unusual perennials, hosted by Sunburst Projects. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The Gifted Gardener, 18th and J streets, Sacramento. (916) 617-7516.

Classes and workshops

Today

• "Bringing Nature Home – Transitioning to a Beautiful, Water-Wise Native Garden." 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Effie Yeaw Nature Center, Ancil Hoffman County Park, Tarshes Drive, Carmichael. $35. (916) 489-4918.

• "Plants That Bloom in the Fall," learn about heat-tolerant plants with low water needs with Ellen Zagory, director of horticulture at the UC Davis Arboretum. 10 a.m. Big Oak Nursery, 10071 Grant Line Road, Elk Grove. (916) 686-1180.

• "Trash to Treasures," with Master Gardener Kristin Rankin. Learn how to turn throwaway items into garden treasures. 9 a.m.-noon. Veterans Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville. (530) 621-5502.

• "Food Preservation Public Demonstration: Step by Step!" Basic introduction to safe water- bath canning techniques. 10 a.m.-noon. Sacramento Cooperative Extension Office, 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento. Free. (916) 875-6913.

• Rose propagation workshop by volunteers and propagators from the historic rose garden. Learn how to select the best materials and how to root them using the terrarium approach. 10 a.m.-noon. Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. Free. (916) 264-7839.

Next Saturday

• "Native Plants." Presented by Master Gardener Virginia Feagans, learn about native plants and their interactions with our native fauna. 9 a.m.-noon. Veterans Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5502.

• "Composting Tips and Tricks Workshop," covering the basics of composting, troubleshooting compost pile problems, and more. 10 a.m.-noon. Colonial Heights Library, 4900 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 875-6913.

• "Composting Workshop," covering composting outdoors with various bins and with worms. 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Master Gardener Demo Garden, 11477 E Ave., Dewitt Center, Auburn. Free. (530) 889-7388.

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