The week ahead: home and garden activities

Published: Saturday, Sep. 15, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 2CALIFORNIA LIFE

• 25th ANNUAL DELTA GESNERIAD AND AFRICAN VIOLET SOCIETY SHOW AND SALE

Where: Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento

When: 1-4 p.m. today, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Sunday

Admission: Free

Details: www.sacviolets.org

See these indoor stars at their best. More than 1,000 plants will be offered for sale along with special self-watering pots and supplies. Get free advice on growing violets and gesneriads. Repotting available.


• ARDEN PARK FALL GARDEN TOUR

Where: Start at 1217 Eastern Ave., Sacramento

When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today

Admission: $15

Details: (916) 487-5825

Hosted by the Arden Park Garden Club, this tour features a wide variety of diverse and charming gardens, most within walking or biking distance.


• EXPLORING NATIVE PLANTS

Where: UC Davis Arboretum; meet at Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center

When:10 a.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu, (530) 752-4880

This guided tour explores gardening with native plants. In your garden, these drought-tolerant natives can save water and energy, support pollinators and create a sense of place – natural California.


• ROSE-PROPAGATION CLASS

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 10 a.m.-noon today

Admission: Free; donations welcome

Details: www.oldcitycemetery.com, (916) 264-7839

Learn how to grow your own rosebushes from cuttings during this hands-on workshop. Bring gloves.


• PLANT SALE PREVIEW

Where: Arboretum Teaching Nursery, Garrod Drive, UC Davis

When: 10–11:30 a.m. next Saturday

Admission: Free

Details: http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu, (530) 752-4880

Get a sneak peek at the plants that will be available at the arboretum's fall plant sales, including many All-Stars and Community Favorites. Demonstration gardens show what plants will look like as they mature.


• CALIFORNIA STATE HOME AND GARDEN SHOW

Where: Sacramento Convention Center, 15th and J streets, Sacramento

When: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday

Admission: $7; free admission after 3 p.m.

Details: www.calstatehomeshow.com

This large indoor (and air-conditioned) show emphasizes home and garden improvement with new products and vendors galore. Meet experts in kitchen, bathroom and interior design and landscape services.


• EAST SACRAMENTO HOME REMODELING TOUR

Where: Start at 1355 38th St., Sacramento

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 23

Admission: $20 advance (see website); $25 day of tour

Details: www.friendsofeastsac.org, (916) 452-8011

Hosted by the Friends of East Sacramento, this tour focuses on five homes and one garden – all either extensively remodeled or brand-new. Proceeds support work on the Clunie Center in McKinley Park.

– Debbie Arrington

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