Garden Calendar: today and coming events

Published: Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 6CALIFORNIA LIFE

Special events

Sunday

• Sacramento Chapter of California Rare Fruit Growers presents a free scion exchange (grafting branches). 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento. Suggested admission $2 for nonmembers. (916) 607-7214.

• International Depression Glass Club members will share their expertise about Depression glass and pottery collecting. Bring your own collectibles to the event for identification. 1-3 p.m. Central Sacramento Public Library, 828 I St., Sacramento. Free. (916) 264-2920.

Tuesday

• Jackie Abrams presents "Textile Travels in Africa." Sponsored by the Sacramento Weavers and Spinners Guild. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. $3. (916) 508-8984.

Friday

• Take a tour of the San Francisco Botanical Garden's arrangement of magnolias led by a docent. 6-8 p.m. Located at the corner of Ninth Avenue and Lincoln Way in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. $15. (415) 661-1316.

Next Saturday

• "Audacious Aussies and Curious Kiwis," featuring the plants from Australia and New Zealand during a tour of the UC Davis Arboretum. 1 p.m. Wyatt Deck, Arboretum Drive, UC Davis. Free. (530) 752-4880.

Jan. 27

• Fusion Artisan Expo with handmade jewelry, feng shui intuitives, creative foods, and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fusion International Arts Center, 501 Arden Way, Sacramento. $5. Register at http://fusioniac.com. (916) 538-4008.


Meetings

Wednesday

• Sacramento Valley Cymbidium (Orchid) Society hosts a slide presentation on patterned and peloric cymbidium orchids by Mike Batchman of Casa de Las Orquideas, Solano Beach. 7 p.m. Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 769-3057.


Classes and workshops

Thursday-March 21

• A 10-week Green Gardening at Home series offered through the Utility Exploration Center will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays. Utility Exploration Center, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville. $55-$65. (916) 746-1550 to register.

Today

• Tree pruning clinics will teach you how to help your trees develop good structure and form. Various pruning tools will be presented and there will be walkabouts on library grounds to look at tree structure. 10:30-noon. Folsom Public Library, 411 Stafford St., Folsom. Free (register at http://www.sactree.com/events. (916) 974-4333.

• Winter maintenance workshop offers techniques for blueberries, cane berries, fruit trees and more. Learn tool maintenance tips and bring your own plant samples to our plant clinic. 9 a.m.-noon. Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks. Free (donations accepted). (916) 875-6913.

• "A Sandwich Generation Event: Downsizing Your Home," presented by River's Edge Senior Community. Learn how to downsize the contents of your home while keeping the items you love and letting go of the clutter. Hosted by Lee Mahla and Joy Zgola. 2-3 p.m. 601 Feature Drive, Sacramento. Must register by today. Free. (916) 921-5131.

Next Saturday

• Tree pruning clinics will teach you how to help your trees develop good structure and form. Various pruning tools will be presented and there will be walk abouts on library grounds to look at tree structure. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Belle Cooledge Library, 5600 South Land Park Drive, Sacramento. Free (register at www.sactree.com/events). (916) 974-4333.

• El Dorado County Master Gardeners will host a workshop on edible landscaping. Learn the basics of planning and design, planting and maintenance, and harvesting, storing, and food safety. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. El Dorado Hills Fire Department, 1050 Wilson Blvd., El Dorado Hills. $15 (register online at http://ucanr.edu/edmg-reg). (530) 621-5512.

Jan. 31

• The UC Cooperative Extension Central Sierra will host a workshop on yellow star thistle control and prevention of the spread of invasive weeds for homeowners, farmers, ranchers and land managers. Learn invasive weed biology, control measures and the correct timing for each method. 1-3 p.m. El Dorado County Administrative Building A, Board of Supervisors Chambers, 330 Fair Lane, Placerville. $5 (registration encouraged). (530) 621-5503

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