Garden Calendar: today and coming events

Published: Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 7CALIFORNIA LIFE

Special events

Today

• "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.

Sunday

• 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.

• Natomas Rose Garden is hosting a winter pruning event. Bring pruners and gloves and work with experts. 1-3 p.m. Natomas Rose Garden, 2921 Truxel Road, Sacramento. (916) 359-7411.

Next Saturday-Feb. 3

• The Sacramento International Depression Glass Club presents the 42nd Anniversary Glass, China and Pottery show and sale. Some proceeds will benefit the Sacramento Alzheimer's Association and the Sacramento Public Libraries. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 2; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 3. Scottish Rite Temple, 6151 H St., Sacramento. $6. (916) 456-2280.

Feb. 7

• The Sierra Foothills Rose Society is sponsoring a rose auction. Varieties auctioned are not available in retail markets. 7 p.m. Maidu Community Center, 1550 Maidu Drive, Roseville. (916) 961-5286.

Feb. 8-10

• Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild 28th annual show features over 200 quilts, fiber art and wearable art. The show will include a vendor mall and a daily fashion show at 2:30 p.m. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 8-9; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 10. Folsom Community Center, 52 Natoma St., Folsom. $7 general, free for children ages 12 and younger. (916) 355-7299.

Feb. 9

• Sacramento Weavers & Spinners Guild presents an open house. Spinning and weaving demonstrations, item exhibits and item sale. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Shepard Garden & Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 264-8800.

• Natomas Rose Garden Benefit Dance, raffle, dance performances and music. American Legion Post 447, 720 Santiago Ave., Sacramento. $15 general; $5 children; $200 sponsorships (includes 4 tickets). (916) 359-7411.

Feb. 16

• "Stitching From the Soul," presentations by hand quilter Alice Calhoun, 1-2 p.m; and textile designer and quilter Jan Hollins, 3 p.m. The Brickhouse Art Gallery, 2837 36th St., Sacramento. Free. (916) 457-2502.

Feb. 21

• Learn about bee behavior and the ways they harvest nectar. Sponsored by the Sacramento Public Library. 3:30 p.m. North Natomas Branch, 4660 Via Ingoglia, Sacramento. Free. (916) 264-2920.

Feb. 23

• Open Garden. Talk with master gardeners as they complete winter pruning tasks. Learn the basics of summer-vegetable seed starting. Wander the garden, ask questions. 9 a.m.-noon. Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks. Free. (916) 875-6913.


Meetings

Monday

• Roseville Green Thumb Garden Club, members of the California Garden Clubs Inc., host a meeting about blueberries with speakers Julie Zuagliardo and Ann Beinhorn. 6:30 p.m. Raley's Event Center, 1915 Douglas Blvd., Roseville. Free. (916) 723-2508.

Friday

• The Sacramento Public Library hosts a gardening club on the first Friday of each month. Learn what to do with your garden each season. Share tips with other gardeners. Occasional guest speakers. Rancho Cordova branch, 9845 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 264-2920.

Next Saturday

• Carmichael Cactus and Succulent Society host a slide show by Nicki Larson, "Springtime in South Africa." 10 a.m. Carmichael Park Clubhouse, 5750 Grant Ave., Carmichael. Free. (916) 729-3475.

Feb. 11

• The Embroiderers' Guild of America, Camellia Chapter meeting; program is a small bargello shamrock pin on gold perforated paper. 7 p.m. SMUD, 6301 S St., Sacramento. Free. (916) 223-2751.

Feb. 18

• The Gloves and Shovels Garden Club meeting. 10 a.m. Telefunken Semiconductors, 7501 Foothills Blvd., Roseville. Free. (916) 434-6666.


Classes and workshops

Through March 21

• A 10-week Green Gardening at Home series 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. 11 a.m.-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 an edible landscaping workshop. 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.

Thursday

• The UC Cooperative Extension Central Sierra will host a workshop for homeowners, farmers, ranchers and land managers on how to control and prevent yellow star thistle. 1-3 p.m. El Dorado County Administrative Building A, Board of Supervisors Chambers, 330 Fair Lane, Placerville. $5 (registration encouraged). (530) 621-5503

Next Saturday

• Learn how to prune fruit trees, citrus and table grapes and how to take care of them throughout the year. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Elk Grove Community Garden, 10025 Hampton Oak Drive, Elk Grove. Free (registration required). (916) 479-3825.

• Learn about growing and re-blooming orchids with Kifumi Keppler. Noon-1:30 p.m. Exotic Plants, 1833 Howe Ave., Suite 165, Sacramento. Free. (916) 922-4769.

• The El Dorado County Master Gardeners will offer a class about critical climate factors that affect gardens. Microclimates and frost dates will be discussed. 9 a.m.- noon. Veterans' Memorial Hall, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5502.

Feb. 9

• The Sacramento County UC Cooperative Extension Master Food Preservers present a class on food preservation freezing tips. 10 a.m.-noon. Sacramento Cooperative Extension Office, 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento. Free. (916) 875-6913.

• Roseville Utility Exploration Center hosts workshops on container and indoor gardening. These three workshops will teach you how to use vermicomposting inside or outside, create indoor or outdoor container gardens, and how to provide the proper balance of light, moisture and nutrients to indoor plants. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Utility Exploration Center, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville. $6-$8 per workshop (registration required). (916) 746-1550.

• El Dorado Master Gardeners discuss how, when and under what conditions seeds should be germinated, perennials divided and cuttings taken. 9 a.m.-noon. Veterans' Memorial Hall, 130 Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5502.

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