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Sacramento Antique Faire

The week ahead: home and garden activities

Published: Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 2CALIFORNIA LIFE

GARDEN-RELATED ACTIVITIES


• ARBORETUM MEMBER APPRECIATION PLANT SALE

Where: Arboretum Teaching Nursery, Garrod Drive, UC Davis

When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. today

Admission: Free

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

The arboretum opens its nursery to members only. Not a member? Join at the door, get a discount on plants. First public sale is April 6.


• SMART IRRIGATION WORKSHOP

Where: Veterans' Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville

When: 9 a.m.-noon today

Admission: Free

Details: http://cecentral sierra@ucanr.edu, (530) 621-5512

As part of a monthlong series, join El Dorado County master gardeners Debbie Hillel and Bob Sherwood for this workshop on the basics of home sprinkler and drip irrigation systems. Save water while keeping your garden green.


• WALK WITH WARREN

Where: Arboretum Headquarters, LaRue Road, UC Davis campus

When: Noon Wednesday

Admission: Free

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

Discover beautiful redbuds and blooming California wildflowers during a lunchtime stroll with plant expert and storyteller Warren Roberts, the arboretum's superintendent emeritus.


• MASTER GARDENER WORKSHOP

Where: Horticulture Center, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks

When: 9 a.m.-noon next Saturday

Admission: Free

Details: http://ucanr.org/sites/sacmg, (916) 875-6913

Citrus, building good soil, vermicomposting and worm bins will be in the spotlight during this workshop with dozens of master gardeners.


• WHAT'S BLOOMING IN THE CEMETERY

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 10 a.m. next SaturdayAdmission: Free

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

This guided tour focuses on the early-blooming perennials in the Hamilton Square garden.


HOME-RELATED ACTIVITIES


• SACRAMENTO ANTIQUE FAIRE

Where: 21st Street between X and Y streets, Sacramento

When: 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday

Admission: $3; ages 16 and younger admitted free; free parking

Details: www.sacantiquefaire.com, (916) 600-9770

Thousands flock to this huge outdoor marketplace, rain or shine. Find more than 300 vendors and a wealth of merchandise.

– Debbie Arrington

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