Garden Calendar: today and coming events

Published: Saturday, Mar. 30, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 8CALIFORNIA LIFE

Special events

Continuing through May 19

• The Folsom History Museum presents an exhibit on textile- making from the 18th century to present. Displays show the history of yarn production, weaving and knitting. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday- Sunday. Folsom History Museum, 823 Sutter St., Folsom. $4 general; $2 children ages 13-17; free for children ages 12 and younger. (916) 985-2707.


• Sean Bigley, owner of Mad Man Bamboo Nursery, will be on hand to answer questions and offer rare bamboo plants during the Auburn Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

• Join cemetery volunteers as they guide a tour in the Sacramento Historic Rose Garden. 10 a.m. Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. Free. (916) 715-7294.

• The Sacramento Perennial Plant Club presents its 12th annual sale of unusual and favorite plants. Nicholas Stodden, director of new plant introductions for Monrovia Nurseries, will give a presentation at noon on the inner workings of a nursery. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 455-8166.

Next Saturday

• Expert jewelers and antiques appraisers from community businesses will be available to evaluate antiques, jewelry, or other treasures and estimate a fair market value. Proceeds will benefit St. James Memorial Center Building Fund. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. St. James Parish Memorial Center, 1275 B St., Davis. Suggested donations are $10 per item or five items for $40. (530) 756-3636.

• The American Sewing Guild, Sacramento Chapter, will host its annual fabric sale. There will be a selection of fabrics for quilts, crafts and garments. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. North Highlands Community Center, 6040 Watt Ave., North Highlands. Free. (916) 485-7612.

• Garden work day at Luther Burbank High School. 7 a.m.-noon. 3500 Florin Road, Sacramento. Free. (916) 206-9373.

Next Saturday-April 7

• Sacramento's five bonsai clubs present Bonsai Sekiyu Kai's 36th annual exhibit of bonsai trees and viewing stones. Demonstrations by sensei Johnny Uchida. Noon-5 p.m. next Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 7. Sacramento Buddhist Church, 2401 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (209) 712-5947.

• The Capital City African Violet Society will host the Diamond Jubilee show and sale. African violets will be on display and for sale. 1-4 p.m. next Saturday; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 7. Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 617-2406.

April 13

• Capay Organic Farm Tour. The farm's tractor tram will take guests through the vegetable farm and fruit tree orchards. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 23800 State Highway 16, Capay. $5 general; free for children ages 12 and younger. (800) 796-6009.



• The Sacramento Geranium Club meeting will feature speaker Brian Fishback, who will discuss encouraging bees into gardens. 10 a.m. Shepard Garden and Art Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 419-0130.


• The Sierra Foothills Rose Society meeting features speaker Baldo Villegas, who will discuss the topic of budding roses. 7:30 p.m. Crafts Room at the Maidu Community Center, 1550 Maidu Drive, Roseville. Free. (916) 316-5873.

• The Carmichael Cactus and Succulent Society's meeting will include a silent plant auction. 10 a.m. Carmichael Park Clubhouse, 5750 Grant Ave., Carmichael. Free. (916) 729-3475.


• Rancho Cordova Library Garden Club meeting. Stephanie Georgieff will lead a discussion on the new hospitality industry of agritourism. 1-2:30 p.m. Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 264-2700.

• Organic Club of Sacramento County will take a tour of Rudolf Steiner College Gardens at 10:30 a.m. Meet at 10 a.m. Carmichael Park Administration Building, Room 1, 5750 Grant Ave., Carmichael. Free. (916) 635-6724.

• Learn gardening tips at the Sacramento Public Library Monthly Garden Club Meeting. 1 p.m. Rancho Cordova library branch, 9845 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 264-2920.

Classes and workshops


• The Sacramento Orchid Society meeting will feature the presenta- tion "Orchid Species for the Indoor Grower" by Dr. Sean P. Abbott. 7 p.m. Odd Fellows Hall, 1831 Howe Ave., Sacramento. Free. (916) 989-1650.

Next Saturday

• El Dorado County Master Gardeners present an organic gardening workshop. Learn about soil, composting and how to garden without the use of inorganic fertilizers or synthetic pesticides with Master Gardener Virginia Feagans. 9 a.m.-noon. Veterans Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5512.

• Exotic Plants owner Kifumi Keppler presents an orchid workshop. Noon-1:30 p.m. Exotic Plants, 1833 Howe Ave., Sacramento. Free. (916) 922-4769. Reservations required.

• The Placer County Master Gardeners host an integrated pest management workshop. Learn about beneficial insects and practical solutions for controlling common pests with minimal or no pesticides. Rain will cancel event. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 11477 E Ave., DeWitt Center, Auburn. Free. (530) 889-7388.


• The Sacramento Public Library hosts a basic composting workshop. Learn about the benefits and techniques of basic composting. Each attendee will receive a free starter composting bin at the workshop. 6 p.m. Elk Grove Library, 8900 Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove. Free. (916) 264-2920. Spaces are limited. Registration is required at

• The Sacramento Public Library presents an introduction to quilting. Learn quilting techniques and tips. Attendees can bring in projects for instruction and to share with others. Noon. Franklin Library, 10055 Franklin High Road, Elk Grove. Free. (916) 264-2920.

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