Garden Calendar: today and coming events

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

Special events

Continuing through May 19

• The Folsom History Museum presents an exhibit on textile construction, 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 ages 12 and younger. (916) 985-2707.


• Benefit plant sale to help send children affected by HIV/AIDS to summer camp. There will be a large selection of perennials. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 3072 24th St., Sacramento. (916) 617-7516.


• St. James Parish in Davis presents an antique valuation day. Expert jewelers and antique appraisers from community businesses will be available to evaluate antiques, jewelry or other treasures and provide 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 5 items for $40. (530) 756-3636.

• The UC Davis Arboretum will host a plant sale. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery, UC Davis, Davis. Free. (530) 752-4880.

• The American Sewing Guild, Sacramento chapter, will host its annual fabric sale – a selection 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.


• Sacramento bonsai clubs present Bonsai Sekiyu Kai's 36th annual Exhibit of Bonsai Trees and Viewing Stones. Demonstra- tions by sensei Johnny Uchida. Noon- 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Sacramento Buddhist Church, 2401 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (209) 712-5947.

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


• Explore the west-end gardens with Ellen Zagory, arboretum director of horticulture. Free one-hour parking is available along Garrod Drive. Noon. Gazebo, UC Davis Arboretum, UC Davis. Free. (530) 752-4880.

Next Saturday-April 14

• The American Bonsai Association, Sacramento, 54th anniversary show will feature trees and demonstrations by Japanese-trained bonsai artist Michael Hagedorn. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. next Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 14; 1:30 p.m. demonstration both days. Shepard Garden and Art Center, 3330 McKinely Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 428-8505.

Next Saturday

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

• Join Arboretum Ambassadors for the Ethnobotanical Plant Walk and Meditation. Learn about traditional uses of California native plants, guided meditation and enjoy tea brewed from native plants. Parking is free in visitor lot 5 (Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive). 2 p.m. Wyatt Deck, UC Davis Arboretum, Davis. Free. (530) 752-4880.

• Plant sale to benefit children's programs of Sunburst Projects. There will be a large selection of perennials, some herbs and Japanese maples. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Gifted Gardener, 18th and J streets, Sacramento. (916) 617-7516.

• The Elk Grove Greener Gardens hosts a tour and festival. Free garden tour, workshops on sustainable landscaping, educational demonstrations, and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Miwok Park, 9344 Village Tree Drive, Elk Grove. Free. Registration required. (916) 685-8010.



• The Sacramento Rose Society gears up for its annual show with a look at modern arranging with Pennie Chwalowski. Guests welcome. 7:30 p.m. Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 799-6199.

April 15

• The Embroiderers' Guild of America, Camellia Chapter, will meet to teach basic stitches for a hardanger embroidery piece. Guests welcome. 7 p.m. SMUD, 6301 S St., Sacramento. Free. (916) 223-2751.

Classes and workshops

Next Saturday

• Placer County master gardeners pre- sent composting and soil workshops. 8:30-10 a.m. Roseville Utility Exploration Center, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville. $6-$8 per workshop. (530) 889-7388.


• El Dorado County master gardeners present an organic gardening workshop. Learn about soil, composting and how to garden without inorganic fertilizers or synthetic pesticides with 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.

• Placer County master gardeners host an integrated pest management workshop. Learn beneficial insects and practical solutions for controlling common pests with minimal or no pesticides. Rain cancels. 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 the benefits and techniques. Each attendee will receive a free starter compost bin. 6 p.m. Elk Grove Library, 8900 Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove. Free. (916) 264-2920. Spaces are limited. Registration required at

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

Next Saturday

• Sacramento County UC master gardeners present a plant clinic for diagnosing and solving garden problems. Participants are encouraged to bring samples of problem plants or insects they need identified. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Creek Week Celebration, Carmichael Park, 5750 Grant Ave., Carmichael. Free. (916) 875-6913.

• Nevada County master gardeners work- shop on summer vegetable gardening. Learn how to plant and set up garden beds and build soil. 10 a.m.-noon. Veter- ans Memorial Building, 255 S. Auburn St., Grass Valley. Free. (530) 273-0919.

• Learn how to prepare beds, plant, deal with insects and weeds using organic procedures with El Dorado County Master Gardener Virginia Feagans. 9 a.m.-noon. Veterans Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5512.

• Placer County master gardeners host a drip irrigation workshop. Learn how soil types influence watering, what evapotrans- poration is, and why drip irrigation is a solution. Rain cancels event. 10 a.m.-noon. Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 11477 E Ave., DeWitt Center, Auburn. Free. (530) 889-7388.

• The Sacramento Recycling and Solid Waste Division hosts composting seminars. Learn how to turn yard waste, fruit and vegetable scraps into a soil amendment. 8-10 a.m. Camellia Park Community Garden, 6650 Cougar Drive, Sacramento. Free. (916) 808-4900.

• The Roseville Utility Exploration Center hosts a workshop on raised-bed vegetable gardening. 8:30-10 a.m., soil health in raised beds; 10:30a.m.-noon, raised and double-dug beds/containers; 12:30-2 p.m., best veggies for Placer County. Utility Exploration Center, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville. $6-$8 per class. (916) 746-1550. Registration required.

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