54th ANNUAL AMERICAN BONSAI ASSOCIATION SHOW
Where: Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
This large show features many magnificent "little trees in pots." Demonstrations of bonsai techniques at 1:30 p.m. each day. Trees and supplies also offered for sale. Sign up for a beginner's workshop.
PAULINE'S OPEN GARDEN
Where: Pauline's Garden, 3731 Dell Road, Carmichael
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today
Details: (916) 944-3305
See this enchanting private garden filled with blooming dogwoods, azaleas and beautiful Japanese maples.
GARDEN IDEAS GALORE
Where: Arboretum Terrace Garden, next to Whole Foods in the Davis Commons Shopping Center, downtown Davis
When: 2 p.m. Sunday
Details: arboretum.ucdavis.edu, (530) 752-4880
From containers to companion plants, get great ideas for easy projects for your own home garden during this guided spring tour.
Where: Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, Fair Oaks Park, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks
When: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday
Details: http://cesacramento.ucdavis.edu(916) 875-6913
Just in time for summer vegetable planting, join Sacramento County master gardeners and learn their valuable secrets to success. Watch grape thinning. See how raised beds are prepared for veggie planting. Learn about perennial plant propagation. Wander the gardens and ask questions.
63RD ANNUAL SACRAMENTO IRIS SHOW
Where: Shepard Garden and Arts Building, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento
When: Noon-5 p.m. next Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 21
Details: (916) 264-8800
The Sacramento Iris Society presents its an annual show and sale with hundreds of blooms.
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. The fair's expected move has been pushed back until September with a new site still to be determined. So, through August, you'll find this event the second Sunday of each month at this same location.