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The week ahead: home and garden activities

Published: Saturday, Apr. 13, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 2CALIFORNIA LIFE
Last Modified: Sunday, Apr. 14, 2013 - 9:38 am

GARDEN-RELATED ACTIVITIES

• 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

Admission: Free

Details: www.abasbonsai.org

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

Admission: Free

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

Admission: Free

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.


• OPEN GARDEN

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

When: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday

Admission: Free

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

Admission: Free

Details: (916) 264-8800

The Sacramento Iris Society presents its an annual show and sale with hundreds of blooms.


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. 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.

– Debbie Arrington

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