Garden Calendar: today and coming events

Published: Saturday, Apr. 20, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 7CALIFORNIA 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.


• The Sacramento Valley Chapter of the California Native Planet Society present its third annual Gardens Gone Native Tour. The tour includes more than 20 homes in Sacramento and Yolo counties with gardens that are at least half California native plants. Free. For a map, register at http://gardensgonenative. Participants will be emailed a map.

• The Sacramento Historic Rose Garden will host an annual Open Garden with sales, rose merchan- dise, tours, and a silent auction. 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. Free. (916) 448-0811.


The Sacramento Orchid Society hosts its 66th annual Spring Show and Plant Sale, with free educational talks and classes, hourly door prize drawings, orchid displays and supplies. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. The Scottish Rite Center, 6151 H St., Sacramento. $7. (916) 489-3263.


• The 47th Spring Antique Fair in Historic Folsom will feature more than 250 antiques and collectibles dealers and live entertainment. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 724 Sutter St., Folsom. Free. (916) 985-7452.

• The Sylvan Ranch Community Garden presents an opening day and old-fashioned plant sale benefit for the garden. 8 a.m.-noon. 7450 Stock Ranch Road, Citrus Heights. (916) 384-6215.

Next Saturday-April 28

• 2013 Home and Garden Show. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. next Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 28. Calaveras County Fairgrounds, 101 Frogtown Road, Angels Camp. Free. (209) 754-5400.

• 14th Annual Plant Sale to benefit children's activities at Babcock Elementary School. Large selection of roses, perennials, succulents, and more. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. next Saturday; and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 28. 2001 Waterford Road, Sacramento. (916) 921-1050.

• The Secret Garden in Elk Grove hosts a Spring Garden Faire and Plant Sale featuring work of small plant growers and local crafters. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The Secret Garden, 8450 W. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove. Free. (916) 682-6839.



• Bobbie Irwin will present a program on "Shimmering Colors: The Magic of Iridescence, weaving fabrics that change colors with alterations in light and orientation," to the Sacramento Weavers and Spinners Guild. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Shepard Garden and Art Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. $3. (916) 508-8984.


• Paula Shiu, former president of the San Francisco Orchid Society, will present on what judges look for in judging cymbidiums, at the Sacramento Valley Cymbidium Society meeting. 7 p.m. Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 372-0231.

Classes and workshops


• The Nevada County Master Gardeners present a demonstration on composting. Learn how to get the best results for the least effort. 10 a.m.-noon. NID Business Center Grounds, 1036 West Main St., Grass Valley. Free. (530) 273-0919.

• The El Dorado County Master Gardeners present a workshop on salsa gardening. Learn how to grow, make and enjoy fresh salsa. 9 a.m.-noon. Veterans Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5512.

• Learn how to start a summer vegetable garden with this Placer County Master Gardeners workshop. Learn how to choose a correct site and growing methods. 9-11 a.m. Rain will cancel event. Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 11477 E Ave., DeWitt Center, Auburn. Free. (530) 889-7388.

• All ages are welcome to make plant terrariums using recycled jars. 2 p.m. Franklin Community Library, 10055 Franklin High Road, Elk Grove. Free. (916) 264-2920.

• Dreambuilders Home Remodeling will present a workshop on planning a whole house remodel. Learn how to estimate costs, interview and select the right professionals for your project, how to select the right products for your lifestyle, and more. 9 a.m.-noon. 893 Embarc- adero Drive No. 103, El Dorado Hills. $45 per person; $80 per couple. (916) 933-7371. Register at


• The Learning Exchange presents a home and garden workshop with landscape designer Michael Glassman and interior designer Kerrie Kelly. 9:30-11:45 a.m. Design Principles for Landscapes and Interior Design Trends for 2013; 12:30-2 p.m. chooose from Irrigation Made Easy, Get Organized or Fresh Flower Arranging; 2:15-3:45 p.m. choose from Organic Vegetable Gardening, DIY Decorating, or Adding Color to Your Landscape. 1111 Howe Ave., Suite 115, Sacramento. $79; $64 for LEX members. (916) 929-9200.

Next Saturday

• Join the Nevada County master gardeners at the Home and Garden Show. Master gardeners will be there to answer questions. Bring samples for pest identification or plant identification. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nevada County Fair Grounds, 11228 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley. Free. (530) 273-0919.

• Learn how to integrate trees and shrubs into landscape design. Master Gardener Steve Savage will also discuss planting techniques and ongoing maintenance with a focus on plants that are well adapted to El Dorado County's climate. Presented by the El Dorado County master gardeners. 9 a.m.-noon. Government Center Hearing Room, Building C, 2850 Fairlane Ct., Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5512.

• Dreambuilders Home Remodeling presents a seminar on planning a kitchen or bathroom remodel. Learn about design, choosing the right strategy for your budget, and more. 9-10:30 a.m.: Planning Your Kitchen Remodel; 11 a.m.-noon: Planning Your Bathroom Remodel. 893 Embarcadero Drive, Ste. 103, El Dorado Hills, El Dorado Hills. Free. (916) 933-7371.

• Landscape Liaisons' Cheryl Buckwalter will present a workshop on landscape design. Learn how design and planting techniques can cut water use. 9 a.m.-noon. San Juan Water District, 9935 Auburn-Folsom Road, Granite Bay. Free. (916) 791-2663. Reservations suggested, but walk-ins are welcome.

• Rio Linda Grange 403 presents a workshop on growing mushrooms with Cameron Meeks, founder of Myriad Mycology LLC. Lectures, hands-on activities, mushroom medicine and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., with a potluck at 4:30 p.m., 1315 G St., Rio Linda. $25 paid upon arrival. (916) 595-4496.

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