Garden Calendar: today and coming events

Published: Saturday, May. 11, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 6CALIFORNIA LIFE

Special events

Continuing through May 19

• The Folsom History Museum presents an exhibit on textile construction 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.

Today-Sunday

• The East Sacramento Garden Tour will feature seven gardens in Sacramento's Fabulous 40s and benefit the David Lubin Elementary School. A luncheon will be held at the Tea Garden at Sutter Lawn Tennis Club. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. David Lubin School, 3535 M St., Sacramento. $25. (916) 277-6271.

Today-Monday

• Annual Mother's Day Plant Sale to help send children affected by HIV to summer camps. 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. 3072 24th St., Sacramento.

Today

• Native Basket Weaving II: Learn how to make a lightweight tule basket with basket weaver Charlie Kennard using different weaves. 10 a.m.-noon. San Francisco Botanical Garden, Golden Gate Park, Ninth Avenue at Lincoln Way, San Francisco. $70. (415) 661-1316.

• Nevada County master gardeners will host their Spring Plant Sale. 9 a.m.-noon. NID Business Center Grounds, Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 1036 West Main St., Grass Valley. Free. (530) 273-0919.

• The Sacramento Geranium Club will host its annual show and plant sale with a variety of species. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 419-0130.

• Burlap and Bees Interiors Market Days will feature furniture, home decor, and garden merchandise. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 360 Riley St. Folsom. Free. (916) 790-2337.

Sunday

• Capay Valley Mother's Day Garden Tours. Tour nine gardens and visit various points of interest. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Capay Valley County Garden, 69786 Cleveland St., Guinda. Free. (530) 796-3464.

• The Ruth Bancroft Garden hosts a Mother's Day event featuring a garden tour, complimentary family portrait, hands-on crafts and a tea party. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tea Party, noon; docent tours, 11 a.m., 12:30 and 2 p.m. 1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek. $20 general; $12 children; free for mothers and children ages 12 and younger. (925) 944-9352.

• Placer County master gardeners will host a Mother's Day garden tour. Seven gardens from Rocklin, Roseville, Granite Bay and Loomis will be featured. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets and maps available at Eisley Nursery, 380 Nevada St., Auburn, (530) 885-5163; Green Acres Nursery and Supply, 901 Galleria Blvd., Roseville, (916) 782-2273; the Flower Farm Nursery, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Road, Loomis, (916) 652-5650. $12 general; free for children ages 12 and younger. (530) 889-7388.

Friday-May 19

• The Auburn Spring Home Show will feature more than 800 exhibits and landscape displays including solar and energy-saving exhibits, cooking demos and gardening seminars. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 18-19. $7 general; $1 children ages 5-12; free for children ages 4 and younger. Auburn Gold County Fairgrounds, 1273 High St., Auburn. (530) 887-3616.

Next Saturday

• The Satsuki Aikokai Association of Sacramento presents its 20th annual show of colorful satsuki azalea bonsai. Features workshops, vendors and daily demonstrations at 1:30 p.m. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. next Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 19. Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 428-8505.

• The Carmichael Cactus and Succulent Society host its 37th annual show and sale featuring a display of plants. Sale includes plants and pottery sale. 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. May 18; 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. May 19. Free. (916) 729-3475.

Next Saturday

• Celebrate the soil, climate and natural resources of West Sacramento at the Dirt to Dinner festival. Enjoy workshops, lectures, cooking demonstrations, and more. Food from the region's food trucks will be available. 8 a.m.-noon. Trinity Presbyterian Church of West Sacramento, 1500 Park Blvd., West Sacramento. Free. (916) 802-8549.

Classes and workshops

Today

• Placer County master gardeners present a series of 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.

• Learn about backyard compost- ing through the city of Sacramento's Department of Parks and Recreation Community Garden Program. 8-10 a.m. MLK Jr. Community Garden, 3669 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 808-4900.

• The Roseville Utility Exploration Center hosts a miniseries on butterfly and hummingbird gardens. Mulching Basics, 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.; Designing for Year-Round Pollinators and Nectar Feeders, 10:30 a.m.-noon; Integrated Pest Management – Protect Good Bugs, 12:30-2 p.m. Utility Exploration Center, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville. $6-$8 each class. (916) 746-1550.

• The Modesto Bonsai Club will offer tips and tricks in a bonsai workshop. 10 a.m.-noon. Delta Tree Farms, 12900 N. Lower Sacramento Road, Lodi. Free. (209) 369-6797.

Wednesday

• The Sacramento County UC Cooperative Extension Master Food Preservers host a public demonstration on safe dehydration techniques. 10 a.m.-noon. Sacramento Cooperative Extension Office, 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento. Free. (916) 875-6913.

• The Sacramento County UC Cooperative Extension Master Food Preservers host a public demonstration on cherries and strawberries. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sacramento Cooperative Extension Office, 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento. $3 material fee. (916) 875-6913.

Next Saturday

• Learn the basics of container gardening including what plants thrive in containers, material choices and sizes, and the best way to water and feed in a workshop offered by the Nevada County master gardeners. 10 a.m.-noon. Nevada Irrigation District Business Center Grounds, NID Annex Room, 1036 West Main St., Grass Valley. Free. (530) 273-0919.

• Learn techniques for managing insect pests, diseases and weeds. The UC Master Gardeners will be available to assist the public with diagnosing and solving garden problems. Located outside, rain or shine. 8:30-11:30 a.m. Horticulture Center, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks. Free. (916) 875-6913.

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