Renée C. Byer / rbyer@sacbee.com

The week ahead: home and garden activities

Published: Saturday, Jun. 15, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 2CALIFORNIA LIFE

GARDEN-RELATED ACTIVITIES


• OPEN GARDEN DAY

Where: Fair Oaks Horticulture Center (in Fair Oaks Park), 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks

When: 8:30-11:30 a.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: http://cesacramento.ucdavis.edu/opengarden, (916) 875-6913

Sacramento County UC Master Gardeners demonstrate straw bale gardens, fruit tree pruning, grafting and much more. Got a mystery pest or weed? Bring an example (in a sealed plastic bag) for identification and remedies.


• BENEFIT PLANT SALE

Where: 3072 24th St., Sacramento

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. today, Sunday and Monday

Admission: Free

Details: (916) 617-7516

Perennials expert Bob Hamm hosts this sale. Proceeds benefit the Sunburst Project for children and families affected by AIDS and HIV.


• DAYLILY DAYS

Where: Amador Flower Farm, 22001 Shenandoah School Road, Plymouth

When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. next Saturday and June 23

Admission: Free

Details: www.amadorflowerfarm.com, (209) 245-6660

Celebrate the start of summer at this 14-acre farm, bursting with more than a million flowers.


• COMPOSTING BASICS

Where: Antelope Library, 4235 Antelope Road, Antelope

When: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. next Saturday

Admission: Free

Details: (916) 875-6913

Sacramento County master gardeners share their advice for turning waste into garden gold.


HOME-RELATED ACTIVITIES

• SHOW AT THE GARDEN

Where: Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: (916) 808-8800

This sixth annual show spotlights original work by local clay, glass and metal artists. Hundreds of pieces of functional, decorative and wearable art will be offered for sale.


• A QUILTED AFFAIR

Where:Antique Depot, 4241 Mother Lode Drive, Shingle Springs

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: (530) 677-5542

Hosted by the just-opened Antique Depot, this textile show features quilts from past and present plus notions, rag rugs, vintage buttons, fabrics and more.


• QUILTING HARVEST

Where: Placer County Fairgrounds, 800 All American City Blvd., Roseville

When: 3-10 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. next Saturday and June 23

Admission: $4 general; $2 seniors, children

Details: (916) 749-4439

The Roseville Quilters Guild presents this huge annual show including boutique and raffle.

– Debbie Arrington

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