Garden Calendar: today and coming events

Published: Saturday, Jun. 22, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 6CALIFORNIA LIFE

Special events

Continues through today

• The annual Focus on Fiber Arts Open Show will showcase beading, crochet, felting, hooking, knitting, and more works using fiber. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesdays; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Sacramento Fine Arts Center, 5330B Gibbons Drive., Carmichael. Free. (916) 971-3713.

Today-Sunday

• The Roseville Quilters Guild presents the 2013 quilt show, "Quilting Harvest." The show features a boutique, quilt raffle and viewer voting. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. today-Sunday. Placer County Fairgrounds, 800 All American City Blvd., Roseville. Free with fair entrance: $5 general; $3 for children age 12 and under and seniors age 60 and up. (916) 749-4439.

Today

• Enjoy gardens, live music and art at the 11th annual Art in the Garden event. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Community Garden, 174 Spink Road, West Point. Free. (209) 293-4259.

June 30

• Natomas Rose Garden fountain dedication and reception with a tango dance to follow. 6-9 p.m. 2921 Truxel Road, Sacramento. Free. (916) 359-7411.

July 2

• The Sacramento Tree Foundation will hold evening tree tours and tree care sessions with a certified arborist. Participants are encouraged to bring a tablet or smartphone. Learn how to identify trees, edit data and a lot more using GreenprintMaps. 6:30 p.m. Shepard Garden and Art Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 974-4322.

Meetings

Monday

• Orchid Forum meeting will include a salad potluck and orchid plant swap. 7:30 p.m. Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 489-3317.

Wednesday

• Annual fundraising auction of cymbidiums at the Sacramento Valley Cymbidium Society meeting. potluck dinner 6 p.m.; Auction 7 p.m. Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 421-9615.

Classes and workshops

Today

• Learn the basics of composting for a home garden, how compost happens, starting and maintaining a pile, and more with a workshop offered by the UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Antelope Library, 4235 Antelope Road, Antelope. (916) 875-6913.

• Learn when and how much water to give your plants, and which irrigation techniques are appropriate for each kind of planting, with the El Dorado County Master Gardeners. 9 a.m.-noon. Government Center Hearing Room, Building C, 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5512.

• Learn about forest land management, state and federal programs to help defer the cost of developing management plans and forest ecology with the UC Cooperative Extension forestry staff. The workshop complements the e-learning module available at http://ucanr.edu/forestplan. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Placer County UCCE Office, Dewitt Center, Room 306, 11477 E Ave., Auburn. $25. (510) 643-5428. Registration required.

• Learn tips on maintaining water-efficient landscapes and gardens. Attend demonstrations and exhibits from organizations at the How to Landscape Day hosted by the San Juan Water District. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. San Juan Water District, 9935 Auburn Folsom Road, Granite Bay. Free. (916) 791-2663.

Next Saturday

• Learn the basics of worm composting including the bin, the worms, feeding and harvesting worms with this workshop offered by the UC Cooperative Extension Mater Gardeners. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Antelope Library, 4235 Antelope Road, Antelope. Free. (916) 875-6913.

• The El Dorado County Master Gardeners will present a workshop on the types of soils that are found in the foothills. Amendments, mulches and fertilizers will be discussed. 9 a.m.-noon. Veterans' Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Dr., Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5512.

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