Garden Calendar: Today and coming events

Published: Saturday, Jul. 13, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 6CALIFORNIA LIFE

Special events

Continuing through July 28

• The Mendocino Furniture Makers host their 15th annual fine woodworking show. A group member will be on hand to discuss the work each day. Reception 5-8 p.m. today. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Odd Fellows Hall, Corner of Kasten and Ukiah streets, Mendocino. Free. (707) 937-2486.

Today

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

• The Capay Tomato Festival will feature heirloom and cherry tomato tastings, farm tours and live music. Guests are invited to camp overnight in the farm orchards. 3-11 p.m. Live music at 4, 6:30 and 9 p.m. 23800 State Highway 16, Capay. $20-$25, free for children ages 12 and younger. (800) 796-6009.

• Learn about redwood trees, including the pros and cons of growing them in the hot Central Valley. 9:30 a.m. Wyatt Deck, UC Davis Arboretum, One Shields Ave., Davis. Free. (530) 752-4880.

Monday

• The Sacramento Tree Foundation will conduct "Mulch Madness." Care for the trees of McKinley Park by applying a mulch ring around their bases. Meet near the pond, 3700 H St., Sacramento. Free. (916) 974-4333.

Tuesday

• Bring projects, needles and supplies for knitting and crocheting. This is not an instructional class, but some assistance will be available. For adults and teens. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sacramento Public Library, 10055 Franklin High Road, Elk Grove. Free. (916) 264-2700.

Next Saturday

• Tour six gardens including a small meticulous garden, a parklike estate and more at the Colfax Garden Club Garden and Art Tour. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Heather Glen, 18925 Applegate Road, Colfax. $15 presale; $18 day of tour; free for children ages 12 and younger. (530) 346-8149.

July 27

• Tour seven gardens at the Lake of the Sky Garden Club's 25th annual garden tour. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Incline Village, Nev. $25. Tickets and tour map information available by calling (408) 568-8553.

• Tour nine gardens plus the new Healing Garden at the Barton Memorial Hospital at the Lake Tahoe Historical Society's 10th Annual Garden Tour. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tour begins at the Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum, 3058 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe. $25. Purchase tickets at (530) 541-5458.

July 28

• Enjoy live music, a classic car show, wine garden and kids zone with a petting zoo, circus and more at the 41st annual Delta Pear Fair. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; parade at 1 p.m. Primasing and Washington streets, Courtland. Free; parking $10. (916) 775-2000.

July 30

• 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) 974-4333.

Aug. 18

• The Tahoe Sierra Board of Realtors and Excellence in Education present the fifth annual Luxury Home Tour to benefit education. Explore six custom homes in Truckee's Martis Camp. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $40 in advance; $45 day of event. (530) 550-7984. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ExinEd.org.


Meetings

Thursday

• Pam Bone presents "Effective Watering: Success and Slipups" at the Carmichael Cactus and Succulent Society meeting. 10 a.m. Carmichael Park Clubhouse, 5750 Grant Ave., Carmichael. Free. (916) 729-3475.

July 22

• The Orchard Forum of Sacramento will meet for their annual bingo and ice cream social. 7:30 p.m. Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 264-8800.

July 26

• 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 how to convert a turf lawn into a low-water, low-maintenance space with the San Joaquin Master Gardeners. 10-11:30 a.m. City of Stockton Delta Water Supply Project Building, 11373 N. Lower Sacramento Road, Lodi. Free. (209) 953-6100. Registration required.

• Learn what plants thrive in shade and how to add texture, color and flowers to your garden with the El Dorado County Master Gardeners. 9 a.m.-noon. Veterans Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5512. Call to verify location prior to attending.

• Learn about the importance of using native plants when landscaping, how to choose the right plants for your landscape and the best control techniques for some of the worst weeds in the area with University of California Master Gardener John Otto and UC Farm Adviser Scott Oneto. 10 a.m.-noon. Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park, 14881 Pine Grove-Volcano Road, Pine Grove. Free. (209) 223-6482. Registration suggested at http://ucanr.edu/weedworkshop.

Tuesday, next Saturday

• Learn about jams and jellies with the Master Food Preservers of El Dorado County. 10 a.m.-noon. El Dorado County Fairgrounds Board Room, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5506.

Wednesday

• A pickle food preservation public demonstration with the Sacramento County UC Cooperative Extension Master Food Preservers. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sacramento Cooperative Extension Office, 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento. $3 material fee, payable at the door. (916) 875-6913.

Next Saturday

• The Sacramento County UC Cooperative Extension Master Food Preservers host a basic introduction to safe pressure canning techniques. 10 a.m.-noon. Sacramento Cooperative Extension Office, 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento. Free. (916) 875-6913.

• Learn how to provide food, water and shelter for animals in the "Gardening for Wildlife," workshop offered through the El Dorado County Master Gardeners. 9 a.m.-noon. Veterans Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5502. Call to verify location prior to attending.

July 23

• The Master Food Preservers of El Dorado County present Christmas in July: Gifts from the Kitchen. 10 a.m.-noon. Marshall Building, El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5506.

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