Week ahead in the garden: Things to do for plant lovers

Published: Friday, Sep. 13, 2013 - 10:42 am

• 26th ANNUAL DELTA GESNERIAD & AFRICAN VIOLET SOCIETY SHOW AND SALE

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

When: 1-4 p.m. today , 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday

Admission: Free

Details: www.sacviolets.org, (916) 531-5716

This huge show features hundreds of violets and their close cousins, gesneriads, in full bloom. Take some home. More than 1,000 plants will be offered for sale along with self-watering pots and supplies.

• THIRD ANNUAL EAST SACRAMENTO EDIBLE GARDENS TOUR

Where: Six gardens in east Sacramento; tickets sold at Little Real Estate Services, 4201 H St., Sacramento.

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

Admission: $25; children under age 12 admitted free

Information: www.ediblegardensac.org, (916) 709-6748

Hosted by Soroptimist International of Sacramento, this fundraising tour features the creative ways homeowners have incorporated fruit, vegetables and herbs into their landscapes.

• ROSE PROPAGATION WORKSHOP

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 10 a.m.-noon today

Admission: Free

Details: www.oldcitycemetery.com, (916) 448-0811

In this hands-on workshop, learn how to grow new rosebushes from cuttings. Participants will take home some cuttings from the cemetery’s world-famous collection.

• LATE SUMMER IN THE NATIVE PLANT GARDEN

Where: Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center, UC Davis

When: 9:30 a.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: arboretum.ucdavis.edu, (530) 752-4880

Tour the UC Davis Arboretum’s Mary Wattis Brown Garden of California Natives to see many examples of Arboretum All-Stars and other water-wise plants.

• MASTER GARDENERS WORKSHOP DAY

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

When: 8:30-11:30 a.m. next Saturday

Admission: Free

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

Sacramento County’s UC master gardeners open their garden while tackling such topics as how to incorporate more edibles into landscapes, vermicomposting and converting lawns to more water-efficient alternatives. Members of the Sacramento Rose Society will answer rose-related questions.

– Debbie Arrington

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