• 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
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
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
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
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