Alex Brandon / The Associated Press

An orchid can be a beautiful Valentine’s Day gift.

Week ahead: Birds and fruit trees in gardening spotlight

Published: Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 - 12:00 am

• WINTER BIRDS IN DAVIS

Where: Environmental Horticulture Room 146, UC Davis

When: 10:30 a.m. today

Admission: Free

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

View an indoor slide show presentation about the many kinds of birds that visit the UC Davis Arboretum and Yolo County, then take a guided tour of the arboretum gardens to see who’s around.

• BARE-ROOT FRUIT TREES WORKSHOPS

Where: Green Acres, 901 Galleria Blvd., Roseville; 8501 Jackson Highway, Sacramento; and 205 Serpa Way, Folsom

When: 10 a.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: www.idiggreenacres.com

This is bare-root planting season for fruit trees, too. How do you choose which is right for your garden? In these workshops, learn about different varieties along with tips on care and planting.

• VALENTINE ORCHID WORKSHOP

Where: Exotic Plants, 1833 Howe Ave., Sacramento

When: Noon today

Admission: Free

Details: (916) 922-4769

Thinking about giving an orchid for Valentine’s Day? Learn about this popular gift plant and how to make it thrive.

• BENEFIT DANCE FOR NATOMAS ROSE GARDEN

Where: American Legion Post 447, 720 Santiago Ave., Sacramento

When: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8

Admission: $15; children, $5

Details: www.natomasrosegarden.org, (916) 359-7411

This pre-Valentine’s Day dance is the major fundraiser to support Natomas’ community rose garden. Evening includes tango, salsa and bachata performances as well as deejay dance music, appetizers and raffle.

– Debbie Arrington



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