Week ahead: Nation’s largest orchid show comes to SF

Published: Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 - 12:00 am

• PACIFIC ORCHID EXPO

Where: Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion, 2 Marina Blvd. (at Buchanan Street), San Francisco

When: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday

Admission: $13; seniors age 65 and up, $10

Details: http://orchidsanfrancisco.org/poe.html

See more than 150,000 exotic orchids in bloom during this show, the nation’s largest orchid exposition.

• SEED STARTING 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

Get ready for a summer harvest. First step: Start seeds. One of a weekly series, this workshop offers lessons on growing vegetables from seed — including starting seeds indoors for later transplant. Also get tips on planting seeds directly outdoors and making sure they’ll grow.

• OPEN GARDEN WITH MASTER GARDENERS

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

When: 9 a.m.-noon today

Admission: Free

Details: ucanr.edu/sacmg, (916) 875-6913

Join the UC master gardeners – rain or shine – as they demonstrate grafting as well as pruning techniques for ornamental grasses, perennials, grapes and berries. Check out the cool-season vegetable garden for ideas. Got a garden problem or pest? Bring a sample (in a closed plastic bag) for evaluation.

• WORM WORKSHOP

Where: Government Center Hearing Room, Building C, 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville

When: 9 a.m.-noon today

Admission: Free

Details: http://ceeldorado.ucanr.edu, (530) 621-5502

El Dorado County master gardeners present everything you need to know about worms and vermicomposting. Learn how to turn kitchen waste into garden gold with these hungry critters.

• AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY TOUR

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 10 a.m. today

Admission: Free

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

In honor of Black History Month, this tour pays tribute to the early African Americans who made Sacramento their home. Learn history while touring the cemetery’s famous gardens that are seeing some extra-early spring bloom.

– Debbie Arrington



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