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Orchids grow in a garden located in the rare feline area of the Sacramento Zoo, May 8, 2007. The garden project was designed and overseen by American River College horticulture student Audrey Chrisco. Sacramento Bee/ Florence Low

Workshops kick start spring gardening

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

• VEGETABLE GARDENING IN RAISED BEDS WORKSHOPS

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

When: 9 a.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: www.idiggreenacres.com

Learn the secrets to vegetable gardening success in these hands-on workshops. Different options for raised beds will be discussed as well as drip irrigation, soil prep, seed starting and more. Next in this weekly series of workshops: Helpful hints for soil building and fertilizer.

• SURVIVING THE DROUGHT

Where: Fair Oaks Boulevard Nursery, 4681 Fair Oaks Blvd., Sacramento.

When: 10 a.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: www.fairoaksblvdnursery.com, (916) 483-1830

What do you plant when water is an issue? Learn about drought-tolerant plants and low-water gardening.

• VEGGIE GARDENING AND COMPOSTING WORKSHOP

Where: Flower Hut Nursery, 603 4th St. (Highway 65), Wheatland

When: 10 a.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: www.flowerhutnursery.com, (530) 633-4526

New to vegetable gardening? Learn the basics to get started as well as tips on making your own fertilizer – compost.

• 67TH ANNUAL SACRAMENTO ORCHID SHOW AND SALE

Where: Scottish Rite Center, 6151 H St., Sacramento.

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. next Saturday 3/29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 30

Admission: $7; free parking

Details: www.SacramentoOrchids.org, (916) 489-3263

Sacramento Orchid Society hosts its “Orchid Bonanza,” featuring hundreds of rare orchids on display and for sale. Also see potting demonstrations and learn how to make orchids bloom (and rebloom) for years to come.

– Debbie Arrington



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