• 60TH ANNUAL CAPITAL CITY 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) 808-8800
The area’s oldest African violet club hosts this spectacular show. More than 1,000 plants will be offered for sale along with self-watering pots and supplies.
• FRUIT TREE GRAFTING WORKSHOPS
Where: Green Acres, 901 Galleria Blvd., Roseville; 8501 Jackson Highway, Sacramento; and 205 Serpa Way, Folsom
When: 9 a.m. today
Learn how to create your own fruit trees (specifically apples, including multiple varieties on one tree) at these hands-on workshops, led by experts from the California Rare Fruit Growers.
• 16TH ANNUAL SPRING FLING
Where: Amador Flower Farm, 22001 Shenandoah School Road, Plymouth
When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Sunday
Details: www.amadorflowerfarm.com, (209) 245-6660
Celebrate spring with garden experts, artists and craftspeople on this 14-acre flower farm.
• ORCHID WORKSHOP
Where: Exotic Plants, 1833 Howe Ave., Sacramento
When: Noon today
Details: www.exoticplantsltd.com, (916) 922-4769
Learn orchid basics and tips to make them re-bloom.
• 37TH ANNUAL BONSAI SHOW AND SALE
Where: Sacramento Betsuin Buddhist Church, 2401 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento
When: Noon-5 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
Hosted by Bonsai Sekiyu Kai, this large show features demonstrations at 2 p.m. each day.
• WALK WITH WARREN
Where: UC Davis Arboretum; meet at Gazebo
When: Noon Wednesday
Details: arboretum.ucdavis.edu, (530) 752-4880
Join Warren Roberts, the arboretum’s superintendent emeritus, to discover spring color in the arboretum’s gardens.
MASTER GARDENER OPEN GARDEN
Where: Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks
When: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday
Details: http://ucanr.edu/sites/sacmg/, (916) 875-6913
Learn how to thin grapes and prepare vegetable beds. Take home some landscape design tips. Get advice from UC Master Gardeners.
– Debbie Arrington