Violet society celebrates 60 years with show, sale

Published: Saturday, Apr. 5, 2014 - 12:00 am

• 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

Admission: Free

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

Admission: Free

Details: www.idiggreenacres.com

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

Admission: Free

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

Admission: Free

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

Admission: Free

Details: bonsaisekiyukai.wordpress.com.

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

Admission: Free

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

Admission: Free

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



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