Randall Benton / rbenton@sacbee.com

Learn more about drip irrigation systems Saturday morning in Fair Oaks.

Get expert advise on water saving

Published: Saturday, May. 17, 2014 - 12:00 am

• MASTER GARDENER WATER-SAVING WORKSHOP

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

When: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday

Admission: Free

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

Learn about ways to save water in the garden including irrigation retrofits and weather-smart controllers. Also, get expert advice during a pest and plant clinic; bring sample in sealed plastic bag.

• WHAT’S BLOOMING IN THE CEMETERY

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 10 a.m. Saturday

Admission: Free

Details: www.oldcitycemetery.com, (916) 455-8166

Check out spring-blooming perennials in the cemetery’s famous Hamilton Square Garden during this guided tour, led by Sharon Patrician.

• 33RD ANNUAL SATSUKI AIKOKAI FLOWERING BONSAI SHOW

Where: Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3300 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday

Admission: Free

Details: (916) 428-8505

This beautiful show focuses on bonsai with a difference: Flowering shrubs and trees. Demonstrations at 1:30 p.m. each day by master nurseryman Yuzo Maruyama. Sign up for a DIY azalea bonsai class ($20) at 10:30 a.m. each day; space is limited, but participants take home their plant.

• FLOWERING BULBS WORKSHOP

Where: Turner Community Library, 1212 Merkley Ave., West Sacramento

When: 10 a.m. Saturday

Admission: Free

Details: (530) 666-8143

Yolo County master gardeners share bulb advice with tips on planting, care and propagation.

– Debbie Arrington



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