▪ SPRING SURPRISES IN THE STORER GARDEN
Where: UC Davis Arboretum Gazebo, UC Davis campus
When: 11 a.m. Saturday
Take a guided tour of the arboretum’s water-wise Storer Garden and see hundreds of drought-tolerant plants at their spring best.
▪ WORKSHOP: SOILS AND FERTILIZERS
Where: Green Acres, 8501 Jackson Road, Sacramento; 205 Serpa Way, Folsom; 901 Galleria Blvd., Roseville; 9220 E. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove
When: 9 a.m. Saturday
It’s time to get the lowdown on dirt. Learn how to make your soil more productive and feed your plants what they really need when they need it most.
▪ BEEKEEPER OPEN HOUSE
Where: Sacramento County UC Cooperative Extension, 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento
When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday
Learn how to be a friend of bees at this event, hosted by the Sacramento Area Beekeepers Association. Observe bees at work in a Plexiglas hive, taste local honey, plus learn about basic equipment, pests and diseases. Also see demonstrations on making mead (honey wine), candle-making, solar beeswax melters and much more.
▪ ORCHID WORKSHOP
Where: Exotic Plants, 1833 Howe Ave., Sacramento
When: Noon April 4
Learn the basics of orchid care and success during this popular workshop; call in advance to reserve a seat.
▪ 62ND CAPITAL CITY VIOLET SHOW AND SALE
Where: Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento
When: 1-4 p.m. April 4, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 5
Hosted by the Capital City African Violet Society, this beautiful show features scores of blooming African violets. Plus take some home; hundreds of plants – including many rare and unusual varieties – will be offered for sale along with pots and supplies. Repotting available. Get advice, too.