Green Acres hosts weekend gardening fair

03/01/2014 12:00 AM

02/28/2014 11:40 AM

• DIG INTO SPRING IDEAS FAIR

Where: Green Acres Nursery, 205 Serpa Way, Folsom

When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. today and Sunday

Admission: Free

Details: www.idiggreenacres.com

This two-day gardening extravaganza offers many local experts, including Bill Maynard, Annie Joseph, Soleil Tranquilli, Greg Gayton, Chris Totten, Don Smith and Ed Laivo. Learn about vegetable gardening, saving water, drought-tolerant landscapes, planting containers, growing fruit – and preserving it, too. Popular food trucks and barbecue demonstrations will keep patrons well-fed.

• WINTERS FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY FRUIT TREE SALE

Where: Parking lot on Railroad Avenue between Baker and Edwards streets, Winters

When: 9 a.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: (530) 795-3617

Winters Friends of the Library hosts this annual fundraiser featuring more than 400 fruit and nut trees donated by Sierra Gold Nurseries. Those trees will be priced at $10; the event ends when the last tree is sold (usually by late morning).

In addition, Four Winds Growers of Winters donated 50 potted dwarf citrus trees, including lemons, limes and oranges; those trees will be sold for $25 each. Proceeds support the library’s programs.

TOUR: MAUSOLEUMS AND TOMBS

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 10 a.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: www.oldcitycemetery.com, (916) 448-0811

Discover the “secrets” of the 1800s tombs in Sacramento’s historic cemetery while touring its gardens.

• BONSAI WORKSHOP

Where: Exotic Plants, 1833 Howe Ave., Sacramento CA 95825

When: Noon today

Admission: Free

Details: (916) 922-4769

Learn how to create and care for your own bonsai, “little trees in pots.”

TOUR: ALL THINGS ACACIA

Where: UC Davis Arboretum; meet at Putah Creek Lodge

When: 2 p.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: arboretum.ucdavis.edu, (530) 752-4880

Enjoy an early spring display of yellow blossoms on this guided tour of the arboretum’s Eric E. Conn Acacia Grove, featuring more than 50 acacia varieties from around the world.

– Debbie Arrington

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