Week ahead: Practical knowhow for a gardeners

08/30/2014 12:00 AM

08/29/2014 10:31 AM

• ALL ABOUT COMPOSTING

Where: Nevada County Master Gardener Demo Garden, 1036 W. Main St., Grass Valley

When: 10 a.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: (530) 273-0919

Nevada County master gardeners share their expertise on how to make garden gold. Learn different methods of composting from the sophisticated to the “lazy man’s method.” Also learn how mulch can reduce weeds and insulate soil.

•  ART ELEPHANT SALE

Where: Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: www.facebook.com/SacramentoCenterForTheTextileArts

This “white elephant” sale has a twist: All items for sale are creative materials and supplies from Sacramento Center for the Textile Arts’ members. Find fabrics, beads, yarns, books, magazines, patterns, tools and more.

• DEADHEADING AT DUSK

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 6 p.m. Monday

Admission: Free

Details: www.oldcitycemetery.com

Spend Labor Day evening with volunteers from the cemetery’s Heritage Rose group. Learn about old garden roses and their care. Bring gloves and pruning shears.

• SACRAMENTO BEGONIA SHOW AND SALE

Where: Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento

When: 1-5 p.m. Sept. 6, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sept. 7

Admission: Free

Details: (916) 486-9505, (916) 684-3870

The Joan Coulat-Sacramento branch of the American Begonia Society presents “Begonia Royalty,” a judged show featuring hundreds of beautiful and unusual begonias. In addition, about 1,000 rare and colorful begonias will be offered for sale at bargain prices.

• ROSE FESTIVAL EXTRAORDINAIRE

Where: Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road, Jackson

When: 1-4 p.m. Sept. 6, noon-4 p.m. Sept. 7

Admission: Free

Details: www.motherloderose.org, (209) 296-5824

In honor of its silver anniversary, the Mother Lode Rose Society hosts a spectacular rose show – with a twist. In addition to displays of cut flowers and arrangements, this fest features rose photography and artwork. The public is invited to enter flowers, photos or artwork. See website or call for details.

• ROSE PROPAGATION WORKSHOP

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 6

Admission: Free

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

Learn how to select the best plant material, how to prepare cuttings and how to root them using the “terrarium” method. Then, learn how to coax those cuttings into mature rose bushes. Participants may take some cuttings home, too.

Debbie Arrington

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