• ALL ABOUT COMPOSTING
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
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
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
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
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
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.