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The Week Ahead: Exotic indoor plants in the spotlight

This spectacular streptocarpus will be among the hundreds of eye-catching indoor plants featured at the annual Delta Gesneriad and African Violet Society’s annual show and sale.
This spectacular streptocarpus will be among the hundreds of eye-catching indoor plants featured at the annual Delta Gesneriad and African Violet Society’s annual show and sale.

Delta Gesneriad and African Violet Society show and sale

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

When: 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11

Admission: Free

Details: www.sacviolets.org

This large and colorful show features scores of indoor beauties. Take some home, too; the sale offers more than 1,000 rare and unusual varieties, mostly grown by local club members. Expert growers share advice on how to make African violets and their cousin gesneriads thrive.

Edible Garden Tour

Where: Six gardens in East Sacramento; start at 4401 I St., Sacramento.

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10

Admission: $25; children age 12 and younger admitted free.

Details: ediblegardensac.org

Hosted by Soroptimist International of Sacramento, this tour highlights edible landscaping in water-wise gardens.

Ask a Master Gardener

Where: Arboretum GATEway Garden (behind the Davis Commons Shopping Center), UC Davis

When: 10 a.m.-noon Sunday, Sept. 11

Admission: Free

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

This new, informal monthly drop-in clinic features UC Cooperative Extension master gardeners, who will solve plant and pest mysteries and offer advice. Bring samples for identification, preferably wrapped inside a sealed plastic bag.

Walk with Warren

Where: Arboretum Gazebo, UC Davis

When: Noon Wednesday, Sept. 14

Admission: Free

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

He’s back for another semester, strolling the arboretum’s gardens for lunchtime discussion and plant appreciation. Warren Roberts, the arboretum’s superintendent emeritus, guides these unique and pun-filled tours, open to anyone who loves plants.

Debbie Arrington

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