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Week ahead: Tackle soil, then enjoy plants

Learn the basics about how to vermicompost this morning at Secret Garden in Elk Grove.
Learn the basics about how to vermicompost this morning at Secret Garden in Elk Grove. Bigstock

▪  HEALTHY SOIL, HAPPY PLANTS WORKSHOP

Where: Secret Garden, 8450 W. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove

When: 10:30 a.m. Saturday

Admission: $30

Details: (916) 682-6839, www.secretgarden-online.com

This workshop dishes the dirt on how to create great soil. Expert Nicolai Laquaglia shows how to build a healthy landscape through layer mulching, vermicompost and more.

▪ WORKSHOP: BAREROOT ROSES 101

Where: Green Acres, 8501 Jackson Road, Sacramento; 205 Serpa Way, Folsom; and 901 Galleria Blvd., Roseville

When: 10 a.m. Saturday

Admission: Free

Details: www.idiggreenacres.com

This is rose-planting season. Learn about different kinds of roses and how to keep them happy as well as how to choose the right rose for your own garden.

▪  ALL THINGS ACACIA

Where: Putah Creek Lodge, UC Davis

When: 2 p.m. Saturday

Admission: Free

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

See more than 50 kinds of acacia collected from around the world as they put on a spectacular show of yellow flowers.

▪  FOURTH ANNUAL NATOMAS ROSE GARDEN BENEFIT

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

When: 6-9:30 p.m. Sunday

Admission: $15

Details: (916) 359-7411, info@natomasrosegarden.org

It’s tango night in support of the public Natomas Rose Garden. See tango and Bachata dance exhibitions, then take the dance floor yourself. Food, drinks and raffle prizes, too.

▪  34TH ANNUAL SACRAMENTO HOME & GARDEN SHOW

Where: Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento

When: Noon-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. March 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 8

Admission: $7; children ages 12 and younger admitted free

Details: http://sachomeandgardenshow.net/spring/

Need ideas? Spring into action with this large home show, featuring three halls of vendors and displays.

▪  MEMBERS-ONLY ARBORETUM PLANT SALE

Where: Arboretum Teaching Nursery, Garrod Drive, UC Davis

When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 7

Admission: Free

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

Friends of the Arboretum get first crack at new plants propagated and popularized by the UC Davis Arboretum. Join the Friends at the door and get extra discounts.

▪  BONSAI WORKSHOP

Where: Exotic Plants, 1833 Howe Ave., Sacramento

When: Noon next March 7

Admission: Free

Details: (916) 922-4769, www.exoticplantsltd.com

Learn the basics of bonsai during this popular workshop; call in advance to reserve a seat.

▪  WINGS AND WINE WILDLIFE BENEFIT

Where: High Hand Nursery and Conservatory, 3750 Taylor Road, Loomis

When: 5:30 p.m. March 7

Admission: $25 advance only; no tickets at door

Details: (916) 652-2065, www.highhandnursery.com

Spend an evening in the nursery with spectacular birds of prey and help the Wildlife Care Association. This unique benefit combines wine sipping with a chance to see owls, hawks, falcons and an eagle up close. Proceeds help support injured wildlife.

Debbie Arrington

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