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Find 1,000 rare flowering plants at this garden 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, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 and 17

Admission: Free

Details: www.sacviolets.org

This large show and sale features not only African violets but their many cousins. Come see hundreds of beautiful plants in bloom. Take home some rarities for your own collection, too; more than 1,000 hard-to-find plants will be offered for sale along with supplies.

Workshop day

Where: Exotic Plants, 1833 Howe Ave., Sacramento

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16

Admission: Free

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

It’s an indoor garden party. Exotic Plants celebrates its 45th anniversary with a day full of free workshops: terrariums (10 a.m.), Kokedama (Japanese moss balls, 1 p.m.), bonsai (2 p.m.) and orchid care (3:30 p.m.).

Airplant garden class

Where: Relles Florist, 2400 J St., Sacramento

When: 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16

Admission: $35 including supplies; reserve seat online

Details: 916-441-1478, www.rellesflorist.com

Learn how to create an indoor garden of Tillandsia, better known as “airplants.” Members of the bromeliad family, these little wonders may not require soil, but they need more than air to survive. Learn how to keep airplants looking their best and take home your completed “air garden,” too.

42nd annual Historic Home Tour

Where: Start at Johnson Park, next to the Johnson House, 1029 F St., Sacramento

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17

Admission: $30 in advance, $35 day of tour

Details: www.Preservation<code_dp>Sacramento.org

Hosted by Preservation Sacramento, tour historic homes in Sacramento’s oldest neighborhood, Alkali Flat. Among the featured stops is the Johnson House, built in 1853 and recently restored to its mid-1800s glory. Also, a free street fair featuring local artisans and renovation experts will be held at Johnson Park.

Debbie Arrington