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
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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.
Where: Exotic Plants, 1833 Howe Ave., Sacramento
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16
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
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.