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Now Available online and at local nurseries: The Sacramento County Master Gardener 2014 Gardening Guide and Calendar

 

And, for foothill gardeners: check out the 2014 Gardener's Companion Calendar from the Placer Co. Master Gardeners here!

 

Plants and Pest Problems: Links

Other Garden Websites

NOW:

April Garden Chores

May Garden Chores

Sacramento Area Planting Guide for Flower and Vegetable Seeds

Tomato Gardening: Tips and Hints

Tomato Gardening Basics

 

The Drought and Your Garden

Gardening With Limited Water

Water Efficient Plants for Sacramento

Other Water Efficient Plant Resources

EPA Guide to Water-Smart Landscapes

Water-Wise CA Regional Garden Sites

Tips For Growing Native Plants

 

Frost, Freeze Tips

Protecting Plants from Frost or Freeze

The Quick Guide: When a Frost is Forecast

Frost Protection for Citrus and Other Subtropical Plants

After a Freeze: What Should You Do in the Garden? 
                  
Quick Clicks

Sunset Plant Finder

Plant Lists Categorized by their Water Needs

Dave's Garden Plant Search

National Pesticide Information Center

Roses For Shade

The Top Ten Roses for Sacramento

100 Roses for the Valley and Foothills

Vegetable Planting Calendar

Tomato Taste Test Trials

Fruit Tree Varieties

Nut Tree Varieties

Fruit & Nut Harvest Dates

Fruit Taste Test Winners

Citrus Tree Info

Plants that Attract Beneficial Insects

Plants to Attract Pollinating Insects

20 Great Trees for the Sacramento Area

Small Trees for Small Yards

Shade Tree Selection Guide

Weather Websites

Fertilizer Ingredients (by brand)

Winter
Growing Winter Vegetables
 
Plants for Late Fall / Winter Color
 
Frost/Freeze Tips For Citrus
 
Best Soil Temperatures for Vegetable Seeds
 
Why Rotate Your Crops?
 
Plant a Fruit Tree...Or Two!
 
Choosing and Planting Bare Root Fruit Trees
 
Threat to Citrus Trees: the Asian Citrus Psyllid
 
Christmas Tree Care
 
Plants for Late Fall / Winter Color
ROSES

Rose Pruning, California Style

Roses For Shade

The Top Ten Roses for Sacramento

100 Roses for the Valley and Foothills

Rose Planting Basics

 

Fall

Fall is Lawn Renovation Time

Best Soil Temperatures for Vegetable Seeds

Why Rotate Your Crops?

 Sacramento Area
Planting Guide for 
Flower and Vegetable 
Seeds 

Growing Fall/Winter Vegetables

Plants for Late Fall/Winter Color

Greenhouse Tomatoes in 
the Fall/Winter

Plants to Attract Beneficial Insects

Attracting Bees To Your Garden

UC Davis Arboretum All-Stars

 Easy Care Plants 
for Privacy

20 Great Trees for the Sacramento Area

Small Trees for 
Small Yards

Pruning Q&A's

 

LANDSCAPING

How Much Water Does Your Lawn and Garden Really Need?

Plant Lists Categorized by their Water Needs

Growing Fall/Winter Vegetables

Greenhouse Tomatoes in the Fall/Winter

Plants to Attract Beneficial Insects

Attracting Bees To Your Garden

20 Great Trees for the Sacramento Area

Small Trees for Small Yards

Hiring an Arborist: Tips from the Sacramento Tree Foundation

Landscaping Tips

UC Davis Arboretum All-Stars

Easy Care Plants for Privacy
                  
                  Shows for the Nose: Other Fragrant Plants

Deer Resistant Plants (Alleged)

 

VEGETABLES

Growing Winter Vegetables

Tomato Gardening: Tips and Hints

Tomato Gardening Basics

Tomato Troubleshooting Tips

Blossom End Rot on Tomatoes

 Recipes for Your Home Grown Produce

Help Plants Beat the Heat

Grow your Own Popcorn !

How To Grow Giant Pumpkins
FRUIT

Fruit and Nut Links from UC

Avocado Trees for Northern California?

How to Increase the Size of Your Table Grapes

How To Get Bigger Fruit From Your Fruit Trees

Citrus Tips from the Pros

UC: Growing Blueberries in the Sacramento Region

Blueberries for the Valley

Fruit Tree Care Calendar

Plant a Fruit Tree...Or Two!

Choosing and Planting Bare Root Fruit Trees

U.C. Davis Tips on Fruit Tree Pruning & Training

How To Prune Overgrown Deciduous Fruit Trees

  

GARDEN HELPERS

The Garden "Good Guys"

Plants to Attract Beneficial Insects

Attracting Bees To Your Garden

GardenInsects.Com

Free Publications From UC's Farm and Garden Experts 

 

TREES

20 Great Trees for the Sacramento Area

Small Trees for Small Yards

Hiring an Arborist: Tips from the Sacramento Tree Foundation

Finding an ISA-Certified Arborist

After the storm: Leaning Trees Need Your Attention, Now!

Oak Tree Care

Planting Under Oaks

Pruning Q&A's

Christmas Tree Care

 

More Garden Features


                  
                  
Lifetime Master Gardener Fred Hoffman is the host of the "KFBK Garden
Show" on 1530-AM/93.1-FM KFBK in Sacramento, California each Sunday
morning from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Pacfic Time, followed by "Get Growing" on
Talk 650 KSTE in Sacramento, 10 a.m. to Noon. And, you can listen to the
shows, live, via the KFBK.com and KSTE.com websites.
 
Available as podcasts!
Previous editions of "The KFBK Garden Show" and "Get Growing".
Podcast links for Itunes users: KFBK Garden Show and Get Growing
Southern Sacramento and Northern San Joaquin County gardeners can also
get current gardening information from Fred in his Saturday gardening column
in the Lodi News-Sentinel.; also available at the Farmer Fred Rant! Blog page.

UPCOMING GUESTS ON THE "KFBK GARDEN SHOW" & "GET GROWING"

 Mar. 30: Phil Pursel, Dave Wilson Nursery: "Spring Fruit Tree Care";
Shellie Perry - El Dorado Native Plant Society
 
Apr. 6: Steve Zien, Living Resources Co.; Robert Kourik-"Drip Irrigation; Warren Roberts-UCD Arboretum; Shannon Gordon, Master Gardener: "FOHC Events"
 
Apr. 13: Debbie Arrington, Garden Writer-Sacramento Bee.
 
Apr. 20: Debbie Flower, Horticulture Professor-American River College; Tim Jelsch &endash; Amador Co. MG "Plant Sale"
 
 A Clue for the Garden Grappler!

 

Visit the Farmer Fred Rant Blog Page for These Garden Tips and More:

Vegetables:

Some Vegetables Require Less Water Than Others

Interactive Vegetable Planting Calendar

Planting Your First Vegetable Garden? Some Tips

Will Those Green Tomatoes Turn Red This Fall?

Before You Plant, Check the Soil Temperature

Make Your Own Planting Mix

Starting Tomatoes, Peppers From Seed

More Tips on Starting Tomatoes from Seed

Pepper Seeds Slow to Germinate? Some Tips

Heirloom Vegetables Are Better For You

Tomato Troubleshooter

Crop Rotation Plan for the Home Garden

Crop Rotation for the Garden, Pt. 2

The Hazards of Overfeeding Your Plants 

Hand-Pollinating Squash Plants

How to Grow Giant Pumpkins

Grow Your Own Popcorn

 

Fruits:

Avocado Trees for Sacramento? A Guide

Frost/Freeze Protection Ideas for Citrus

Choosing and Planting Bare Root Fruit Trees

Mulch Under a Citrus Tree: Pros and Cons

Bareroot Fruit Tree Shopping? Buyer Beware!

Harvest Fruits By Look and Feel, Not the Calendar

Know Your Fruit Tree Rootstocks

Growing Blueberries in Container

Anatomy of a Professional Fruit Tasting

Why Are the Blackberries Turning White?

 

Bad Bugs, Diseases, Weeds:

Why are Blackberries Turning White?

Ants!

A Cure for the Cherry Maggot?

Controlling Snails and Slugs

Peach Leaf Curl: It's Back!

Battling Peach Leaf Curl

Battling Sooty Mold & Scale on Citrus

Controlling Fungus Gnats on Houseplants

Crane Flies vs. Mosquitoes

Leaf Spot Problem? Here's What to Do

Cat Proofing Your Garden

Yellowjacket Fun Facts! Control Tips, Too

Weedkillers: Read the Label!

 

ETC.

How To Find Garden Answers Online

Garden Shoes...or Gardening Shoes?

The Garden Good Guys:

Plants that Attract Beneficial Insects

Bring on the Bees!

Plants to Attract Pollinating Insects

This Blog is for the Birds

The Good Bug Hotel

What's Killing the Bees? A New Study Offers Clues

Landscaping, Lawns, Flowers

Getting the Yard Ready for a Rain and Wind Storm

Watering Tips for Drip Irrigation

A Tour of Maple Rock Gardens

The Heart-Healthy Garden

Plants for Privacy

The Cure for Non-Performing Daffodils

WELO is coming. Start Planning to Save Water Now

Plants Wilting in the Heat? Check Before You Water

Water-Saving Tips For Your Yard

Get Rid of Your Lawn with Soil Solarization

How to Kill Your Lawn in 2 Easy Steps

Droopy Plants on a Hot Day. Water...or Not?

 

Trees and Shrubs

How To Stake a New Tree

Holy Jumping Oak Galls, Batman!

 

 Fall & Winter:

What to Do AFTER a Hard Freeze

What to Do When a Hard Freeze is Forecast

New Year's Resolutions for Gardeners

Persimmons: THE Edible Ornamental of Fall

Innovative Peach Leaf Curl Controls

Frost, Freezes Ahead. Get Your Yard Ready

After a Freeze, What Should a Gardener Do?

Fall-Winter Houseplant Care Tips

Drain the Rain Away from the House & Garden

Get Your Garden Storm-Ready

What to Do in Your Yard AFTER the Storm

Tips for the Fall-Winter Vegetable Garden

Add Color for the Cold, Gray Days of Winter

 Winter Storms and Trees: Inspect Them Now!

How to Grow Oak Trees from Acorns

What NOT to do in the Garden in Fall

Dead Foliage Now? Leaf it Alone!

Problem Plants

Have Horses? Avoid These Plants!

Safe Plants for You, But They're Poison to Your Pets

Mistletoe Control Tips

Garden Data (thru Apr. 4, 2014)

Avg. evapotranspiration rate this past week : .62" valley; .52" foothills.

Soil Temperature: 56 (F) valley. 56 (F) foothills. 49 (F) upper foothills.

Click Here for more Information about soil temperature and evapotranspiration rates

Chilling hours (hours at 45 degrees or less, necessary for deciduous fruit tree production, from Nov.-Feb.)

2013-2014 Chill Season, Nov. 1 - Feb. 28:

Valley (Sac., SJ, Yolo, Sutter, Solano Cos.): 868-1230 hours

Foothills (Amador, El Dorado, Placer Cos.): 567-1129 hours 

2012-2013 Chill Season Totals: VALLEY: 1028-1325 hours; FOOTHILLS: 877-1863 hours

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Wondering when is the right time to plant?

The online Farmer Fred Interactive Vegetable Planting Calendar for Northern & Central California

is for you! Click on each vegetable for specific planting information.

Also, download the printable planting calendar!

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Looking for lists and pictures of plants that don't require much water? Go to:

Water-Wise Gardening Websites

This is a project undertaken in conjunction with the municipalities and water districts in many California locales. The website has a wealth of local residential photography and plant information to help homeowners improve their garden in a water efficient way.

Sacramento, El Dorado and Placer residents: click on the link - Be Water Smart .

 
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Find a Green Gardener-certified landscaper near you: http://www.ecolandscape.org/programGG/GreenGardenerRefList.html
 
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 UPCOMING EVENTS 
LET'S TALK GARDENING! SEE YOU AT FAIR OAKS BLVD. NURSERY, 1245-245 pm, SUNDAY, APRIL 13. PRESENTED BY KELLOGG GARDEN PRODUCTS.
 
Saturday April 5th, 10 am to 3 pm
Benefit Plant Sale benefiting Sunburst Projects
The Gifted Gardener on 18th St, between J and K Streets, midtown Sacramento
Details: A huge selection of new, rare and hard to find hardy Perennials for the garden.
All plants are grown locally.  Sales benefit the childrens' projects of Sunburst Project
(www.Sunburst Projects.org), Cash or Check accepted.
Included in the sale are such new items as Geum 'Totally Tangerine' , Hostas,
Lavenders, some hard to find California native wildflowers such as Brodeia
(now called Treteilia), plus some selected Tomato varieties.

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Saturday, April 5
Gardening with Children
10 a.m.-noon, Roseville Utility Exploration Center, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd.
 
Trying to get your children away from electronics and into the garden? We can help you plant the seeds! There is something magical about starting a seed and watching it grow into a plant that leads to flowers and food. Explore seeds and learn how to start them using a hands-on approach. Purple carrots, rainbow chard and white tomatoes are only a seed away! Ages 6 and up. Advanced registration deadline is Tuesday, April 1. For more information, or to register, call 916-746-1550.
 
www.roseville.ca.us/explore/workshops/kids_craft_workshops.asp
 
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April 5, 2014
Totally Tomatoes: From Seed to Seed
10:00 AM to Noon
Veterans Memorial Building
255 S. Auburn Street           
Grass Valley, CA 94945
Information: 530.273.0919
 
Everything you ever wanted to know about growing your own
delicious tomatoes from sowing seeds to savings seeds and
everything in between! Learn the best growing location and
what type of soil your tomatoes will love.
Uncover tomato varieties- determinate, indeterminate,
heirloom or hybrid; Harvesting; what you need to know before you pick
Learn the tricks to saving tomato seeds

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Date:  Saturday, April 5, 2014

Event:  UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado Public Class: "Tomatoes: From Seed to Table"

Time and Location:  9:00 AM to Noon.  Veterans Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA

Details:  Tomatoes are a favorite in the Spring and Summer garden, and are the reason many people get started gardening in the first place.  MG Zac Dowell will show you how to choose the right varieties, deal with insects and diseases, properly water, care for, and harvest your tomatoes.  In the second half, MGs and MFPs (Master Food Preserver) Cindy Young and Judi Johnson will talk about what you can do with your harvest: canning, dehydrating and freezing.

Contact:  Master Gardener Office: (530)621 5502  or email: mgeldorado@ucdavis.edu or

website: http;//ucanr.edu/sites/edc_mastergardeners/

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Saturday, April 5

Arboretum Plant Sale

9 a.m.-1 p.m., UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery

(Garrod Drive near La Rue Road, across from Vet Med), UC Davis campus

THE NEW FRONT YARD: Prepare your landscape for long-term water conservation with attractive, drought-tolerant, easy-care, region-appropriate plants including a large selection of California natives and Arboretum All-Stars at the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum's first public plant sale of the spring season.

Not a member? Join at the door! All members receive 10% off their purchases; new members also receive an additional $10 off as a thank you for joining. The benefits of membership far outweigh your cost! For more information on the benefits of membership visit: http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu/join_the_friends.aspx. The event is free; parking is free and available in nearby. For more information and directions, visit http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu/calendar.aspx or call (530) 752-4880.

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Wednesday, April 9, May 14 & June 11

Walk with Warren:  West-end Gardens

12-1 p.m., UC Davis Arboretum Gazebo, UC Davis campus

Join Warren Roberts, the Superintendent Emeritus of the Arboretum and famous storyteller and punster for an always-engaging noontime exploration of spring at the UC Davis Arboretum's west-end gardens. The event is free; limited, free one-hour parking is available along Garrod Drive near the Gazebo or in nearby Visitor Parking Lot 55 where parking can be paid by meter or by purchase of an $8 daily pass. For more information and directions, please call (530) 752-4880 or visit http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu/calendar.aspx.

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Saturday, April 12
Gardening Workshops: Vegetables &emdash; Edible Gardening Inside and Outside the Box
8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Roseville Utility Exploration Center, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd.
 
Gardening workshops at the Utility Exploration Center will focus on growing your own vegetables at home. Plan and create a wonderful vegetable garden that will feed your family and friends throughout the year. Learn more about raised bed gardens and how to keep your soil healthy. Join us for two classes: Soil Health and Irrigation in Raised Beds (8:30 a.m. &endash; 10:30 a.m.) and Selecting and Growing the Best Veggies for Placer County Gardens (11 a.m. &endash; 1 p.m.). Advanced registration deadline is Tuesday, April 6. For more information, or to register, call 916-746-1550.
 
www.roseville.ca.us/explore/workshops/gardening_workshops.asp

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Date:  Saturday, April 12, 2014

Event: UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado Public Class :" Irrigation"

Time and Location:  9:00 AM to Noon.  Veterans Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA

Details:  With summer coming soon, it is very important to preserve our water resources, while protecting the investments in our plants and landscaping. Join Master Gardeners Debbie Hillel and Bob Sherwood as they discuss the basics of home sprinkler and drip irrigation systems. Learn how to provide your plants with the water they need and reduce your water bill.

Contact:  Master Gardener Office: (530)621 5502  or email: mgeldorado@ucdavis.edu or

website: http;//ucanr.edu/sites/edc_mastergardeners/

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Sunday April 13th 11am  

ORGANIC VEGGIE CLASS-everything you need to know about growing your veggies organically.  What to plant, when, how, soil prep, container vs in ground, how to feed, organic insecticides...we got you covered.  Class is free-RSVP to save your spot and get a chair!

El Dorado Nursery & Garden, Shingle Springs

530-676-6555

www.eldoradonursery.com

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Sat., April 19, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm, and Sun. April 20, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The 64th annual Sacramento Iris Society Show and Sale. The location is the Shepard Garden and Arts Center, McKinley Park, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento.  Open to the Public and Admission is Free.  For more information call 530-642-9942.

Bearded iris are drought tolerant, so we hope folks will come and stock up on potted iris, and see the lovely display of blooms and artistic arrangements.

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Date:  Saturday, April 19, 2014

Event:  UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado Spring Plant Sale

Time and Location:  8:00 AM to 3 PM.  Veterans Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA

Details: The 5th Annual Spring Plant Sale put on by the Master Gardeners of El Dorado County will be held April 19, 2014.  Featured this year will be many varieties of heirloom tomatoes along with perennials, trees, shrubs and groundcovers that do well in our foothills climate.  Waterwise plants will be prominently displayed. 

Contact:  Master Gardener Office: (530)621 5502  or email: mgeldorado@ucdavis.edu or

website: http;//ucanr.edu/sites/edc_mastergardeners/

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April 19, 2014
Fire Wise Landscaping
10:00 AM to Noon              
Nevada County Master Gardeners' Demonstration Garden
at the NID Business Center Grounds
1036 West Main Street
Grass Valley, CA 95945
 
This class could save your home in a wildfire! Learn fire wise landscaping
elements as an effective tool to create a defensible space between your home
and flammable vegetation protecting against devastating fires.     
          
Learn how to evaluate the environment around your home and define the
home ignition zone as well as the defensible space zone.
Learn the keys and techniques to reducing fuel loads around your home
Discover which materials are best in your landscape for wildfire protection
Explore attractive fire resistant plants suitable for the foothills

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Saturday, April 19

Bicycle Tour of the Arboretum

2 p.m., UC Davis Arboretum Gazebo, UC Davis campus

Soak in the colors, sights, and sounds of the Arboretum on a one-hour guided bike tour. Come prepared with your bike and water bottle; the pace will be leisurely to allow for exploration and questions. The event is free; parking is available at no charge on the weekends along Garrod Drive near the Gazebo or in nearby Visitor Parking Lot 55. For more information and directions, please call (530) 752-4880 or visit http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu/calendar.aspx.

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Saturday, April 26

Arboretum Plant Sale

9 a.m.-1 p.m., UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery

(Garrod Drive near La Rue Road, across from Vet Med), UC Davis campus

 THE NEW FRONT YARD: Prepare your landscape for long-term water conservation with attractive, drought-tolerant, easy-care, region-appropriate plants including a large selection of California natives and Arboretum All-Stars. Not a member? Join at the door! All members receive 10% off their purchases; new members also receive an additional $10 off as a thank you for joining. The benefits of membership far outweigh your cost! For more information on the benefits of membership visit: http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu/join_the_friends.aspx.

The event is free; parking is free and available in nearby. For more information and directions, visit http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu/calendar.aspx or call (530) 752-4880.

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Saturday, April 26
7th Annual Celebrate the Earth Festival
10 a.m.-3 p.m., Roseville Utility Exploration Center, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd.

Everyone is welcome at this FREE family event, hosted by Roseville Electric, Environmental Utilities and the Utility Exploration Center, and sponsored by the Whole Foods Market in Roseville. Join us for a day of tasty food, live music, local green vendors, family entertainment and more! For more information call 916-746-1550.

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April 26-27, 2014
Spring Home and Garden Show
Nevada County Fairgrounds
11228 McCourtney Road          
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Join the Nevada County Master Gardeners at the Home and Garden Show.
We will be there to answer all your gardening questions and share valuable
research-based gardening information. Bring samples for pest identification
or plant identification in plastic bags. Looks for the friendly Master Gardeners
in the booth with the colorful and beautiful plants!

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Saturday, April 26th & Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Folsom Garden Club's 14th Annual Garden Tour, "Gardens of Folsom". Tickets are $15 for attendees 16 and over - available at various local nurseries and businesses and online at the club's website. See http://folsomgarden.ipage.com/ftp.ipage.com/Grdn_Tour.html for more.

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Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014

Event: Riverpark Neighborhood Tree Tour

10:00 to 11:30am, Meet: at the shopping center on Carlson near Lovella (near CSUS).

Details: Celebrate spring and explore the City of Trees on a guided tree tour with the Sacramento Tree Foundation. Tree Tours begin promptly and happen rain or shine. The tour is free, but to ensure that you're included, please RSVP to www.sactree.com/events to register.

Contact:  Sacramento Tree Foundation  www.sactree.com/events or 916-924-8733

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Saturday, May 3rd and Sunday, May 4th 10:00 am-5 pm daily
Gardens of the Hills Tour in El Dorado County
The Tour will provide entrance into 8 distinctive oases, each giving you a glimpse
into the passion and loving energy the homeowners have put into creating their personal sanctuary. 
 
In addition to touring marvelous gardens, guests have the opportunity to taste some of
the finest wines in our county, sample delicious summer appetizers, learn gardening tips
from the expert UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County, the Gold Country Bonsai Club
and the Lotus Bonsai Nursery and purchase creative wares from local artist. 
All proceeds go to help underprivileged and homeless children,
families and seniors in El Dorado County.
For more information and tickets, visit: www.sierrafoothills.assistanceleague.com
Adults $25, children 12 and under $10

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Saturday May 3, 2014 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m

Woodlake Garden Club Annual Plant Sale.

Woodlake Elementary School

700 Southgate Road Sacramento

 Potted Plants, trees and cuttings

Garden implements and tools

Low Prices

For more information: 916-922-4203

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Date: Saturday May 3, 2014

Event: Wildflower Wonders - A Celebration of California Heartland plants and Native  Plant Sale

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Details: Exhibits with expert naturalists, Discovery Zone and Native Plant Sale.

 More information at: sacvalleycnps.org/events.

Registration:Through "wildflowerwonders.eventbrite.com"

Location: Elderberry Farms Native Plant Nursery (at Soil Born Farms)

2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 on the American River Parkway.

Contact: sacvalley.cnps.org/events&field trips/ wildflower wonder

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Date: Saturday, May 10th & Sunday, May 11th

Event: 16th Annual Mother's Day Weekend East Sacramento Garden Tour

          10am - 4pm   both days

Tour seven beautiful and inspiring gardens in Sacramento's "Fabulous 40's" neighborhood.

Enjoy a delicious catered lunch at the historic Sutter Lawn & Tennis Club.

Shop at our unique artisan boutique with 25 vendors, Sweet Stop and new this year Sactotomatoes food truck.

All proceeds benefit David Lubin School student enrichment programs and school gardens.

Tickets:  Tour $20 thru May 9/ $25 weekend of      Luncheon $15

For more information visit www.eastsacgardentour.com

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Date: Saturday May 10th, 2014

Event:  Gardens Gone Native Tour &emdash;4th annual tour sponsored by the Sacramento Valley Chapter of the California Native Plant Society

Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Details: Gardens Gone Native is a free, self-guided tour featuring 20 home gardens in and around the Sacramento area demonstrating design approaches for large and small spaces as well as a diversity of garden styles. Participants will be inspired by a variety of gardens that showcase the beauty, versatility, hardiness and water efficiency of California native plants.

Registration: Begins April 1, 2014, at gardensgonenative.eventbrite.com. 

Locations: A link to garden descriptions and maps will be sent at the time of registration.

Contact: sacvalley.cnps.org/events & field trips/native plant garden tour or email gardensgonenative@gmail.com.

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Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014

Event: Capitol Park Tree Tour

10:30 to 12:00 Capitol Park, 10th & L Street, 95814 Meet: at South steps of the Capitol on N Street

Details: Celebrate spring and explore the City of Trees on a guided tree tour with the Sacramento Tree Foundation. Tree Tours begin promptly and happen rain or shine. The tour is free, but to ensure that you're included, please RSVP to www.sactree.com/events to register.

Contact: Sacramento Tree Foundation  www.sactree.com/events or 916-924-8733

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May 13th, Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Roseville Better Gardens Club annual plant sale. Selling plants and garden related items at the Maidu Community Center, 1550 Maidu Drive, off of Rocky Ridge in Roseville.  Rocky Ridge is between Douglas Boulevard and Cirby Way.  The plant sale is the garden club's major fund raising activity each year. Proceeds go to the club's community service projects. 

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Saturday, May 17

Arboretum Plant Sale (Clearance Sale)

9 a.m.-1 p.m., UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery

(Garrod Drive near La Rue Road, across from Vet Med), UC Davis campus

THE NEW FRONT YARD: Prepare your landscape for long-term water conservation with attractive, drought-tolerant, easy-care, region-appropriate plants including a large selection of California natives and Arboretum All-Stars.

Not a member? Join at the door! All members receive 10% off their purchases; new members also receive an additional $10 off as a thank you for joining. The benefits of membership far outweigh your cost! For more information on the benefits of membership visit: http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu/join_the_friends.aspx.

The event is free; parking is free and available in nearby. For more information and directions, visit http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu/calendar.aspx or call (530) 752-4880.

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Date: Saturday, May 24, 2014

Event: Southside Park Tree Tour

1:00 to 2:30 Southside Park, 8th & T Street, 95814 Meet: at the Amphitheatre

Details: Celebrate spring and explore the City of Trees on a guided tree tour with the Sacramento Tree Foundation. Tree Tours begin promptly and happen rain or shine. The tour is free, but to ensure that you're included, please RSVP to www.sactree.com/events to register.

Contact: Sacramento Tree Foundation  www.sactree.com/events or 916-924-8733

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Saturday, May 31

Yoga in the Arboretum

1:15 p.m., Grassy area east of Putah Creek Lodge, UC Davis campus

Join us for an hour of yoga appropriate for all skill levels led by certified instructor Loshan Ostrava. Dress comfortably. Please bring a towel or yoga mat and water bottle. Sponsored by the UC Davis Arboretum Ambassadors. The event is free; parking is available at no charge in the Putah Creek Lodge parking lot. For more information and directions, please call (530) 752-4880 or visit http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu/calendar.aspx.

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Sunday, June 1

Bugtopia 3.0: Discover Everyday Insects

1-3 p.m., UC Davis Arboretum Gazebo, UC Davis campus

Learn about the hidden insect wonders of the Arboretum from UC Davis Entomology Club members and UC Davis Arboretum Ambassadors. Tour the collections and learn insect names, trapping methods, and ecology.

The event is free; parking is available at no charge on the weekends along Garrod Drive near the Gazebo or in nearby Visitor Parking Lot 55. For more information and directions visit http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu/calendar.aspx or call (530) 752-4880.

 

 
 
 
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