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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Last Half of April Gardening News

Happy Gardening! Happy Spring!

Eschscholzia californica, California Poppy

What's happening in the Sac Valley? Well, for one thing, we’re half way thru April and I’m finally getting this newsletter out. Whoops! But, there are still some interesting events happening and I want to report on them. So, here we go...

April Events

Sacramento Perennial Plant Club - 4/22, 7 pm
Patio Ponds and More, with Marco Tjaden of Flora Tropicana Aquatics

Lotus Valley Nursery Spring Sale & Art Show - 4/23,24,25, 9-5 pm
30% off all plants! "Celebrate Earth Day by planting a grass. Grasses as a group are the most adaptable to a variety of soil types and water requirements. And best of all, they do not need fertilizing. Most commercial fertilizers are derived from petroleum. Go Green."

Curtis Park Home and Garden Tour – Saturday, 4/24, 10–4 pm
Great day to spend a day in this lovely historic neighborhood that features Craftsman and Bungalow houses from the early 1900’s. There will be music, self-guided tours, refreshments and vintage cars. For more info,

Sacramento Green Expo - 4/24-25, 10–6 pm
A green living expo for the entire family, keynote speakers, hands-on demonstrations, multiple kid's zones, the freshest local farmer's market, a green job fair, tasty organic goodies, contests, and so much more.

Folsom Garden Club’s 10th Annual Tour - 4/24-25, 11–4 pm
Self-guided tour features, tropical, drought tolerant, natural, children’s gardens and more.

UC Davis Urban Horticulture Center – Friday, 4/30, 8–4 pm
You will learn from industry experts and University of California researchers the best management practices for establishing and caring for roses in this comprehensive, hands-on workshop.

And, of course...there's always take a walk, go for a hike, or visit a cemetery...

Fremontodendron californicum, Flannel Bush
I spent some time this last weekend at Sacramento’s Historic City Cemetery at Riverside and Broadway. I mainly wanted to check out the California Native Plant Demonstration Garden (where I snapped the pics of the CA Poppy and the Flannel Bush, but the Heritage Rose Gardens were also gorgeous (plus there was a sale…). Everything’s in bloom so try to get over there soon in you’re so inclined. Here’s a slide show of Sacramento Regional Native Plants from the local chapter of the California Native Plant Society. Isn't spring great? Jeannie
P.S. Let me know about your gardening events and I’ll put them on my list for May!

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