Home and garden news, upcoming events
Published: Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 3:00 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 6:14 p.m.
Petaluma Bounty holds fall plant sale Saturday
Petaluma Bounty will hold an annual Fall Plant Sale and Harvest Party from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The day begins with a winter garden workshop with garden educator Wendy Krupnick at 9 a.m., followed by the plant sale at 11 a.m. All plants will be $2 to $4. Cost for the workshop is $20.
The three-hour Harvest Party gets underway at noon with lunch. People can bring their own picnic or purchase a plate of roast lamb, veggies, cheese,
Bounty Farm volunteers will be honored during lunch. The rest of the afternoon will be given over to live music and complimentary tomato tastings of locally grown favorites. Guests are welcome to bring tomatoes from their gardens to include in the tasting.
All activities will be held at the Petaluma Bounty Community Farm, 55 Shasta Ave., Petaluma, off Petaluma Boulevard North behind Lucky's. For more information, call 775-3663..
Iris Society holds rhizome sale today in Santa Rosa
The Santa Rosa Iris Society is throwing its annual rhizome sale today at the Luther Burbank Art and Garden Center.
Club members will be available to answer questions about planting and cultivation. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 2050 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa. 538-5932 or 433-8633.
Jail Industries holds plant sale today in Santa Rosa
The Sonoma County Jail Industries is holding a plant sale today to help gardeners get a start on the fall season.
California natives, succulents, perennials, shrubs, vines, groundcovers, fruit and ornamental trees will be available for sale, as well as 10 Master Gardeners on hand to answer questions.
All plants are grown by inmates in their own 22 greenhouses using only compost and no fertilizer or pesticides.
Sale-goers are encouraged to bring their own cart or wagon. For more information and a plant list, visit scoe.org/jailindustries or call Rick Stern at 525-8310. The nursery and demonstration gardens are at 2254 Ordinance Road, Santa Rosa.
Two-day Lloyd Wright course at SRJC
He has been declared “the greatest American architect of all time” by the American Institute of Architects.
But Frank Lloyd Wright, who died 54 years ago, was also a fascinating character study, a genius rooted not just in commitmentics or good design, but based on deep philosophical principles.
“His radical and dramatic life changed our society and our architecture,” says Mark Perry, an architect and architectural historian who will teach a two-day course on Frank Lloyd Wright: Man Myth and Architecture,” Sept. 25 and 26 at Santa Rosa Junior College.
The community education call will be held two evenings, Sept. 25 and 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Room 4245 of the Frank P. Doyle Library on campus. Registration is through Santa Rosa Junior College's Community Education. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn how to dress up planting containers
Learn how to dress up your planting containers with bulbs during a lecture Wednesday at Luther Burbank Home and Gardens.
Susan Hatch, a manager at Santa Rosa's King's Nursery, will give tips on what type of plants and bulbs work well together in containers. She will also cover soil and fertilizers. The talk is from 7 to 8 p.m. in The Carriage House. Cost is $10. To reserve a spot, visit lutherburbank.org or call 524-5445. The Burbank home is at the corner of Sonoma and Santa Rosa avenues.
Redwood Stitchers hold annual open house
The Redwood Stitchers host their 4th annual open house Wednesday featuring an exhibit of members' needlework.
Featured will be everything from beading, bargello and cross-stitch to needlepoint, Hardanger, huck embroidery and temari. Visitors can also view examples of the club's community outreach projects, which include hand-stitched bookmarks for local schools to colorful pillowcases for the YWCA Safe House.
Admission is free and refreshments will be served. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa.
The Redwood Stitchers is a chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America. For information, call 544-8016 or email@example.com.
Bargain plants for sale at Willowside School
Bargain plants are up for grabs at the Willowside School Fall Plant Sale today.
The student-run nursery will have perennials, roses, grasses, Japanese and Trident maples, deodar cedars, redwoods and cypress as well as a multitude of succulents, bonsai crabapple, Chinese quince and elm trees. Pack home a 3- to 6-foot red/yellow magnolia for $25 to $40.
Sale hours are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 5299 Hall Road at Willowside in west Santa Rosa. The next sale will be on Sept. 28. For information, call 569-4724.
Master Gardeners plan free lectures
The Sonoma County Master Gardeners are holding a series of free lectures and workshops for the fall planting season. All are held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information, call 565-2608 or visit sonomamastergardeners.org.
Today, Cloverdale: Drought-Tolerant Design: Once you remove your lawn, what do you do with the space? Sandy Metzger will review design principles such as unity, balance, order, rhythm and scale that are components of good landscape design. Her PowerPoint presentation includes a gallery of redesigned front yards. Cloverdale Regional Library, 401 N. Cloverdale Blvd.
Today, Petaluma: The Autumn and Winter Kitchen Garden: Master Gardener Steve Albert will cover the essentials of growing cool weather greens and root vegetables as well as seed starting and transplanting. Petaluma Regional Library, 100 Fairgrounds Drive.
Today, Santa Rosa: How to Grow Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries and Strawberries: Master Gardener Gwen Kilchherr will teach how to grow these fruits and enjoy their bounties from spring until first frost, with just a few rows of plants. Rincon Valley Library, 6959 Montecito Blvd.
Sept. 14, Sonoma Valley: Fall in the Garden: Pauline Haro will discuss the time to plant fall vegetables, fall color and most California natives as well as go over the nuts and bolts of tool maintenance. Sonoma Valley Regional Library, 755 West Napa St.
Sept. 14, Windsor: Bee Smart: An introduction to Native Bees and Raising Mason Bees: Learn how to make your landscape a magnet for native bees with Master Gardener Janet Calhoon. Windsor Regional Library, 9291 Old Redwood Highway, Building. 100.
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