Shows, sales, clinics, lectures … bonsai, orchids, dahlias, roses Essay

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA Hayward. September 1 and 2. International koi
show by the Zen Nippon Airinkai. Place: Western Garden Nursery, 28191
Hesperian Blvd. Hours: noon to 5 Saturday, 10 to 3 Sunday. Free.



Dublin, Fremont, Oakland. Free Saturday plant clinics with master
gardeners, sponsored by Oakland Public Library, Alameda County libray
System, and Alameda County Cooperative Extension, University of
California. Hours: 10 to 2. Bring sick plants and culture problems.



September 1. Dimond branch of the Oakland public Library, 3565
Fruitvale Ave.



September 8. Fremont Library, 39770 Paseo Padre Parkway.



September 15. Dublin Library, 7606 Amador Valley Blvd.



Gualala. September 2. Annual sale by the Dorothy King Young
Chapter of the California Native Plant Society. Place: Community
Center. Hours: noon to 4.



Sacremento. September 6 through November 8. Ten-week Thursday
evening course in organic gardening, offered by American River College,
4700 College Oak Dr., Room 415. Hours: 7 to 9. Fee: $25. For details,
call (916) 484-8643). Oakland. September 8 and 9. Show of cut blooms
and arrangements by the East Bay Dahlia Society. Place: Lakeside Park
Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave. Hours: 1:30 to 5 Saturday, 10 to 4
Sunday. Free.



San Bruno. September 8 and 9. Show and plant sale by the Cactus
and Succulent Society of California. Place: Tanforan Park Shopping
Center, 1150 El Camino Real. Hours: 10 to 5:30 Saturday, noon to 5
Sunday. Admission is free.


San Jose. September 8 and 9. Show and plant sale by the Santa
Clara Valley Branch of the American Begonia Society. place: Westgate
Mall, 1600 Saratoga Ave. Hours: 10 to 6 Saturday, noon to 5 Sunday.
Admission is free.



San Francisco. September 8 and 22. Mini-sale of plants by the
Strybing Arboretum Socety. place: Helen Crocker Russell Library
courtyard in the arboretum, Golden Gate Park, Ninth Ave. and Lincoln
Way. Hours: 10 to 1.



San Francisco. September 8 and 22. Docent-led theme walks offered
by the Strybing Arboretum Society. September theme: garden scents,
fragrant plants. Place: the arboretum, Golden Gate Park, Ninth Ave. and
Lincoln Way. Meet at the kiosk inside the main gate. Hours: 1 to about
2:30. Free.



San Jose. September 15. Tomato tasting offered by the UC
Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program. Place: San Jose
Deciduous Fruit Station, 125 N. Winchester Blvd. Hours: 10 to noon.
Admission: free.



Crescent City. September 15 and 16. Annual show and plant sale by
the Crescent City Branch of the American Fuchsia Society. Place: Del
Norte County Fairgrounds, U.S. Highway 101 N. Hours: 9 to 4. Admission
is free.



Eureka. September 15 and 16. Annual fall flower show by the
Humboldt District of California Garden Clubs. Place: Eureka Mall, 800
W. Harris St. Hours: 10 to 6 Saturday, 10 to 4 Sunday. Free.



San Mateo. September 15 and 16. Annual bonsai exhibit by the San
Mateo Bonsai Club of the San Mateo Gardeners’ Association. Place:
Central Park Recreation Center, 50 E. Fifth Ave. near El Camino Real.
Hours: noon to 8 Saturday, 10 to 5 Sunday. Free.



San Francisco. September 15; repeated September 22. Fall bulb
class offered by Potrero Gardens, 1201 17th St. Hours: 10 to noon.
Free. For information and reservations, call (415) 861-8220.



Davis. September 16. Plant sale sponsored by The Friends of the
Davis arboretum. Place: UC Davis Arboretum headquarters on LaRue Rd.
across from parking lot 46. Hours: 8 to 2.



Montery. September 16. Bonsai exhibits and demonstrations by the
Satsuma Bonsai Club. Place: Monterey Buddhist Temple, 1155 Noche Buena
St. Hours: 11 to 5. Show features Monterey cypress, Monterey pine, and
California oaks. Free.



San Francisco. September 18. Lecture on small garden design
sponsored by the Strybing Arboretum Society. Place: Hall of Flowers,
Golden Gate Park, Ninth Ave. and Lincoln Way. Time: book and plant sale
at 9:30 A.M., lecture at 10. Fee $3 members, $4.50 nonmembers, $1
students and over age 64.


Pacifica. September 22. Show and plant sale by the Pacific Branch
of the American Fuchsia Society. place: Good Shepherd Church Parish
Hall, 901 Oceana Blvd. Hours: 10 to 4. Admission is free.



San Francisco. September 25. Lecture on small trees and shrubs
sponsored by the Strybing Arboretum Society. Place: Hall of Flowers,
Golden Gate Park, Ninth Ave. and Lincoln Way. Time: book and plant sale
at 9:30 A.M., lecture at 10. Fee: $3 members, $4.50 nonmembers, $1
students and over age 64.



Walnut Creek. September 29. Plant sale by the Heather Farm Garden
Center Association. Place: Lath House of the Heather Farm Garden
Center, 1540 Marchbanks Dr. Hours: 9 to 4.



Palo Alto. September 29 and 30. Exhibit by the Akebono Bonsai
Club. Place: Palo Alto Buddhist Temple, 2751 Middlefield Rd. Hours:
noon to 9 Saturday, 10 to 5 Sunday. Free.



San Bruno. September 29 and 30. Annual orchid plant sale by the
Peninsula Orchid Society. place: Tanforan Park Shoppinb CenteR, 1150 El
Camino Real. Hours: 10 to 5:30 Saturday, noon to 5 Sunday.



Aptos. September 30. Annual sale of native plants by the Santa
Cruz Chapter of the California Native Plant Society. Place: The Barn,
Deer park Shopping Center, at the Rio del Mar exit from State Highway 1.
Hours: 12:30 to 3:30.



COLORADO



Denver. September 5 through 16. Festival of flowers to celebrate
the 25th anniversary of the Denver Botanic Gardens. For details, see
page 182.



Denver. September 15 and 16. Show and plant sale by the Denver
Dahlia Society. Place: Morrison Horticultural Demonstration Center,
2320 E. 11th Ave., across from Denver Botanic Gardens entrance. Hours: 1
to 4:30 Saturday, 9 to 4:30 Sunday. Admission is free. NEVADA



Reno. September 8 and 9. Reno Rose Society show at the Nevada
State Fair (September 5 through 9). Place: fairgrounds, 1530 N. Wells
Ave. Hours: 10 to midnight Saturday, 10 to 10 Sunday. Admission to the
fair: $4, $2 ages 6 through 12 and over 61. Show is open to exhibitors
from northern California and Nevada. UTAH


Salt Lake City. September 15. Show by the Rose Ramblers Club.
Place: Utah Associated Garden Club Center, Sugar House Park, 1602 E.
2100 South St. Hours: 1 to 5. Free.



Salt Lake City. September 19. Tree walk and talk with Dr. Sherm
Thomson, Utah State University Extension pathologist. Subject: solving
tree disease problems. Meet in front of the Natural History Museum,
University of Utah, at 7 P.M. for the 2-hour event. Free.



Salt Lake City. September 20. Shortened version of the September
19 event–a brown bag tour from noon to 1 P.M. Meet at the museum as
above. Free.