California Local Logo

Sacramento Digs Gardening logo
Sacramento Digs Gardening Article
Your resource for Sacramento-area gardening news, tips and events

Articles Recipe Index Keyword Index Calendar Twitter Facebook Instagram About Us Contact Us

Camellia City Porcelain Artists host annual tea


Sacramento Digs Gardening logo
Sacramento Digs Gardening
PUBLISHED OCT 4, 2021 2:41 P.M.

Pink camellia

Camellias always are in season for the Camellia City Porcelain Artists, whose annual tea and show return this weekend. (Photo courtesy Camellia City Porcelain Artists) Shepard Center welcomes back 'Autumn Splendor' show and sale

It’s a Sacramento fall tradition – and now back at the Shepard Center.

This weekend, the Camellia City Porcelain Artists will host its 30th annual show and fall tea with the theme “Autumn Splendor.” Admission and parking are free.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 9 and 10, patrons are invited to sip tea, enjoy snacks and browse the show, packed with beautifully hand-painted creations.

“Enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks while viewing the art of traditional and creative works of hand-painted porcelain pieces from local artists,” say the organizers. “Christmas Tree raffle to benefit the Sacramento Zoo, hand-painted china for purchase and much more!”

The artists canceled their 2020 show and tea, due to pandemic precautions. Patrons to this weekend's event are asked to wear face masks (when not sipping tea or nibbling treats) and maintain social distancing.

Shepard Center is located at 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento, in McKinley Park.

Details: www.sgaac.org .


Comments

0 comments have been posted.

Newsletter Subscription

Sacramento Digs Gardening to your inbox.

Dig In: Garden checklist for week of Jan. 29

Bundle up and get work done!

* Prune, prune, prune. Now is the time to cut back most deciduous trees and shrubs. The exceptions are spring-flowering shrubs such as lilacs.

* Now is the time to prune fruit trees, except apricot and cherry trees. Clean up leaves and debris around the trees to prevent the spread of disease.

* Prune roses, even if they’re still trying to bloom or sprouting new growth. Strip off any remaining leaves, so the bush will be able to put out new growth in early spring.

* Prune Christmas camellias (Camellia sasanqua), the early-flowering varieties, after their bloom. They don’t need much, but selective pruning can promote bushiness, upright growth and more bloom next winter. Feed with an acid-type fertilizer. But don’t feed your Japonica camellias until after they finish blooming next month. Feeding while camellias are in bloom may cause them to drop unopened buds.

* Clean up leaves and debris around your newly pruned roses and shrubs. Put down fresh mulch or bark to keep roots cozy.

* Apply horticultural oil to fruit trees to control scale, mites and aphids. Oils need 24 hours of dry weather after application to be effective.

* This is also the time to spray a copper-based oil to peach and nectarine trees to fight leaf curl. Avoid spraying on windy days.

* Divide daylilies, Shasta daisies and other perennials.

* Cut back and divide chrysanthemums.

* Plant bare-root roses, trees and shrubs.

* Transplant pansies, violas, calendulas, English daisies, snapdragons and fairy primroses.

* In the vegetable garden, plant fava beans, head lettuce, mustard, onion sets, radicchio and radishes.

* Plant bare-root asparagus and root divisions of rhubarb.

* In the bulb department, plant callas, anemones, ranunculus and gladiolus for bloom from late spring into summer.

* Plant blooming azaleas, camellias and rhododendrons. If you’re shopping for these beautiful landscape plants, you can now find them in full flower at local nurseries.

Contact Us

Send us a gardening question, a post suggestion or information about an upcoming event.  sacdigsgardening@gmail.com