SONOMA: A Floral Winter Whites Workshop
Cornerstone’s first workshop in its 2018 series is on Jan. 21, and Tesoro Floral Design will show flower enthusiasts how to create a bouquet made of fragrant white blooms like hyacinth and narcissus. The fee is $125 and covers the flowers, containers, tools, treats and wine for those over 21. To reserve a spot, call the studio at 707-939-6931. 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., 23566 Arnold Drive.
HEALDSBURG: Rose Pruning Classes
The Russian River Rose Company is offering classes Jan. 20 & 27 to give gardeners hands on experience pruning roses. Before they tackle pruning, they’ll get a full demonstration in techniques on all types of roses –– climbers, bushes, shrubs and miniatures. The fee is $35 for the pruning class and it includes an hour-long propagation demonstration. For gardeners who just opt for the propagation demonstration, its $10. Class participants get 10% discounts on all plants. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the class, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. for the propagation demonstration, 1685 Magnolia Drive.
SANTA ROSA: Fire Damaged Trees
Arborist Don Hourigan will tackle the topic of fire-ravaged trees during his free pruning class on Jan. 13. After he gives students a peek at a garden orchard, he’ll delve into the principles of fruit tree pruning. 10:30 a.m., 1717 Yulupa Ave.
WINDSOR: Planning a Food Garden
The Windsor Garden Club is hosting harvesttable.com garden writer Steve Albert Jan. 16, and he will talk about how to design a three-season food garden for 2018. This will no doubt pique the interest of food-lovers, intrigued by the idea of growing their own food. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Windsor Senior Center, 9231 Foxwood Drive.
PETALUMA: An Introduction to Soil
This free talk on Jan. 20 will reveal the secrets about the living nature of soil. Topics range from the soil’s health to good and bad practices to composting and carbon sequestration. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m., Petaluma Library, 100 Fairgrounds Drive.
SANTA ROSA: Rose Pruning Workshop
Rose enthusiasts will learn why the art of pruning is essential during this class on Jan. 13. This class, slated for today, Organizers of the Rose Society are encouraging people to bring their pruners, gloves and a notebook for the lecture. 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 2050 Yulupa Ave.
SANTA ROSA: Starting a Garden from Scratch?
At the Santa Rosa Garden Club Jan. 22 Curtis Short will explain the initial steps in designing a garden. Short said there’s an architectural language for gardens, and he’ll use a slide show to explain how spaces affect our physical response to them. He has a degree in plant science and plant pathology from UC Davis. 1 p.m., 2050 Yulupa.
CLOVERDALE: Pruning Roses
Jim Lang will cover the basics of pruning for the uninitiated in his free class on Jan. 13. The master gardener will also talk about outfitting yourself with the proper tools for the job. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Cloverdale Library, 401 N. Cloverdale Blvd.
SONOMA: Creating a Backyard Orchard