Sonoma County home and garden events to start off February
The tips and tricks of pruning roses
Master Gardener Jim Lang holds a workshop Feb. 2 to share practical tips for pruning roses and helping them thrive. You’ll learn what to cut and what to leave behind.
The master gardener will demonstrate the best pruning techniques for various kinds of roses. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m., Windsor Library 9291 Old Redwood Hwy., Bldg. 100, Windsor, sonomamg.ucanr.edu, 707-565-2608.
Fruit trees need a trim?
Learn how these trees can be more productive with tips from master gardener Steve Ehrmann at his workshop Feb 2. Ehrmann knows best practices when it comes to sculpting fruit trees for maximum benefit. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m., Healdsburg Regional Libray, 139 Piper St., Healdsburg, sonomamg.ucanr.edu,707-565-2608.
Ehmann is giving another workshop on Fruit Tree Care Feb. 9 in Sonoma, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m., Sonoma Regional Libray, 755 West Napa St.
Rising from the ashes
To help people revive their landscape from the wildfires, there will be a free replanting event on Feb. 6 put on by the Russian River Watershed Association.
Industry officials will host the 5th biennial Russian River-Friendly Landscaping event to share advice on how to best restore the region with a whole systems approach. 7 a.m. to noon. City of Santa Rosa Utility Field Office, 35 Stony Point Road, Santa Rosa, rrwatershed.org, 707-508-3670.
LG Electronics USA is playing to a new a generation of “Technicureans” — cooks who are passionate about food and innovation — with its first of its kind facility in Napa. The company is showcasing the built-in luxury “Signature Kitchen Suite,” where culinary expertise meets technological prowess. This design is the centerpiece of the 23,000 square foot facility based in culinary-centric Napa. Another key feature of the design center is the “AI Lifestyle Zone,” which highlights how artificial intelligence can improve home smarts. 650 Airpark, Road, Napa, signaturekitchensuite.com.
Fresh pressed flowers workshop
Local gardener Jan Lochner will share the art of pressing flowers in a workshop on Feb. 9. Materials are included in the $35 fee. The workshop will show how to use pressed flowers in crafts such as bookmarks, cards and refrigerator magnets. Preregistration required. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, lagunafoundation.org, 707-527-9277.
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