Home Matters: Upcoming Events, Tours and Classes

August 20-21: Fern lovers? The San Diego Fern Society will be hosting a weekend plant sale and show. No cost. When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Where: Casa del Prado, room 101, Balboa Park. Information: sandiegofernsociety.com/meetings.

20 August : Brassicas – a family of vegetables that includes broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kale and turnips – and other fall vegetables will be featured. a course led by Farmer Ray at the Walter Andersen Nursery in Poway. No cost. When: 9.30am-10.30am Where: 12755 Danielson Court, Poway. Information: (858) 513-4900 or walterandersen.com/classes-events/.

21st of August : Interested in the architectural history of Bankers Hill? A 90-minute walking tour organized by the Save Our Heritage organization will showcase early 20th-century modern architecture pioneered by famed architect Irving Gill. Other prominent architects, such as William Templeton Johnson, Mead and Requa, and Hazel Wood Waterman – considered San Diego’s first female architect – also designed homes in the neighborhood near downtown San Diego. Diego. Cost: $15. When: 10:30 am Where: Tour departs from the northwest corner of Albatross Street and West Walnut Avenue. Information: (619) 297-9327 or sohosandiego.org/main/tourmhgill.htm.

August 27: Participants in the “Summer is for Planning” workshop can learn what they need to do to prepare for a landscape transformation. James Cothrine, owner of Earthwise Industries, which restores landscapes for function, aesthetics and conservation, will share his knowledge. No cost. When: 10am-11:30am Where: The Water Conservation Garden, 12122 Cuyamaca College Drive W., El Cajon. Information: (619) 660-0614, ext. 10, or thegarden.org/product/summer-planning/.

August 27: Fall vegetables will be the subject of a class led by Josh at the Walter Andersen Nursery in San Diego. No cost. When: 9-10 a.m. Where: 3642 Enterprise St., San Diego. Information: (619) 224-8271 or walterandersen.com/classes-events/.

Until September 5: A problem with your indoor plants? “World of Houseplants,” a new exhibit at the Dickinson Family Education Conservatory at the San Diego Botanic Garden will provide plant care information and troubleshooting. On certain days, the exhibit will feature plants, potting materials and other merchandise for sale. Cost: $12 to $18, includes access to the garden. When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Monday; reservations suggested. Where: San Diego Botanical Garden, 300 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. Information: (760) 436-3036, ext. 231, or sdbg.org/world-of-houseplants/.

September 10-11: The San Diego Home Show is designed for homeowners at any stage of remodeling, landscaping or decorating their home. The two-day show features exhibits on home interior and exterior remodeling and remodeling, as well as product demonstrations. Cost: Free with online registration, $10 at the door. When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Where: San Diego Convention Center Hall A, 111 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego. Information: (619) 824-3468 or homeshowsandiego.com/.

September 14: Want to learn more about seasonal floral designs? Floriculture instructor Betty Patterson-del Sol will discuss which arrangements work best in different seasons at the Point Loma Garden Club general meeting. As a certified instructor, Patterson-del-Sol teaches seasonal floral design courses at Southwestern College, MiraCosta College, and Palomar College. No cost. When: 9:30 a.m. to noon. Where: Portuguese Hall, 2818 Avenida de Portugal, San Diego. Information: plgc.org/event-4888063.

September 17: Do you want to hire a landscaper but you are not sure how to proceed? Pam Meisner, Director of Programs at the Water Conservation Garden, will discuss a sensible approach to hiring a landscape professional. Participants will learn what questions to ask and how to properly plan the project, as well as money-saving tips. No cost. When: 10am-11.30am Where: The Water Conservation Garden, 12122 Cuyamaca College Drive W., El Cajon. IInformation: (619) 660-0614, ext. 10, or thegarden.org/product/how-to-hire-a-landscaper-and-save-money/.

September 17-18: The San Diego Bonsai Club Fall Show and Sale will feature club members’ best show trees and the opportunity to purchase bonsai stock and supplies. Members will be present to answer questions. No cost. When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Where: Casa del Prado, room 101, Balboa Park. Information: sandiegobonsaiclub.com/bonsai-show-maps.html.

September 24: Many varieties of plants – California natives, flowering, edibles, herbs and more – will be available at the San Diego County Master Gardeners Association Plant Sale. Attendees will be able to purchase birdhouses, garden art and other items. No cost. When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Casa del Prado, room 101, Balboa Park. Information: mastergardenersd.org/plant-sale/.

September 22: The Solar Center for Environmental Innovation will discuss traditional home composting in its Virtual Home Composting Basics webinar. The centre’s experienced educators will show viewers how to find a bin that suits their needs and lifestyle. The webinar will also cover the tools and materials needed, explain which items are compostable, and show how to build a compost pile. No cost. When: 12 p.m.-1 p.m. Where: Zoom. Information: (760) 436-7986 ext. 700, or solanacenter.org/inspire_events/backyard-composting-basics-webinar-city-of-san-diego/.

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