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Home & Garden briefs: Fall plant sale will get you diggin'

After a summer break, it's time to start digging in the soil again. The Sonoma County Jail Industries is holding a plant sale Sept. 7 to help gardeners get a start on the fall season.

California natives, succulents, perennials, shrubs, vines, groundcovers, fruit and ornamental trees will be available for sale, and 10 Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions.

All plants are grown by inmates in their own 22 greenhouses using only compost and no fertilizer or pesticides.

Sale-goers are encouraged to bring their own cart or wagon. For more information and a plant list, visit scoe.org/jailindustries or call Rick Stern at 525-8310. The nursery and demonstration gardens are at 2254 Ordinance Road, Santa Rosa.

SANTA ROSA: SRJC offers 2-day course on Wright

He has been declared “the greatest American architect of all time” by the American Institute of Architects.

But Frank Lloyd Wright, who died 54 years ago, was also a fascinating character study, a genius rooted not just in a commitment to aesthetics or good design, but also based on deep philosophical principles.

“His radical and dramatic life changed our society and our architecture,” says Mark Perry, an architect and architectural historian who will teach a two-day course on “Frank Lloyd Wright: Man Myth and Architecture,” Sept. 25 and 26 at Santa Rosa Junior College.

The community education class will be held two evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 in Room 4245 of the Frank P. Doyle Library on campus. Registration is through SRJC's Community Education. For information email mark@ideastudios.com.

SANTA ROSA: Add bulbs to your container gardens

Lear how to dress up your planting containers with bulbs during a lecture Sept. 11 at Luther Burbank Home and Gardens.

Susan Hatch, a manager at Santa Rosa's King's Nursery, will give tips on what type of plants and bulbs work well together in containers. She will also cover soil and fertilizers. The talk is from 7 to 8 p.m. in The Carriage House. Cost is $10. To reserve a spot visit lutherburbank.org or call 524-5445. The Burbank home is at the corner of Sonoma and Santa Rosa avenues.

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