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Home and garden news, upcoming events

PETALUMA: Art & Garden Fest a shopper's delight

The Petaluma Art & Garden Festival once again spreads out across two downtown blocks on Sunday with music, wine and food tasting and activities, along with 140 booths of art, plants and objects to beautify your outdoor living space.

Festival-goers can shop for everything from wind chimes and garden art to antiques, benches and flowerpots.

Experts from the Petaluma Garden Club and the Sonoma County Master Gardeners will be on hand, as well as representatives from nurseries like North Coast Native, Re-succulents and Noelle's Miniature Gardens.

Entertainers include Dylan Chambers and The Midnight Transit.

Dylan is the son of Lester Chambers, lead singer for the '60s soul band The Chambers Brothers. Lester will join his son onstage.

Food and wine tasting is by ticket, with $25 for a discount pass that includes a commemorative wine or ale glass.

Purveyors include Pongo's Kitchen. Nick's Cove, Della Fattoria, Velasco's, Robledo and Reynoso wineries, Lagunitas IPA, Henhouse and Dempsey's.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 762-9348 or petalumadowntown.com.

PETALUMA: Secrets of gardens in containers

Learn how to create a container planting mixed with edibles and ornamentals during a talk today, July 13, at Garden Delights Nursery.

The class will focus on putting together containers that are easy care, low maintenance and look good for a long time.

The talk is free but RSVP to assure a seat. 11 a.m. 2115 Adobe Road, Petaluma. 773-1133 or 775-5008. Hanascape.com.

SONOMA: New Cornerstone garden installation

Cornerstone of Sonoma unveils its newest garden installation Thursday, July 18, a collaboration between noted Sonoma County landscape sculptor and designer Suzanne Biaggi and New Zealand artist Regan Gentry.

While Cornerstone features shops, boutique wine tasting and a restaurant, at its heart are a series of provocative garden installations created by leading landscape architects, designers and artists.

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