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  • Paul Kitagaki Jr / Bee file, 2009

    "Farmer Fred" Hoffman, shown here with his wife, Jeanne, will be a speaker, as will "Lighting Geek" Tommy Herren.

  • Ellen Zagory / Special to The Bee

    The Snowy River wattle (Acacia boormanii) is one of the acacia varieties growing at the UC Davis Arboretum.

The week ahead: home and garden activities

Published: Saturday, Mar. 2, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 2CALIFORNIA LIFE

GARDEN-RELATED ACTIVITIES

• FIFTH ANNUAL SACRAMENTO VALLEY CYMBIDIUM SOCIETY SHOW AND SALE

Where: Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento

When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: http://www.sacramentocymbidiums.org

This colorful show features scores of cymbidiums at their best. These easy-care orchids thrive outdoors in Sacramento. Plants and supplies will be for sale. Learn how to repot these orchids or (for a small fee) have an expert do it for you.


• ORDINARY WOMEN, EXTRAORDINARY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 10 a.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: www.oldcitycemetery.com, (916) 448-0811

Celebrate early Sacramento women during this history tour through the cemetery and its gardens.


• ACACIA ENCOUNTERS

Where: Arboretum headquarters, UC Davis

When: 2 p.m. today

Admission: Free

Details:http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu (530) 752-4880

Enjoy the beautiful yellow blossoms of the Eric E. Conn Acacia Grove during this guided walk.


• ARBORETUM MEMBER APPRECIATION PLANT SALE

Where: Arboretum Teaching Nursery, Garrod Drive, UC Davis

When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. next Saturday

Admission: Free

Details: http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu, (530) 752-4880

The arboretum opens its nursery to members only. Not a member? Join at the door and get a discount on plants.


HOME-RELATED ACTIVITIES


• 32nd ANNUAL SACRAMENTO HOME AND GARDEN SHOW

Where: Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento

When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday

Admission: $7; children age 12 and under admitted free

Details: www.sachomeandgardenshow.net

Here's a sure sign of spring. This large show emphasizes renovation and renewal with hundreds of exhibitors and vendors. Among the guest speakers are radio host "Farmer Fred" Hoffman and "Lighting Geek" Tommy Herren.

– Debbie Arrington

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