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The week ahead: home and garden activities

Published: Saturday, Mar. 30, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 2CALIFORNIA LIFE

GARDEN-RELATED ACTIVITIES


• EARLY BLOOM IN THE ROSE GARDEN

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 10 a.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: www.oldcitycemetery.com, (916) 715-7294

Many of the most beautiful and rarest roses are in bloom in this renowned garden. See and smell them on this guided tour.


• ORCHID WORKSHOP

Where: Exotic Plants, 1833 Howe Ave., Sacramento

When: Noon next Saturday

Admission: Free; reservations advised

Details: (916) 922-4769

Exotic Plants founder and expert Kifumi Keppler presents another popular workshop, focusing on orchids.


• CAPITAL CITY AFRICAN VIOLET SHOW AND SALE

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

When: 1-4 p.m. next Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 7

Admission: Free

Details: www.sacviolets.org

This show and sale features hundreds of African violets, including many rare and unusual varieties. Self-watering pots, too.


• ARBORETUM PUBLIC PLANT SALE

Where: UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery, Garrod Drive, UC Davis

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

Admission: Free

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

Catch the debut of Durable Delights, 30 plants that deliver big rewards with little effort. Also find a large selection of attractive, low-water, easy-care plants including Arboretum All-Stars and Community Favorites.


• 36th ANNUAL BONSAI SEKIYU KAI SHOW

Where: Sacramento Buddhist Church, 2401 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento

When: Noon-5 p.m. next Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 7

Admission : Free

Details: bonsaisekiyukai.wordpress.com, mesoey@aol.com

One of five local clubs, Bonsai Sekiyu Kai kicks off the bonsai season with its large exhibit of sculptured little trees and viewing stones. Demonstrations both days by sensei Johnny Uchida.


HOME-RELATED ACTIVITIES

• SACRAMENTO HISTORY TOUR FOR KIDS

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 10 a.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: www.oldcitycemetery.com, (916) 264-7839

Tales of old Sacramento pioneers, trappers, railroad men, society women, heroes and villains come to life during a special tour designed for children, fourth grade and up.

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