Randall Benton / rbenton@sacbee.com

Purple Orchids at the Capital Nursery in Sacramento on Tuesday, January 11, 2011. Joan Coulat is in charge of houseplants at Capital Nursery. She also collects houseplants and is renown as the begonia lady.

Prune-a-thon makes McKinley Park bloom

Published: Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 - 12:00 am

• MCKINLEY PARK PRUNE-A-THON

Where: McKinley Park Memorial Rose Garden, H and 33rd streets, Sacramento

When: 9 a.m.-noon today

Admission: Free

Details: www.sactorose.org, (916) 799-6199

Get ready to snip! Once again, the Sacramento Rose Society needs volunteers to prune McKinley Park’s rose garden – more than 1,000 bushes. No experience necessary; public is welcome. Pruning demonstrations will be led by the society’s seasoned rosarians. Come learn how to make your roses bloom better in 2014, too! Bring pruning shears and gloves.

• WINTER ORCHID CARE WORKSHOP

Where: Exotic Plants, 1833 Howe Ave., Sacramento

When: Noon today

Admission: Free

Details: www.exoticplantsltd.com,

( 916) 922-4769

Learn how to keep your indoor orchids happy and blooming through the winter.

• WALK WITH WARREN

Where: Meet at Arboretum Gazebo, UC Davis

When: Noon Wednesday

Admission: Free

Details: arboretum.ucdavis.edu,

(530) 752-4880

Join arboretum superintendent emeritus Warren Roberts for an engaging exploration of the UC Davis Arboretum’s west end gardens.

– Debbie Arrington



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