Find perfect perennials, admire amazing mums

10/26/2013 12:00 AM

10/24/2013 6:33 PM

• HOW TO ‘CLONE’ PLANTS: DIVISIONS, CUTTINGS AND LAYERING

Where: Government Center Hearing Room, Building C, 2850 Fairlane Ct., Placerville

When: 9 a.m.-noon today

Admission: Free

Details: http://ceeldorado.ucanr.edu, (530) 621-5502

El Dorado County master gardeners Debbie Hillel and Gail Fulbeck will show how to make new plants through propagation. Take home cuttings to start your own.

• LAST CHANCE PERENNIALS BENEFIT SALE

Where: 3072 24th St. (Curtis Park), Sacramento

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, next Saturday, Nov. 3 and 4

Admission: Free

Details: www.sunburstprojects.org

Perennials expert Bob Hamm hosts one last sale this year to benefit the Sunburst Projects for children and families living with HIV and AIDS. This four-day sale features hundreds of unusual and rare perennials for fall planting.

• SACRAMENTO CHRYSANTHEMUM SHOW AND SALE

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

When: 1-4 p.m. next Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 3

Admission: Free

Details: www.facebook.com/SacramentoChrysanthemumSociety

This huge fall flower show features hundreds of colorful mums at their peak of bloom. In addition, the public votes for best flower arrangements. Take some mums home, but come early — plants and flowers sell out fast.

• STORY TIME THROUGH THE SEASONS

Where: Wyatt Deck, UC Davis Arboretum

When: 1-3 p.m. Nov. 3

Admission: Free

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

This family event goes “under the redwood tree” to explore the world of Native Californians. Learn traditional stories, games and arts in this program for all ages.

– Debbie Arrington

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