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January 25, 2014

Roses, fruit trees top today’s workshops

Learn about planting and pruning, two garden chores for warm winter days.

• FRUIT TREE PRUNING WORKSHOP

Where: Veterans Memorial Hall, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville

When: 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 25

Admission: Free

Details: email cecentralsierra@ucanr.edu or call (530) 621-5512

UC master gardener Walt Miller will lead this popular class that starts with tree basics (how and when they grow) and then cuts to the finer points of pruning: how to minimize injury to the tree, when and when not to prune, and what to prune to establish a structurally sound tree that produces fruit.

• BARE-ROOT ROSE WORKSHOPS

Where: Green Acres, 901 Galleria Blvd., Roseville; 8501 Jackson Highway, Sacramento; and 205 Serpa Way, Folsom

When: 10 a.m. Jan. 25

Admission: Free

Details: www.idiggreenacres.com

This is bare-root planting season with a wide assortment of roses available. How do you choose which is right for your garden? In these workshops, learn about different varieties along with tips on care and planting.

• ROSE PRUNING BASICS

Where: Bell Road Baptist Church, 1229 Bell Road, Auburn

When: 11 a.m. Jan. 25

Admission: Free

Details: www.goldcountryrose.org

Learn the basics of rose pruning with several experts from the Gold Country Rose Society. Bring gloves and pruners.

• VALENTINE ORCHID WORKSHOP

Where: Exotic Plants, 1833 Howe Ave., Sacramento

When: Noon next Saturday

Admission: Free

Details: (916) 922-4769

Thinking about giving an orchid for Valentine’s Day? Learn about this popular gift plant and how to make it thrive.

– Debbie Arrington

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