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May 31, 2014

This week’s garden activities: Get expert advise about mums

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

• SACRAMENTO CHRYSANTHEMUM SOCIETY CUTTING SALE

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

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday

Admission: Free

Details: (916) 988-6081

Find a huge selection of unusual and colorful mums, including exhibition, quill and spider mums. Experts will answer questions and offer tips for cultivation. Bring your own box to carry home plants.

• BUGTOPIA 3.0: DISCOVER EVERYDAY INSECTS

When: 1 p.m. Sunday

Where: Arboretum Gazebo, UC Davis

Admission: Free

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

At this family event, learn about the hidden insect wonders of the arboretum as well as bug names, trapping methods and ecology.

• DEADHEADING AT DUSK

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 6:30 p.m. p.m. Monday

Admission: Free

Details: www.oldcitycemetery.com

Learn about the cemetery’s famous old garden roses while removing spent blooms. Bring gloves and pruners.

• SACRAMENTO FUCHSIA SHOW AND SALE

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

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 7

Admission: Free

Details: (916) 808-8800

Hosted by the Sacramento branch of the American Fuchsia Society, this annual event is always one of the summer’s prettiest flower shows. See scores of gorgeous fuchsias in full bloom – and take some home, too. Learn about fuchsia care.

• BONSAI WORKSHOP

Where: Exotic Plants, 1833 Howe Ave., Sacramento

When: Noon June 7

Admission: Free

Details: www.exoticplantsltd.com, (916) 922-4769

Learn bonsai basics at this free workshop. Call ahead to reserve a seat.

– Debbie Arrington

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