California State Home & Garden Show
Where: Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J St., Sacramento
When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16 and 17
Admission: $6; children and youth age 16 and under admitted free
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Kick off 2016’s home and garden projects with expert help. This show offers hundreds of vendors specialized in kitchen and bathroom renovations, energy upgrades, drought-tolerant landscaping and more. Find unique home and garden decor in Artist Alley. Informative workshops include xeriscape landscape design, greywater collection, tree care, plant selection and urban beekeeping.
Where: Green Acres Nursery & Supply, all locations.
When: 9 a.m. Saturdays, Jan. 16 and 23
Learn how to plant, prune and maintain roses for beautiful blooms all year long. Longtime rose experts Baldo Villegas and Charlotte Owendyk will conduct a free pruning seminar at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Folsom nursery (205 Serpa Way) and again at 10 a.m. Jan. 23 at the Elk Grove nursery (9220 E. Stockton Blvd.).
Climbing rose pruning workshops
Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento
When: 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16
Admission: Free; donations welcome
International rose expert Stephen Scanniello, president of the Heritage Rose Foundation, will show how to tame climbing roses during two workshops in the cemetery’s famous rose garden. Bring your gloves and shears.