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Irises get their time to shine in annual show

Bearded iris get their turn in the spotlight during the annual Sacramento Iris Society show and sale.
Bearded iris get their turn in the spotlight during the annual Sacramento Iris Society show and sale. Sacramento Bee Staff Photo

Sacramento Iris Society show and sale

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

When: 1-5 p.m. Saturday, April 15; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 16

Admission: Free

Details: https://sacramentoirissocietydotcom.wordpress.com/

This popular show features dozens of bearded irises in a rainbow of colors, patterns and combinations. Take home some potted irises, too.

‘Romance and Roses’ tour

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 15

Admission: $10

Details: www.cemeteryrose.org

Experience the cemetery’s Victorian rose garden at twilight, one of its most fragrant times of day. Costumed docents and actors will recount the dramatic love stories of some memorable cemetery residents for a unique romantic evening.

‘Field to Vase’ organic flower design class

Where: Relles Florist, 2400 J St., Sacramento

When: 10 a.m. next Saturday, April 22

Admission: $40

Details: 916-441-1478, www.rellesflorist.com

In honor of Earth Day, learn how to create bouquets with California-grown organic flowers in a recycled vase. Learn advanced techniques and designer tips on how to get professional-looking results with your own home-grown blooms. Sign up in advance; space limited.

Old garden rose class

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 10 a.m. next Saturday, April 22

Admission: Free

Details: www.cemeteryrose.org

Learn about the Victorian-era roses in the cemetery’s garden, how to tell apart the different kinds and tips on care. This special class will focus on rose varieties brought to California in the 1800s.

Debbie Arrington

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