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Fuchsia show, Lavender Day bring out the blooms

Shadow Dancer fuchsia is one of many beautiful blooms featured at the Sacramento Fuchsia Show on Saturday, June 3.
Shadow Dancer fuchsia is one of many beautiful blooms featured at the Sacramento Fuchsia Show on Saturday, June 3. Sacramento Bee file

75th annual Sacramento Fuchsia Show

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

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 3

Admission: Free

Details: 916-823-5500, www.sgaac.org

See scores of beautiful fuchsias in many varieties at this diamond jubilee show, hosted by the Sacramento branch of the American Fuchsia Society. Several unusual fuchsias also will be offered for sale.

Lavender Day

Where: Murer House and Gardens, 1125 Joe Murer Court, Folsom

When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 3

Admission: Free

Details: 916-985-3250, www.murerhouse.org

Celebrate all things lavender at this colorful (and fragrant) event. Greg Gayton of Green Acres Nursery & Supply and Tenley Martinez of Sea Dreams Lavender Farm will be the featured speakers.

Basic composting workshop

Where: Carmichael Library, 5605 Marconi Ave., Carmichael

When: Noon Sunday, June 4

Admission: Free

Details: 916-876-5338, sacmg.ucanr.edu

UC master gardeners will teach how to turn garbage into garden gold. Learn how to set up a compost bin and tips for success.

Sixth annual Wild Family Day

Where: Arboretum GATEway Garden (behind Davis Commons Shopping Center), UC Davis

When: Noon-3 p.m. Sunday, June 4

Admission: Free

Details: arboretum.ucdavis.edu

The whole family can discover wildlife living on campus including native plants, birds and other animals. Enjoy lots of games and other outdoor activities.

Debbie Arrington

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