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Learn how to grow grapes and vineyard management at the Sacramento County master gardeners’ Open Garden Day on June 17.
Learn how to grow grapes and vineyard management at the Sacramento County master gardeners’ Open Garden Day on June 17. Sacramento Bee file

Open Garden Day

Where: Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks

When: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 17

Admission: Free

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

Join the Sacramento County master gardeners as they work in their large demonstration gardens. Special presentations at 10 a.m. include vegetable pest management, summer pruning in the fruit orchard, vineyard management and harvesting lavender.

Garden to Vase: Growing Cut Flowers

Where: Soil Born Farms, American River Ranch, 2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova

When: 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 17

Admission: $25

Details: 916-363-9685, www.soilborn.org

Learn how to grow perennials, native plants, herbs and more that produce beautiful cut flowers. Also tackle the basics of flower harvesting, preparation and arranging.

CSI: Old City Cemetery

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 7 p.m. Saturday, June 17

Admission: $10 (cash only)

Details: 916-448-0811, www.oldcitycemetery.com

Tour the cemetery’s gardens under the setting sun and learn how early Sacramento detectives solved some of the worst crimes California’s capital had ever seen.

Midweek Open Garden

Where: Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, DeWitt Center, 11477 E Ave., Auburn

When: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, June 21

Admission: Free

Details: 530-889-7388, http://pcmg.ucanr.org

UC Master Gardeners of Placer County celebrate Pollinators Week with a lunchtime “Open Garden” devoted to bees and other pollinators. Learn how to build a “pollinator hotel” and what plants pollinators love. Also, bring your garden questions and get expert advice.

Debbie Arrington

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