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See hundreds of blooming begonias; take some home, too

69th annual Sacramento Begonia Show and Sale

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

When: 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10

Admission: Free

Details: www.sgaac.org

See hundreds of begonias in bloom at this beautiful judged flower show. In addition, more than 1,000 unusual plants – most priced at $9 – will be offered for sale.

Workshop: Rose propagation

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 9

Admission: Free; donations welcome

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

Learn how to make new rose bushes from cuttings, clipped from the cemetery’s world famous collection of old garden roses. Participants will learn how to choose the best plant material, take cuttings and get them to root. Take home some cuttings, too.

Open Garden

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

When: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 9

Admission: Free

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

Join Sacramento County master gardeners as they tackle September chores in their demonstration gardens. Learn about planting cool weather vegetables, pruning fruit trees and berries, propagating herbs and more.

Tour: East Sacramento Edible Gardens

Where: Start at 3249 B St., Sacramento

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9

Admission: $25; children under age 12 admitted free

Details: 916-875-6913, www.ediblegardensac.org

See six Sacramento gardens that make food part of beautiful landscapes that are good enough to eat. Master gardeners will be stationed at each garden to answer questions. Organized by Soroptimist of Sacramento, this tour benefits Chicks in Crisis and Wellspring Women’s Center.

Debbie Arrington

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