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Let your green thumb have some fun

Terrariums, popular during the 1970s, are making a comeback in a big way.
Terrariums, popular during the 1970s, are making a comeback in a big way. MCT

Terrarium workshop

Where: Exotic Plants, 1833 Howe Ave., Sacramento

When: Noon Saturday, Jan. 6

Admission: Free

Details: 916-922-4769, www.exoticplantsltd.com

Learn how to create your own little garden under glass. Call ahead to reserve a seat.

McKinley Park prune-a-thon

Where: McKinley Park memorial rose garden, H and 33rd streets, Sacramento

When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6

Admission: Free

Details: 916-452-8011, email friendsofeastsac@aol.com

Join dozens of rose-loving volunteers and the Friends of East Sacramento as they prune the popular garden’s 1,200 rose bushes – mostly in one morning. Get shears sharpened, starting at 8:45 a.m. Hot soup offered at 1 p.m. Bring gloves and pruners; RSVP in advance.

California State Home and Garden Show

Where: Jackson Sports Academy, McClellan Business Park, 5209-A Luce Ave., Sacramento

When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6 and 7

Admission: $6; age 16 and younger free

Details: calstateshows.com

Get started on your home and garden resolutions at this large show at its new location.

Recycle Christmas trees

Where: Sacramento Recycling and Transfer Station, 8491 Fruitridge Road, Sacramento

When: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6

Where: SMUD Corporation Yard, 6100 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento

When: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6

Where: North Area Recovery Station, 4450 Roseville Road, North Highlands

When: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 6 and 7

Where: Kiefer Landfill, 12701 Kiefer Blvd., Sloughhouse

When: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 6 and 7

Where: Elder Creek Recovery and Transfer, 8642 Elder Creek Road, Sacramento

When: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6

Admission: Free

Details: sacrecycling.wm.com, www.cityofsacramento.org

Drop off your Christmas tree (with the stand, nails, tinsel and ornaments removed) so it can be recycled into mulch.

Walk with Warren

Where: Arboretum Gazebo, UC Davis

When: Noon Wednesday, Jan. 10

Admission: Free

Details: 530-752-4880, arboretum.ucdavis.edu

Join garden expert and arboretum superintendent emeritus Warren Roberts for a fun-filled and informative tour of the arboretum’s West End Gardens.

Debbie Arrington

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