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The Week Ahead: Fuchsia show features fancy flowers

Expect Shadow Dancer fuchsias like this one at the show and sale at McKinley Park.
Expect Shadow Dancer fuchsias like this one at the show and sale at McKinley Park. Sacramento Bee file

73rd annual Sacramento Fuchsia show and sale

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

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 6

Admission: Free

Details: (916) 264-8800

Hosted by the Sacramento branch of the American Fuchsia Society, this popular show features graceful hanging fuchsias as well as blooms from upright shrubs. Dozens of unusual varieties will be offered for sale, but arrive early; plants often sell out by noon.

Sunset Celebration Weekend

Where: Sunset headquarters and gardens, 80 Willow Road, Menlo Park

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 6-7

Admission: $35; seniors (age 60 and up) $27; children (age 12 and under) admitted free

Details: www.sunset.com/cw

For one last time before its move to a new location, see the fabled home of Sunset magazine and meet many of its featured experts. Dozens of top-name chefs, garden, design and wine experts will offer special presentations.

Lavender Day

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

When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 6

Admission: Free

Details: www.murerhouse.org

Lavender’s fragrant blooms fill this special event with kids crafts, gift items and plant sale. Learn how to grow lavender, too.

Debbie Arrington

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