• HOW TO ‘CLONE’ PLANTS: DIVISIONS, CUTTINGS AND LAYERING
Where: Government Center Hearing Room, Building C, 2850 Fairlane Ct., Placerville
When: 9 a.m.-noon today
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Details: http://ceeldorado.ucanr.edu, (530) 621-5502
El Dorado County master gardeners Debbie Hillel and Gail Fulbeck will show how to make new plants through propagation. Take home cuttings to start your own.
• LAST CHANCE PERENNIALS BENEFIT SALE
Where: 3072 24th St. (Curtis Park), Sacramento
When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, next Saturday, Nov. 3 and 4
Perennials expert Bob Hamm hosts one last sale this year to benefit the Sunburst Projects for children and families living with HIV and AIDS. This four-day sale features hundreds of unusual and rare perennials for fall planting.
• SACRAMENTO CHRYSANTHEMUM SHOW AND SALE
Where: Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento
When: 1-4 p.m. next Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 3
This huge fall flower show features hundreds of colorful mums at their peak of bloom. In addition, the public votes for best flower arrangements. Take some mums home, but come early — plants and flowers sell out fast.
• STORY TIME THROUGH THE SEASONS
Where: Wyatt Deck, UC Davis Arboretum
When: 1-3 p.m. Nov. 3
Details: arboretum.ucdavis.edu, (530) 752-4880
This family event goes “under the redwood tree” to explore the world of Native Californians. Learn traditional stories, games and arts in this program for all ages.
– Debbie Arrington