• FRUIT TREE PRUNING WORKSHOP
Where: Veterans Memorial Hall, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville
When: 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 25
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UC master gardener Walt Miller will lead this popular class that starts with tree basics (how and when they grow) and then cuts to the finer points of pruning: how to minimize injury to the tree, when and when not to prune, and what to prune to establish a structurally sound tree that produces fruit.
• BARE-ROOT ROSE WORKSHOPS
Where: Green Acres, 901 Galleria Blvd., Roseville; 8501 Jackson Highway, Sacramento; and 205 Serpa Way, Folsom
When: 10 a.m. Jan. 25
This is bare-root planting season with a wide assortment of roses available. How do you choose which is right for your garden? In these workshops, learn about different varieties along with tips on care and planting.
• ROSE PRUNING BASICS
Where: Bell Road Baptist Church, 1229 Bell Road, Auburn
When: 11 a.m. Jan. 25
Learn the basics of rose pruning with several experts from the Gold Country Rose Society. Bring gloves and pruners.
• VALENTINE ORCHID WORKSHOP
Where: Exotic Plants, 1833 Howe Ave., Sacramento
When: Noon next Saturday
Details: (916) 922-4769
Thinking about giving an orchid for Valentine’s Day? Learn about this popular gift plant and how to make it thrive.
– Debbie Arrington