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The Week Ahead: Learn about beautiful water-wise succulents

Send us snapshots of your tomatoes and other garden successes.
Send us snapshots of your tomatoes and other garden successes. Bigstock

Tour: Succulent surprises

Where: Ruth Risdon Storer Garden, UC Davis Arboretum

When: 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29

Admission: Free

Details: arboretum.ucdavis.edu

Succulents can take the heat – with less water – and still look marvelous. See many examples and find inspiration for your own garden during this guided tour.


Where: Johnson-Springview Park, 5480 Fifth St., Rocklin

When: 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30

Admission: Free.

Details: rocklin.ca.us/events/woofstock/activities.asp

Bring your four-legged best friend to the ultimate ’60s-themed puppy party. The “Pawcake” breakfast kicks things off from 7-10 a.m. followed by a dog costume contest at 11 a.m. Dachshund, pug and “open breed” races follow at 11:30 a.m. From 9 a.m.-2 p.m., more than 130 vendors, live entertainment and much more will keep tails wagging.

Show us your tomatoes

What’s happening in your garden? We want to know – and see. Send us snapshots of your tomatoes and other garden successes (peppers, squash, flowers, fruit, etc.). Tell us a little about what you planted (particularly varieties and planting date, if applicable) and yourself (including name and hometown).

Email your photos and comments about harvest and drought-coping to: h&g@sacbee.com. Include in the subject line “SacBee Garden.” Or mail to: SacBee Garden, Sacramento Bee, 2100 Q St., Sacramento, CA 95816. Deadline for submission is Monday, Aug. 31.

We’ll compile the best of our collective gardens for a portrait of Summer 2015 for publication in Home & Garden and online in September.

Meanwhile, post your photos and garden stories to our SacBee Garden Facebook page, facebook.com/SacBeeGarden.

Debbie Arrington