Home & Garden

Fall is for planting and home tours

Sunday’s historic home tour includes this 1913 Prairie-style former home of Judge Peter Shields.
Sunday’s historic home tour includes this 1913 Prairie-style former home of Judge Peter Shields. jvillegas@sacbee.com

Workshop: Fall Is for Planting

Where: Green Acres Nursery & Supply, all locations

When: 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19

Admission: Free

Details: idiggreenacres.com

Learn why autumn is the right time to plant most shrubs, trees and perennials for better drought-tolerance in seasons to come. Get tips on selection and planting. The next workshop topic is at 9 a.m. Sept. 26: “Building Your Soil: The Root of Healthy Gardens.”

40th annual Sacramento Historic Home Tour

Where: Start at 14th and R streets, Sacramento

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20

Admission: $25 advance, $30 day of tour

Details: 2015hometour.brownpapertickets.com, www.preservationsacramento.org

Formerly the Sacramento Old City Association, Preservation Sacramento hosts this popular tour featuring homes in the Richmond Grove neighborhood. In conjunction, a free street fair will be held at 14th and R streets with artisans, contractors, builders and other experts dedicated to home restoration and local history.

Benefit: Natomas Rose Garden

Where: Natomas Rose Garden, 2921 Truxel Road, Sacramento

When: 6:30-9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20

Admission: $10 suggested donation

Details: 916-359-7411, natomasrosegarden.org

Spanish guitarist Jesse Hendricks will give a concert among the flowers to support this public garden. Dancing and other fun are planned, too.

Debbie Arrington

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