Northern California Home & Landscape Expo
Where: Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento
When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 30 and 31
Admission: $7; children age 12 and under admitted free
This huge home show fills several buildings with more than 600 vendors. Check out the designer landscapes, reflecting current (and water-wise) garden trends. Learn how to tackle several projects, from artificial turf to kitchen remodeling, during free workshops.
Rose pruning class
Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento
When: 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30
Admission: Free; donations welcome
Details: 916-715-7294, oldcitycemetery.com
Learn how to prune spring-blooming old garden roses and other, less common varieties. Bring gloves and pruners.
Winter pruning clinic
Where: El Dorado Nursery, 3931-C Durock Road, Shingle Springs
When: 10 a.m. and noon Sunday, Jan. 31
Details: 530-676-6555, eldoradonursery.com/
Two sessions tackle two tricky subjects. Learn how to prune Japanese maples at 10 a.m., followed by roses at noon. Each workshop will last about an hour. Wear a warm jacket; classes will be held outdoors. RSVP in advance to guarantee a seat (and snacks!)