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The Week Ahead: Learn to make the right cuts – and a lot more

Pruning Japanese maples will be taught 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, at El Dorado Nursery.
Pruning Japanese maples will be taught 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, at El Dorado Nursery. pkitagaki@sacbee.com

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

Details: homeandlandscapeexpo.com

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

Admission: Free

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!)

Debbie Arrington

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