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The Week Ahead: Camellias take spotlight in 92nd annual show

Cymbidiums also will be celebrated Saturday.
Cymbidiums also will be celebrated Saturday. Bigstock

92nd annual Sacramento Camellia Show

Where: Memorial Auditorium, 1515 J St., Sacramento

When: 3-6 p.m. Saturday, March 5; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, March 6

Admission: Free

Details: camelliasocietyofsacramento.org

The nation’s largest camellia show celebrates Sacramento’s flower with more than 3,000 blooms. Public is welcome to enter homegrown camellias in the show. Entry deadline is 10 a.m. Saturday; first-time exhibitors should arrive before 9 a.m. Several free demonstrations will be part of this event including how to “wax” camellias for a long-lasting bouquet.

35th annual Sacramento Home & Garden Show

Where: Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento

When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, March 5; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, March 6

Admission: $7; children age 12 and under admitted free

Details: sachomeandgardenshow.net/spring

Thinking about a project? Start here. Hundreds of home and garden vendors and experts will be on hand, offering a wide range of products and services.

8th annual Sacramento Valley Cymbidium Show and Sale

Where: Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento

When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 5

Admission: Free

Details: sacramentocymbidiums.org

This show is devoted to “outdoor orchids,” which thrive without greenhouse conditions. Scores of colorful cymbidiums will be on display, plus many more offered for sale. Also find growing supplies and expert advice. Learn how to care for your plants and repot overgrown orchids.

Debbie Arrington

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