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Learn about pruning roses, fruit trees

Learn how to graft fruit trees and other plants at a 
9 a.m. Saturday workshop at Fair Oaks Horticulture Center. That includes how to make the right cuts on budwood.
Learn how to graft fruit trees and other plants at a 9 a.m. Saturday workshop at Fair Oaks Horticulture Center. That includes how to make the right cuts on budwood. Sacramento Bee file

▪  MASTER GARDENER PRUNING & GRAFTING WORKSHOP

Where: Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, Fair Oaks Park, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks

When: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday

Admission: Free

Details: (916) 876-5338, http://ucanr.edu/sites/sacmg/

Sacramento County master gardeners demonstrate how to prune fruit trees, grape vines, cane berries, blueberries and roses including heritage shrub varieties. Also, learn grafting techniques and how to espalier – training a tree or shrub to grow along a wall. The 2015 Master Gardener calendar and growing guide ($10) also will be available at this event.

▪ NATOMAS ROSE GARDEN PRUNING

Where: Natomas Rose Garden (next to South Natomas Community Center), 2921 Truxel Road, Sacramento

When: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday and next Saturday

Admission: Free

Details: (916) 359-7411, www.natomasrosegarden.org

This is a hands-on opportunity to learn while doing. Help the garden’s volunteers get this public garden into winter shape.

▪ QUICK ROSE PRUNE DEMONSTRATION

Where: Southport School’s World Peace Rose Garden, 2747 Linden Road, West Sacramento

When: 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday

Admission: Free

Details: (916) 381-5433, www.WorldPeaceRoseGardens.org

TJ David, co-creator of the International World Peace Rose Gardens (including the one at Capitol Park), demonstrates his three-step quick rose prune method at Southport School’s rose garden. David’s method maximizes bloom while cutting down on work.

▪ PRUNING 101

Where: Green Acres, 8501 Jackson Road, Sacramento; 205 Serpa Way, Folsom; and 901 Galleria Blvd., Roseville.

When: 10 a.m. Saturday

Admission: Free

Details: www.idiggreenacres.com

This one-hour workshop covers the major points of pruning roses, fruit trees and shrubs.

▪ HOW TO PRUNE CLIMBING ROSES

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday; rain date, 9 a.m. Sunday

Admission: Free

Details: www.cemeteryrose.org

The City Cemetery’s Heritage Rose Group, caretakers of the site’s renowned old garden roses, hosts two special classes devoted to tackling climbing roses. Leading these free workshops will be one of the best in the field: Stephen Scanniello, president of Heritage Rose Foundation and curator of the New York Botanical Garden’s Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden. Scanniello also is the author of many rose books, including the go-to reference guide “Climbing Roses” (MacMillan, 1994).

▪ NORTHERN CALIFORNIA HOME & LANDSCAPE EXPO

Where: Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento

When: Noon-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. next Saturday and Jan. 25

Admission: $7; children age 12 and younger admitted free; Friday only senior special, $2 (ages 60-plus); parking, $10

Details: www.homeandlandscapeexpo.com/

This gigantic home and garden show returns to Cal Expo with hundreds of vendors, lots of workshops and deals galore.

Debbie Arrington

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