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Get inspired at Sacramento’s Home & Landscape Expo

Cal Expo will be packed with home and garden ideas at this weekend’s Northern California Home & Landscape Expo.
Cal Expo will be packed with home and garden ideas at this weekend’s Northern California Home & Landscape Expo. Northern California Home & Landscape Expo

▪ NORTHERN CALIFORNIA HOME & LANDSCAPE EXPO

Where: Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento

When: Noon-7 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Admission: $7; children ages 12 and younger admitted free; 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. Check out the full workshop schedule online.

▪ GROW A LITTLE FRUIT TREE

Where: Belle Cooledge Library, 5600 South Land Park Drive, Sacramento

When: 2 p.m. Saturday

Admission: Free

Details: www.saclibrary.org

Author Ann Ralph shares her secrets to how to grow fruit even in the smallest garden. She’ll explain how to keep trees small while still getting a good harvest of full-size fruit. She’ll also cover selection of varieties, pruning and pest prevention.

▪  TREE PRUNING CLINIC

Where: North Highlands-Antelope Library, 4235 Antelope Road, Antelope

When: 2 p.m. Saturday

Admission: Free

Details: www.sactree.com

Presented by the Sacramento Tree Foundation, this workshop focuses on how to prune young trees – ages 2 to 8 years – to develop the best structure and form. Weather permitting, this workshop includes a walk around the library grounds to look at trees and their structure.

▪ NATOMAS ROSE GARDEN PRUNING

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

When: 9 a.m.-noon 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.

▪ BAREROOT ROSES 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

It’s rose planting time! This one-hour workshop covers just about all you need to know for selection, planting and care of bare-root roses.

▪ PRUNING WORKSHOP

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday

Admission: Free

Details: www.cemeteryrose.org

The City Cemetery’s Heritage Rose Group, caretakers of the site’s renowned old garden roses, tackles three more categories of roses found in its garden: hybrid teas, hybrid perpetuals and floribundas. Learn how to make these bushes look their best and produce the most blooms. Bring gloves and shears.

Debbie Arrington

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