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The week ahead: Romance in air with rosy events

Roses are naturals for Valentine’s bouquets.
Roses are naturals for Valentine’s bouquets. Bigstock

▪  MAKE YOUR OWN VALENTINE BOUQUET

Where: Relles Florist, 2400 J St., Sacramento

When: 10 a.m. Saturday

Admission: $35

Details: (916) 441-1478, www.rellesflorist.com

Learn how to create your own professional-looking Valentine bouquet. Get tips on flowers and greenery to use as well as techniques. Bring your own apron. Class size is limited; advance registration advised.

▪ LET’S GET GROWING WORKSHOP: PLANTING SEEDS

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

Learn how to grow your own vegetables and flowers from seed in this informative workshop. Tips on how and when to plant as well as how to help those seedlings thrive.

▪ 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 two more categories: Teas and Chinas. Learn how to make these bushes look their best and produce the most blooms. Bring gloves and shears.

▪  ORCHID WORKSHOP

Where: Exotic Plants, 1833 Howe Ave., Sacramento

When: Noon Saturday

Admission: Free

Details: (916) 922-4769, www.exoticplantsltd.com

Learn the basics of orchid care, including how to make them rebloom. Seating is limited; call in advance to reserve a seat.

▪  WALK WITH WARREN

Where: Arboretum Gazebo, UC Davis campus

When: Noon Wednesday

Admission: Free

Details: (530) 752-4880, arboretum.ucdavis.edu

Join Arboretum superintendent emeritus Warren Roberts for a story-filled exploration of the arboretum’s west end gardens.

▪  SACRAMENTO ROSE AUCTION

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

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Admission: Free

Details: (916) 799-6199, www.sactorose.org

Join the Sacramento Rose Society for its annual benefit auction featuring dozens of bare-root roses. Also, bid on miniature rose bushes grown by local rosarian Baldo Villegas. Public welcome; cash or checks accepted.

Debbie Arrington

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