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Salvia and California poppies bloom at the cemetery.
Salvia and California poppies bloom at the cemetery. Sacramento Bee file

Open Garden Day

Where: Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, DeWitt Center, 11477 E Ave., Auburn.

When: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 20

Admission: Free

Details: 530-889-7388, pcmg.ucanr.org/

Master gardeners of Placer County will be out in force for this special event, designed for Sierra foothills residents. Learn about summer pruning of fruit trees, composting, vegetable gardening and more. Got a problem pest or plant issue? Bring a sample (in sealed plastic bag) for identification and recommendations.

California State Home & Garden Show

Where: Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J St., Sacramento

When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21

Admission: $6; youths age 16 and under admitted free

Details:calstateshows.com

Beat the heat while getting new ideas and expert solutions for projects indoors and out.

Tour: What’s blooming?

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 10 am. next Saturday, Aug. 27

Admission: Free

Details: 916-448-0811, oldcitycemetery.com

This guided tour focuses on the cemetery’s Hamilton Square garden of Mediterranean perennials featuring more than 800 unusual varieties.

Tour: Beyond the Veil

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27

Admission: $10 (cash only)

Details: 916-448-0811, oldcitycemetery.com

Spend a summer evening strolling the cemetery’s gardens while getting in touch with the local spirits. This guided tour focuses on spiritualism and the occult with special guests – if the spirits are willing.

Debbie Arrington

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