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Succulents, dish gardens, roses in garden spotlight

Volunteers at the Historic City Cemetery’s rose garden will host a free rose propagation workshop on Saturday, Sept. 10, at the cemetery on Broadway in Sacramento.
Volunteers at the Historic City Cemetery’s rose garden will host a free rose propagation workshop on Saturday, Sept. 10, at the cemetery on Broadway in Sacramento. apayne@sacbee.com

Succulent Surprises

Where: Ruth Risdon Storer Garden, Garrod Drive, UC Davis

When: 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3

Admission: Free

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

This guided tour focuses on the eye-catching low-water succulents that thrive in the arboretum’s Storer Garden – and these interesting plants can make themselves right at home in your garden, too.

Dish garden workshop

Where: Exotic Plants, 1833 Howe Ave., Sacramento

When: Noon Saturday, Sept. 3

Admission: Free

Details: 916-922-4769, exoticplantsltd.com

Learn how to create your own dish garden, using succulents or other plants. Call in advance to reserve a seat.

Rose propagation workshop

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10

Admission: Free

Details: 916-448-0811, oldcitycemetery.com

Join the volunteers of the cemetery’s world-famous rose garden to learn how to “clone” old roses via fresh cuttings. Workshop participants can take home some cuttings, too, to start their own rare roses. Bring gloves and pruning shears.

Debbie Arrington

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