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Amador Flower Farm hosts Santa, holiday fun

The daylilies won't be blooming like this, but the trees and the gorgeous scenery will be there this weekend at Amador
Flower Farm. So will Santa! (Photo: Debbie Arrington)

Weekend events include hot cider and nearby wine tastings

Ride the Candy Cane Tram and sip some cider – or wine – during the holiday celebration at the Amador Flower Farm.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7 and 8, the destination farm – home to millions of daylilies – will host Santa while offering hot cider and cookies. Other holiday festivities are planned, too. Tram tours of the farm will be provided, weather permitting. Admission is free.

The farm’s many daylilies may not be blooming, but this is still prime transplanting time. Amador Flower Farm grows more than 1,200 varieties of the popular, drought-resistant perennial. Take some home or give as gifts. The Christmas shop also will be open.

In the heart of Amador wine country, Amador Flower Farm also will be a stop Sunday during the Shenandoah School Road Holiday Open House, featuring several of its neighbor wineries including Cooper Vineyards, Terra D’Oro and Wilderotter. Besides tastings, the wineries will be serving snacks, too.

And yes, you can uncork a bottle under the farm’s massive oaks. Far from the maddening crowds at malls, the farm’s picnic areas will be open, offering a breath of serenity during this hectic season.

Amador Flower Farm is located at 22001 Shenandoah School Road, Plymouth.

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For week of March 26:

Sacramento can expect another inch of rain from this latest storm. Leave the sprinklers off at least another week. Temps will dip down into the low 30s early in the week, so avoid planting tender seedlings (such as tomatoes). Concentrate on these tasks before or after this week’s rain:

* Fertilize roses, annual flowers and berries as spring growth begins to appear.

* Knock off aphids with a strong blast of water or some bug soap as soon as they appear.

* Pull weeds now! Don’t let them get started. Take a hoe and whack them as soon as they sprout.

* Prepare summer vegetable beds. Spade in compost and other amendments.

* Prune and fertilize spring-flowering shrubs after bloom.

* Feed camellias at the end of their bloom cycle. Pick up browned and fallen flowers to help corral blossom blight.

* Feed citrus trees, which are now in bloom and setting fruit.

To prevent sunburn and borer problems on young trees, paint the exposed portion of the trunk with diluted white latex (water-based) interior paint. Dilute the paint with an equal amount of cold water before application.

* Cut back and fertilize perennial herbs to encourage new growth.

* Seed and renovate the lawn (if you still have one). Feed cool-season grasses such as bent, blue, rye and fescue with a slow-release fertilizer. Check the irrigation system and perform maintenance. Make sure sprinkler heads are turned toward the lawn, not the sidewalk.

* In the vegetable garden, transplant lettuce and kale.

* Seed chard and beets directly into the ground.

* Plant summer bulbs, including gladiolus, tuberous begonias and callas. Also plant dahlia tubers.

* Shop for perennials. Many varieties are available in local nurseries and at plant events. They can be transplanted now while the weather remains relatively cool.

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