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Auburn Fall Home Show filled with ideas

The Auburn Home Show includes Landscapers Meadow, which offers many inspiring ideas for gardeners and landscapers. (Photo courtesy Auburn Home Shows)

Senior discount on Friday; get advice from master gardeners

With more than 1,000 exhibits, this large show features hundreds of vendors. A special highlight is the Placer Harvest Fest with 15 vendors offering Placer-grown farm-fresh products such as homemade pies, baked goods, pesto, olive oil, jams and jellies, citrus, apples, pears and more.

Earlene Eisley of Eisley’s Nursery will lead canning demonstrations, including how to make homemade applesauce and barbecue sauce. In addition, more than a dozen other cooking demonstrations are planned.

Placer County master gardeners will be on hand to offer advice. Pick up a copy of their new 2020 Garden Guide and Calendar.

Landscapers Meadow showcases outdoor designs and plants in a parklike setting. See the Tiny House Village and enter to win your own tiny house, valued at $50,000.

Fall Home Show hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 ; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 ; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29. Admission is $8; children age 12 and younger admitted free. Seniors age 60 and older get $3 admission on Friday only. First responders, active and retired military are admitted free with ID. Parking: $6.

Gold Country Fairgrounds is located at 1273 High St. , Auburn.

- Debbie Arrington


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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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