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Experience 'Haunted Sacramento' on Saturday

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Stroll the Historic City Cemetery and hear about its most famous ghosts this Saturday. Check out the gardens, too.
(Photo courtesy Historic City Cemetery.)

Historic City Cemetery offers a spirited tour with local tales from the crypt

Ready for a spirited outing?

October brings out Sacramento's supernatural side, especially at its oldest cemetery. See for yourself during a special guided tour of "Haunted Sacramento."

Kicking off a busy month, the Historic City Cemetery sets the mood with this free event, always among its most popular tours.

At 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, learn about Sacramento's restless residents and most famous ghosts. While touring the tombstones, hear the stories that sent these early Sacramentans to their graves, but why they refuse to rest in peace.

These local tales from the crypt are a little easier to appreciate during a beautiful fall morning amid the cemetery's world-famous gardens. (For those who prefer an after-dark visit, sorry: The cemetery's annual Lantern Tours are sold out.)

No reservations are required for "Haunted Sacramento." Meet at the cemetery's main gates, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. Parking is available on surrounding surface streets. Wear sensible shoes; this is a walking tour.


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For week of Nov. 26:

Concentrate on helping your garden stay comfortable during these frosty nights – and clean up all those leaves!

* Irrigate frost-tender plants such as citrus in the late afternoon. That extra soil moisture increases temperatures around the plant a few degrees, just enough to prevent frost damage. The exception are succulents; too much water before frost can cause them to freeze.

* Cover sensitive plants before the sun goes down. Use cloth sheets or frost cloths, not plastic sheeting, to hold in warmth. Make sure to remove covers in the morning.

* Use fall leaves as mulch around shrubs and vegetables. Mulch acts as a blanket and keeps roots warmer.

* Stop dead-heading; let rose hips form on bushes to prompt dormancy.

* Prune non-flowering trees and shrubs.

* Clean and sharpen garden tools before storing for the winter.

* Brighten the holidays with winter bloomers such as poinsettias, amaryllis, calendulas, Iceland poppies, pansies and primroses.

* Keep poinsettias in a sunny, warm location – and definitely indoors overnight. Water thoroughly. After the holidays, feed your plants monthly so they’ll bloom again next December.

* Rake and remove dead leaves and stems from dormant perennials.

* Plant spring bulbs. Don’t forget the tulips chilling in the refrigerator. Daffodils can be planted without pre-chilling.

* This is also a good time to seed wildflowers and plant such spring bloomers as sweet peas, sweet alyssum and bachelor buttons.

* Plant trees and shrubs. They’ll benefit from fall and winter rains while establishing their roots.

* Set out cool-weather annuals such as pansies and snapdragons.

* Lettuce, cabbage and broccoli also can be planted now.

* Plant garlic and onions.

* Bare-root season begins now. Plant bare-root berries, kiwifruit, grapes, artichokes, horseradish and rhubarb.

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