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Celebrate Mother's Day weekend with East Sac Garden Tour

Popular Sacramento tradition returns, benefits David Lubin School

Expect to see gorgeous gardens in bloom as well as stunning homes during the East Sac Garden Tour this Saturday and Sunday.

Expect to see gorgeous gardens in bloom as well as stunning homes during the East Sac Garden Tour this Saturday and Sunday.

Kathy Morrison

A beloved Mother’s Day weekend tradition returns to East Sacramento. Besides a look inside private homes and gardens, it also provides a chance to get distinctly Sacramento Mother’s Day gifts.

On Saturday and Sunday, May 13 and 14, hundreds of patrons will be strolling the neighborhood near David Lubin Elementary School as part of the annual East Sac Garden Tour.

Stunning homes and gardens will be open to visitors with each house packed with spring inspiration.

This year, this popular tour will bring back its Wine Garden and Raffle event at Sutter Lawn Tennis Club, too. (That’s a separate ticket and open to patrons age 21 and up; children and youth may enter the Wine Garden if accompanied by a ticket-holding adult.)

Another big draw for this tour is open free to the public: The boutique, cafe and art show held at David Lubin School. The boutique will feature about 30 local businesses and entrepreneurs specializing in made-in-Sacramento goods. The cafe boasts four local food trucks, too.

Tour tickets ($20) are available in advance online and at a few retailers including: East Sacramento Hardware, Talini’s Nursery, Summer Porch and The Kitchen Table. On tour day, tickets will be sold at David Lubin School, 3535 M St., Sacramento. Children age 12 and younger admitted free.

Wine Garden tickets are $15 and available online in advance or at the school on tour weekend.

Tour and boutique hours are 10 a.m to 4 p.m. both days. All proceeds directly benefit students at David Lubin School including music, art and STEAM programs.

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Because of the comfortable weather, it’s not too late to set out tomato and pepper seedlings as well as squash and melon plants. They’ll appreciate this not-too-hot weather. Just remember to water.

* From seed, plant corn, pumpkins, radishes, melons, squash and sunflowers.

* Plant basil to go with your tomatoes.

* Transplant summer annuals such as petunias, marigolds and zinnias.

* It’s also a good time to transplant perennial flowers including astilbe, columbine, coneflowers, coreopsis, dahlias, rudbeckia, salvia and verbena.

* Let the grass grow longer. Set the mower blades high to reduce stress on your lawn during summer heat. To cut down on evaporation, water your lawn deeply during the wee hours of the morning, between 2 and 8 a.m.

* Tie up vines and stake tall plants such as gladiolus and lilies. That gives their heavy flowers some support.

* Dig and divide crowded bulbs after the tops have died down.

* Feed summer flowers with a slow-release fertilizer.

* Mulch, mulch, mulch! This “blanket” keeps moisture in the soil longer and helps your plants cope during hot weather.

* Thin grapes on the vine for bigger, better clusters later this summer.

* Cut back fruit-bearing canes on berries.

* Feed camellias, azaleas and other acid-loving plants.

* Trim off dead flowers from rose bushes to keep them blooming through the summer. Roses also benefit from deep watering and feeding now. A top dressing of aged compost will keep them happy. It feeds as well as keeps roots moist.

* Pinch back chrysanthemums for bushier plants with many more flowers in September.

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