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Learn gardening from the masters

The Sonoma County Master Gardeners have a series of free fall workshops Nov. 16 at libraries in Rohnert Park, Windsor and Santa Rosa. All the classes are held from 10:30a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For information call 565-2608 or visit <a href="http://sonomamastergardeners.org" target="_blank">sonomamastergardeners.org</a>. Coming up:

<strong>Santa Rosa:</strong> Hydrangeas — Carlyss Van Ness shares her passion for hydrangeas in a talk covering water-saving techniques, fertilization, pruning, propagating and drying blooms. At the Rincon Valley Library Nov. 16. 6958 Montecito Blvd., Santa Rosa.

<strong>Windsor:</strong> Supermarket Orchids — Ann Chambers shows you how to save those inexpensive orchids you buy at Trader Joe's and Safeway, keeping them alive and bringing them back to bloom. The workshop is hands-on and participants are urged to bring their orchids. At the Windsor Regional Library, 9291 Old Redwood Highway, Windsor.

<strong>Rohnert Park:</strong> Pruning Fruit Trees — Give a good nip and tuck treatment to your fruit trees for a better crop and more beautiful trees. Denny Pedersen gives step-by-step instructions, from the best tools to use and the best time to prune, to shaping and making the best cuts. At the Rohnert Park Regional Library, 6250 Lynne Conde Way, Rohnert Park.

<strong>SANTA ROSA</strong>

<strong>School nursery:</strong> Willowside School's student-run nursery winds down for the season with a final sale Nov. 9. The school offers trees, perennials, roses, grasses and succulents. Prices start at $3 for a one gallon pot.

The nursery is open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. rain or shine. It is located at 5299 Hall Road at Willowside Road in Santa Rosa. For information call 569-4727.

<em>You can direct Home and Garden news to meg.mcconahey@pressdemocrat.com or 521-5204.</em>


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