<b>SANTA ROSA: Floral arranging tips from Pamela Bell</b>

Get tips for making arrangements the natural way from an expert with more than 20 years working with flowers.

Pamela Bell will share ideas before the Santa Rosa Garden Club at 1 p.m. Monday. The meeting is free and open to non-members.

Bell currently freelances for Dragonfly Floral, a 6-acre flower farm and florist in Healdsburg. The club meets at the Luther Burbank Art and Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa. For details, call 537-6885 or email gardenclubevents@yahoo.com.

<b>SANTA ROSA: Sharpen pruning skills at free workshop</b>

Be ready for a pruning season by sharpening your skills during a free workshop today led by Master Gardener Ellen Swenson.

The class will cover the tools you need as well as techniques for pruning all types of roses, from hybrid tears and floribundas to grandifloras, climbers, standards and shrubs, as well as old species roses. Rincon Valley Library, 6958 Montecito Blvd., Santa Rosa. For details, call 565-2608 or visit sonomamastergardeners.org.

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