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Bloom-A-Thon Azalea Lavender


Welcome spring with lush, bright green foliage and blooms that provide stunning color as accents or mass planting. Azaleas enjoy filtered shade to morning sun, and our nurseries offer over a dozen varieties to choose from including Encore® Azalea and Bloom-A-Thon® varieties which are known for their multi-season, prolific blooms.

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Camellia Blooms

Favorite Shrubs For Fall

When we think about beautiful fall colors, most of can visualize large trees with leaves in oranges, and reds, and yellows. But did you know there are many varieties of shrubs that can provide the same fabulous fall color—while providing a smaller footprint for those who are tight on space? 
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Fall color on a shade tree

Best Trees For Fall Color

These fabulous fall-color trees offer head-turning seasonal changes in leaf color. From golden-yellow to orange-red to scarlet—we've got something for you! Take a look at some of our favorite fall color varieties, then stop by your local Green Acres Nursery & Supply and our garden gurus can show you additional options. 
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Pink Muhly Grass

Non-Invasive Grasses

Most ornamental grasses are prime in summer and a perfect fit for our region. But before you start shopping, read through our list for commonly-known invasive grasses, along with our recommendations for substitutes. In addition, we've provided additional options that just look great in any landscape. 
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Climbing a Tree

Best Trees for Climbing

Trees can provide many benefits to your home and neighborhood, and let's not forget that trees can also provide fun and adventure. Looking up at the sturdy limbs of established trees, who doesn't want to climb to the top and see what's happening in the neighborhood? Count me in! Here are a few of our favorite trees to climb.
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Spanish Lavender

About Lavender: Pruning and Culinary Tips

Lavender is an evergreen perennial that is perfect for the Mediterranean climate here in the Sacramento area. It is drought tolerant and thrives in the heat, requiring full sun for 6-8 hours per day. Learn how to prune and care for lavender to keep it blooming. 

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Redbud blooms

Flowering Trees

Spring is ripe for planting trees. The soil is workable, rain provides the watering, and there's time for roots to begin establishing before the heat arrives. 
When planting a tree there are a few things to consider, including: mature size, water needs, sun exposure, and shape. Read on for our spring-blooming favorites. 
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Deer by outdoor fence

Problem-Solving Plants

An unsightly fence, reflected heat, hungry deer and soggy soil… some of these problems may sound familiar to you. Whatever your garden challenge, we have your best botanical solution!
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Deer in a garden

Deer-Resistant Plants

While deer-proof plants do not exist, there are a number of options that deer typically turn away from. Improve your odds by planting from our list.
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