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Mature Green Japanese Maple

Japanese Maples

Japanese Maples are a garden favorite because of their graceful and elegant branching habit. Available in a variety of sizes and forms, including upright, weeping, broadleaf, and laceleaf, they provide year-round interest. Read on to learn why they are local favorites and how to care for them.
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Avocados

Avocados

Nearly all varieties of avocado trees can be successfully grown throughout California in areas with mild winters. Knowing the best varieties, soil and light requirements, and long term care will allow you to grow your own healthy, delicious fruit. Read on for tips. 
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Gloves and Garden Trowel

May Garden Tasks

Get ready for warm summer temperatures. Our May garden care tips help keep everything in good shape with protection from sun and heat damage, advice on yellow leaves, and answers to defeat unwelcome pests in your garden.

 

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Pruning

Pruning

Now that fall’s upon us, it’s time to prune a few things in your landscape. But what exactly is pruning? Pruning trims old growth to encourage new growth and blooming. Although, timing is everything. Find out if the timing is right for a few of your favorites.
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Magnolia

Best Trees For Small Spaces

We've selected six of our favorite trees that are just right for smaller spaces. Use this list as a guide, and then stop by your local Green Acres Nursery & Supply and our garden gurus can show you additional options. 
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Best Trees For Fall Color

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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Espalier Pear Tree

Espalier 101

Espalier is a French word meaning trellis. In the garden, espalier is a method used to train a tree or shrub so trunks and branches grow on one plane.

Read on for tips to grow your own espalier fruit tree or shrub. 
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Tips For Growing Citrus

Tips For Growing Citrus

There is sweet satisfaction in growing your own fruit, experimenting with new varieties, and sharing with family and friends. Citrus are a great choice for the Sacramento region—easy to grow with light maintenance—and Green Acres Nursery & Supply offers over 30 varieties. Read on for a few tips about growing citrus. 
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Elephant Ear Plant

Plants Around Pools

When planting around swimming pools, consider plants that have non-irritating foliage, do not attract a lot of bees, can tolerate some light foot traffic, and are not so messy that they require additional maintenance. Here are some options...
 
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