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Organic Fertilizers

With changing water cycles in California, gardeners are looking for waterwise options when it comes to fertilizers. And, when it’s hot, it’s important to use products that won’t burn. Organics fertilizers are gaining momentum because they help maintain beautiful gardens without using a lot of water. Read on to discover a few ways organic fertilizers help plants use less water.
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Succulent Succulents

Succulent Succulents

Summer Series 2020
Succulent Succulents
An Instagram Live Event!
Mark your calendar for our upcoming live event where we'll create with succulents and talk care tips. We'll show you how to serve up a sensational, smoky cocktail, and our guest DJ, Lani Love, will play a special mix to keep everyone on their feet. Browse the supply list so you have everything ready to create your own stunning succulent garden right along with us.
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Pineapple Guava

Drought Tolerant Plants

Did you know it can take two years for your plant to become drought tolerant? Your brand new plant has a very small root zone, and developing a much larger root zone happens in three steps: the first six months, the second six months, and forever after.

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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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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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Silver Grass 'Morning Light'

Grasses for the Masses

Have you considered adding ornamental grasses to your landscape? With so many varieties to choose from, you can select your favorites for container gardens and beds. Take a look at a few of our recommendations. 
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pink roses on white fence

Reimagine Your Landscape: English Style

We've created a twist on the English-style landscape, inspired by plants for our Mediterranean climate. Create a place to relax and admire nature, by incorporating groups of fragrant flowers planted among brick or cobblestone paths, small groupings of trees, and seating to admire birdbaths or small ponds. Check out our plant list for a water-wise English style garden.
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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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