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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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Create your own succulent pot-up

DIY: Create Your Own Succulent Pot-Up

A Succulent DIY Container Project In 5 Easy Steps! Even if you don’t have a green thumb, you can create your own succulent pot-up. All the succulents at our nurseries are suitable for the Greater Sacramento Area. Next time you’re in...

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Myrtle Crapes in a backyard

Why Crape Myrtles Take the Stage This Summer

A Popular Choice for Good Reason Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica), gets its name from the abundant spires of crepe-like flowers that it bears in the warm, summer months. These showy flowers combined with attractive bark, beautiful fall foliage, water-wise properties and high durability have made Crape Myrtles...

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Whitefly on leaf

Pest S.O.S. 12 Most Common Summer Pests Part 3

Gardeners water, feed, pinch, prune and putz so we can enjoy the fruits of our labornot to invite unwanted pests. Learn to identify and prevent some common summer garden pests: spider mites, sow bugs, stink bugs, whiteflies, yellowjackets, and budworms.
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Bug on a leaf

Pest S.O.S. 12 Most Common Summer Pests Part 2

Gardeners water, feed, pinch, prune and putz so we can enjoy the fruits of our labor–not to invite unwanted pests. Learn to identify and prevent four common summer garden pests: earwigs, Harlequin bugs, leaf miners, and voles.   Earwig Description: Approximately...

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Yellow flower

Pest S.O.S. 12 Most Common Summer Pests Part 1

Pests are prevalent in summer. Plant stress, abundant food and favorable breeding conditions give pests the advantage over the plants in your garden. The best method of treatment is prevention. Learn the 12 most common summer pests in gardens of...

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Organic Fertilizer

4 Ways Organic Fertilizers Help Plants Use Less Water

With changing water cycles in California, gardeners are looking for water-wise 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...

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Red orange rose

Get To Know Roses

An Introduction to Rose Varieties The universal appeal of roses comes from the many varieties, sizes, and colors available. From traditional red, pink, or white—to the more unusual lilac, yellow and even orange—there are many rose varieties that can be well-suited to most...

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Tropical plants

Tropical Style in Sacramento

We’ve got several plants that fit the bill for a tropical oasis in your yard so you can have the tropical style in Sacramento. We just need to be creative about where to plant them.  The challenge that most tropical...

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