Dig into Spring Ideas Fair is just what you need to get back into the groove of gardening for 2016- featuring inspirational demonstrations, Hot Buys plus exciting raffles and giveaways. The biggest attraction is always the educational seminars; free gardening wisdom from Sunset Western Gardens, the Sacramento chapter of the American Rose Society and other green industry experts.
The following workshops are taking place at the grand opening of our fifth location in Rocklin on Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, March 20. They are free, fun, and sure to get your thumb a little greener.
For more free educational gardening workshops, check out our Workshop Calendar.
Saturday, March 19th
9am • Love Your Low Water Lawn
If you love your lawn and don’t want to let it go- we’re here to help. There are less-thirsty grasses, efficient irrigation techniques and tools you can use to keep your lawn healthy using less water. Join Ron Silva from Delta Bluegrass company as he shows you how to maintain a lush, green lawn (without the guilt).
11am • Creative Containers with Sunset
Container gardening—it always looks beautiful in magazines, but it can be hard to know where to start to recreate the look. Janet Sluis from Sunset Western Gardens will inspire you with innovative techniques, new plant introductions and style tips to keep your pot-ups looking perfect all season long.
1pm • The Joy of Citrus
Low effort and high reward, citrus are the fruit trees that keep on giving. Learn which varieties thrive in the Sacramento region and how to care for them with Ed Laivo from the renowned Four Winds Growers.
3pm • Discovering Drip: Doable DIY
Drip irrigation is the solution to your watering woes–it’s the next best thing in maintaining a healthy landscape. Efficient, practical and less complicated than you might believe, Kyle Rose from Tempo has the answers to your toughest drip conundrums.
Sunday, March 20th
9am • Roses De-Mystified
Roses are red, orange, white, yellow and pink- and easier to grow than you might think! Charlotte Owendyk and Baldo Villegas from the Sacramento chapter of the American Rose Society know roses, and they’re happy to show you the ropes. Learn month-by-month maintenance, and which of the many varieties on the market thrive in our region.
11am • Succulent Success
Succulents and cacti are the hottest new trend in horticulture, and it’s not hard to see why. Easy to care for and rich in texture and color, these beautiful and practical perennials are popping up everywhere. Get the dirt on which succulents perform best where, and how to care for them with Matt Green from Matsuda’s Nursery.
1pm • Breaking Down Clay- Soil Solutions
When it comes to soil, you've got to work with what you've got, which usually means clay in our region. Healthy soil is the root of healthy plants, so whatever your soil problems are, Gisele Schoniger with G&B Organics can show you how to fix them.
3pm • Victorious Vegetables
There's nothing like the taste of vine-ripened tomatoes. Or, a zesty vinaigrette made with fresh herbs, drizzled over cucumbers just plucked from the garden. Bill Maynard with the American Community Gardening Associations can show you how to make your backyard-to-belly dreams come true.
Green Acres fourth annual Dig Into Spring Ideas Fair will take place at the grand opening of our fifth location:
Rocklin 5436 Crossings Drive
9am-5pm Saturday, March 19
9am-4pm Sunday, March 20