The Great Rose Giveaway

Posted by Green Acres Nursery & Supply on Sep 21, 2016 2:22:48 PM

 

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Did you know we love our fans and followers? To say thank you, we are giving away free one gallon premium Proven Winners 'At Last' series roses exclusively to our followers and subscribers.  

Starting this Friday, September 23, 2016, come to any of our stores and mention the Proven Winners Rose Giveaway at the check stand, and we'll hand a free rose to you. No strings attached and no purchase necessary.  

Just our way of saying THANK YOU for following us!
 
One per customer while supplies last.

'At Last' Series Rose:

Features: Fragrant

Size: 30-36" (height and spread)

Shrub Type: Deciduous

Flower Color: Orange

Foliage Color/Shade: Dark Green

 

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Care & Planting Ideas:

This is considered an easy-care rose that defies conventional expectations of what a rose needs to thrive in a landscape.  

Quick Care Considerations:

  • Planting location: Full sun
  • Watering: Needs average water with good drainage
  • Pruning: Prune back one-third of its total height each spring, just as the buds begin to emerge on the stems. Cut just above a healthy thick bud, as these will produce the most vigorous growth. It can be fertilized at this time with an organic rose fertilizer like Bayer All-In-One Rose and Flower Food.

Companion Planting Ideas:

If planting in your landscape, this rose will look phenomenal with any low or sub-shrub planted in the foreground. Some evergreen companion planting ideas include Coprosma, Lavender, or Manzanita. When considering color options choose perennials with purple flowers to compliment the vibrant orange flowers.

Congratulations on your lovely 'At Last' rose...and, THANK YOU!



 

Topics: Roses, Events

Our Favorite Bulb Companions

Posted by Green Acres Nursery & Supply on Sep 14, 2016 4:07:17 PM

bulb_mix-1.jpgFall bulbs are the best investment you can make in your garden now, for colorful beds next spring. You don't need to dig a huge hole to plant them, and many varieties will naturalize in your garden and come back, putting on a more impressive show of flowers each year.

Try some of our favorite spring-blooming bulbs, and mix with companion plants that will make your bulbs stand out. 

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A rhizome that gives way to a clump of blue-green narrow foliage about two feet high and wide. Irises come in many shapes and sizes, and will naturalize well in our climate, gradually spreading each year. Every few years they need to be divided to flower vigorously year after year. Click here to learn more about the Bearded Iris varieties we carry. 

Colorful Companion Plants: Ornamental Grasses, California Poppies, Yellow Violas.

 

 

 

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A classic bulb which forms a narrow clump of blue-green foliage topped with cheerful cup-like flowers in the spring. Tulips require six to eight weeks of refrigeration before planting. The refrigeration simulates the winter dormancy that they would endure in their native climate. Tulips to not naturalize here, and are treated as an annual. For the best results, plant them en masse in groups of 12 or more. 

Colorful Companion Plants: Shasta Daisies, Forget-Me-Nots, Wallflower.

 

 

 

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The bright green strap-like foliage of this fall bulb is usually the first to pop up in the spring. Daffodils bear bright daisy-like flowers with a single cylindrical petal in the center called a corona. They can be white, yellow, peach, cream or many combinations thereof, and they are one of the most reliable bulbs to grow in the Sacramento Area. Daffodils will naturalize easily in your garden, putting on a more impressive display every year. 

Colorful Companion Plants: Delphinium, Ornamental Kale, Grape Hyacinth.

Bulb Planting Tip: The bulbs we carry come in packaging that takes the guess work out of planting; follow the simple instructions to know just how deep to plant, and the best distance and positioning. 

 

 

Topics: Bulbs, Fall, Perennials

Pass the Rhizomes Please...It's Fun to Share Bearded Iris

Posted by Green Acres Nursery & Supply on Sep 7, 2016 2:42:27 PM

 

It's a tradition to have customers come in for new colors of Bearded Iris each year, and, we get to hear about how they share divided rhizomes with family and friends! One customer comes to mind, who nurtures her Iris from her great grandmother's Bearded Iris that she planted before our customer was born. 

With Just a Little Know-How, You Can Grow Bearded Iris for Generations to Come

Bearded Iris are native to Central and Southern Europe. The word "Iris" means “Rainbow” in Greek—which makes sense—as there is Bearded_Iris_Goldkist_CUST-112919-edited.jpgliterally every color of the rainbow available in Iris rhizome form.

A show-stopper after tulips, daffodils are finished blooming, Bearded Iris bloom late spring through summer, depending on the cultivar, and offer a dramatic show of four-to-eight-inch flowers. 

What's a Rhizome?
A Rhizome is a long, bumpy root, that likes to be exposed slightly above the soil, and grows horizontally. From the rhizome, the Iris shoot up.   

Let's Talk Falls, Beards, and Fans
The Bearded Iris flowers are composed of three flower parts that droop downwards and are commonly called “falls”. The common name of the Bearded Iris comes from the “beards” that appear on each of the falls of the flower. The leaves look like, and are often called, "fans". 

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A Little Sun, A Little Water, and A Little Amendment
Bearded Iris only do well in a sunny location—at least six hours of direct sun each day—like western or southern exposure. The rhizomes love well-drained soil. If your soil is too compact and mostly clay, simply mix a soil amendment into your beds—GreenAll FirMulch™ or G&B Organics® Planting Compost—at least six inches deep.  Bearded Iris will rot in heavy wet clay soils!

Planting Tips

  1. Plant rhizomes September through early November. After that, they are not likely to be very successful.
  2. Plant bulbs 12-18 inches apart. Allow for your plants grow four inches to 48 inches tall.
  3. Barely cover the rhizome roots with soil. Planting rhizomes too deep will cause rot.
  4. Set the top of the rhizome so it is exposed to the sun. 
  5. Water newly planted rhizomes immediately. Once established, rhizomes can be watered less frequently.  Once established the eb-stone-ferts-bulb-box.pngplants will thrive on less frequent, but deep watering. Avoid frequent, shallow watering, as it may cause rot.
  6. Fertilize three times a year:
    1. After green growth appears—late winter or early spring—apply bulb food or an organic all purpose fertilizer. 
    2. After the plant blooms again with either bulb food or organic all purpose fertilizer. 
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  7. Divide every three or four years when the rhizomes become overcrowded.  Dividing helps maintain healthy plants, which keeps them blooming. Simply dig them up, cut into sections with a sharp knife, and replant individually or in groups. 
  8. Deadhead old flowers so the plant will shift energy to making new rhizomes for next season's bloom.

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Bearded Iris Make Nice Companions

When selecting companion plants for your Bearded Iris, be sure to include water-wise options that require drier soils and sunny locations. Perfect companion plants are Echinacea, Coreopsis, Santolina, Lavender, Gaillardia, Gaura, Rudbeckia, and many grasses. 

Iris grow in most locations in the United States, and make a great legacy gift you can pass on for generations. Nothing is prettier that a garden of different Iris cuttings in all the colors of the rainbow.





2016 Iris Selections Available at All Five Green Acres Nursery & Supply Locations:  Bearded_Iris_Jurassic_Park_CUST-161696-edited.jpg

We carry the largest variety of Van Bloem Gardens® bulbs in Northern California.

Best Bet – Dark blue/white

Chasing Rainbows – light lavender with yellow accents

City Lights – Blue with white splotch

Clarence – Sky Blue and white

Concertina – White with light blue accents

Earl of Essex – Dark blue and white

Feedback – Dark purple with white splotches

Firebreather – Orange

Goldkist – White with a kiss of gold

Harvest of Memories – Chiffon yellow

Jurassic Park – Deep yellow and dark purple

Mariposa Autumn – Dark lavender and white

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Our Plant Pick: Lavender 'Meerlo'

Posted by Green Acres Nursery & Supply on Sep 6, 2016 10:21:29 AM

Our Plant Pick: Lavender 'Meerlo'

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Lavender is the perennial that has it all: beauty, function, and impressive garden performance. It's naturally well-adapted to our Mediterranean climate, and it's drought tolerant too! However, with so many species and varieties on the market, it can be hard to know which lavender is right for you. 

Julianne_Meerlo_Lavender-020729-edited.jpgIf you're looking for a lavender with fragrance, resilience and a little extra pizzazz look no further than Lavender 'Meerlo', a Sunset Western Garden Collection exclusive. It's unusual ruffled foliage with cream variegation forms a mound about 3' high and 2-3' wide, and, it's evergreen, providing year 'round interest. One of the most attractive mosquito-repelling plants that we carry, 'Meerlo' would be an ideal "thriller" plant for a mosquito-repelling container garden, along with Lemon Thyme and Ageratum. 

It's Julianne's plant pick because:

"This is the best-smelling lavender we have, and the bright foliage contrasts well against other plants."

 

 Looking for more beautiful plants which deter pests?

Mosquito Repelling Plants

 

Topics: Mosquito Repelling, Lavender

Are You a Friend of the Fig?

Posted by Green Acres Nursery & Supply on Aug 31, 2016 5:05:59 PM

Fig.jpgFigs are an unusual fruit (technically an inverted flower) with a rich history, earning notoriety in many cultures around the world. Legend has it that citizens of ancient Athens called themselves philosykos which literally translates to 'friend of the fig'.  Who wouldn't want to be a philosykos- figs are an excellent source of dietary fiber, antioxidants and essential vitamins.

Figs require full sun, and will tolerate almost any soil type. They're drought tolerant, but produce a better crop with regular irrigation. If unpruned, they can reach 15 feet high and wide, but they can be kept to six feet with regular pruning*. There are even some dwarf varieties that grow well in a pot. Fig trees are perfectly adapted to our Mediterranean climate and extremely prolific, your family and friends are sure to flock to your home when fig season rolls around late summer through autumn. Figs may mean farewell to summer, but with an abundance of these delicious fruit to snack on, who cares?

Here are some of our favorite fig varieties**, and some tantalizing recipes to try too...

Black Mission - Purplish-black skin with strawberry-colored pulp and luscious flavor, this variety is a farmer's market favorite. Delicious when eaten fresh, dried or preserved.

Brown Turkey - Plump fruit with brown skin and pink flesh. Sweet, rich flavor is best enjoyed fresh.

Kadota - Large fruit with light greenish-yellow skin and amber flesh, sometimes referred to as a "white" fig. Scrumptious when eaten fresh, dried or preserved. 

Panache/Tiger - A fancy fig indeed! This variety boasts stylish yellow stripes on green flesh which contrasts beautifully with the crimson pulp. 

Violette de Bordeaux - This dwarf variety stays small, but the fruit still packs a punch. Small to medium purple fruit with deep red strawberry flesh and tasty fresh or dried. 

*Be sure to wear gloves when harvesting or pruning figs, as the trees produce a sap which can be mildly irritating to the skin. 

**Inventory changes throughout the season, please contact the stores for current availability. 

Visit our Fresh Eats board on Pinterest for some delectable fig recipes to try this fall: Phenomenal Fig Recipes

 Do you love to grow your own? Check out more of   Our Favorite Fruit Trees

Topics: Edibles, Fruit Trees, Drought Tolerant, Fall, Mediterranean

Our Top 5 Outdoor Patio Furniture Brands & Their Specialties

Posted by Kellie Natoli on Aug 26, 2016 1:30:00 PM

 


When customers come in our store they’re usually unfamiliar with the Outdoor Living brand names. Here’s a little tutorial on the top five brand names in outdoor patio furniture, many of which began in California in the 1950’s. All brands offer a variety of seating options including, dining sets, lounge pieces, deep seating, and more. With these five manufacturers you’ll receive the best quality for outdoor furniture on the market– pieces that will last a lifetime! 



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1.  Tropitone®, the essence of quality Outdoor Living furniture. 

Specialty: Powder Coated Aluminum & Patterned & Cast Aluminum

The Tropitone® name has been around since 1954 and was founded on a blend of comfort and style. In the 1960’s Tropitone® started a revolution by breaking away from the traditional wood furniture and moving to powder coated aluminum. Utilizing a multi-step wash process, they created a longer lasting finish than other materials under any environmental conditions. They offer nearly any color you can imagine, from contemporary finishes to an antique look, finding the perfect color and finish is easy with Tropitone®. 

Resources: Check out their cool Swatch Book where you can see the endless combinations available.

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2.  Patio Renaissance is built to last.  

Specialty: Weather Wicker

Patio Renaissance is known for using strong aluminum frames, and hand woven techniques.  Specializing in weather wicker, Patio Renaissance uses the highest quality polyethelyne pellets developed by ExxonMobile, BP Global, and Formosa Plastics®. Polyethelyne is mixed with UV stabilizers and anti-aging compounds to protect against the elements. Synthetic products allow for an extended product life, along with a variety of colors.

Resources: Take a look at the large selection of appealing weather wicker weaves and finishes available online and in our stores.

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3.  Kingsley-Bate™, a thought leader in the world of Outdoor Living.  

Specialties: Teak, Stainless Steel and Weather Wicker

Consistently listed as a top-selling line by retailers in Casual Living Magazine’s feature “Hot Sellers.”  All of their materials are responsibly sourced. When it comes to teak they use only carefully harvested Javanese and Burmese teak. While their cornerstone designs were teak, they have expanded to incorporate the finest quality designs in stainless steel and weather wicker.

Resources: Product specs and FAQ’s for Kingsley-Bate™ furniture.

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4.   Gloster, contemporary-styled teak & woven furniture for indoor and outdoor use. 

Specialty: Teak & woven furniture

Gloster, a world-renowned retailer that’s been around since 1960, started by a band of entrepreneurs and designers.  Gloster’s teak is responsibly sourced teak from over 30 established farms in Java. Gloster and fine craftsmanship go hand-in-hand. Their furniture is not the result of random mass production—human hands have created every rounded corner and every joint—and high quality furniture is the result.  With a Gloster teak set, you will buy it now and still love it in 20 years; there is a reason teak has been the benchmark material for outdoor furniture for over 700 years.

Resources: From Seed to Seat. See Gloster’s sustainable harvesting practices for its beautiful teak furniture.

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5.  Brown Jordan®, named the #1 Outdoor Living furniture brand.* 

Specialties: Aluminum and vinyl lace designs

With their roots in Pasadena, California, Robert Brown & Hubert Jordan started the company in 1954 with the desire to make exclusive all-weather outdoor furniture. They’ve been recognized as innovators in the industry by bringing styles like the tubular aluminum and vinyl lace designs, called ‘Leisure.’ With over 30 different collections there is a style for every taste. 

Resources:  Find specific sets that fit your tastes with their style generator.

  * Source:  Patio Productions.com 2014 customer survey.



When you’re looking for beautiful outdoor patio furniture to last a lifetime, look no further than Green Acres Nursery & Supply with Outdoor Living departments in Elk Grove, Folsom & Rocklin.

 

 

Get more inspiration for customizing your Outdoor Living space!  
Design Tips



 

Topics: Outdoor Living, Outdoor Entertaining, Patio Furniture Brands, Patio Furniture

Canine Crusaders 2016

Posted by Green Acres Nursery & Supply on Aug 14, 2016 7:32:20 AM

Green Acres' 7th Annual Dog Days of Summer event August 12-14!

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Dog Days of Summer is not just a sneaky way to lure you and your dog into the nursery so we can pamper your adorable furry friends. It's also our way of showing some love to the local animal organizations! These hard-working, dedicated people improve our lives through the training, rescuing, fostering, and caring for dogs all over the Sacramento Area, so stop by one of our five locations August 12-14 to say 'Hi'!

One More Dog Rescue 

This rescue organization located in Lincoln has a mission: find loving homes for every animal in their care, saving them from euthanasia. With over one thousand dogs saved so far, we think they're doing a fantastic job. 

Rocklin, Saturday 8/13 10am-2pm 


NorCal Bully Breed Rescue 

Nobody loves pit bulls the way that NorCal Bully Breed Rescue does! This foster-based nonprofit rescue organization takes in unwanted, stray and medically compromised dogs that would otherwise be euthanized. Their volunteers spend the time, money and effort to get these dogs healthy and find them loving homes. 

Rocklin, Sunday 8/14 10am-2pm 


RedRover 

Founded in 1987, RedRover's mission is to bring animals out of crisis and strengthen the bond between people and animals through emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance and education. 

Sacramento, Saturday 8/13 10am-2pm 


Placer SPCA 

Founded in 1973, Placer SPCA is one of the largest nonprofit animal organizations in the area, and plays a very active role in enhancing the lives of animals in our community. Their mission is to find homes for every adoptable animal, make sure lost animals are reunited with their owners, and provide affordable spay and neuter services. 

Rocklin, Saturday 8/13 10am-2pm  


Happy Tails Animal Sanctuary 

Happy Tails Animal Sanctuary is a no-kill animal rescue organization, dedicated to improving the lives of homeless and abused animals throughout the Sacramento area.  Learn about volunteer opportunities and their adoption and rescue programs and meet some foster dogs!

Sacramento, Saturday 8/13  from 10am-2pm 


NorCal Cocker Rescue 

NorCal Cocker Rescue saves Cocker Spaniels from being euthanized at shelters all over Northern California. Meet lovable dogs available for adoption, and grab some volunteer information. 

Folsom, Saturday 8/13 from 11am-2pm 


Sacramento SPCA 

The Sacramento SPCA is here to foster a loving and compassionate community for animals and people by providing assistance, creating lifelong relationships and saving lives. Find your match with dogs available for adoption, and learn about the various programs provided by the shelter. 

Sacramento, Saturday 8/13 from 10am-2pm  


Sacramento Independent Animal Rescuers (SIAR) 

SIAR is a nonprofit animal rescue whose focus is to aid stray, abandoned and neglected animals. Once healthy, their mission is to place these animals in loving, responsible homes. Buy a shaved ice treat from Snowie King at our Roseville location on Saturday, 8/13 and 20% of your purchase will be donated to help Sacramento independent Animal Rescuers!

Roseville, Saturday 8/13 10am-2pm 


Elk Grove PD Animal Services 

The City of Elk Grove's Animal Services department provides field coverage seven days a week to help stray, neglected and abused animals. They educate about responsible pet ownership and reduce animal overpopulation.  As an added bonus, they will be offering free microchipping at their booth during the event!

 
Do you think your pooch is the cutest? Submit a pic of your dog enjoying the garden for a chance to win a $100 Green Acres gift card!
Dog Days Photo Contest

Topics: Summer, Green Acres Events, Events, Dog Friendly, Dog Days of Summer

Our Plant Pick: Hydrangeas

Posted by Green Acres Nursery & Supply on Jul 21, 2016 3:57:22 PM

Our Plant Pick: Hydrangeas

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Nothing compares to Hydrangeas. They are the most versatile plant you can grow in the shade, ranging from small to large shrubs, climbing vines, and even patio trees. Showy bracts surround inconspicuous flowers which bloom throughout the spring, lasting much longer than most flowers do as it is bracts, as opposed to the petals, that are colorful. These flowers can be quite diverse as well, from lacecap varieties to multi-colored flowers and even reblooming varieties such as the Endless Summer® and Let's Dance® series.  

luisa_lauren_hydrangea-793709-edited.jpgIn the Sacramento Area, Hydrangeas are comfortable in a little morning sun, but no late afternoon sun. They thrive in rich soil, well-mulched to a depth of two-to-three inches. This showy shrub is also unique in that its flowers change color in reaction to the the acidity (pH) of the soil, except white varieties which stay white. If you're soil is acidic, the flowers will lean towards blue,  if it's alkaline, the flowers will be pink. To change the color of your Hydrangeas flowers in spring, you must feed them the previous fall with an amendment that alters pH. Try E.B. Stone Cottonseed Meal for blue, and E.B. Stone Naturals Agricultural Lime to go pink. Most Hydrangeas should be pruned after they've finished blooming, but no later than mid-August. This is because they bloom on old wood, and if you prune them late in the year, it may be at the expense of next year's flowers. Reblooming varieties such as the Endless Summer® and Let's Dance® series bloom on both old and new wood, so they can be trimmed any time. 

Luisa and Lauren love Hydrangeas because:

"The flowers are enormous, sometimes reaching ten inches across, and they can bloom for months!"

 Want more flowers that look fabulous in bouquets?  Cut-Flower Gardening

Topics: Shrubs, Summer, Flowers for Shade, Hydrangeas

Design Inspiration for Our Mediterranean Climate

Posted by Green Acres Nursery & Supply on Jul 7, 2016 11:11:34 AM

Rethinking Your Yard? Let's Get Growing for The Changing California Landscape.

Each one of our CA Landscape 2.0 design templates was inspired by popular styles of landscaping with a focus on water-wise plant selectionsstylish accessories and efficient irrigation. Because we are a local, independent, family-owned garden center with established roots in the Sacramento Area, we've got a pretty good idea of what grows well in our area. Our plant options are not limited to what we showcase in the designs–we offer many substitutions to make sure your landscape reflects your style. 

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Inspired by the incredibly diverse plant life native to California, this template incorporates a diverse mix of native and non-native flowering plants, sure to attract beneficial wildlife. The most plant-packed design of the series, this one is for those who enjoy sitting in the garden, watching the birds, bees and other pollinators play.

Finishing touches: Bird baths, hummingbird feeders, pots filled with seasonal flowers, and a comfy chair for wildlife-watching.

 

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Sure to appeal to those with simple, elegant style, the contemporary landscape focuses on sculptural plants and clean lines for a modern feel. Bold accents such as slate contrast strikingly with textural plants like Acacia 'Cousin Itt'. The contemporary landscape is the perfect backdrop to an outdoor dinner party on a summer evening. 

Finishing touches: Refined pottery in eye-catching colors, a soothing fountain, and a modern outdoor dining set. 

 

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A play off the formal style of traditional English gardens, this design balances structure and whimsy in true California fashion. With brilliant perennials popping up behind neat hedges, this landscape manages to look both clean and casual. If you love to entertain friends in your outdoor living space, this is the design for you. 

Finishing touches: Clever container gardens, bird baths, and a bistro set complete with umbrella. 

 

 

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Mediterranean 

Perfectly adapted to the many Mediterranean style homes in our area, the Mediterranean design invokes the rolling hills of Tuscany right in your own yard. Think colorful low-maintenance plants with casual chic pottery, cool colors and neutral earth tones to tie it all together. This design is for those who want the appearance of a well-kept yard without all the work. 

Finishing touches: Iron patio furniture, a soothing water feature, the scent of fresh herbs, and large terra cotta pottery with citrus patio trees. 

 

 

 

Ready to get started? Click the button below to learn more!

 

  CA Landscape 2.0

Topics: Native Plants, Waterwise, Outdoor Living, Planning Your Landscape, Drought Tolerant, Low maintenance, pollinators, Decorating

Why Pollinators are the Bomb

Posted by Kellie Natoli on Jun 24, 2016 2:11:08 PM

We've spent this week celebrating pollinators...  

Birds, bats, bees, butterflies, beetles, and other small mammals that pollinate plants are included in this group of amazing beings.  Thank you for your enthusiasm celebrating National Pollinator Week from June 20- June 24, 2016.  In case you missed it, learn why we think so highly of pollinators.

The main reasons why pollinators are the bomb:

  • Pollinators provide pollination services to over 180,000 different plant species and more than 1200 crops.  That means pollinators are responsible for 1 out of 3 bites of food we take each day. 
  • Pollinating animals travel from plant to plant carrying pollen on their bodies in a vital interaction that allows the transfer of genetic material critical to the reproductive system of most flowering plants.
  • Pollinators provide pollination services to over 180,000 different plant species and more than 1200 crops.
  • If we want to talk dollars and cents, pollinators add 217 billion dollars to the global economy.
  • Honey bees alone are responsible for between 1.2 and 5.4 billion dollars in agricultural productivity in the United States.
  • Pollinators support healthy ecosystems that clean the air, stabilize soils, protect from sever weather, and support other wildlife.

 

Enjoy these photos of beautiful pollinators throughout our nursery.
#pollinatorweek #pollination #Sacramentonursery


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The infamous Buckeye Butterfly.  One of the most prominent and common butterflies in Sacramento.  They keep our gardens pretty and our tomato plants producing fruit.  

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One of the beetles that pollinates...a lady beetle or lady bug to be exact.  Did you know that lady beetles also eat aphids?  They can eat upwards of 100 aphids per day!  

 

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This photo was snapped by one of our favorite patio personnel, Deborah at our Elk Grove store.  She has a keen eye for insects, since her background is in entomology.

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 Yes, according to the Native Bee Conservancy, even frogs can be considered pollinators.  Do you see him?  Hopping from one plant to another he deposits pollen can be a pollinating powerhouse.

 

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Butterfly on, that's right, you guessed it, BUTTERFLY Bush!  Any variety of Buddleia is a butterfly magnet.  Buddleia = Butterflies

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And of course the most popular type of pollinator, the bee.  First stop, hydrangea, and hopefully it's next stop is our veggie garden.

 


Thanks for celebrating National Pollinator Week with us this week.  We hope that you learned a thing or two about these beautiful and essential creatures in our habitat.  Without them, we'd surely be hungry, or at least lack much of the variety of fruits and veggies available to us in California.  

If you already have a pollinator habitat, consider registering it with the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge to help the cause.  If you would like more pollinators in your yard, next time you're thinking of what to plant, give a nod to a pollinator and plant something to keep them coming back.  
 

Interested in plants that attract pollinators seasonally?
download our guide!

 

Pollinator Plants



 **Credits**
Thank you to Pollinator.org for some interesting statistics about pollinators.  Thank you to Ashley and Deborah from our stores for your stellar photos.

Topics: Flowers, Butterflies, pollinators, Bees, Million Pollinator Garden Challenge

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