Citrus: Winter Sunshine for Sacramento

Posted by Green Acres Nursery & Supply on Nov 30, 2016 3:21:06 PM

Winter's here, which means saying goodbye to the sunshine for awhile, but that's no reason to feel sad! Citrus is in its prime now, and anyone who has grown their own Citrus can tell you that first, sweet, tart bite is the closest thing you'll find to sunshine in the winter time. 

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Dwarf vs. Standard 
We primarily stock dwarf Citrus because they're easier to maintain at 8-12' tall than standard varieties. The quality and size of the fruit is exactly the same, the difference is the trees have been grafted onto dwarfing rootstock, preventing them from reaching the standard size of 30'.  Always wanted to grow Citrus in containers? Dwarf varieties are the way to go!

Did you know that Citrus is one of the few fruits that produces nearly year 'round? Depending on the variety, you can harvest Citrus anytime and there are plenty of varieties to choose from!

Here are some of our favorites*

Sweet Orange

Cara Cara Pink Navel 
Usual Fruit Season: Fall/Winter
This early-ripening navel orange has unusual pink-tinged flesh and a rich, sweet flavor. 
Washington Navel
Usual Fruit Season: Winter
California's famous winter-ripening orange. Sweet, seedless fruit ripens ten months from its bloom time in Spring. 

Lemon

Improved Meyer 
Usual Fruit Season: Fall/Spring
This hybrid is a cross between a lemon and a mandarin, improved by Four Winds Growers in the 1950's. The result is a slightly sweet, fragrant, thin-skinned fruit which is favored among gourmet chefs. 

Eureka
Usual Fruit Season: Fall/Spring
A traditional tart lemon that bears large fruit with thick skin and a bright, piquant flavor. Once established, it can produce fruit year 'round. 

 

Mandarin

Clementine
Usual Fruit Season: Winter
Also known as Algerian Mandarin, Clementines are a sweet, slightly tart, seedless variety. They were discovered by French missionary Marie-Clément Rodier in North Africa over 100 years ago.

Fun Fact: Cuties® Mandarins found in supermarkets come from two varieties: W. Murcott (late winter-early spring) and Clementines (fall-winter). 

 

Owari Satsuma
Usual Fruit Season: Dec/Jan
One of the hardiest varieties, Satsumas are coveted for their juicy, sweet, seedless fruit in an easy-to-peel package. This variety is popular for canning, the fruit has a rich, intense flavor. 

 

 

 

 

Clementine, Mandarin, Tangerine...What's the Difference? Clementines and Tangerines are varieties of Mandarins, and the names are often used interchangeably. Clementines are very sweet, seedless and easy-to-peel.  Tangerines are slightly more tart, and usually have seeds. 

Lime

Bearss Seedless
Usual Fruit Season: Fall
True lime with classic tart flavor, green rind and flesh. Produces larger fruit than Mexican lime, nearly year 'round. 

Mexican/Key
Usual Fruit Season: Fall
Small rounded fruit has a complex tropical flavor, which adds exciting tang to drinks and desserts. This variety is especially tender, be sure to protect from frost.


If you are lucky enough to already have one of these delicious fruit trees in your yard, be sure to protect them from frost in the chilly months ahead! Learn more below...

Frost Cloth Guide

 *Selection varies throughout the season, call one of our five locations for current availability. 

Topics: Winter, Fruit Trees, Citrus

Unique Houseplant Projects

Posted by Green Acres Nursery & Supply on Nov 22, 2016 11:49:32 AM

Gardening becomes a bit of a challenge in the winter months. The plants are dormant, the weather is chilly and the soil is unworkable. Whatever is a plant nerd to do? Indoor gardening of course!

 

Here are some of our favorite fun houseplant projects to keep the winter blues at bay. 


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Tillandsia (Air Plants)

Unusual, easy, eye-catching, these are all words to describe the air plant. Although they look more like aliens than plants, they are actually epiphytes native to South America.

Design Tip

The best part about Tillandsia* is their versatility, they can be suspended like ornaments, encapsulated in glass globes or nestled into a festive centerpiece. The possibilities are endless!

Learn More About Tillandsia 

 

 

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Bonsai

The word "Bonsai" in Japanese literally translates "tray planting", so almost anything can be a bonsai. It's the art of dwarfing a plant in a small container, and maintaining it through careful pruning, watering and fertilizing. 

Design Tip

For a festive winter centerpiece, try decorating an evergreen bonsai with ornaments, like the Christmas tree pictured, courtesy of the Sacramento Bonsai Club

 

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Succulents 

Succulents lend themselves well to miniature gardens because they root easily from cuttings; just break off a piece, plop it in a pot with E.B. Stone Cactus Mix, water, and wait. Succulents are best in bright light (within four feet of a window) and after the initial planting, water them only when the soil is dry to the touch.

Design Tip

Succulents make beautiful "living walls" - simply stick cuttings into a vertical surface with a medium like moss, secure using wire and mist occasionally. 

 

 

 

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Fairy gardening is a catch-all term for crafting a tiny landscape with an enchanting fantasy feel. In many ways it's similar to bonsai, you're seeking to create a garden in a confined space, and the limit is your imagination. Accessories like the mushrooms pictured help define your fairy garden, so be sure to stop by our Garden Décor* section. 

 

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Design Tip

Don't just fall for flowers, there are many petite foliage plants that look quite charming nestled into a terrarium or container garden. 

Learn More About Fairy Gardens 

* Not available at our Sacramento location. 

Curious about more creative ways to bring the outdoors in this winter?

Check out our  DIY Inspiration




Topics: Winter, Air Plants, Airplants, Tillandsia, Decorating, Pot-Ups, Succulents

Our Plant Pick: Camellias

Posted by Green Acres Nursery & Supply on Nov 10, 2016 10:11:24 AM

Our Plant Pick: Camellias

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Camellias are a hardy evergreen shrub native to eastern and southern Asia. They have a long history of cultivation there, as the leaves of one species - Camellia sinensis - are harvested to produce tea. Ornamental varieties such as the Japanese (Camellia japonica) and Sun (Camellia sasanqua) are commonly found in the United States, although there is nothing common about the beauty and diversity offered by this flowering shrub. 

GA_FOL_Janet-Camellia-s-WEB-658155-edited.jpgCamellia flowers come in six forms: anemone, formal double, peony, rose-form double, semi-double and single. These flowers come in white, pink, red or a combination thereof resulting in dozens of unique varieties. Sacramento is the Camellia Capital of the World, if you walk around the grid this winter you may be graced by the sight of 15-foot-tall camellia shrubs in bloom, some of them over 100 years old.

Despite their delicate appearance, Camellias are actually very resilient. They thrive in our climate when planted in rich, acidic soil with afternoon shade. Starting in late summer, fertilize with a low nitrogen fertilizer such as E.B. Stone Ultra Bloom to encourage cold hardiness and maximum flowering. Clean up flowers that have fallen to reduce your risk of petal blight, a fungal disease which causes rust-colored spots on petals. After bloom, prune to shape and fertilize again with E.B. Stone Azalea & Camellia food. 

Janet's plant pick is Camellias because:

"The sasanqua varieties start blooming in the fall, and then the japonicas go all the way through spring, keeping color in the garden all winter long."

Are you looking to keep your garden colorful this season? Check out some cool-season container ideas  Winter Container Ideas

 

Topics: Fall Shrubs, Winter, Flowers, Shrubs, Planting Ideas, Flowers for Shade, Camellias

Challenge Your Gardening Status Quo with 5 Bulb Recipes

Posted by Green Acres Nursery & Supply on Oct 25, 2016 12:04:21 PM

Every spring and fall bulbs arrive, and not to brag, but we've been told by our bulb suppliers that we have the most extensive bulb selection on the West Coast. Right in your own backyard, Sacramento.    

Bulbs...they are lumpy, bumpy, and downright ugly sometimes. But once planted under six inches of soil, add a little water, sunshine, and time, these bulbs turn into something magical. The flowers grown from bulbs brighten your garden and your spirits to let you know spring is on its way. 

If you are a novice gardener, you may not know there are two seasons to plant bulbs. First, fall bulb planting season is the end of August- November. If planted correctly, fall bulbs will bloom in late winter or early Spring. And, they are the most popular, probably because they include very recognizable varities like Tulips, Daffodils & Irises. Secondly, spring bulbs are planted in late winter and bloom in early summer.     

daydream_tulip_from_the_biking_gardener-783626-edited.jpgLet's talk fall bulbs in three settings. Once you choose your desired setting, you can pick one of our bulb recipes for a perfect fall planting weekend project.

Settings:

  • Plant bulbs in a container and plant winter annuals right on top of the bulbs. That way, you don't have to stare at bare soil for five months. As the plants emerge, they will compliment the colorful annuals and create a beautiful bouquet-filled container.
  • Plant bulbs within your borders, or intermixed with other perennials and shrubs for added color in spring.
  • Planting a container of 100% bulbs. You could tuck this container out of the way until they start blooming.  

 


Bulb Recipes

1. 'Daydream' Hybrid Tulips + Forget-me-nots

Hybrid tulips are the tallest and largest flowering tulips.  Best for cutting! The 'Daydream' Tulip opens yellow to orange. It pairs incredibly well with the vibrant blue of Forget-me-nots. With Hybrid Tulips, they need to be chilled in order to bloom. In our mild climate, it doesn't get cold enough for long enough, so pop these in the fridge for six weeks before planting.

2. 'Blue Parrot' Tulip + Purple Violas

Parrot Tulips are known for their spectacular ruffled and feathery edges. The 'Blue Parrot' tulip has mauve-ish blue flowers and 18" long stems. Try planting bulbs shoulder to shoulder in a 16-18" pot. Or plant them with a little more space in between and then plant those purple violas right on top! Come spring, your container will beshutterstock_187005626 red white tulip muscari pot container CUST-299504-edited.jpg overflowing with blooms.

3. Narcissus 'Salome' + Frostkiss 'Penny's Pink' Hellebore

Narcissus (Daffodil) 'Salome' is in one of the most popular classes of daffodils because of it's large, vibrant center cups. Narcissus is a welcome addition to borders, beds, containers, rock gardens, under deciduous trees and natural areas in the landscape. It's recommended to plant in groupings of at least six bulbs together to make an impact. Plant near a front door with a grouping of Narcissus 'Salome' with Frostkiss 'Penny's Pink' Hellebore for a stunning combination.

4. White Ranunculus + White Tulips + Grape Hyacinth

We got the recipe inspiration from wedding bouquets. There is something so pristine and fresh about pairing these flowers together. If mixing in a border, be sure to plan the Tulips in the back, the Ranunculus in the middle and the Grape Hyacinth (Muscari) in the foreground. You won't be disappointed with this recipe, especially if you like to cut for indoor bouquets.

shutterstock_424547380 daffodil tete bike tulip CUST-679284-edited.jpg5. 'Earl of Essex' Bearded Iris + Columbine + Lupine

The 'Early of Essex' Bearded Iris considered a "tall" Bearded Iris and is actually reblooming. Fun, right!? It's clean white petals are veined on the edges with violet markings and have a gentle and slight ruffling. Plant Columbine and Lupine next to your Bearded Iris for a look that is very much akin to being in a natural woodland setting. We love all the textures involved! This planting recipe would be best for a garden border.

These different recipes can be a jumping-off point for you to get out of the gardening rut of planting the same old things each year. Expand your horizons, grow as a gardener, and plant some bulbs this fall. A special thank you to Sunset Western Garden for bulb recipe inspiration.

 



Start your bulb garden this fall and when you least expect it...in the middle of winter these little bulbs with brighten up your garden and be a ray of sunshine for all who see them. Visit any of our store locations in Sacramento for hands-on help choosing bulbs. Happy planting!

 

Geek out on specific plant information for Irises, Tulips & Daffodils!

More About Bulbs  

Photo Credit: 'Daydream' Tulip from The Biking Gardener I  thebikinggardener.com 


 

Topics: Flowers, Cut Flower Garden, Bulbs, planting recipes, fall planting

The Best Artificial Christmas Trees in Sacramento

Posted by Green Acres Nursery & Supply on Oct 24, 2016 2:35:29 PM

 

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At Green Acres Nursery & Supply, we aim for premium quality.  We offer the highest quality plants, and new for 2016, the best in artificial Christmas Trees. In addition to our assortment of live and fresh cut Christmas trees, we've expanded our selection to artificial trees to meet customer demand.

These aren’t just any artificial trees, in fact, they are the most premium line for the price. We hand-picked the best from Holiday Concepts, based in North Carolina, and we're calling them Forever Green Christmas Trees. The details in shape, structure and presentation make these the most authentic artificial trees we’ve seen…and we should know, being tree experts ourselves.

The difference with Forever Green Trees, compared to mainstream artificial trees, is the impeccable attention to detail. The result is a more authentic and longer lasting tree. Trees are made with a mixture of polyethylene (PE) and PVC tips to present the most life-like trees in appearance and feel on the market. 

Our trees come pre-lit with clear or multi-colored lights perfectly placed to maximize the appearance of each tree. Setting up your tree takes about 15-20 minutes, and the only tool you’ll need is a pair of household scissors. Border Concepts has a detailed instructional video to help with setup and fluffing for best results. 

This season we are offering three different varieties of Forever Green Christmas Trees including Pine, Spruce and Fir, and a flocked Fir. Sizes ranging from 3’-9’ tall, with light counts ranging from 350 lights to 1600 lights.  Prices start at $60 and go to $595 for our largest and most brightly lit tree. You'll also find five types of pre-lit artificial wreaths, garland and other accessories.  Wreaths available in sizes of 24”, 30” & 60”.

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  1. Bedford Pine
  2. Slim Brookhaven Pine
  3. Flocked Hebron Fir
  4. Kent Spruce
  5. Melville Fir
  6. Broadview Pine
  7. Huntington Pine
  8. Ponderosa Pine

 Forever Green Wreaths & Accessories:

  1. Emerald Fir Wreath
  2. Lowell Wreath
  3. Swiss Pine Wreath
  4. Winchester Mixed Pine Wreath
  5. 9’ Lowell Garland
  6. 9’ Bayfield Mixed Pine Garland
  7. 28” Frick Pot Topper

 

Storage Tips:  Storing is easy. Each tree comes apart in sections and is best stored loosely packed in a cool and dry place.

Find the Forever Green Christmas Trees at our Folsom, Elk Grove, Rocklin and Roseville Green Acres Nursery & Supply locations.  Our Sacramento location has small, decorative trees available, due to their limited space. 

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Check out the Complete Variety and Price List:       Forever Green Christmas Trees

 And in usual Green Acres Nursery & Supply fashion, we are available for trouble-shooting support and for warranty assistance. The warranty process is simple and you can reach out to the manufacturer directly, or go through us. Please save your receipt to process warranty claims. Refunds on Forever Green Trees are not available after December 18, 2016.

 

Topics: Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees in Sacramento, artificial Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Christmas decor

Grow Local with G&B Organics

Posted by Green Acres Nursery & Supply on Oct 21, 2016 11:29:57 AM


Introducing our Grow Local blog series,  connecting you with the growers and vendors we've selected to provide you with the
highest quality plants and products in the gardening marketplace. 

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Green Acres Nursery & Supply is a family-owned and operated local independent garden center, so it's important to us to support our community. We carefully vet our vendors and growers, so you'll have the highest quality plants and products to grow your green thumb. With five locations in the greater Sacramento area, we want to cultivate gardening enthusiasts in our region and keep our community growing strong. 

  

Meet G&B Organics

G&B Organics is part of the Kellogg's Garden Products line-up and have had roots in Southern California for over 90 years. A family-owned and operated company spanning four generations, they have been hugely influential in agriculture and horticulture in California and across the United States. Although they are a national brand, they still maintain their humble roots and continue to support the community by donating a portion of their profits to school gardens. We like that!

In 1999, Kellogg bought Cascade Forest Products, located in Northern California which they used to expand into the G&B Organics line of soil amendments and fertilizers. What sets G&B Organics apart, is their dedication to the quality of their logo-gborganics.pngproducts, which are certified by two independent organizations: the California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA) and the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI). This makes them the first, and only, soil manufacturer to have both certifications for their products, so we can trust their products are safe for organic gardening. 

Even if you're not a strictly-organic gardener, G&B Organics offers a wide variety of quality soils for potting or planting. Each soil amendment is specifically formulated to feed the microorganisms in your soil, building your soil's structure, texture & fertility.

Their potting soils for container gardening are inoculated with mycorrhizae, a beneficial fungi naturally found in soil which increases a plant's capacity to uptake water and nutrients. With natural ingredients such worm castings, bat guano, cotton seed meal and kelp meal, you can be sure that your plants have access to the full spectrum of micro and macro nutrients with G&B Organics soils. We know that's important.

 Want more great advice on growing from the ground up? 

Mulch 101

 

 

Topics: Soil, Organic, Compost, Soil Amendments

Four Reasons to Grow Veggies this Fall

Posted by Green Acres Nursery & Supply on Oct 5, 2016 5:40:57 PM


lettuce2.jpgSacramento is blessed with a long, hot summers and mild, temperate winters, meaning we can grow our own year 'round. 

However, most home gardeners forget about the delicious, nutritious and hardy vegetables which thrive when the temperatures drop.

Here are four compelling reasons to give cool-season veggies a try this fall!

 

 

Keep The Beds Clean 
Rather than letting your vegetable beds become overrun with weeds throughout the winter, try planting cool-season crops! If you are selective about crop-rotation, the quality of your soil can actually be improved by continuing to grow veggies during the winter months. Click the button below to learn more about how to rotate your crops to maximize your yield. 

Crop Rotation 101

They're Easy Peasy 
Cooler temperatures means fewer pests, making it easier to maintain your garden organically. Slugs and Snails are usually the biggest culprit for crop damage in the winter, and they can be easily controlled by lining your beds or containers with copper tape. You'll find copper tape in the Garden Solutions department of any Green Acres Nursery & Supply. 

Nutritious & Delicious
Leafy greens such as Kale, Swiss Chard and Spinach are high in vitamins and antioxidants, boosting your immunity through the cold & flu season. Cruciferous vegetables such as Broccoli, Cabbage and Brussel Sprouts contain a substance called glucosinolates, which have been found to reduce your risk for certain types of cancer. 

Fewer Food Miles 
Food miles are the distance that your food has traveled to get to you. By buying your veggies plants from your local nursery and growing them in your backyard, you are reducing the environmental impact of fuel consumption caused by transporting food long distances (AKA your "carbon footprint")

Green Acres Nursery & Supply sources all of our vegetables from local growers such as Eisley's Nursery in Auburn, Kawahara Nurseries in Morgan Hill and Fredriks Nursery in Ripon. By sourcing our vegetable starters locally, we are:

  • Helping sustain fellow independent nurseries in our local economy
  • Providing you with plants that are well-acclimated to the area
  • Ensuring that your veggie starters are fresh, giving them a head start in your garden

Ready to start growing your own?

Here's a list of what vegetables you can plant when for the Sacramento Area:

Veggie Calendar

Topics: What Can I Plant This Season?, Winter, Edibles, Veggies and Herbs, Fall Veggies, IPM, Fall

Quality Patio Furniture Sets in Sacramento for Under $1500

Posted by Kellie Natoli on Sep 28, 2016 1:01:29 PM

 


The beauty in shopping at a store like Nordstrom is you know that what you are about to buy will be quality. They don't mess around with cheap imitations. The same is true with Green Acres Nursery & Supply.  In our Outdoor Living departments we offer the best quality patio furniture, at the most reasonable prices, period.  We don’t raise prices, so we can lower them for a seasonal sale.

While we offer a wide selection of quality furniture at reasonable prices, our furniture is customizable. You’ll be inspired by what you see, and not limited by what we have in stock.  Choose the furniture you love and customize it with fabrics and materials that match your personality. One of our favorite new lines is SunVilla. SunVilla offers quality furniture for a price point around $1500 or less. These sets are built to last 10+ years, and you can customize by choosing your fabrics, finishes, chair type, table size & more Cushion fabrics are by Sunbrella® and come with a five-year limited warranty.  Giving you the ultimate in luxury and quality that stands the test of time.

SunVilla is leaps and bounds better than the brands you'll see in Sacramento for $799 at your nearest box store, or $1299 at your large warehouse retailer.  SunVilla uses the highest quality materials, which is why their sets are backed with an impressive warranty, including a 15-year frame warranty that covers any structural damage and protects your investment.  With SunVilla you won't be replacing it every four years when the cushions get saggy, the paint chips and sling back chair rips. It is made to withstand the elements and you have flexibility to choose your custom design so it will be an extension of your home's unique style. 


  

1.  SunVilla® Monaco Deep Seating & Dining Sets

The Monaco collection is inspired from European steel and mesh designs.  City or country, large or small space, any outdoor setting will do.  Trouble-free, low maintenance and simple storage, this design lives anywhere.

Resources: Take a look at the fabric and finishes available for Monaco on the SunVilla website.  Keyword-Euro Collection.

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2.  SunVilla® Laurel Dining Set

Steeped in tradition of classic elegance, the Laurel Collection brings you timeless pieces that pair well with most any style home in Sacramento.  Whether you have a large Mediterannean style property in Auburn or a classic Fabulous 40's home, the Laurel Collection is versatile.  

Taking inspiration from Ancient Rome with its rich, age-old bronzes, the beauty is in the unique cast details in a hand applied multi-step Copperhead Finish.  Comes in multiple sizes including 54" Round Aluminum Slat Top Table and two dining chair options (pictured).

Resources: See the fabrics and finishes available in the SunVilla Laurel Collection.  Visit Sunvilla's Facebook page to see more styles.Laurel_5pc_Dining_Set.jpg

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Looking for patio furniture to last a lifetime?  Green Acres Nursery & Supply offers the best quality plants and the best patio furniture in Sacramento.  Find our Outdoor Living Departments in Elk Grove, Folsom & Rocklin.

 

 

Be Inspired by Outdoor Design Ideas! 
Design Tips



 

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

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

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