Pruning 101

Posted by Green Acres Nursery & Supply on Feb 4, 2016 9:57:15 AM

pruning_woody_plants-resized-600-011342-edited.jpgPruning is the act of selectively trimming plant material in order to direct growth. This is done to promote better flowering or fruiting, accentuate a plants natural form or increase it's vigor. Everyone who gardens will eventually utilize pruning to maintain their plants health or appearance, so if you're uncertain about how to prune a specific plant visit one of our four locations and let us walk you through the process. Or, join us for one of our free weekend workshops:

Workshop Calendar

When is the best time to prune?

For the majority of plants, the best time to prune is in late winter to early spring. This is because a dormant plant is less likely to have a stress reaction to the removal of limbs and foliage. 

It's better to prune towards the end of the dormant season because:

  • Dense branches can help insulate a plant from frost damage, so you want to leave them on during the coldest parts of winter 
  • Late winter is right before new growth happens in spring, so a plant is ready to close off the wound as quickly as possible when it starts growing as soon as the weather warms up
  • Deciduous plants have no leaves, so it's easier to see their natural forms and access the branches which need to be pruned

Fruit trees, roses, perennials (such as lavender and sage), grasses and most shrubs are pruned at this time of year. Fruit trees and roses can be pruned in several different ways depending on their type, age and desired use. 

Click the link below for tips on pruning roses:

Pruning Roses

Click the link below for tips on pruning fruit trees for the home gardener:

Backyard Orchard Culture

There are some exceptions to the rule, some plants should not be pruned in late winter to early spring.

The following categories of plants should be pruned at different times of year:

  • Apricots and cherries are susceptible to fungal and bacterial infections, and open pruning wounds in cooler weather can exasperate the issue. They should both be pruned after fruiting in late summer or fall. 
  • Trees, shrubs and vines which bloom in spring are blooming on old wood, meaning wood that developed the previous year. As a general rule, any shrub or tree which blooms in spring should be pruned shortly after they've finished blooming. 
  • Hydrangeas- if you have an everblooming variety of Hydrangea such as the 'Endless Summer'® or 'Let's Dance'® series, they can be pruned throughout the year. The varieties which bloom annually shouldn't be pruned after mid-August. 

What types of pruning cuts are there?

Heading: Heading cuts prune away the tip of a branch, or it's terminal shoot. This is usually done to stop a branch from growing longer, and encourage bushy growth from lateral shoots. A heading cut on the main leader of a tree, is known as topping. Topping will stunt the tree from growing taller, and is not generally recommended. 

Blueberry_pruning-resized-600.jpgThinning: Thinning cuts (pictured) are where you select a lateral branch you would like to shorten, trace it back to it's point of origin, and cutting it off there. Thinning reduces size while maintaining a plant's natural form–ideal for pruning Japanese Maples. For plants which send up branches in a clumping pattern directly from the ground, the branch is traced back and cut at ground level. 

Shearing: Shearing is a type of pruning in which a lot of small branches are cut with "heading" cuts all at once, usually flush to the same level vertically or horizontally. Shearing encourages dense, uniform lateral growth for a neat and trimmed form–typically to maintain hedges and topiaries.

Note: Whenever shearing a hedge, always shear it at a slight angle like a pyramid, where the base is wider than the top, so that the top of the hedge doesn't cast shade and prevent light from reaching the lower branches. 

Pinching: Pinching is a way of preventing a bud from developing into a branch or flower. It is generally only done to new growth or herbaceous plants, anything soft enough to be severed with your fingers. This method is good for directing growth of young plants, and preventing flowering or fruiting. 

Topics: Winter, Tree, Shrubs, Pruning, Roses, Fruit Trees, Japanese Maples, Perennials

Weekend Workshops are Back!

Posted by Green Acres Nursery & Supply on Jan 15, 2016 2:50:54 PM

It's 2016 and we're help you to get growing in the right direction with free workshops Saturday morning at all four locations.

Workshop Calendar

Here's a sneak peek at some upcoming topics:

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Roses De-Mystified
1/16. 9am. Elk Grove, Roseville & Sacramento
1/23. 9am. Folsom, Roseville & Sacramento
Roses may look high-maintenance but they don't have to be. Get hands-on help from the experts at our Saturday workshops this month. 

As a bonus, we are hosting two exclusive workshops at Folsom and Elk Grove featuring guest speakers from the Sacramento chapter of the American Rose Society. Please RSVP for the guest speaker workshops below:

 

February Workshops

Prune Like a Pro
2/6. 9am. All Locations. 
Unsure where to begin with the annual pruning of your trees, shrubs, vines and perennials? Let us show you! Learn about best practices, tools of the trade and helpful maintenance tips. 

Starting from Seed
2/13. 9am. All Locations. 
Get a jump start on gardening this year by starting all your annuals, vegetables and herbs from seed. You'll learn best practices and helpful germination tips to get your garden off on the right foot. 

Roses De-Mystified
2/20. 9am. All Locations. 
Don't be intimidated by planting, pruning or maintaining this classic garden favorite! Find out how to make your rose garden as gorgeous as the professionals, and which varieties are best for the Sacramento region.

Tree Solutions
2/27. 9am. All Locations
Trees can be great problem-solving plants in the landscape- if they are planted and maintained correctly. We'll discuss varieties, planting tips and selecting the tree which your family will enjoy for generations to come. 

 

Do you have an idea for how we can improve our workshops?

Suggest a Topic!  

Happy New Year! 

Topics: Free Events, Pruning, Events, Workshops, Sacramento Rose Society

Bareroot Basics

Posted by Green Acres Nursery & Supply on Dec 28, 2015 9:28:59 AM

Bareroot season is here, and it's the best time of year to select and plant the perfect variety of rose, fruit tree or rare edibles for your garden. 

What is bareroot?

Bareroot_Behind_the_Scenes_1-762515-edited.jpgBareroot nursery stock is plants that have been grown on farms in the field, dug up, and then transferred to nurseries to sell. At Green Acres Nursery & Supply, we pot-up our bareroot plants in fiber pulp pots, which helps protect the roots and lengthens the season that they're available to you. 

What is the benefit of buying bareroot?

  • Quality: because they're dormant when dug up, there is minimal damage inflicted on the roots. Planting them in the cool season allows them to get established so they are ready to take off come spring. 
  • Price: bareroot plants require less care to maintain in the nursery, so we receive them at a lower cost and share the savings with you. 
  • Selection: bareroot season also offers the widest selection of roses and fruit trees at the lowest prices of the year. Whether you're a beginner just looking to get started, or a seasoned gardener searching for that special unique variety, now is the time to buy!
  • Seasonality: Certain plants and unusual varieties are only available this time of year. For example, rhubarb and horseradish are sold almost exclusively in bareroot form. 

Roses

With over 50 varieties of Hybrid Tea, Grandiflora, Floribunda and Climbing roses to choose from, now is by far the best time to find that special rose you have your heart set on, or to fall in love with a new one! 

Download Our Bareroot Roses List

Need a few pointers on rose care? Check out our Growing Roses blog.

  Growing Roses

Fruit Trees

Dave Wilson Nursery has been the local expert in growing fruit trees for over 50 years. With their extensive selection of tried-and-true fruit trees with new and exciting varieties available every year, you're sure to find the right tree for your family. 

Want to grow your own, but you're not sure how to start? 

Backyard Orchard Culture

Strawberries

Locally sourced, fantastically flavored strawberries from L.E. Cooke. Plant now for a fruitful spring.

Choose from:

  • Albion: known for its conical shape, even red color and very large berry size, Albion is also 'everbearing' and has a sweet, pleasant flavor. Disease resistant. 
  • Camarosa early to mid-June bearing strawberry, vigorously produces firm, flavorful fruit. 
  • Chandler: a June-bearing strawberry which produces a high yield of large glossy fruit. 
  • Seascape: Seascape strawberry is 'everbearing' and doesn't need much chill to set fruit. High yield of sweet, large berries spring through fall. Disease resistant. 

 

Other Tasty Bareroot Treats

  • Asparagus: perennial vegetable which requires partial shade in our climate. Once planted, it cannot be moved so find a permanent home for it. Asparagus requires several years of growth before first harvest, but your patience will be rewarded. 
  • Horseradish: very vigorous and easy to grow plant, requires about a year's worth of growth before first harvest. Horseradish thrives in rich soil. 
  • Rhubarb: delicious, edible, and attractive enough to earn a place in your ornamental garden. Rhubarb requires several years of growth before harvest, and afternoon shade in our climate. Harvest by pulling stalks sideways, never removing all the stalks from a single plant at once. Leaves are poisonous, ingest stalks only. 

Learn How To Grow Rhubarb, Horseradish and Asparagus 

Topics: Winter, Edibles, Roses, Grandiflora, Floribunda, Rhubarb, Strawberries, Asparagus, Horseradish

Our Plant Pick-of-the-Week: Lenten Rose

Posted by Green Acres Nursery & Supply on Dec 14, 2015 9:46:55 AM

Our Plant Pick-of-the-Week: Lenten Rose

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Lenten Rose (Helleborus spp.) is an evergreen perennial for shade which forms a clump of leathery dark green foliage. Starting in late winter and continuing through early spring; stalks bearing many daisy-like flowers bloom. What appear to be petals are actually bracts, which are long-lasting and sturdy enough to stand up to the freezing cold nights. If that weren't impressive enough, they are also water wise which makes them great for planting near natives such as Oak trees. 

Cathie_Helleborus-046409-edited.jpgMaintaining a compact 1-2 feet high a wide, Lenten Rose are often sold as centerpieces for the holidays, though they are sturdy enough to withstand temperatures as low as 20°F. The most common variety is white, but they can sometimes be found in unusual colors such as purple, yellow, pink and green. 

They're Cathie's pick-of-the-week because:

"They do well in shade, in dry conditions, tolerate hard frost and deer. Not to mention they bloom in the dead of winter, providing your garden with year-round interest. "

 

  

Interested in centerpiece-ready plants for the holidays? 

Gift Ideas for Gardeners

 

Topics: Waterwise, Winter, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant

Great Gift Ideas for Gardeners

Posted by Green Acres Nursery & Supply on Dec 10, 2015 2:40:56 PM

Chances are you know a few people who love to spend time in the garden. There may not be a whole lot of yard work to do right now, but there is plenty of fun gift ideas at Green Acres Nursery & Supply!

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Roses

Do you know a gardener that is passionate about roses? Make sure you give them all they need to thrive. Mid-December through Mid-February is the best time to prune roses in our climate.

We carry everything you need for rose pruning, plus a great selection of packaged bareroot roses available in stores now! Choose from a wide variety of Hybrid Tea, Grandiflora, Floribunda and Climbing Roses. 

Packaged Bareroot Rose Varieties

 

 

 

 

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Grills

What about that special person who loves outdoor entertaining? Green Acres Nursery & Supply Outdoor Living is your destination for grills in Elk Grove and Folsom (coming soon to Rocklin). We carry a great selection of barbecues from trusted brands such as Big Green Egg and Weber. The Big Green Egg package is a great deal, available in several sizes and comes with everything you, or your favorite grill master, need to get grillin'. Check out our gallery of grills

 

 Big Green Egg Holiday Specials, Good through Dec. 27, 2015

  

Houseplants & Accessories

The holidays give us many opportunities to visit with our loved ones. Don't show up to a party empty-handed! Check out some of these beautiful gifts for your favorite host or hostess:

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Christmas Cactus

The Christmas Cactus is a fountain-shaped succulent which bears beautiful pink flowers right around Christmas time. Its graceful weeping forms, drought tolerance and reliable bloom make it a great houseplant year-round. 

 Varieties may vary at each location.

 

 

 

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Hand-Painted Pottery*

This pottery and statuary is bright, colorful, and sure to liven up a patio or flower bed. Hand-painted in Mexico, each piece is one-of-a-kind, and sure to perfectly accentuate your next fiesta. 

 *Available at Roseville, Folsom and Elk Grove only.

 

 

 

 

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Tillandsia Wreath**

What about a wreath that is still stylish even after the holidays? This one, made of woven grapevine and topped with a bow is bearing Tillandsia (Air Plants), an unusual type of eye-catching houseplant which requires very little maintenance to thrive. 

 

 *Available at Roseville, Folsom and Elk Grove only.

 

 

 

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Amaryllis Centerpiece

There's no going wrong with Amaryllis, a bulb which can be "forced" to bloom indoors to create a stunning living centerpiece. Simply set in a container lined with decorative pebbles, add some water and watch the stalk shoot up to reveal huge trumpet-shaped flowers that are sure to impress guests. In a hurry? We have pre-potted Amaryllis bulbs ready for any occasion.

Growing Bulbs Indoors 

 

 

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If you just cant decide, go for the gold with a Green Acres gift card! Available in any amount. 

Topics: Gift Ideas, Winter, Holiday Decor, Seasonal Items, BBQ, Outdoor Entertaining, Houseplants, Roses, Airplants, Tillandsia, Big Green Egg, Grilling, Christmas, Grills, Grandiflora, Floribunda, Climbing Rose, Rose Care, Hybrid Tea Rose

Tips from Sacramento Rose Experts

Posted by Green Acres Nursery & Supply on Dec 8, 2015 3:04:59 PM

rose_shrubs-558901-edited.jpgWith their long bloom season, impressive flower display and enticing fragrance and color, roses may seem like a lot of work but they don't have to be. The Sacramento Area chapter of the American Rose Society has some basic guidelines on how to make your rose garden thrive, without breaking your back. 


 

 

 

 

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  • In our climate, the best time to prune roses is mid-December to mid-February.
  • Newly established roses should be pruned very lightly, just enough to removed dead branches or twiggy canes.
  • Always start pruning from the base of the rose (bud union) and working your way up, thinning out all but the strongest canes.
  • Make your cuts 1/4" to 1/2" above the bud.

 

For more tips check out our Pruning Roses blog

  Pruning Roses

Month-by-Month Maintenance

January

  • Prune all roses through mid-February, except those that only bloom once a year. Those that bloom once a year should be pruned after they bloom. 
  • Clean all debris from around roses to prevent fungal diseases.
  • Plant bareroot roses.
  • If you've noticed problems with your roses in the past year, such as fungus or insect pests, spray with Neem oil to prevent problems in the future.

February

  • Finish all rose pruning by mid-February before new growth begins. 
  • Test your soil for pH and nutrient imbalances, add amendments as required.
  • Apply organic soil amendments as needed to help enrich you soil.
  • Apply a 2-4" thick layer of mulch around roses, being careful to keep it a few inches away from the base of the plant to prevent crown rot.

March

  • Check irrigation to make sure it's functioning properly. In the summer, most roses need a minimum of three times per week watering for the best blooms.
  • Fertilize with EB Stone Organics Rose & Flower Food according to package directions now through September. Add specialty amendments as needed, based on soil test kit results.
  • Monitor for aphids on new growth. Aphids can easily be controlled by many methods, including horticultural oils, soaps and organic insecticides. Check out our Pest SOS Series for tips on controlling aphids. 
  • Monitor for fungal diseases and apply fungicides if needed. Fungal diseases can be prevented by removing debris around roses, applying dormant sprays, and pruning for good air circulation in the winter. 

April

  • You may choose to thin out buds to create fewer, but larger blossoms. 
  • Deadhead frequently to extend bloom season.
  • Continue monitoring for fungal diseases, treating if needed. Remove and discard leaves which show signs of powdery mildew, rust and black spot. 
  • Continue monitoring for pests. If you notice any damaged leaves or flowers, bring pictures and samples into our Landscape Supply department for help identifying and treating the problem. 

May

  • Cut back spent blooms and remove fallen foliage and petals from around shrubs. In newly planted roses, cut off only the spent blooms. In older shrubs, cut back all the way to pencil-diameter stems or thicker, but stay above the 5-leaflet leaves. This will need to be repeated after each bloom cycle (every six to seven weeks). 
  • Monitor for spider mite infestations. Symptoms include mottled discoloration of the leaves and webbing underneath. If found, spray undersides of leaves with water to deter. Do not spray horticultural oils, which can damage foliage when temperatures reach 90°F.
June-July
  • Continue monitoring for spider mites. 
  • Check irrigation to make sure that roses are getting adequate water. If using drip, you may need to swap out your emitters to a higher-flow capacity.
  • Continue to cut back roses after bloom, but be careful not to remove too much foliage, which can expose tender canes to harsh light, resulting in sunscald. 
Garden Tip: If hosting a big event such as a party if your yard, you can set your roses up for a big bloom by cutting back spent blooms and fertilizing about 6-8 weeks before the event. 

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August

  • Replenish mulch in the rose bed if soil is visible.
  • In preparation for a fall rose show, cut back blooms on all roses. To encourage blooms in late September, cut spent blooms mid-August; for mid-October shows cut back by the first week in September. 
  • Apply water soluble fertilizers to supplement fall blooms. 

September

  • Monitor for aphid infestations, especially on tender new growth. Control with organic insecticides if needed. 
  • Temperatures dropping might encourage fungal diseases such as powdery mildew. If you are consistently having problems, be sure to avoid overhead watering and prune for better air circulation in winter. 
  • Fall is the best time to seek out companion plants for around your roses. Plant flowers which attract beneficial insects to help control pests such as aphids. 

October

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  • Continue monitoring for pest problems in order to catch them early.
  • Adjust watering system to accommodate for cooler temperatures and rainfall. If you use drip, emitters may need to be swapped for lower-flow types.
  • Continue cutting back spent blooms, making sure not to leave any debris behind which can encourage fungal issues. 
  • Secure long canes of climbing roses to prevent wind injury. 
November-December
  • Check irrigation again, it may need to be shut off if natural rainfall is adequate.
  • Allowing some roses to develop hips can provide your garden with some color in the winter months. 
  • Continue good sanitation practices. As roses lose their leaves, remove the debris to prevent fungal diseases. 
  • Make sure you have everything you need for proper rose pruning
    • bypass pruners
    • folding saw
    • loppers
    • elbow-length gloves
    • kneepads
  • Begin pruning roses mid-late December. 

 

Dowload our Packaged Bareroot Rose Varieties List  

Choose from a great selection of Climbing roses, Hybrid Teas, Grandifloras and Floribundas at the best prices of the year!

Topics: Pruning, Roses, Cut Flower Garden, Neem Oil, Grandiflora, Spider Mites, Floribunda, Climbing Rose, Sacramento Rose Society, Rose Care, Rose Pruning, Hybrid Tea Rose

Our Plant Pick-of-the-Week: Wintercreeper

Posted by Green Acres Nursery & Supply on Dec 4, 2015 5:19:42 PM

Our Plant Pick-of-the-Week: Wintercreeper

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Emerald and Gold Wintercreeper (Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald & Gold') is an evergreen shrub with a mounding, slightly rambling, and sometimes climbing growth habit. The variety pictured bears deep green foliage rimmed with gold, and its sister variety 'Emerald Gaiety' has cool, cream and mint green leaves. Both varieties take on a rosy blush when the weather turns cool, giving them winter interest in addition to their incredible versatility and hardiness. 

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Reaching about two to three feet tall by three feet wide, wintercreeper adapts well to many different garden situations. If placed near a wall or trellis, its tendril-like new growth will wander upwards, attaching itself to whatever vertical objects are nearby. If left to stand alone, it can be sheared into a neat little hedge. In containers, it fills in beautifully around evergreens, and its red-hued foliage makes it a unique candidate for a holiday pot-up . Once established, it is drought tolerant, making it a wise choice for the California-conscious gardener.  

It's Zella's pick-of-the-week because:

"It's easy to grow and the multi-colored foliage is a nice surprise in the winter."

 

 

Interested in dressing up your garden with low-water gems? Download a list of our favorite drought tolerant plants. 

Drought Tolerant Plants

 

Topics: Winter, Container Ideas, Drought Tolerant, Wintercreeper, Emerald Gaiety, Pot-Ups

Beautiful Live and Fresh Cut Christmas Trees–A Green Acres Nursery & Supply Family Tradition

Posted by Green Acres Nursery & Supply on Nov 30, 2015 5:46:55 PM


Bring the family and select your favorite tree. Choose from fresh cut Silver Tip, Noble Fir, and Nordmann Fir, or live Spruce, Korean Fir, and Lemon Cypress. 

Every year we select the finest cut Christmas trees for our customers in the Sacramento area, give them a fresh cut upon arrival, and put them in water. Once you've selected your favorite, we will give it another fresh cut and carefully wrap it and tie it on the car for a safe ride home.  

Do you prefer a live Christmas tree? We have those too! With choices like Spruce, Korean Fir and Lemon Cypress, you are bound to find what you like. 


Christmas Tree Info & Tips        About Living Christmas Trees


Cut Tree Varieties, Sizes, and Prices

 

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Topics: Fresh Christmas Trees, Christmas, Christmas Trees, Live Christmas Trees, Nordmann Fir, Dwarf Alberta Spruce, Noble Fir, Silver Tip, Lemon Cypress

Winter Garden Prep Checklist

Posted by Green Acres Nursery & Supply on Nov 25, 2015 11:27:59 AM

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Winter Prep Checklist  

Top 5 Tasks for Winter Garden Care

 

As plants begin to prepare for dormancy, you may be tempted to head inside and hole up until spring. First- take some time to make sure your garden is ready to weather the cold months ahead. 

 

Frost Protection

  • Citrus, Avocados, Tropicals, Succulents and other tender plants will need to be protected with frost cloth when temperatures dip below 35°F. 
  • Frost cloth must reach all the way to the ground to help capture the radiated heat from the day. Click here to learn more about proper frost cloth application. 
  • Water plants before periods of freezing weather, except succulents which should be allowed to dry out. 
  • Spraying Bonide® Wilt Stop on the foliage can help protect plants from hard freezes. 
  • Stringing C7 or C9 Christmas lights around sensitive trees and shrubs to create heat is a great way to deter frost damage. 

Irrigation

  • Unless you have a smart timer like Hunter® Solar Sync, which automatically adjusts watering depending on climactic needs, you will need to reduce or turn off your controller as soon as temperatures drop.
  • Turn on/open sprinkler control valves.
  • Protect valves and exposed wiring with pipe wrap or valve covers. 

Drainage

  • Clear drainage systems and gutters of debris, and make sure they drain away from the foundation of your home.
  • Need to make some upgrades? You'll find a large selection of drainage supplies and pipe fittings in our Landscape Supply department. 

Plantings

  • New plantings will need to be protected from erosion due to heavy rainfall, apply a 2-3" layer of mulch. To prevent crown rot, be sure to keep the mulch 4-5" away from the base of the plant. 
  • Check the stakes on young trees and make sure they're still secure. 
  • Aerate your lawn. This helps with permeability when the rains come and gets much-needed oxygen to the roots. 

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Have your Encore® Azaleas finished their second bloom of the year? Follow these steps to get them ready for another round of beautiful blooms in the spring:

  • Test the soil near your Azaleas, it should be slightly acidic (ideal range is between 4.5- 6). If you need to lower your pH, add EB Stone® Naturals Sul Po Mag.
  • A 2-3" layer of mulch is essential for insulating the roots in the cool months, and it adds nutrients as it breaks down. 

 

 

 

 

Pest Prevention

  • Now is the time to clean up and remove debris from around trees and shrubs. If the plant matter is disease and weed-free, be sure to add it to your compost pile. 
  • Keep an eye out for slugs and snails. Copper tape or Sluggo® are both great deterrents, but Sluggo® will need to be re-applied after rainfall. 
  • Pull weeds now, before heavy rainfall. If weeds are allowed to go to seed, the rain can spread them throughout the garden, causing problems next spring. 
  • When fruit trees go dormant, begin the first of three dormant sprays to kill overwintering insects and prevent diseases such as peach leaf curl, or shothole fungus on Carolina Cherry Laurel. 

Topics: Pest Prevention, Winter, Tips for Winter

Our Plant Pick-of-the-Week: Wallflower

Posted by Green Acres Nursery & Supply on Nov 23, 2015 12:18:13 PM

Our Plant Pick of the Week: Wallflower

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Wallflower (Erysimum 'Bowles Mauve') is an evergreen perennial for sun which forms a compact clump of cool gray-green foliage. The variety pictured bears short stalks topped clusters of petite purple flowers, and blooms most heavily in spring and fall in the central valley. In mild climates, it can bloom profusely nearly year-round, and its dense foliage and short stature make a wonderful informal hedge. 

RayWallflower-588202-edited.jpgReaching only about 18-24 inches high by 12-18 inches wide, Wallflowers are excellent for container culture. They can be found in a variety of colors such as orange, yellow, pink and sometimes combinations of all three. Many cultivars have a sweet-spicy fragrance, reminiscent of Stock or Dianthus. If all of that isn't enough to persuade you to give them a try, Wallflowers are also drought tolerant , making them an outstanding garden performer well-adapted to our climate. 

They're Ray's pick-of-the-week because:
"This perennial is indestructible! I love it because it's almost always blooming, doesn't need much water and looks good all year."

Looking for more California-friendly plant choices? Get inspiration from our California Landscape 2.0 design templates.

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Topics: Flowers, Fall Flowers, Container Ideas, Drought Tolerant

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