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, Folsom, and 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

 

  

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 Elk Grove, Folsom, Rocklin and Roseville.

 

 

 

 

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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 Elk Grove, Folsom, Rocklin and Roseville.

 

 

 

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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 can't 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

The Perfect Holiday Gift: The Big Green Egg

Posted by Green Acres Nursery & Supply on Dec 13, 2013 9:15:00 AM

 

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What is the Big Green Egg? Is it a grill? Is it a smoker? Is it an oven? The answer to all of these questions is yes. This revolutionary American made ceramic cooker has been a source of culinary innovation from professionals and novices for over 30 years. Though there have been many imitations on the market, there really is only one Big Green Egg. And now is your chance to bring this product home for the holidays.

The Big Green Egg really can do it all, and in its variety of sizes you can find the perfect one to fit your needs. It is a charcoal cooker, so no propane necessary. This allows you to get that nice smoked flavor that you can only get from cooking over charcoal. The possibilities with a Big Green Egg are endless; you can cook chicken, steak, pork chops, fish, pizza and so much more all with one product. This eliminates a need to purchase separate appliances to achieve all these results.

The Egg makes outdoor entertaining easy. With such a versatile tool in the backyard, there is less for you to have to do in the house allowing you to maximize time with your guests. Even during the times when you will be entertaining indoors, nothing starts the party like slow cooked ribs fresh from a Big Green Egg.

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If you stop by our Folsom or Elk Grove store, you can take advantage of our special packages. We provide a great value and are the best local source for Big Green Egg accessories. We have everything you might need to complete your very own Big Green Egg experience.

The Big Green Egg is a perfect gift this holiday season. So make sure you check out the Big Green Eggs and accessories for all the Eggheads on your list this holiday season.

Topics: Outdoor Living, Gift Ideas, Outdoor Kitchen, Grills in Folsom, BBQ, Outdoor Entertaining, Big Green Egg, Grilling, Christmas, Grills

Why Choose a Living Christmas Tree?

Posted by Green Acres Nursery & Supply on Dec 3, 2013 11:16:00 PM

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Living Christmas Trees
The benefits of living Christmas trees are many.  A living Christmas tree is a tree rooted and potted in a pot instead of fresh cut in water. Living Christmas trees will remain living far after Christmas.  The neat part is that living Christmas trees create a tradition for your family to pass on for years.  The tree becomes a member of the family to be looked upon throughout the year with fond memories of Christmas past, and the anticipation of making fond memories of future Christmas celebrations.  A living Christmas tree adorns your yard or patio as a focal point during the year, can provide shelter and food for birds and is the "greenest" way to do Christmas.

 

What types of live trees are the best for a Christmas Tree?
 

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Spruce

Baby Blue Eyes–Picea pungens glauca ‘Baby Blue Eyes’ (pictured left)

  • Slow growing to 20 feet and can grow to 15 feet wide.  
  • Pyramidal in shape.  Grows well in containers for a number of years.
  • Plant in the ground eventually in an area that gets afternoon shade.
  • Make sure soil is well drained  so it will establish deep extensive root system to withstand our hot dry summers.

Fat Albert Colorado Blue Spruce–Picea pungens glauca ‘Fat Albert’ (pictured at top)

  • Slow grower to 15 feet tall and eventually 15 feet wide.  
  • Ideal for using in containers for a number of years.  
  • Like all Colorado Blue Spruces, this Spruce attracts birds and is deer resistant.  Great for small garden areas.  Does well planted near lawns or cottage gardens.

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Dwarf Alberta Spruce–Picea glauca ‘Conica’ (pictured right)  

  • Slow growing pyramidal spruce that grows 6 to 8 feet tall.  
  • This Spruce can get four to five feet wide.  
  • The dwarf Alberta Spruce is an excellent addition to any landscape or patio.  
  • It is well suited to containers where it can be used year after year.  This spruce does well in the ground too.  
  • Requires well drained soil and acid loving food.  Place it is a space that gets eastern or northern exposure.
Fir

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Horstmann’s Silberlocke Korean Fir–Abies koreana ‘Horstmann’s Silber locke’ (pictured right)

  • Slow growing Fir that grows eventually to 15 feet if placed in the ground.  
  • Silvery white needles give the appearance that the tree is lightly flocked.  
  • It looks like a lightly flocked Noble Fir Christmas Tree!  
  • This tree bears cones near the top of the tree.  
  • It does well in containers and thrives in areas away from direct afternoon sun. 
     
Cypress

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Lemon Cypress–Cupressus macrocarpa ‘Goldcrest’ (pictured left)

  • Great lemon smell.  Excellent for containers as a nice table top Christmas Tree.  
  • Yellow foliage adds zing to a room and brings in Christmas Cheer.  
  • Place this plant inside in a sunny room (avoid direct sunlight).  Keep soil moist.  
  • Move outside after Christmas and place pot in a eastern or northern exposure.  
  • This Cypress does best in containers.  Grows seven to 10 inches per year, eventually reaching 15 feet tall and can grow three feet wide.
     
Cedar

California Christmas Tree/Deodar Cedar–Cedrus deodara (not pictured)

  • Fast growing tree to 50 feet tall and can grow 20 to 30 feet wide. 
  • Does extremely well in our hot dry climate.  
  • This cedar can be left in a large pot for a couple of years before it needs to be transplanted in the ground.  Plant it in an area of your yard with plenty of room to spread.

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Care for Your Living Christmas Tree

Acclimate your tree to the warmer air that is in your home.  Place your living tree outside on a porch close to the house or under a patio one day before you bring it in to your house.  Consider spraying the tree with Wilt Stop Plant Protector (RTU).  Wilt Stop is an anti-transpirant plant protector.  It reduces moisture loss while the tree is inside.

Water your tree thoroughly before bringing the tree inside.  Be sure to place the tree in the coldest area of the house and out of direct sunlight.  Make sure that the tree is away from heating registers, radiators and fireplaces.  Don't keep the tree in the house for longer than 10 days. 

Other Care Tips:
  1. Use LED or low heating lights (Indoor/outdoor).  
  2. Keep the soil moist and make sure that it does not dry out.  
  3. If a saucer is placed under the tree, make sure that no standing water is left in the saucer so the tree roots are not able to rot.  
  4. After Christmas, place the tree outside and keep the lights on.  Consider placing an edible garland on the tree to welcome birds and watch your tree continue to bring holiday cheer to your home many days after the holiday.
 If you decide to plant the tree after Christmas, then download our Planting Guide to show you how.

  Planting Guide

Topics: Living Christmas Trees, Christmas, Christmas Trees

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