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

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

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

Exciting Workshops this Month

Posted by Green Acres Nursery & Supply on May 8, 2015 12:30:00 PM

Don't miss the workshop this Saturday, May 9 entitled Clever Container Gardening.  Just like it takes flair to put together a killer outfit, it also takes creativity for container gardening.  Learn tips and tricks at this hour long workshop.  It's free and at all locations and just in time for Mother's Day.

Here is a sneak peak of one of the designs we will be sharing with you.

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Another workshop worth your time and attention is our Water Efficient Traveling Workshop!  The workshop will travel between Green Acres locations showing live demonstrations of irrigation retrofits.  We mean that you will actually see us set up an irrigation system from scratch and see how newer more efficient technology can save water.  We will also demo the best water-wise plants for Sacramento.  Come by on your lunch break from 12 noon to 1pm.  Attending will benefit your yard and our state.  

Dates and locations of the Water Efficient Traveling Workshop: 

  • May 12- ROSEVILLE STORE
  • May 14- FOLSOM STORE
  • May 19- ELK GROVE
  • May 21- SACRAMENTO

These are just a few of the workshops this month. Take a look at our Facebook Page for more event details or our Calendar.

Workshop Calendar

 

 

Topics: Waterwise, Low Water Plants, Container Ideas, Events

Elk Grove Green Acres is Open

Posted by Green Acres Nursery & Supply on Mar 18, 2015 1:41:38 PM

The Elk Grove store is now open!  Just in time for the official start of spring.  It is located at 9220 E. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove, 95624.  The phone number is 916-714-5600.  With Grand Opening festivities the weekend of March 21-22, it's worth a visit.


 

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Grand Opening



Topics: Events

Come Meet the Experts at Dig into Spring

Posted by Green Acres Nursery & Supply on Mar 17, 2015 3:37:41 PM


Green Acres is hosting our third annual Dig Into Spring Ideas Fair at our new location in Elk Grove, March 21 & 22, and we want you to join us!

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In addition to food trucks, music, raffle prizes, vendor booths and seminars, we are very excited to host book signings by two local gardening experts: Carolyn Singer & Michael Glassman!


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Carolyn Singer is a local gardening guru and author of the Deer in my Garden series, as well as her new book: The Seasoned Gardener. Residing near Grass Valley, Carolyn's Deer in my Garden series is the result of much trial-and-error testing in her own garden, to determine which plants really have the best deer resistance in the Sierra Nevada foothills. 

 

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Her newest book is titled The Seasoned Gardener: Five decades of sustainable & practical garden wisdom. It is a compilation of articles she wrote for her column 'The Seasoned Gardener', published by The Union in Grass Valley. 

Carolyn will be signing books at our Dig Into Spring Ideas Fair on Saturday March 21 & Sunday, March 22 from 11am-4pm. 

 

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Michael Glassman is an award winning landscape designer and consultant with over thirty years of experience designing breathtaking landscapes in Northern California. He has authored and co-authored five books, including the Kinder Gardens series, a playful series of books geared towards getting young children interested in gardening. 

 

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 His newest book is titled The Garden Bible, a step-by-step guide to planning and designing your dream garden, which will be published in Spring of 2015.  


Michael will be signing books at our Dig into Spring Ideas Fair on Sunday, March 22 from 11am-1pm.

 

Check out our seminar schedule below for details on our weekend-long Dig into Spring workshop series!
Seminar Schedule

Topics: Free Events, Planning Your Landscape, Sacramento Gardening, Deer Resistant, Green Acres Events, Landscape Design, Events

12 Leaders You'll Want to Meet at the Grand Opening

Posted by Green Acres Nursery & Supply on Mar 10, 2015 11:17:48 AM

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The Elk Grove Grand Opening on March 21-22 will have the best garden companies in attendance.  These twelve companies are leaders in the garden industry and together are a powerhouse of knowledge that you can glean from.  Bring your toughest garden questions and they can help.  Here is a short description of each company.  Take notes and be sure to visit their booth at the event for some one-on-one help for your garden problems.

  1. Bonide

    Bonide has always been committed to providing the best possible solutions for Home, Lawn and Garden Pest Problems. This includes attractive, convenient, cost effective packaging and product selection second to none.

    They are also proud of their complete line of Garden Naturals. Effective, time tested solutions that Bonide has been marketing since long before it was “hip to be green”.

  2. Botanical Interests Seeds

    At Botanical Interests their goal is to inspire and educate the gardener in you so that you can create beautiful and prolific gardens. Not only is the seed inside their packets the highest quality available, their packets are designed to give you the information you need to be a more successful gardener!

    • Over 600 high-quality varieties
    • Many heirloom seed varieties
    • A large selection of USDA Certified Organic seed varieties (learn more about organic seed)
    • Guaranteed - the germination rate of every variety is tested before we package it
    • All seed is untreated
    • No GMOs - they enthusiastically signed the SAFE SEED PLEDGE: They do not knowingly buy, sell or trade genetically engineered seeds or plants

  3. Danner Manufacturing, Inc.

    For over 75 years, a history of excellence, and improving the art of fluid motion.

    Ever since their modest beginnings in 1934, Danner Manufacturing (a family owned and operated business) has developed and produced innovative products for hobbyists and professionals.

    They are well known for their  PondmasterProline,& Fountain Pump products.  They are widely used in water gardens and fountain projects for any home.

  4. E.B. Stone

    In 1916, E.B. Stone created a fertilizer that made his fruit crops the talk of other San Jose farmers. In time, he created superb fertilizers as well as soil conditioners, for flowers, fruit trees and plant material of many varieties. When he retired in 1979, he sold his family business to the Crandall's another family dedicated to creating the best fertilizer and amendments.

    Through the years, horticulturists at E.B. Stone perfected some of those original formulas. The result is a new generation of 21st century fertilizers, soils for indoor use, all natural pest controls and soil amendments for the garden and landscape.

    The proof of their efforts is when you see what happens in your own garden with their Green All, E.B. Stone Organics and Mastery Nursery products.

  5. Kawahara Nursery

    Kawahara Nursery has been providing the best possible service and product selection of premium annuals, perennials and edibles in quart and gallon sizes.

    This commitment began over 70 years ago with Sam and Jean Kawahara and their four children on a 2-acre nursery in San Lorenzo, California. Striving to perfect the jumbo pack varieties, the family pioneered the reputation of quality and excellence.

    With this foundation, sons David and John, expanded the nursery to Morgan Hill in the early 80's where they broadened product selection and continue to be a leader in providing beautiful bedding products to garden centers throughout California.

  6. Kellogg Products

    Kellogg Products has been helping home gardeners create beautiful landscapes since 1925.  They offer natural and organic garden soils, potting soils and mulch to help your home project be a successful one.  

    The company is a family business spanning three generations and has deep family roots to this day.

  7. Lake Valley Seed

    Lake Valley Seed was founded in 1985 in the confines of a small garage in Boulder, Colorado.  Seed packets were filled by hand using small “teaspoon” like measuring devices.  The company has since developed into a high paced, automated production facility, which annually produces nearly 9 million packets of seed, consisting of over 800 different varieties of flower, vegetable and herb seeds. 

    Since 1985 the philosophy at Lake Valley Seed has held true: quality products at competitive prices, servicing passionate gardeners and independent retailers. 

  8. John F. Mahaney Company

    They are an independent distributor of tools.  Founded in 1951 specializing in agricultural, ranch and industrial hardware supplies in the Sacramento area.

    They feature many quality products including the Red Rooster® line of professional tools. The Red Rooster® product line includes a wide variety of tools designed and engineered for the professional. These tools provide superior performance and tremendous value.

  9. McCalls Nursery

    Their mantra is "Growing Great since 1948!"  They have a growing facility of over 60 acres located in southern Fresno.  It is a family owned and operated nursery. They are well known for growing beautiful perennials, fruit trees, and some of the best roses this side of the Mississippi!

  10. Monrovia

    Monrovia plants has been around since 1926 and is known for having Distinctively Better Plants.   They grow over 3,600 varieties and over 22 million plants annually.  Each plant is nurtured by hand with care.  

    They are well known in the garden industry for introducing plant varieties that are more pest and disease resistant and or have improved characteristics like fruit production, shape, or color.  Using Monrovia plants helps you reduce the need to use chemicals for pest prevention and also helps you be a more successful gardener.

  11. Monterey Lawn & Garden

    Monterey Lawn & Garden is a distributor of plant protection chemicals and fertilizers based in Fresno, California since 1963.  Their goal is to provide home gardeners the same professional grade technology available to the ag industry.  

    Their growing line of products provide economical and effective solutions to yard and garden problems, and are properly registered and labeled to be sold to and used by the home gardener.

  12. Monterey Bay Nursery

    This nursery has been around for over 20 years, is on 50 beautiful acres in Northern Monterey County and have an offering of over 1,000 varieties of plants at any given time.  

    Monterey Bay Nursery focuses on new and innovative plants.  They are well known for growing fantastic perennials, California Natives, Australian plants & more.  At Green Acres, we especially love their Flowering Maples and Fuchsias!

This is just a taste of the high caliber garden companies that will be at our Elk Grove Grand Opening.  We actually have even more that will be there!  Between all of these companies there are literally hundreds of years of expertise in the plant and garden industry that will be available for free to all of our customers.  We hope you will take advantage of these great minds and come on March 21-22 at our newest Elk Grove store located at 9220 E. Stockton Blvd.  

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Topics: Free Events, Events

We Dug into Spring & Focused on Waterwise

Posted by Green Acres Nursery & Supply on Mar 21, 2014 3:48:00 PM

During the first weekend in March Green Acres Folsom hosted our 2nd annual Dig into Spring Ideas Fair. Due to current water situation, many of our vendor booths and workshops focused on how to garden during a low water year.  With over 25 vendor booths, free food from food trucks like Krush Burger, Drewski's, Bacon Mania and El Matador, educational talks, and specials...it was a smashing success! (Despite a little rain and wind).  

We had nearly 100 attendees at many of the free workshops.  Homeowners enjoyed learning about waterwise topics like: Designing with Low Water Plants, Growing Fruit Trees with Less Space & Less Water, Surviving the Drought & more.

Here are a few pictures from the fun-filled ideas fair weekend.  We will see you next year in March for our 3rd Annual Dig into Spring Ideas Fair!

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Cal Color Nurseries with some goregous baskets, annuals and perennials.

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The world famous Olla pot planted up in a raised bed.  The best way to conserve water in your veggie gardesn this year.  50-70% less water used as compared to surface watering.  Along with some friendly Green Acres staff.

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Our favorite...Krush Burger.  Customers enjoyed a free burger on us. 

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The Kid's Planting Experience was a hit.  Kids and parents could plant up their own strawberry planter to take home for free. 


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Lots of customers brought their doggies to enjoy the Ideas Fair.  Green Acres is always dog friendly.  :)
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Farmer Fred stopped by on Sunday.  Along with Travis Gill.

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Botanical Interests Organic Seed company had a booth.  Non-GMO all Organic seeds for the home gardener.  These are TOP notch seeds, folks.

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Tracy Lesperance, Chuck Ingels.  Also Phil and Pricilla Purcell from Dave Wilson Nursery- our fruit tree supplier.

spring garden eventSee you again next year!

Topics: Waterwise, Kids Events, Green Acres Events, Events

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