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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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. 

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

Why Pollinators are the Bomb

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

Let's Celebrate Pollinators!  

Birds, bats, bees, butterflies, beetles, and other small mammals that pollinate plants are included in this group of amazing beings.  Share your enthusiasm by celebrating National Pollinator Week from June 19-25, 2016.  Here's 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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Topics: Flowers, Butterflies, pollinators, Bees, Million Pollinator Garden Challenge

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