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 History of Poinsettias

Posted by Green Acres Nursery & Supply on Dec 13, 2012 12:56:00 PM

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Do you know the history of the poinsettia? In the United States, December 12 is National Poinsettia Day.  

The first poinsettias were brought to the United States by Dr. Joel Roberts Poinsett, America’s first minister (ambassador) to Mexico between 1825 and 1829. Dr. Poinsett brought the plant to America and raised it in his greenhouses in Charleston, South Carolina. It was named in his honor in 1836. The Latin name is Euphorbia pulcherrima, literally “the most beautiful Euphorbia.” You may know Dr. Poinsett as the founder of the National Institute for the Promotion of Science and the Useful Arts, predecessor of the Smithsonian Institution
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The plant was initially known in the United States as “painted leaf” or “Mexican fire plant” until it eventually was named poinsetta pulcherrima, or “poinsettia,” in honor of of its discoverer, Dr. Poinsett. By the early 1900′s, they were sold as potted plants in California. Many poinsettias are still raised in the state, especially for use as Christmas gifts and decorations. The city of Ventura, California is even known as the Poinsettia City.

If poinsettias aren't already brightening up your home, now is the time to add some holiday color with poinsettias. Green Acres Nursery & Supply carries the highest quality poinsettia flowers in all of Sacramento. Choose from 4", 6" or even 8" sizes.  Did you know that there are many varieties of poinsettias? Although known for their vibrant red color, there are also white, pink and dappled poinsettias. We offer these seasonal beauties in a number of fun varieties like 'Marble', 'Burgundy', 'Ice Crystal', 'Red Glitter' & more.  

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Taking care of poinsettias at your home is something that can be a little tricky.  If you take the time to purchase a poinsettia for decoration we know you'll want it to last.  As we mentioned before, poinsettias  grew natively in Mexico which has a much warmer climate than Sacramento, so you'll need to protect your poinsettias from cold winds while also avoiding hot or cold drafts.  Also did you know that providing at least 6 hours of indirect sunlight for the poinsettia will actually help the plant retain its vibrant color?  

The best part about poinsettias at Green Acres is that we give you high quality at wonderful prices.  4" Poinsettias are only $4.50, and 6" are $7.50 every day.  Prices and quality you can't beat anywhere else while supplies last.  We invite you to stop by any Green Acres location in Elk Grove, Folsom, Rocklin, Roseville and Sacramento and pick out the most beautiful "painted leaf" that will wow your friends and family this holiday season.  

 

 

Topics: Gift Ideas, Holiday Decor, Seasonal Items

The Best Gift Ideas are at Green Acres

Posted by Green Acres Nursery & Supply on Dec 7, 2012 11:59:00 AM

Do you have a friend or family member who seem to have everything? A special someone who is challenging to shop for? Green Acres to the rescue! Here are the best gift ideas in the Sacramento area that are sure to warm hearts and bring a smile!

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The heavenly sound of wind chimes by CORINTHIAN BELLS are always a favorite gift- once you hear them, you will understand why.  The ethereal sound resonates like no other chime- They are all handmade in the USA, come with a 5 year warranty and are available in a variety of beautiful colors.  Come in and give them a listen!

How about the GARDENER who has everything? We have top of the line cedar potting bench and raised planter boxes treated with linseed oil.  The bench and planter boxes come all ready assembled and are a lovely, thoughtful gift.

How about that CULINARY* genius? We have a fantastic selection of grills and all the goodies to go with them! Top of the line Weber Genesis grills, the chef extolled Big Green Egg.  Don't forget the spice rubs, sauces, wood chips, and a pizza peel!

Have a friend with a garden full of roses, shrubs and vines? Pick them up a pair of the best pruners around- BAHCO pruners are user friendly, well-built and versatile.  While you're here, be sure to get a belt friendly holder for your new pruners and you're good to go!

PLANT LOVER on your list? Our CAMELLIAS are budding and in bloom now.  They come in a number of colors and varieties like 'Yuletide', 'Nuccio's Gem', 'Buttermint', 'Bob Hope', 'Bella Rossa' & more. Come see one of us and we'll help you choose the perfect camellia and beautiful POTTERY to dress it up!

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How about that WILDLIFE enthusiast? We have a super selection of bird seed, wooden bird feeders, suet and hummingbird goodies. Finch feeders are one of the most entertaining surprises- hang one of these and watch the finches go crazy!

Finding a gift for that special someone can be a challenge.  But getting them something useful and functional is a win-win.  Heat-up those cool evenings with a firepit!* 

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We hope these ideas help simplify your gifting troubles.  Happy gardening. 

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*Please remember that the Outdoor Living items like fire pits, barbeques and patio furniture are not at every Green Acres location.  Check our website for locations. 

Topics: Gift Ideas, Holiday Decor, New Products

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