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Exotic Plants hosts pottery sale

Deep discounts on outdoor containers; new events scheduled

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PUBLISHED SEP 3, 2021 1:14 P.M.

Collection of container plants
Pottery containers like these will be on sale at Exotic Plants
this weekend. (Photo courtesy Exotic Plants)
Deep discounts
on outdoor
containers; new
events scheduled

Celebrate the end of summer with a super sale.

Exotic Plants, Sacramento’s go-to store for houseplants, succulents and tropical rarities, is hosting a tent sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4. This sale features deep discounts on outdoor pottery. All outdoor pots will be marked $5, $10 or $20.

In addition, hundreds of plants will be available from Exotic Plants’ vast selection. Buy three succulents, get the fourth one free. Also, spin the prize wheel for a special gift.

While you’re there (or just visiting online), sign up for one of Exotic Plants’ September workshops.

At 5:30 p.m. Sept. 22, Exotic Plants will offer a free Zoom workshop on working with succulents. To participate, sign up for Exotic Plants’ newsletter or call the store to receive the links.

Register now for the next in-person “Swig & Dig” workshop, set for 5:30 p.m. Sept. 24. This month’s theme: Special Paint Night. Fee is $50 including materials.

Exotic Plants is located at 1525 Fulton Ave., Sacramento.

Details: or call 916-922-4769.


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Dig In: Garden checklist for week of Jan. 29

Bundle up and get work done!

* Prune, prune, prune. Now is the time to cut back most deciduous trees and shrubs. The exceptions are spring-flowering shrubs such as lilacs.

* Now is the time to prune fruit trees, except apricot and cherry trees. Clean up leaves and debris around the trees to prevent the spread of disease.

* Prune roses, even if they’re still trying to bloom or sprouting new growth. Strip off any remaining leaves, so the bush will be able to put out new growth in early spring.

* Prune Christmas camellias (Camellia sasanqua), the early-flowering varieties, after their bloom. They don’t need much, but selective pruning can promote bushiness, upright growth and more bloom next winter. Feed with an acid-type fertilizer. But don’t feed your Japonica camellias until after they finish blooming next month. Feeding while camellias are in bloom may cause them to drop unopened buds.

* Clean up leaves and debris around your newly pruned roses and shrubs. Put down fresh mulch or bark to keep roots cozy.

* Apply horticultural oil to fruit trees to control scale, mites and aphids. Oils need 24 hours of dry weather after application to be effective.

* This is also the time to spray a copper-based oil to peach and nectarine trees to fight leaf curl. Avoid spraying on windy days.

* Divide daylilies, Shasta daisies and other perennials.

* Cut back and divide chrysanthemums.

* Plant bare-root roses, trees and shrubs.

* Transplant pansies, violas, calendulas, English daisies, snapdragons and fairy primroses.

* In the vegetable garden, plant fava beans, head lettuce, mustard, onion sets, radicchio and radishes.

* Plant bare-root asparagus and root divisions of rhubarb.

* In the bulb department, plant callas, anemones, ranunculus and gladiolus for bloom from late spring into summer.

* Plant blooming azaleas, camellias and rhododendrons. If you’re shopping for these beautiful landscape plants, you can now find them in full flower at local nurseries.

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