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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: www.extociplantsltd.com or call 916-922-4769.


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Dig In: Garden checklist for week of Oct. 2

Plan to make the most of the mild weather in your garden.

* October is the best month to plant trees and shrubs.

* October also is the best time to plant perennials in our area. Add a little well-aged compost and bone meal to planting holes or beds, but hold off on other fertilizers until spring. Keep the transplants well-watered (but not wet) for the first month as they become settled.

* Now is the time to plant seeds for many flowers directly into the garden, including cornflower, nasturtium, nigella, poppy, portulaca, sweet pea and stock.

* Plant seeds for radishes, bok choy, mustard, spinach and peas.

* Plant garlic and onions.

* Set out cool-weather bedding plants, including calendula, pansy, snapdragon, primrose and viola.

* Reseed and feed the lawn. Work on bare spots.

* Dig up corms and tubers of gladioluses, dahlias and tuberous begonias after the foliage dies. Clean and store in a cool, dry place.

* Treat azaleas, gardenias and camellias with chelated iron if leaves are yellowing between the veins.

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