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Exotic Plants hosts pottery sale

Deep discounts on outdoor containers; new events scheduled

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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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For week of March 3:

* Celebrate the city flower! Catch the 100th Sacramento Camellia Show 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 2, and 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at the Scottish Rite Center, 6151 H St., Sacramento. Admission is free.

* Between showers, pick up fallen camellia blooms; that helps cut down on the spread of blossom blight that prematurely browns petals.

* Feed camellias after they bloom with fertilizer formulated for acid-loving plants.

* Camellias need little pruning. Remove dead wood and shape, if necessary.

* Tread lightly or not at all on wet ground; it compacts soil.

* Avoid digging in wet soil, too; wait until it clumps in your hand but doesn’t feel squishy.

* Note spots in your garden that stay wet after storms; improve drainage with the addition of organic matter such as compost.

* Keep an eye out for leaning trunks or ground disturbances around a tree’s base, a sign of shifting roots in the wet soil.

* Fertilize roses, annual flowers and berries as spring growth begins to appear.

* If aphids are attracted to new growth, knock them off with a strong spray of water or insecticidal soap. To make your own “bug soap,” use two tablespoons liquid soap – not detergent – to one quart water in a spray bottle. Shake it up before use. Among the liquid soaps that seem most effective are Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Soaps; try the peppermint scent.

* Pull weeds now! Don’t let them get started. Take a hoe and whack them as soon as they sprout.

* Prune and fertilize spring-flowering shrubs after bloom.

* Cut back and fertilize perennial herbs to encourage new growth.

* Make plans for your summer garden. Once the soil is ready, start adding amendments such as compost.

* Indoors, start seeds for summer favorites such as tomatoes, peppers and squash as well as summer flowers.

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