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Grow blooms from 'Seed to Bouquet'

Green Acres' latest 'Create Class' focuses on flowers in pots

PInk and red zinnia blossoms
Zinnias do well started from seed, in pots or in the ground.
Watch the new Green Acres "Create Class" video on growing
flowers in pots. (Photo: Kathy Morrison)

Spring is literally right around the corner; the first official day is Saturday.

Get in the mood with a short video class presented by Green Acres Nursery & Supply.

Now available for viewing, this presentation – part of Green Acres’ “Create Class” series – is devoted to growing flowers from
“Seed to Bouquet.” In under 6 minutes, learn tips on growing seasonal cut flowers in Sacramento – in containers. Whitney from the Green Acres staff demonstrates planting with advice on what to grow (including what’s easiest to grow) and colorful combinations.

This new video is part of Green Acres’ growing YouTube channel, featuring dozens of informative how-to videos. You’ll also find videos from last week’s Dig into Spring Ideas Fair including “Top 10 Mediterranean Plants” and “23 Questions with a Horticulture Teacher.”

Green Acres’ most popular videos? “Easy Houseplant: Philodendron” and “Citrus: Watering & Soil Mistakes to Avoid” have been viewed more than 23,000 times each.

Find them all here: https://bit.ly/3bN2L3K

For more details: www.idiggreenacres.com .



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Dig In: Garden checklist for week of Sept. 25

This week's warm break will revive summer crops such as peppers and tomatoes that may still be trying to produce fruit. Pumpkins and winter squash will add weight rapidly.

Be on the lookout for powdery mildew and other fungal diseases that may be enjoying this combination of warm air and moist soil.

* Late September is ideal for sowing a new lawn or re-seeding bare spots.

* Compost annuals and vegetable crops that have finished producing.

* Cultivate and add compost to the soil to replenish its nutrients for fall and winter vegetables and flowers.

* Plant for fall now. The warm soil will get cool-season veggies and flowers off to a fast start.

* Plant onions, lettuce, peas, radishes, turnips, beets, carrots, bok choy, spinach and potatoes directly into the vegetable beds.

* Transplant lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower.

* Sow seeds of California poppies, clarkia and African daisies.

* Transplant cool-weather annuals such as pansies, violas, fairy primroses, calendulas, stocks and snapdragons.

* Divide and replant bulbs, rhizomes and perennials.

* Dig up and divide daylilies as they complete their bloom cycle.

* Divide and transplant peonies that have become overcrowded. Replant with "eyes" about an inch below the soil surface.

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