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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:

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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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