New Roseville nursery will host pets to meet and greet (and take home)
Rescue is Archie's favorite breed. A former shelter dog, he already has his "fur-ever" home, but there will be other dogs available at the new Roseville Green Acres site this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Looking for a new best friend? You may be able to find the perfect fur baby at this special event, hosted by Green Acres Nursery & Supply.
On Saturday morning, Dec. 10, Green Acres will offer “Dog Days Adoptions” from 9 to 11 a.m. at its new Roseville location, 7300 Galilee Road, Roseville.
“Stop by, connect with local animal shelters, and adopt a loving friend,” say the organizers. “Green Acres Nursery & Supply will donate $100 toward adoption fees on the day of the event. The event is free and open to the public.”
Besides finding the pup of your dreams, it’s a great opportunity to check out the new nursery, which is in the midst of a “soft” opening. Green Acres offers a huge selection of holiday plants and trees – including some living Christmas evergreens that can be replanted in your landscape.
For more information on adoption packages and other details, please visit www.idiggreenacres.com.
-- Debbie Arrington
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For week of March 26:
Sacramento can expect another inch of rain from this latest storm. Leave the sprinklers off at least another week. Temps will dip down into the low 30s early in the week, so avoid planting tender seedlings (such as tomatoes). Concentrate on these tasks before or after this week’s rain:
* Fertilize roses, annual flowers and berries as spring growth begins to appear.
* Knock off aphids with a strong blast of water or some bug soap as soon as they appear.
* Pull weeds now! Don’t let them get started. Take a hoe and whack them as soon as they sprout.
* Prepare summer vegetable beds. Spade in compost and other amendments.
* Prune and fertilize spring-flowering shrubs after bloom.
* Feed camellias at the end of their bloom cycle. Pick up browned and fallen flowers to help corral blossom blight.
* Feed citrus trees, which are now in bloom and setting fruit.
To prevent sunburn and borer problems on young trees, paint the exposed portion of the trunk with diluted white latex (water-based) interior paint. Dilute the paint with an equal amount of cold water before application.
* Cut back and fertilize perennial herbs to encourage new growth.
* Seed and renovate the lawn (if you still have one). Feed cool-season grasses such as bent, blue, rye and fescue with a slow-release fertilizer. Check the irrigation system and perform maintenance. Make sure sprinkler heads are turned toward the lawn, not the sidewalk.
* In the vegetable garden, transplant lettuce and kale.
* Seed chard and beets directly into the ground.
* Plant summer bulbs, including gladiolus, tuberous begonias and callas. Also plant dahlia tubers.
* Shop for perennials. Many varieties are available in local nurseries and at plant events. They can be transplanted now while the weather remains relatively cool.
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