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Green Acres hosts 'Dig Into Spring Ideas Fair' on Saturday

New Roseville nursery and garden store will be packed with activities March 18

The new Roseville site for Green Acres will host the "Dig Into Spring" event on Saturday.

The new Roseville site for Green Acres will host the "Dig Into Spring" event on Saturday.

Photo courtesy Green Acres

There’s only one more week of winter – which means it’s time to “Dig Into Spring.”

On Saturday, March 18, at its new Roseville location, Green Acres Nursery & Supply will host its annual “Ideas Fair,” packed with inspiration for the season ahead. Admission and parking are free.

“Join us for our annual Dig Into Spring Ideas Fair,” says Green Acres. “Be inspired by garden displays, and attend Garden Talks from our knowledgeable experts. In addition, many of our product vendors will be on-site to provide helpful tips related to healthy soil, plants, outdoor living and more.”

Also see barbecue demonstrations and other hands-on opportunities. And of course, there’s a big sale.

“We’ll also have event-day Hot Buys on products to get you started for spring planting,” adds Green Acres. “Don't miss giveaways throughout the day.”

Green Acres’ top experts will be on hand to offer advice and answer garden questions. Get recommendations about new varieties and what to plant when.

Opened late in 2022, the new Roseville nursery is something to see, too. It features: a 14,000-square-foot greenhouse for annuals and perennials; a 5,600-square-foot greenhouse for houseplants; nearly 7,000 square feet for shade plants in a lathhouse; expanded indoor space with 21,000 square feet for irrigation, landscape supplies, décor and more; an outdoor living department with patio furniture, grills and accessories; plus acres of outdoor space for trees and shrubs.

Green Acres is located at 7300 Galilee Road in Roseville. Store hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; Dig Into Spring events will be held from 8 a.m to 4 pm.

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For week of June 4:

Because of the comfortable weather, it’s not too late to set out tomato and pepper seedlings as well as squash and melon plants. They’ll appreciate this not-too-hot weather. Just remember to water.

* From seed, plant corn, pumpkins, radishes, melons, squash and sunflowers.

* Plant basil to go with your tomatoes.

* Transplant summer annuals such as petunias, marigolds and zinnias.

* It’s also a good time to transplant perennial flowers including astilbe, columbine, coneflowers, coreopsis, dahlias, rudbeckia, salvia and verbena.

* Let the grass grow longer. Set the mower blades high to reduce stress on your lawn during summer heat. To cut down on evaporation, water your lawn deeply during the wee hours of the morning, between 2 and 8 a.m.

* Tie up vines and stake tall plants such as gladiolus and lilies. That gives their heavy flowers some support.

* Dig and divide crowded bulbs after the tops have died down.

* Feed summer flowers with a slow-release fertilizer.

* Mulch, mulch, mulch! This “blanket” keeps moisture in the soil longer and helps your plants cope during hot weather.

* Thin grapes on the vine for bigger, better clusters later this summer.

* Cut back fruit-bearing canes on berries.

* Feed camellias, azaleas and other acid-loving plants.

* Trim off dead flowers from rose bushes to keep them blooming through the summer. Roses also benefit from deep watering and feeding now. A top dressing of aged compost will keep them happy. It feeds as well as keeps roots moist.

* Pinch back chrysanthemums for bushier plants with many more flowers in September.

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