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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 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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