Elk Grove store offers curated collection, advice
Air plants are a popular choice for indoor gardening -- no soil required! Expect to see a range of air plants and other indoor plants at Green Acres' "Extraordinary Houseplant Event."
When it’s too hot to garden outdoors, it’s time to give your indoor plants some TLC.
If you’re looking to add to your houseplant collection (or just need some expert advice), this event is for you.
Green Acres Nursery & Supply will host its “Extraordinary Houseplant Event” on Saturday, Aug. 12, only at its Elk Grove store. Scheduled from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., this special event isn’t limited to houseplants; succulents will be spotlighted, too.
“Shop unique plants curated for the houseplant and succulent enthusiast, collector, or novice,” says Green Acres staff. “Houseplant experts will be showcasing some of our favorites, along with unique varieties to pique the interest of plant lovers with all levels of experience.”
Most plant people are familiar with pothos or philodendrons, but what about hoyas and aroids? There’s a wide world of tropical plants that could be right at home in your indoor jungle.
Succulents can be adaptable to indoor gardens, too, or comfortable on a balcony or patio. Many varieties actually prefer indirect light or partial shade instead of full sun.
Find out which plants like the same conditions as people – 72 degrees and out of the blasting heat. Also learn about repotting, proper containers, fertilizers and more.
Having houseplant problems? Get answers from Green Acres garden gurus.
As with all Green Acres special events, there will be Hot Buys on featured plants and plenty of garden fun. The Rustic Mule mobile beverage trailer will be vending drinks and treats.
Green Acres’ Elk Grove store is located at 9220 E. Stockton Blvd. Admission and parking are free.
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