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Green Acres Garden Podcast is the podcast that’ll teach budding gardeners like you to grow your green thumb. But whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned horticulturalist, you’re sure to learn something new. Enjoy conversations with community gardeners and gurus at Green Acres Nursery & Supply—they'll answer questions you didn't know you had.
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Hey green thumbs! This week the team welcomes resident social media guru Lauren into the studio to discuss the upcoming Fall Festival. She shares everything you need to know to participate in this fun event. Then the team meets with Kristen at the Elk Grove store to discuss houseplants in celebration of National Indoor Plant Week.Green Acres Nursery & SupplyBeWaterSmart.info
Fall Planting

Fall Planting

2021-09-1029:13

Hey garden friends! Welcome back to a very special 10th episode with Kevin and Austin. The team celebrates by visiting the Sacramento store for the first time to learn about Fall planting with Jacy. Then Julie comes back to teach us the best methods for planting a tree.Green Acres Nursery & SupplyBeWaterSmart.info
Welcome back. This week the team talks to Greg about fall bulbs for spring blooms. Learn bulb varieties and how to plant these geophytes. Then Robyn teaches us everything we need to know about bareroot season for fruit trees and roses, and how you can order them early. Don't know what a bareroot is? Tune in to find out!Green Acres Nursery & SupplyBeWaterSmart.info
This week the team has a most excellent adventure as they travel to the CapRadio Garden at Sacramento State University to talk tips for the transition from your summer garden to a fall and winter garden. Then Kevin talks with Jackie, a Green Acres guru and certified arborist, about caring for trees—especially in a low-water year.Green Acres Nursery & SupplyBeWaterSmart.info
Hey garden friends. Welcome to a very buzz-tacular episode of the podcast. This week the team meets Everett at the Folsom store to learn how to successfully grow citrus trees. Then Kevin and Austin travel to the Hӓagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven at UC Davis to learn about the habits of bees, and how you can invite them to your garden, from Doctor Christine Casey.Green Acres Nursery & SupplyBlog Post: Tips For Growing CitrusBlog Post: Plants For PollinatorsBeWaterSmart.info
The Magic of Seeds

The Magic of Seeds

2021-08-1325:54

Hello garden friends. In this special episode, the podcast welcomes seed guru Curtis Jones from Botanical Interests. Kevin and Curtis share their seed gardening knowledge. Kevin and Austin get new nicknames and discuss the many benefits of growing plants from seeds. Green Acres Nursery & SupplyGreen Acres Blog Post: Seed StartingBeWaterSmart.info
Hello garden friends. Dig into this episode to learn how to make garden gold. Kevin brings back Julie to demystify garden composting. She shares the dirty science of making happy soil. Check out the awesome Palo Verde tree with Russell for the Staff Pick of the Week.Green Acres Nursery & SupplyComposting 101BeWaterSmart.info
Perfect Perennials

Perfect Perennials

2021-07-3027:10

Welcome garden friends. This week is all about amazing perennials.  Learn about the beauty and benefits of Coneflowers in this week's staff pick of the week with Tamara. New guest Julie brings a cart full of her favorite perennials to explore what makes this diverse group of plants so special.Plants mentioned include:  Sombrero® Sangrita Coneflower (pictured), Echibeckia, Orange Skyscraper™ Salvia, Lantana, Statice, and Hibiscus moscheutos. Green Acres Nursery & SupplyBeWaterSmart.info
Welcome! This week the team travels to Green Acres Nursery & Supply in Citrus Heights to talk about fruit trees with the ultimate horticulturalist Greg Gayton. Also, learn how to water properly using a moisture meter and soil probe with Julie our first staff pick of the week. Austin becomes Kevin's blossom buddy, and gets tested on his tree knowledge.Green Acres Nursery & SupplyBeWaterSmart.info
Welcome back. In this episode Kevin and Austin travel to Green Acres Nursery & Supply in Roseville to learn how to beat the summer heat with plant guru Eric Plog. Discover how to successfully water your garden and control pests. Also, it's not too late to plant vegetables if you haven't yet, or if you need to replace a few. Let the peppers burn you, not the summer heat!Green Acres Nursery & SupplyBeWaterSmart.Info
Greetings garden friends! Welcome to the new Green Acres Garden Podcast with host Kevin Jordan. In this mini episode you will meet the new team and learn about all of the exciting content coming up. Join us every week as we dive into the fun of being a gardener.Green Acres Nursery & Supply
Today we’re talking about pool side, tropical-looking plants for your backyard, plants that don’t require much water when established. Also, several ways to save water in your backyard orchard and still have healthy, productive fruit trees. This week’s staff pick is a long-blooming penstemon that is unthirsty and attracts a small army of hummingbirds and beneficial insects. Going on vacation? We have tips to keep your yard looking great while you’re gone.Welcome to the Green Acres Garden Podcast with Farmer Fred, the podcast that’ll help gardeners like you to get an even greener thumb. Whether you’re new to gardening or a seasoned horticulturalist, you’re sure to learn something new. Welcome to Episode 23 of the Green Acres Garden Podcast. Let’s go!Pictured:The Kangaroo PawLinks:Green Acres Nursery & Supply Store LocationsSaving Water In Your LandscapeBeWaterSmart.Info
Today we’re talking to Amy Talbot of the Regional Water Authority.  She has tips on how you can save water in your landscape. Plus, she tells us about rebates that are available for upgrading your yard and watering equipment.  Find out more at BeWaterSmart.info . It’s been really hot lately. We have advice for the care of your plants when triple digit temperatures descend upon our area. And the Staff Pick is a beautiful low water-use tree: the Palo Verde.Welcome to Episode 22 of the Green Acres Garden Podcast with Farmer Fred, the podcast that’ll help gardeners like you to get an even greener thumb. Whether you’re new to gardening or a seasoned horticulturalist, you’re sure to learn something new.Pictured:The Palo Verde TreeLinks:Green Acres Nursery & Supply store locationsBeWaterSmart.info
Today we’re talking about how upgrading your irrigation equipment can save you money and water in the dry months ahead. We’ll be talking with Steve Emerson from Hunter Industries, the manufacturer of one of the most popular sprinkler heads in California, the MP Rotator. Plus, Steve talks about the latest in smart irrigation controllers, ones that take the guess work out of how much to water and when to water. Thinking of getting some low water use plants? We get tips on how to plant them correctly.Two staff picks this week: Cousin Itt Acacia and Kangaroo Paw. Looks great next to a pool!Welcome to the Green Acres Garden Podcast with Farmer Fred, the podcast that’ll help gardeners like you to get an even greener thumb. Whether you’re new to gardening or a seasoned horticulturalist, you’re sure to learn something new.Pictured:The Hunter MP Rotator SprinklerLinks:Green Acres Nursery and Supply LocationsHunter Industries Run Time Calculator
Today we’re talking about water incentives from local water providers. There’s money waiting for you, just for upgrading your outdoor irrigation systems. June is not too late to plant a vegetable garden, including all the summer favorites! Today’s staff pick is a long-blooming, colorful, low growing, water-saving perennial that’s got the very interesting name, Hot Lips. We also have a list of garden tasks for the week. Welcome to the Green Acres Garden Podcast with Farmer Fred, the podcast that’ll help gardeners like you to get an even greener thumb. Whether you’re new to gardening or a seasoned horticulturalist, you’re sure to learn something new. Welcome to Episode 20 of the Green Acres Garden Podcast. Let’s go!LinksGreen Acres Nursery & Supply LocationsDropcountr.comFind Your Water Provider at BeWaterSmart.info
Today we’re talking about plants for dry shade. University of California Environmental Horticulture Advisor Karrie Reid has plenty of great suggestions for unthirsty plants for those areas of your yard that don’t get much, if any, sunshine. Also, Master Gardener Pam Bone explains how a tree moves water and nutrients, and what you’re doing may be cutting off those pipelines in the tree. We have staff picks, and a list of garden tasks for the week. Welcome to Episode 19 of the Green Acres Garden Podcast. Let’s go!Pictured:Oak Leaf HydrangeaLinks:Green Acres Nursery & Supply LocationsGreen Acres Nursery & Supply Tree Planting GuideLow Water-Use Plant Trials at UC DavisHow to Stake a Tree / Sacramento Tree FoundationHow to Find a Consulting Arborist
Today we’re talking about succulents, beautiful plants for outdoors and indoors that don’t require much water.  Marlene Simon, the Plant Lady, has care tips for your succulents.Did you ever see plant leaves drooping on a hot afternoon? They may not be thirsty. Before you add water to those sad looking plants, hear what college horticulture professor Debbie Flower has to say. Soil specialist Steve Zien says there’s a lot to like about clay soils, especially its water holding capacity. He has tips for managing clay soils. And the Staff Pick of the week is a springtime show for the nose, Sweet Olive.The Green Acres Garden Podcast with Farmer Fred is the podcast that’ll help gardeners like you to get an even greener thumb. Whether you’re new to gardening or a seasoned horticulturalist, you’re sure to learn something new.Welcome to Episode 18 of the Green Acres Garden Podcast. Let’s go!Pictured:A Succulent BowlLinks:Find the Green Acres Nursery & Supply Nearest You!
Today we’re talking about how, on a 100-degree day, the soil inside an outdoor potted plant can approach 140 degrees, frying your plants’ roots. We have tips to protect your container plants from too much heat. May is sweet potato planting time. We get advice from a Master Gardener and vegetable expert on how to have a successful growing and harvest season of sweet potatoes.Plus, tips for using less water on your lawn and garden as; a beautiful blooming shrub for a Staff Pick (It's in the picture. Can you guess it's name?); and, a list of garden tasks for mid-May.Welcome to Episode 17 of the Green Acres Garden Podcast with Farmer Fred, the podcast that’ll help gardeners like you to get an even greener thumb. Whether you’re new to gardening or a seasoned horticulturalist, you’re sure to learn something new. Let's go!Links:Green Acres Nursery & Supply LocationsGrowing Sweet Potatoes in the Sacramento AreaPictured:Rhododendron 'Anah Kruschke'
Today we’re talking how to bring new life to shady areas around your house with the right plants, and the right accessories. May is an excellent time for planting vegetables here. The soil is warm, the days are long—everything grows quickly in May!Today’s Green Acres Staff pick features a fruit that is under appreciated here. It’s easy to grow, very prolific, and very tasty, too. Asian pears! We have a list of things to do in the garden this week, as well.Welcome to Episode 16 of Green Acres Garden Podcast with Farmer Fred. Let’s go!Pictured:The winter daphne, Daphne odora.Green Acres Nursery & Supply
Today we’re talking about how you can use less water and also have a better looking lawn. Have you ever grown okra? You can eat it, as well as admire its outstanding flowers. We have tips. We pay a visit to a local gardening legend who has over 3000 rose bushes.The Green Acres staff pick this week is a grass-like, graceful perennial with year-round interest that doesn’t require much water after getting established. Any guesses?Welcome to the Green Acres Garden Podcast with Farmer Fred, the podcast that’ll help gardeners like you get an even greener thumb. Whether you’re new to gardening or a seasoned horticulturalist, you’re sure to learn something new. Let's go!Links: Green Acres Nursery & Supply
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