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Area residents can get answers to their most vexing landscaping questions and check out beautiful, low-water use plants at "Ask a Green Gardener Day" on Saturday, May 19.
May is “Water Awareness Month." To celebrate, the Regional Water Authority and local water providers are partnering with nurseries throughout the Sacramento region to host "Ask a Green Gardener Day."
Green Gardeners are landscape professionals that undergo an intensive, 10-week training course in sustainable, River-Friendly landscaping. They include maintenance professionals, contractors, designers, arborists and irrigation experts.
During this free event, visitors will have the opportunity to meet qualified Green Gardeners and ask questions about creating and maintaining landscapes that use resources--like water—more efficiently and with fewer chemicals for a healthier environment. Participating nurseries will have on display of beautiful, low-water use plants and Arboretum All Stars that look great and grow well in our climate with little or no water.
Nurseries participating in "Ask a Green Gardener Day" include:
Big Oak Nursery--10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
10071 Grant Line Road
Elk Grove, CA 95624
Bushnell Gardens Nursery--10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
5420 Douglas Blvd., Ste. A
Granite Bay, CA 95746
Fair Oaks Boulevard Nursery--10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
4681 Fair Oaks Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95864
Front Yard Nursery--10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
5801 Mother Lode Drive
Placerville, CA 95667
The Flower Farm--10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
4150 Auburn Folsom Road
Loomis, CA 95650
Green Acres Nursery & Supply--10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
901 Galleria Blvd.
Roseville, CA 95678
8501 Jackson Rd. (corner of Florin Perkins)
Sacramento, CA 95826
205 Serpa Way
Folsom, CA 95630
UC Davis Arboretum--9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
920 Garrod Drive
Davis, CA 95616
Learn more about "Ask a Green Gardener Day," find a list of Green Gardeners and take the Blue Thumb pledge to use water efficiently outdoors at www.BeWaterSmart.info.