Want to create a beautiful, sustainable landscape?
Get Help at "Ask a Green Gardener Day"
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:
Green Acres Nursery & Supply
8501 Jackson Rd. (corner of Florin Perkins)--10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sacramento, CA 95826
901 Galleria Blvd.--10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Roseville, CA 95678
205 Serpa Way.--10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Folsom, CA 95630
Fair Oaks Boulevard Nursery--10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
4681 Fair Oaks Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95864
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
Front Yard Nursery--10 a.m. to 2 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
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.
About the Regional Water Authority: RWA is a joint powers authority representing 24 water providers and affiliates in the greater Sacramento area. Its primary mission is to help its members protect and enhance the reliability, availability, affordability and quality of water resources.
Disclosure: Christine Kohn is public outreach coordinator for the Regional Water Authority.