What Sorts of Plants Can You Grow in Sacramento?

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Real Estate Agent with Lyon Real Estate BRE #00697006

One of the reasons to buy a home in Sacramento is so you can plant a garden in that newly acquired yard. It's not the same as renting a house, as I can recall a rental in 1981 in Newport Beach where I had a garden. My lease was up right before the artichokes were ready to pick, and I had to move. If you've ever grown artichokes, the width of these plants alone is stupdendous. Too big to dig up.

If you own a home, whatever you plant in your yard stays with you. If you decide you no longer appreciate, say, trumpet vines, good luck removing them. They will still sprout up in your yard from time to time. I imagine a vast underground root system flourishing, all due to our 3 initial plants. Which will probably need to be a material fact at any future resale efforts.

Planting appropriate plants and vegetables that love our dry climate is key. You can read more in my personal blog today and see all the photographs at this link: Are You Wondering What Grows in Sacramento Gardens in May?

 

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I loved this post about May gardening in Sacramento aka 

May 24, 2018 08:58 AM #1
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After reading what plants grow in Sacramento, and find that carnations do, I did a quick search to see if they would grow here in Northern Virginia.  I am delighted to know they would.  I don't know why I never thought to plant them.  Thanks for the inspiration.

May 24, 2018 12:02 PM #2
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May 24, 2018 12:07 PM #3
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Chris Ann Cleland Yes, that photo of the carnation, it's in a pot, for crying out loud, and it keeps blooming year after year. They must be getting root rot. In the ground, I imagine they'd do very well as they die back in the winter.

May 24, 2018 12:08 PM #4
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Glad you tagged me - I'd written quite a comment  and have no clue what happened. I don't think I got distracted.

 

I mentioned your aka Sac-grow-tomato - and my great appreciation for your lovely flowers and veggies. The tomato plant does appear to be thriving with blooms already. Ours are getting there, but only because of our little greenhouse contraptions.  This post is right up my alley. Enjoyed every word. And your windsock alternative. Lol.  

May 24, 2018 12:11 PM #5
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Hello, Elizabeth, I like those flowers and Vegetables they're so lovely. Thanks for sharing! Have a Nice Day!

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All lovely plants, Elizabeth, and I can certainly enjoy seeing them in other people's gardens... just not in mine... few things I hate more than gardening. It's why I live in a 3,500 square foot house on .15 of an acre... little space left over for planting.  I remember my sister-in-law asking which types of flower seeds I wanted her to send me from Holland for my garden. I told her none, ever unless she was arriving with the seeds to plant them and take care of them.

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It's rare but I've had sellers dig up whole gardens before they moved Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents . Buyers were upset but no one ever backed out or sued.

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Elizabeth- ok, I have to know, was it a cucumber or squash?  I used to have a good green thumb but over the years it's limited to orchids and my frangipani. 

Thank you for giving us a tour of your garden. 

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Kathy Streib My husband says there is one of each but I'm not sure which is the one I shot, LOL.

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I planted some plants years ago and they have propagated and now I don't think I could get rid of them now if I tried. The mint has gone wild.

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I have stopped planting in my yard because I'm planning a move. But I'm already drawing up landscaping ideas for the next place.  But we do have a lot colder weather in winter than you, so it's a different look for sunny California for sure.

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Elizabeth, great conversation yesterday, always fun to talk with you.  Great gardening, and I just planted the tomato and Anaheim chiles yesterday.

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For one reason or another I haven't been the luckiest with growing bougainvilleas.  I have them a couple of years, and usually the frost kills 'em.  I did buy another one the other day, and as soon as my back fence is replaced, I will plant it along a more protected space there.  I'm hoping for the best!

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Debbie Reynolds And your story is why we only grow mint in pots, LOL.

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Tammy Lankford, Where in the world would you possibly move to when you already live in the greatest place on the face of the Earth? Are you downsizing? Retiring? Multi-generationalizing? Is that a word?

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Joan Cox It is always a pleasure to talk with you and compare notes.

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Myrl Jeffcoat They do die back in the winter, so that's normal. However, they return in the spring!! Just plant in a secluded place where they are not as open to the elements.

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Elizabeth, That is true about mint. That stuff has a mind of its own. :)

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