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@acergardens  Retail plant Nursery located in Deep River, CT, carrying over 1800 varieties of perennials, many annuals, and a diverse selection of trees and shrubs.

http://www.acergardens.com/

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Winter blooming #houseplants bring an amazing amount of cheer to these long, cold days. Our new #scarlet Schlumbergera will be available in limited quantities at the CT Flower & Garden Show next weekend, so be sure to visit us early. Native to coastal Brazil, Christmas Cactus are true #cacti, but prefer only bright light and more humid environments. To induce #flowering, grow your #cactus in a room that only receives natural light, away from lamps or streetlights, to ensure at least 12 hours of continuous darkness at night. #succulent #houseplant #winterflowers #redflowers #red #plants #plantlife #instaplant #instaflower #inbloom #schlumbergera #christmascactus #indoorgarden #flora #fleur #ctgrown

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2 hours ago

Only 5 days until the CT Flower & Garden Show in Hartford, CT! Over 300 booths, 25 landscaped gardens, and free seminars and demonstrations all weekend long. Come visit us in the vendor section, booth 731+733; we will have fresh herbs, mini shrubs, #succulents, alpines, and hand tools on display and available for purchase. We'll also be giving away 15% off coupons for use at the nursery, as well as five, $50 giftcards! #houseplants #windowgarden #perennial #sempervivum #succulent #hensandchicks #waitingforspring #ctgrown #flowershow #plants #plantlife #gardenlife #gardenevent #shoplocal #instaplant #plantsmakepeoplehappy

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1 day ago

We #love getting our hands in the #soil! Did you know that we actually grow our plants in a soil-less potting media? True "soil" (as found naturally in the garden) contains sand, silt, and clay in various proportions, while our media contains none of those things. We grow in a custom blend of sphagnam peat moss, composted bark chips, perlite, and limestone. Potting #soils are designed to be used in containers, and have better moisture control and pore/root space than garden soils, in addition to being lighter weight. Acer sells several bagged blends for your potting needs, including small bags and a custom alpine/succulent mix. #playinthedirt #plantlife #gardenlife #didyouknow #heart #ctgrown #dirt #DeepRiver #Connecticut #plantlove

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3 days ago

Sometimes you just need a little bit of 'Oddity' in your life. Our #unusual little Sempervivum is just as happy in the #perennial border as it is as a #houseplant or in a container. The curled up #leaves form small tubes tipped in burgundy, and grow in neat rosettes. Best when grown in #fullsun where their #unique charm can be fully appreciated. #hensandchicks #sempervivum #succulent #green #foliage #plants #plantlife #instaplant #ctgrown #DeepRiver #Connecticut #odd #unusualplants #droughttolerant #dryplants #succulents #houseplants #indoorgarden #gardenlife #plantlove

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4 days ago

Only 9 days until the CT Flower & Garden Show in Hartford, CT! Come experience the 'Charm of Spring', with our selection of #annuals, perennials, shrubs and #garden gifts. Winter #flowering #plants like our Rex Begonia make wonderful #houseplants for a shady spot, and come in an array of #beautiful foliage options. More info at ctflowershow.com #waitingforspring #ctgrown #flowershow #begonia #pink #pinkflowers #winterflowers #houseplant #shadegarden #shade #annual #windowgarden #indoorgarden #winter #winterfun #plantlife #instaplant #gopink #flower #instaflower #DeepRiver #Connecticut

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9 days ago

The #wintergarden is full of surprises! Our Hamamelis x intermedia (spring witch hazel) is just starting to peek out in our #shrub house, and is covered in #fragrant lemon #yellowflowers. The thin #petals burst out like crepe paper streamers in late #winter, and are pollinated by the wind. Serrated, gray-green leaves emerge in the spring, and turn a rich golden orange in the fall for multi season interest. Prefers moist soils. #plants #plantlife #instaflower #instaplant #witchhazel #winterflowers #curl #ctgrown #yellow #inbloom #gardenlife

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9 days ago

Go back to sleep, little #yarrow, spring is still 41 days away. Our Achillea 'Little Moonshine' is typically an early summer bloomer, with short golden umbrellas of flowers over soft, silver-green #foliage. Salt and drought tolerant, #perennial yarrow is adaptable to most soil types, and makes wonderful #cutflowers or #driedflowers for the #fullsun #garden. #green #leaf #waterdrop #dewdrop #dew #plants #plantlife #instaplant #yellowflowers #achillea #waitingforspring #ctgrown #DeepRiver #Connecticut #winterflowers #gardenlife

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18 days ago

"Each of the dry, hard pellets I held in my palm had within it the very secret of #life itself, curled tightly within, under #leaf after protective leaf for safekeeping, #fragile, vanishing with the first touch or sight. With each tender seedling that unfurled its small #green leaf to my eager gaze, my excitement would rise and mount; winged, wondrous." Only 49 days until spring! #plants #plantlife #instaplant #succulent #stringofpearls #succulents #plantsmakepeoplehappy #ctgrown #plantphotography -Quote taken from 'Nectar In A Sieve' by Kamala Markandaya

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22 days ago

Are you thinking spring yet? The CT Flower & Garden Show is only 27 days away, and our #plants are #growing up nicely. Look for us at vendor booth no.731 and explore our selection of small perennials, mini shrubs, annual #houseplants and #succulents, as well as #garden tools and gifts. We will also be raffling off 5 $50 giftcards. February 21-24, 2019 in Hartford CT, at the Hartford Convention Center. More info at https://ctflowershow.com #plantlife #instaplant #echeveria #blue #blueplant #succulent #houseplant #flowershow #foliage #foliagefriday #ctgrown #DeepRiver #Connecticut #connecticutphotographer #plantsmakepeoplehappy #shoplocal

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22 days ago

A shock of #scarlet, our Calluna vulgaris 'Firefly' is in full glory, and is one of the most #colorful heathers around. The #evergreen summer #foliage is a bright mix of lime, chartreuse and gold, with thin spires of lavender flowers. Pollinators love it! In autumn, intense orange tones move in, fading entirely to a stunning #winter #red. Best in full sun, this small #shrub reaches 1' tall by 3' wide, and should be lightly trimmed in spring. Available at the CT Flower & Garden Show, Feb 21-24 in Hartford CT. #foliagefriday #wintercolors #calluna #leaf #plants #plantlife #instaleaf #instaplant #ctgrown #DeepRiver #Connecticut #onfire #garden #gardenlife #wintergarden

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28 days ago

There's snow coming tonight, so we thought we'd share one of our favorite #silver #perennials while the sun was still #shining. Lavender likes it cool and dry in the #winter, with plenty of light and air. Gently trim any untidy stems in the spring, and use the clippings for #potpourri, tea or to freshen linens. #fragrant #fragrance #lavender #lavendula #silvergarden #foliage #fullsun #plants #plantlife #instaplant #ctgrown #silverfoliage #naturallight #nofilter #DeepRiver #Connecticut #gardenlife #plantsmakepeoplehappy #connecticutphotographer Reminder: the nursery is closed, and will reopen in late March.

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29 days ago

All natural #color for our first #foliagefriday of 2019! Cryptanthus bivittatus is a small, tender Bromeliad with beautiful #pink, cream and green #foliage. At only 6-8 inches tall, it is a slow grower that prefers bright light, making it a perfect #houseplant. We'll have limited quantities at the CT Flower & Garden Show, Feb 21-24 2019 in Hartford CT (booth 731), or available at the nursery in late March. #leaf #leaves #bromeliad #cryptanthus #variegatedplants #variegated #plants #plantlife #instaleaf #instaplant #ctgrown #DeepRiver #Connecticut #nofilter #indoorgarden #smallplants

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1 month ago

Just a little #behindthescenes peek into one of our perennial #greenhouses, with everyone all tucked in for the #winter. The #nursery is currently closed, and will reopen for our 2019 season in late March. . If you can't wait until then, come visit us at the CT Flower & Garden Show, Feb 21-24 in Hartford, CT! We'll be at corner booth 731 in the vendor section. #plants #plantlife #instaplant #greenhouse #horticulture #agriculture #shoplocal #smallbusiness #ctgrown #DeepRiver #Connecticut #gardenlife #gogreen

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1 month ago

No filter needed for this #green beauty, soaking up a little afternoon #sun. The nursery is currently closed, but you can catch us at the 38th Annual CT Flower & Garden Show Feb 21-24 in Hartford, CT. Our #echeveria are looking great already, and we'll also have other #plants and #garden tools for sale. #succulent #foliage #foliageplant #plantlife #instaplant #fullsun #succulents #mandala #fibonacci #spiral #nofilter #rosette #ctgrown #DeepRiver #Connecticut #gardenlife #houseplant #windowgarden #plantsmakepeoplehappy

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