purple rhodo - photo by Helen KrayenhoffGardens come in all shapes and sizes, and it is this variety that makes our work so fulfilling. You are in for a pleasant surprise when you visit us for the first time. Stroll through almost an entire city block filled with trees, shrubs, flowers, veggies, herbs, native plants and much, much more. Our staff is eager to advise you on any horticultural project whether you are a novice green-thumb or a master gardener. We stock a healthy mix of popular recent introductions and old-school favorites for CA gardeners. Come see what we have—from Abelia to Ziziphus!

Gardener’s Calendar

July Checklist

  • Mulch the soil around vegetable plants for water conservation.
  • Check your water garden to see that it is clear and free of mosquito larvae.
  • Tropical plants will benefit from extra feeding during these warm months.
  • Feed acid loving plants with Cottonseed Meal or Fish Emulsion.
  • Deadhead and feed early flowering perennials for a second bloom.

August Checklist

  • Dig and divide Bearded Irises now (also check our selection).
  • Last chance for Summer Pruning of fruit trees.
  • Remove canes from Berry Plants that have already fruited (raspberries, etc.)
  • Include your garden when making vacation plans. What happens when you are away?
  • Deep water winter/spring flowering shrubs, as now is when the buds are initiating.