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California Lilac (Ceanothus)
We tend to stock this hardy, low-maintenance and popular California native shrub year-round. As they begin to bloom now, our selection is at its fullest (and most fragrant!). They are extremely diverse in flower color, foliage size and texture, growth habits, and local ranges that they are endemic to. A place can easily be found…
Candle Delphinium (Delphinium elatum)
Every year at this time we look forward to receiving our limited batch of Pacific Giant Delphinium. If you plant now, expect 5-8’ tall colorful flower stalks (staking is recommended) to fill your garden from spring until fall. The blue, pink, white, and purple blooms are cherished by pollinators and in flower arrangements. These showy…
There’s no mistaking the fragrance of this wonderful herb. It makes sense that it is a member of the Lamiaceae family, which includes other aromatic delights like basil, mint, lavender, thyme and more! The botanical name Rosmarinus officinalis, translates to “mist of the sea”. The grey-green foliage of this hardy shrub is thought to resemble…
Gardens 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!
- Plant summer flowering bulbs like Begonias, Gladiolus, Lilies and Dahlias.
- Turn in cover crops or green manure.
- Finish pruning full-sized fruit trees.
- Last chance for direct seeding of annuals.
- Select winter flowering shrubs such as Forsythia, Chaenomeles, and Syringa.
- Bareroot berries are a bargain: Strawberries, Blueberries, and Raspberries.
- Herbs are in good supply for early planting. Groom or divide your established plants.
- As perennials begin growing, protect the new shoots from slugs and snails. Consider evening escargot hunts.
- Check your watering system for leaks. If automatic, set at low until our weather warms up.
- You’ll still find an excellent selection of Camellias at the nursery.
- Start using your compost as surface mulch around shrubs and perennials.