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

April Checklist

  • Tomato planting? Ready, set, go! Our selection peaks over the next 6 weeks.
  • Treat yourself to a new garden hat as the sun reaches higher in the sky.
  • Prune deciduous flowering shrubs (Lilac, Flowering Quince, Forsythia) during or after bloom.
  • Feed acid-loving plants like Camellias, Azaleas and Rhododendrons for growth.
  • Narcissus (Daffodil) leaves should be allowed to wither naturally after the bloom. Tie them back, but don’t remove them yet.

May Checklist

  • It’s safe to plant warm-season veggies in the Bay Area now.
  • Loosen or remove stakes from trees planted in winter.
  • Select succulents now.
  • Support or cage tomato plants early.
  • Deadhead and groom geraniums for longer flowering.