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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…
Grow a Cup of Peace
The act of gardening can be a way to take a break from the rat race of urban living. Infusing a sense of wellbeing with a cup of homegrown tea can take your stress down another few notches. Imagine putting down your device, walking into your garden, picking some young stems, waiting for the kettle…
- 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.
- 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.