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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…
Best Water Practices
We need to be mindful of where we’re living, and that dry cycles are not unprecedented in our natural history. The popularity of Mediterranean, Native, or Drought-tolerant landscapes seems to wax and wane depending on our available water, but it’s always good to brush-up on the virtues of xeric landscaping, and review some of practices…
- 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.