Happy 47th Earth Day!

Did you the know the first earth day was officially created in 1970, to raise awareness public awareness about the planet's environment and pollution. This was a response from seeing the devastating damage from an oil spill in Santa Barbara the year prior.

Found this amazing Tree peony in bloom! It's huge! 

Found this amazing Tree peony in bloom! It's huge! 

The flowering cherry in this photo is a slightly older photo and the plant is no longer in bloom but thought it was fitting for today since I never had a chance to write about it! 

Busy as a.... 

Busy as a.... 

It's been a while and haven't had a Cali picture. Found her napping amongst the reblooming Azaleas!!! 

How dare you disturb my nap.... -Cali

How dare you disturb my nap.... -Cali

Happy Earth Day everyone!!! 

 

Everyone at the nursery is as busy as a...

Well 2 days into what is offically Spring, the weather has started to clear up, plants continue to set flowers and the bees have started to get back to work after their winter break!

Prunus x yedoensis 'Akebono'
Prunus x yedoensis 'Akebono'

Busy little bee hard at work on a flowering cherry! 

Clinathus puniceus 'parrot's bill' 

Clinathus puniceus 'parrot's bill' 

This New Zealand native makes beautiful arching, flower clusters that cascade during the spring and despite its delicate looking fern shaped leaves, this plant will tolerate being in full sun on the coast, but if you are further inland, it will prefer half day sun.

Anemone coronaria

Anemone coronaria

One of my favorite plants that signals the arrival of spring, this anemones are a fantastic way to add a burst of color to your shady parts of the garden!!! 

Spring has sprung!!!!

Sorry for the lack of updates, as you know the rainy season has passed and spring has arrived! For those who have yet to make a visit to the nursery, here is a peak on what's looking amazing out here!!!

-chris

Helleborus 'penny's pink' 

Helleborus 'penny's pink' 

These Helleborus offer a pretty foliage and flower color for the shade!!! 

Leucospermum 'Blanche ito' 

Leucospermum 'Blanche ito' 

This South African native does beautifully in full sun, terrible dirt and high wind! Plus it's a real knockout as well!!! 

Mimulus 'curious orange' 

Mimulus 'curious orange' 

This little beauty flurioshes in full sun and need very little water once established!
Camellia 'osakazuki' 

Camellia 'osakazuki' 

This unique anemone style camellia is a beautiful creamy pale yellow fading to a pink! 

It's our birthday!!!

41 years ago today, George, the founder of Golden Nursery, opened the doors for the first time! We wanted to thank everyone for their love and support over the years and for making everyday a fun and exciting experience for us!

Looking forward to many more years to come! 

<3 you all!!! 

-The Golden Nursery Team

Leucospermum 'Sunrise'  - A fantastic South African native that thrives in full sun, poor drained soil, high wind and requires very little water... sounds like a dream come true!!!

Leucospermum 'Sunrise'  - A fantastic South African native that thrives in full sun, poor drained soil, high wind and requires very little water... sounds like a dream come true!!!

More umeboshi flowers are showing some amazing color!!! 

More umeboshi flowers are showing some amazing color!!! 

Happy Chinese New Year!!!

Feels like spring came, just in time with the arrival of the lunar new year!

 

Found some tangerines loaded in fruit! 

Found some tangerines loaded in fruit! 

Tangerines and oranges are beloved during this time of year, because tangerines in Chinese sounds similar to "luck" and oranges sounds similar to "wealth".

A little side note, we announced on our fan page that we will have our annual citrus tasting event! Come by and try out of varieties of citrus you might have never tried before! Also the link will show you how you can join a raffle where you can win a citrus tree!!! 

Happy New Year and hope the year of the Rooster brings you luck in our drawing!!!

-Chris

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Rainy days and Wednesdays...

Hope everyone is staying warm and dry on this rainy Wednesday! Thought I'd just give you a little plant eye candy without having to get rained on!!!

Some beautiful new varieties of air plants (Tilandsia) "growing" on a Manzanita burl! 

Some beautiful new varieties of air plants (Tilandsia) "growing" on a Manzanita burl! 

Air plants are extremely easy to grow and can be extremely happy anywhere inside your home or office! 

Prunus mume 'Morkel' 

Prunus mume 'Morkel' 

In a couple of months this plant will make a fruit that is used in Japanese cuisine, it's a childhood favorite of mine, the sour plum also known as Umeboshi. 

 

Sitting back chilling in the office listening to music...
Sitting back chilling in the office listening to music...

This cool gadget called the plant amp, can hold your cell phone and because of the shape of the glass, it amplifies the music that is playing on your phone! No batteries required and looks awesome!!

Happy gardening everyone!

-chris

Happy Martin Luther King Jr Day!!!

Hey everyone we just wanted to let you know we will open today from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm in observance of Martin Luther King Jr Day.

Achillea 'new vintage series' yellow, white and red! 

Achillea 'new vintage series' yellow, white and red! 

"Be a bush if you can't be a tree. If you can't be a highway, just be a trail. If you can't be a sun, be a star. For it isn't by size that you win or fail. Be the best whatever you are. "

-MLK Jr. 10/26/1967

Bareroot plants have arrived!

First of all, we have reopened and things at the nursery are back to normal after yesterday's heavy storm!

Secondly, we also wanted to let everyone know our bareroot roses and fruit trees have arrived! For those who didn't know, bareroot plants are a inexpensive way for you to make additions to your garden!

Fruit trees as far as the eye can see... 

Fruit trees as far as the eye can see... 

Quite a few bush and tree roses to choose from! 

Quite a few bush and tree roses to choose from! 

Because they do not have much of a root system, they are extremely easy to transport and plant, and with a little instruction, that we are happy to provide, you have some fantastic blooms and/or fruit in your garden for years to come!!!

Happy gardening, 

Chris

Stormy weather ahead....

Just wanted to give everyone a heads up, due to stormy weather conditions w have decided to remain closed for today. 

Hope everyone stays dry and safe today!  

-Chris

Cantua buxifolia 'hot pants'

Cantua buxifolia 'hot pants'

This Evergreen shrub can easily get more then 8 feet tall and blooms almost year round! While originally hailing from South America,  this plant flourishes here in the Bay Area! When it's not storming come by and check out some that we have growing around the nursery!!

Rain drops keep fallin'...

Good morning everyone! What a welcoming sound to wake up to in 2017!!!

I found a break in the rain and took a few pictures of some winter blooming plants that enjoyed this morning drizzle!!! 

We hope you have a fantastic and safe start to the new year! Hope to see you soon!!!

-Chris  

Grevillea 'mason's hybrid' 

Grevillea 'mason's hybrid' 

Abutilon hybrida

Abutilon hybrida

Tibouchina lepidota

Tibouchina lepidota

Solanum jasminoides  

Solanum jasminoides  

Happy New Year!

We are pumped that the new year is coming! Just a reminder we will be closed tommorow, on New Year's Eve and on Sunday, New Year's Day, we will be back to work on Monday! 

We just want to thank everyone for their love and support through the past year and we look forward to serving you for years to come! 

Have a happy and safe New Years!

-Chris

Hope your New Year's starts with a bang! 

Hope your New Year's starts with a bang! 

A Golden Nursery Poem

Just figured with how chilly it's been, the plants don't seem to mind the cold and have been showcasing quite a bit of color!  

I made a little poem, to showcase what's new at the nursery! (Apologies in advance to any poet's out there...)

Now I'm sure plenty of you would rather be all nestled up in a warm bed....

Now I'm sure plenty of you would rather be all nestled up in a warm bed....

But why don't you take a gander of a few photos from here instead...

But why don't you take a gander of a few photos from here instead...

A stunning Grevillea 'moonlight' with a unique canary yellow flowering head... 

A stunning Grevillea 'moonlight' with a unique canary yellow flowering head... 

A Christmas cactus that will bloom a beautiful Venetian red...

A Christmas cactus that will bloom a beautiful Venetian red...

Cineraria blooming in a range of colors that make for an amazing spread...

Cineraria blooming in a range of colors that make for an amazing spread...

And finally a photo of an ax's head... (Sorry I'm out of rhymes...)

And finally a photo of an ax's head... (Sorry I'm out of rhymes...)

As you can tell I'm not a poet or a writer... I like to play with dirt. 

Thanks for scrolling all the way down here!

Happy Gardening!!! 

-Chris