Happy Mother’s Day!!!

Be sure to be thankful to those mama’s in your life, not just today, but everyday! Also as a heads up, we will be closing early today. We will be open from 10 am to 2 pm today for those wanting to walkabout the garden center!

 Pea and mama! Thier first mother’s day together!!!

Pea and mama! Thier first mother’s day together!!!

These hydrangeas are able to bloom constantly from spring through fall here, and out on the coast they can tolerate pretty much full sun, but if you are further inland a half day of sun will be perfect! 

 Hydreangea ‘endless summer’ sowing off some amazing color. They will turn pink if you use our ‘color me pink’ product!!!

Hydreangea ‘endless summer’ sowing off some amazing color. They will turn pink if you use our ‘color me pink’ product!!!

Also some exciting news! We are now working with square and now accepting American Express, discover, google/android pay and Apple Pay in addition to visa and mastercards! 

 So shiney and new!!!!

So shiney and new!!!!

Have a very happy mother’s day everyone!!!!

Some new arrivals!

We got some imported German pottery for our indoor plants in a number of contemporary styles and colors that can fit just about any home! We always recommend using cork at liners but all of our indoor pottery is glazed inside and out, allowing for a waterproof seal protecting the surfaces in your home.

Here’s a little taste of our color collection....

 A little burst or magenta with some steel grey and white.

A little burst or magenta with some steel grey and white.

 The plants look pretty sharp in various shades of greens and greys!

The plants look pretty sharp in various shades of greens and greys!

 and finally for those looking for something a little warmer... we have some yellows, reds and oranges!!!

and finally for those looking for something a little warmer... we have some yellows, reds and oranges!!!

This was a little taste on some of our recent arrivals so for those of you who don’t want to wait, come by and check out the rest of what came in!!! 

Look what sprouted at the nursery!

Just a little highlight on some of the plants showing off their color during my walkabout this morning at the nursery!

 Itoh Peony ‘morning light’ 

Itoh Peony ‘morning light’ 

Frustrated growing peonies? Well this variety doesn’t require a chill to rebloom the following year and makes blooms bigger then my hand!!!

 Dianthus ‘pinball wizard’

Dianthus ‘pinball wizard’

Contrasting the frosty blue foliage is a spectacular explosion of pinks and white... it’s.... magical. ;)

 Artichoke ‘green globe’

Artichoke ‘green globe’

Even at this young stage, this year you will be able to enjoy your first harvest of artichokes!!!

Made for the shade!!!

Today’s walkthrough, I noticed a lot of our shade plants are looking fantastic! 

 Pieris ‘mountain fire’

Pieris ‘mountain fire’

This evergreen shade loving shrub makes some striking red foliage on its new growth and also makes some stunning white flowers that opens up like a string of pearls.... 

 Hostas!!! 

Hostas!!! 

The Hostas are waking up from their winter slumber and in a week they pushed up out of the dirt and love being in a space with full shade to morning sun exposure. Don’t forget to put some organic slug bait on them!!! 

 Beloperona gutta

Beloperona gutta

Also known as the Shrimp plant, gets name because it’s peculiar blooms look likes prawns... but this plant does really well in morning sun or if your on the coast, I’ve seen it flourish in full sun on the coast.

Nursery walk with my ‘lil helper’

Hey everyone! I brought ‘lil helper along on this morning’s walkthrough!  

 Future 3rd gen nurseryman!!!

Future 3rd gen nurseryman!!!

Hi everyone my name is Pea!!!

 Azalea ‘coral bells’ 

Azalea ‘coral bells’ 

Pea is helping me deadhead the finished blooms on the Azalea. (A great shade type azalea that reblooms usually once again later in the year for me!)

 Anigozanthos ‘Big red’

Anigozanthos ‘Big red’

Pea touching the fuzzy kangaroo paw! (A low water full sun Australian native)

Adding a little splash of purple to your garden!

Hey everyone, just did a little walk about, through the nursery and notice ALOT of purple flowers this morning, here’s a little taste on what is looking great at the nursery! 

 Petunia ‘night’s sky’

Petunia ‘night’s sky’

This trailing petunia will cascade over edges of containers or spread across the ground and looks as though the cosmos is dotted across the flower’s face, giving you some amazing blooms day and night!

 Wisteria ‘cooke’s Special purple’

Wisteria ‘cooke’s Special purple’

This wisteria in our garden blooms up to three times in a single year here! It also has a wonderful scent that delicately lofts through the nursery! 

 Alyogyne ‘Santa Cruz’

Alyogyne ‘Santa Cruz’

Often called a Blue Hibiscus, it doesn’t hail from Hawaii but in fact, Southern and western Austrailia.   This selection was taken out of the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum, hence the name. 

 Saintpaulia better known as African Violet

Saintpaulia better known as African Violet

This Tanzanian native is a great way to bring a little color indoors.

Things are heating up at the nursery!

This morning during my walk of the nursery found two more plants that caught my eye!  I love this time of the year, so many things to take photos of, it’s so hard to decide what to showcase!

 Cantua ‘Hot Pants’ 

Cantua ‘Hot Pants’ 

This South American native flourishes her and blooms pretty much all year long. It doesn’t require much water and the hummingbirds love stopping by to fuel up here!!! 

 Magnolia ‘Vulcan’ 

Magnolia ‘Vulcan’ 

These fist-sized blooms are striking and despite numerous attempts, my camera could capture the color correctly, as it’s much more reddish when seen in person!!!

Happy Easter and some egg-citting news!!!

Spring has sprung! Sorry for the lack of updates over here, but we have been busy getting ready for the beautiful weather! 

Just a heads up we will close early today at 3:00 pm, but if anyone was looking for something to do and see, a visit to the nursery isn’t a bad idea!!!

 Leucospermum ‘yellow bird’

Leucospermum ‘yellow bird’

this South African native loves hot sunny areas and thrives in terrible dirt with little water once established! The blooms aren’t to shabby either!!!

 Egg-citting news! It’s back!!!i

Egg-citting news! It’s back!!!i

No it’s not an April fools day joke, Our annual buy three get one free deal on bags of G&B harvest supreme and planting mix has returned! It’s a great way to start your garden right this season!!!

A little taste of the tropics...

High temperatures, humid days and thunderstorms .. the last couple of days sure was quite irregular.  And while we may have been a tad uncomfortable the plants sure didn't!!

 Hibiscus 'fiesta' 

Hibiscus 'fiesta' 

This ruffled hibiscus is stunning. Despite the picture I couldn't get to color (on numerous attempts)  to display properly. It's a beautiful warm orange with hints of red running through it. Probably best to just plant it and admire it!

 Hibiscus syriacus 'blue angel' 

Hibiscus syriacus 'blue angel' 

This robust grower makes beautiful single blue flowers with magenta centers and while it can grow to 6' it remains compact and full allowing you to trim it to practically any height!!! 

 Hibiscus 'haight ashbury' 

Hibiscus 'haight ashbury' 

Believe it or not this hibiscus has done quite eye catching pink to cream variegation on the bronze foliage, it can make a maroon bloom but the main appeal is the color of the leaves!!! 

Happy Labor Day!

While we have disliked this heat wave, the plants sure enjoyed it! Additionally for those interested in sprucing up your yard, we will be open today from 9 am to 2 pm. Have a wonderful Labor Day!!!

 Passiflora minata

Passiflora minata

This is a unique red flowering passion vine grows with tons of vigor and LOVES the sun!!!

 Rhodophiala bifilda

Rhodophiala bifilda

This rare native from Argentina is a relative to the amaryllis and makes some brilliant blood red flowers!

 Solidago 'little lemon' 

Solidago 'little lemon' 

This Goldenrod makes gourgeous yellow sprays of color and makes for a fantastic cutting plant in you garden!

The sun!

Sorry our updates lately have been often as an eclipse... but for those that couldn't get away... found a few things blooming despite today's "lack" of sun!

 It's starting!!!  (Sorry for the ribbon in from our overhead shade cloth... I was walking through the nursery and the clouds opened for a second.)

It's starting!!!  (Sorry for the ribbon in from our overhead shade cloth... I was walking through the nursery and the clouds opened for a second.)

 Sunflower 'teddy bear' 

Sunflower 'teddy bear' 

Did you know sunflowers face will follow the path of the sun? 

 Gazania 'kiss' 

Gazania 'kiss' 

Some flowers like these, will close up away from sunlight... 

A taste of the tropics...

You wouldn't believe what we came across this week!  We got our hands on four varieties of Plumeria. (I'll post when those start to bud up!) This tropical plant makes some amazing fragrant blooms and the smells can transport you to far away lands! Come on by and check these out they won't last long as I've been looking for them for a long, long time! -Chris

 Plumeria pacific pearl

Plumeria pacific pearl

 Plumeria lipstick

Plumeria lipstick