Gardener's Blog

Good Bug Tub

One way to encourage visiting beneficials to be permanent pest patrollers is to grow flowers that are good producers of nectar and pollen; with your help… Read More

Supporting honey bees

Dear Sloat Gardeners, In recent months we’ve heard from customers about the need to support honey bees. We too have been concerned and have extensively researched the potential… Read More

Bay Area Plant Pick for June: Buddleja

Bay Area Plant Pick for June: Buddleja Buddleja (or Butterfly Bush) is like a magnet for butterflies passing through the garden looking for nectar. Buddleja will flower from… Read More

New Petunias, Calibrachoa and Celosia

Petunia Surfinias / Sweetunias series  (Stunning in containers and hanging baskets!) Petunia Heartbeat: Fast-growing annual for sun, blooms prolifically spring through fall. Self-cleaning plant requires no deadheading, fertilize… Read More