Gardener's Blog


June Plant Pick: Verbena

Verbena is one of the most popular plants to grow in containers, window boxes, hanging baskets and retaining walls in full sun. Verbena is loved by butterflies… Read More

Beneficials in action

Beneficials in action at our Martinez store -- a guest brought in aphid covered leaves.  When we examined them we discovered these syrphid fly / hoverfly larvae having quite a feast!  … Read More

Plant Pick of the month: Buddleja

Buddleja (or Butterfly Bush) is like a magnet for butterflies passing through the garden looking for nectar. They can grow from between 2 to 8ft depending… Read More

It’s Pollinator Week! 

We invite you to Plant for Pollinators May 15th through May 25th at all Sloat Garden Center locations. Stop in -- we can help you provide beneficial and pollinating… Read More

For Pollinator Week: Digiplexis!

Tropical, distinctive, Digiplexis is loved by pollinators in the spring and summer garden, This vibrant, vigorous, evergreen, perennial foxglove produces a succession of sturdy, elegant, flower spikes… Read More
bees on sedum

Supporting honey bees

Dear Sloat Gardeners, In recent weeks 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