Gardener's Blog

Dutch Auction Pottery Sale

We love to celebrate beautiful pottery, so we're holding a Dutch Auction Pottery Sale at three Sloat locations through September, featuring pots from our extended family of pottery makers. Find… Read More

Pottery Sample Sale photos

July 23 & 24th - Stop by Sloat Garden Center in Kentfield and check out our annual Pottery Sample Sale. Save 30% off one-of-a-kind, handmade, 2018 factory sample pottery. This sale is… 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

Welcoming Spring…

March is traditionally the month when gardeners begin scheming and planning for a season or two spent in the soil. As you plant flowers, fruits, vegetables… Read More

Rose care 101

Rose Care 101 Roses need regular water (a deep soak 2-3 times a week) and a regular fertilizing schedule. Fog does NOT count as watering. There are several… Read More

New for 2017 Dormant Rose selection

Our 2017 dormant roses are in the stores and ready for your garden. We only buy California grown roses, which results in a healthier rose, and a smaller carbon footprint… Read More