Gardener's Blog

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

May Plant Pick: Hydrangea

A lovely shrub for containers or garden beds, hydrangea bloom repeatedly throughout summer. Their colorful, rounded flower clusters make them a useful plant in any container or landscape. Hydrangea… Read More

February Plant Pick: Ceanothus

One quintessential native plant is our beloved Ceanothus or California lilac. It is one of the earliest spring shrubs to bloom, along with manzanita, and provides… Read More

November Plant Pick: Primlets!

Looking for something different in the English primrose family? Try out one of these gorgeous Primlets. Also called Rosebud Primrose, the smaller double flowers resemble a… Read More

Plant Pick of the Month: Cyclamen

Cyclamen love cool weather and will happily blossom from September to May. They are perfect for containers or dry shade areas. Indoors they prefer a well-lit… Read More

September Plant Pick: Mums

Garden Mums (Chrysanthemum morifolium) signify the season’s change; kids are heading back to school and summer annuals are less vibrant. Mums are hardy perennials that add fall color to… Read More

August Plant Pick: Penstemon

Penstemon, also known as Beardtongue, is one of our most popular summer blooming perennials. They can be used in almost any garden from drought tolerant Mediterranean… Read More

July plant pick: Mandevilla

Mandevilla are one of the showiest tropical plants to use in a sheltered patio. Grow them in a large pot climbing a trellis, draping, or even… Read More