Gardener's Blog

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Plant Pick for April: Strawberries

Strawberries are one of our most popular fruits for good reason; they grow well in beds, containers, and baskets, and their delicious harvest is so very… Read More