Gardener's Blog: News & Updates

Create a Fairy Garden

Create your very own Fairy Garden with materials you find outside. When creating your garden, be sure to incorporate these elements to attract Fairies: Create a path… Read More

Plant it now. Plant it wisely.

Savvy gardeners know that fall is the ideal time to get perennials, trees, vines, shrubs, and cool season vegetables into the ground. Why? 1. Because by the time… Read More

Mums & Fall Flowers

As the garden turns to fall, plant material changes in our stores. Pansies, Violas, Snapdragons, Stock, and Nemesia all arrive, but Mums really signify a new… Read More

When and How to Prune Hydrangeas

The Garden Guru has received many questions this week about when and how to prune Hydrangeas.... Hydrangea microphylla, both mophead and lacecaps, should be pruned in late summer/early… Read More

How to cure Olives

by UC Davis Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.  Read full olive curing information here. Harvested olives must be “cured” to remove the bitterness in order to make… Read More

How to make a Succulent topped Pumpkin

How to make a succulent topped pumpkin Ingredient list: Succulent cuttings and Air Plants (Echeveria, Aeonium, Senecio, Tillandsia) Permanent Craft Glue (Ie: E6000) Scissors Moss Craft wire   Directions… Read More

All about Fall vegetables….

Vegetable gardening is not just for spring. Late summer and fall are the most ideal times to plant cool season vegetables, greens and root crops. Not… Read More

Fire Resistant Garden Designs

We've developed a few garden design layouts for a 6’ x 10’ space. These designs are ideal for replacing an old, established Juniper for instance (their… Read More

Ode to Rudbeckia

Commonly known as Black Eyed Susan, Rudbeckia is one of our favorite Bay Area perennials to provide bright color going into fall. It grows quickly to about… Read More

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