Gardener's Blog

A ladybug question is answered!

QUESTION: I bought a box of ladybugs a couple weeks ago and released them next to my rose plants to control aphids. The ladybugs passed by aphids… Read More

Buddleja Pugster Series

The Buddleja Pugster series features full-sized flowers on a dwarf plant. These plants are extremely attractive to both hummingbirds and butterflies! Pugster® is a whole new look for… Read More

Supporting honey bees

Dear Sloat Gardeners, In recent months 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

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

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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