Gardener's Blog

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

Beneficials in action

Beneficials in action at our Martinez store -- a guest brought in aphid covered leaves.  When we examined them we discovered these syrphid fly / hoverfly larvae having quite a feast!  … Read More

It’s Pollinator Week! 

We invite you to Plant for Pollinators at all Sloat Garden Center locations. Stop in -- we can help you provide beneficial and pollinating insects the… Read More

For Pollinator Week: Digiplexis!

Tropical, distinctive, Digiplexis is loved by pollinators in the spring and summer garden, This vibrant, vigorous, evergreen, perennial foxglove produces a succession of sturdy, elegant, flower spikes… Read More