Gardener's Blog

Plants that thrive in heat

Unless you're in the cooler coastal or San Francisco areas, perennials such as Nemesia, Osteospermum, and Erysimum will shy from the heat. Summer-loving perennials such as… Read More

All about 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

Ode to Plants in February

Here in the Bay Area, spring arrives in late winter and nature shouts yellow to wake us up from the grey doldrums of rain. Daffodils open… Read More

Quick tip! How to Help Flowers Bloom Longer

Quick tip! Sloat container designer Jen walks you through how to help annual flowers bloom longer by dead-heading the spent blooms.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSkLvGHbBtQ&feature=youtu.be Read More

Plant fall blooming perennials

Now is the time to select and plant fall-blooming perennials.                                                            … 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

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

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