Much of California and all of the Bay Area are in a mediterranean climate zone. There are five of these zones around the world. In addition to much of California, the others are mediterranean Europe, the central coast of Chili, the coastal regions of South Africa, and southwestern coastal Australia. All of these zones have dry summers and what rain they receive occurs in winter and early spring yet all have a wide range of wonderful plants. Water is always an issue in dry climates and it becomes an even greater issue in drought years.
If you have been to the Nursery in the past few weeks, you have noticed that we have been transitioning to the pending holiday season. Our new designer, Cyndi and her Elves worked tirelessly over the past 6 weeks to bring you the incredible collection of reasonably priced blown glass, musical instruments, elaborate birds, and other whimsical ornaments that we are so well ...
I consider myself to be a good horticulturist and decent grower, but over the years of gardening, I have killed off a fair number of plants. The survivors throughout the years have been my succulent collection which have always...
This is our basic guide to getting the most out of planting your new tree or shrub. Before selecting a plant for a particular spot in the garden, you need to evaluate the conditions of the area. Assess the functions, growing season, light, wind, soil type, and any physical limitations such as eaves, overhangs, or a tree canopy. When assessing the soil type, it is a good idea to dig a test hole and confirm ...
This quiet color packs a powerful punch of unparalleled perfume…a sweet licorice & lemon blossom aroma. Wonderfully formed buds that open into big wavy flowers atop sturdy stems clothed with dark green leaves.
Clusters of deep, velvety magenta blooms overlaid with a wisp of smoke spiral open in old-fashioned, very double form and infuse the air with their intense fragrance of clove and lemony citrus blossom.
Big pointed buds spiral open to show off broad petals of the purest white. One of the most fragrant white roses available.
Beautiful sparys of camellia-like, soft pink blooms on a disease resistant plant.
Huge clusters of large, single flowers open pure white and develop soft pink tints as they age.
Clusters of large, double, old fashioned, peach flowers.