Can't Go Wrong Combos!
Tried and True Plant Combos
That'll Work Harder ThanYou Do!
2017 Spring Garden!

Bloom-at-the-Same-Time Combos that work hard for the money!

One of the #1 things people ask for when they come into the nursery is help choosing pretty plant combinations. They see our demo gardens all a'bloom and want to know how they can make that same magic happen in their home gardens. Well, the secret is pretty simple – choose compatible plants that grow and bloom at the same time! You can totally do it and we're here to help!

Check out our VIDEO spotlighting some of our favorite dream-team combinations. So many of these wonderful CA natives and Mediterranean annuals self-sow, which means you'll enjoy repeat performances next Spring and beyond!

For maximum happiness (yours AND the plants), be sure to give your hearty new friends well-draining and fertile soil (i.e.: NOT heavy clay!). A 1" layer of compost on top of the soil just after planting will give them a much-appreciated boost and get them off to a good start.

WATCH: Can't Go Wrong Combos from Annie's Annuals and Perennials

Want to see even more of our favorite combos?
Read all about COMBINATION NATION on our BLOG!

Nicotiana alata 'Lime Green' Nemophila menziesii 
"Baby Blue Eyes" Agrostemma githago ‘Milas’

Nicotiana alata 'Lime Green'
You will never visit the nursery and not see this lime-tastic Nicotiana blooming its head off in beds and containers. We adore it with blues, pinks, purples - OK, everything! Self-sows, too!

Nemophila menziesii
"Baby Blue Eyes"

Profuse and charming, our FAVORITE Springtime CA native wildflower harmonizes beautifully in mixed beds and containers. We couldn't live without it!

Agrostemma githago ‘Milas’
An exceptional and upstanding cottage garden ESSENTIAL, this easiest of annuals blooms its heart out and then self-sows so you can enjoy it over and over in different combos over the seasons.

Eschscholzia californica ‘Alba’ and
Gilia tricolor “Birds Eyes”
Two of our easiest and most rewarding CA native wildflowers positively sing when paired AND bloom at the same time! Both are extremely floriferous and boast delicate, ferny foliage. Self-sow, too, so you may get a repeat performance!
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Orlaya grandiflora “Minoan Lace”
Enchanting, rare and so easy to grow, this sweet Cretan wildflower goes with everything, filling in and knitting together your garden vignettes. Self-sows politely, always looking like you meant to plant it there! Seen here with Papaver 'Cupcake' and Scabiosa caucasica 'Fama Blue'.

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Papaver rhoeas 
‘Falling in Love’ Centaurea cyanus 
‘Blue Diadem’ Ursinia anthemoides 
‘Solar Fire’ and Linaria reticulata 'Flamenco'

Papaver rhoeas
‘Falling in Love’

Semi-double 3" blooms in Valentine bi-colors and picotees of red, rose, pink and peach are sublime planted with blues. Because it's a rhoeas, you'll get a much longer bloom season and more heat tolerance!

Centaurea cyanus
‘Blue Diadem’

This ain't the squatty little "Bachelor's Buttons" you see at the box stores! With luscious, rich blue blooms it grows to a proper 3' tall and mixes beautifully with just about anything especially Papaver rhoeas 'Falling in Love'!

Ursinia anthemoides 
‘Solar Fire’
and Linaria reticulata 'Flamenco'
Hot, hot, hot! Gardeners looking for fiery colors (sorry pastels!) and a super looong bloom season, these two heat-tolerant showstoppers are for you! Both self-sow, so you'll enjoy them again and again!

Native Bees Need You!
FREE TALK with Dr. Gordon Frankie of U.C. Berkeley's Urban Bee Lab, Saturday March 3 at 11 am!

Did you know we have more than 1600 species of bees native to California?

We don’t often notice our native bees unless we're looking for them. Unlike their better-known and more social cousins - honeybees - more than 95% of native bees live a solitary lifestyle, foraging and nesting on their own. Come expand your bee vocabulary with native bee expert Dr. Gordon Frankie and his team of researchers from U.C Berkeley’s Urban Bee Lab on Saturday, March 3 at 11 am!

Come learn tips on how to garden for native bees and more fun facts! Dr. Frankie and his team will sign copies of their fantastic book California Bees and Blooms and answer all of your questions!

BONUS: We'll give away books and other goodies in our FREE RAFFLE – no purchase necessary, just be here by 11 am to nab a raffle ticket!

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