Plant a Pollinator Paradise!
With Don Mahoney, Curator Emeritus for SFBG
on Saturday, April 6, Day 1 of our SPRING PARTY!

Want to learn about our BEST tried-and-true pollinator powerhouses guaranteed to lure all the little bees, birds, butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden?

Well then, friends, do we have a treat for you! Don Mahoney, curator emeritus for the San Francisco Botanical Garden and a long-time Annie's friend, shopper and supporter, joins us on Saturday, April 6 at 11 am for a fun and informative talk on a subject near and dear to his heart – bird, bee and butterfly gardening!

Don will explore the best nectar and host plants – both California natives and non-natives – to plant in order to offer habitat resources every month of the year – so important for our winged and feathered friends. It's a fantastic opportunity to learn from one of the Bay Area’s BEST!

AND, it will also be Day 1 of our SPRING PARTY SPECTACULAR! So Come for Don's talk and stay for the music, munchies, dancing and big SUPERMARKET SWEEP raffle, where two lucky winners will win 15 minutes of FREE SHOPPING! Check out all the details and Schedule of Events HERE!

9 out of 10 Pollinators Agree: These plants
are the Bee's (& Bird's & Butterfly's) Knees!
Eriogonum grande var. rubescens 
“Red Buckwheat” Echinops ritro ruthenicus
Bees LOVE this Echinops! Unfazed by heat, happy as a clam in ordinary soil, this outrageously cool pollinator party plant is a simple and magnetic choice for the dry garden. EASY to grow with impressive, 3” blue “golf balls” atop strong multi-branching white stems. Drought and deer resistant, hardy to USDA zone 3!

Eriogonum grande var. rubescens
Hard-to-find, evergreen and goof-proof, this "Buckwheat" thrives on neglect and prefers dry clay soil! Unparalleled as a bee and butterfly magnet, it's an important host and nectar source for several species. Long-bloom for Summer color June-October! Hardy USDA zone 8b.

Echinops ritro ruthenicus
Bees LOVE Echinops!
Unfazed by heat, happy in ordinary soil, this outrageously cool pollinator party is a simple and magnetic choice for the dry garden. 
EASY to grow with impressive 3” “golf balls” atop strong multi-branching white stems. Drought and deer resistant, hardy to USDA zone 3!

Verbena bonariensis ‘Lollipop’ Zauschneria californica “California Fuchsia”

Verbena bonariensis ‘Lollipop’
A DWARF version of the much-loved, big-bang-for-the-buck garden essential V. bonariensis, and a butterfly magnet! Attractive to bees and hummers, too, plant this 2' cutie in front of the bed to watch the action! Deer resistant, hardy USDA zone 7.

Zauschneria californica “California Fuchsia”
Outstanding for feeding hummers and Swallowtails alike, this CA Fuchsia doesn't need the perfect drainage many named varieties demand! Perfect in dry gardens, it requires ZERO Summer water once established. Deer resistant, hardy USDA zone 8!

Agastache aurantiaca ‘Coronado Abutilon 'Talini's Pink' 

Agastache aurantiaca ‘Coronado
A robust wildflower from Northern Mexico with tubular apricot-red blooms bursting with nectar, attracting hummingbirds from far and wide! Unparalleled Summer color for hot and dry gardens! Deer resistant, hardy to USDA zone 6!

Abutilon 'Talini's Pink' 
Prized by gardeners and nectar-seeking hummers alike, "Flowering Maples" are wildly popular for their easy-going nature and year-round bloom. We're smitten with the deliciously pendulous pink blooms on this exciting variety! Hardy USDA zone 9.
Erigeron glaucus 'Wayne Roderick' Scabiosa caucasica  'Perfecta Alba'

Erigeron glaucus 'Wayne Roderick'
We'll never be able to grow enough of this fantastic pollinator paragon – so grab one if you can! Attractive to everything – especially butterflies and native bees! Easy, reliably perennial and dang tough! Deer resistant, hardy to USDA zone 6!

Scabiosa caucasica  'Perfecta Alba'
Irresistible when it comes to attracting bees and all manner of pollinators, dozens of frilly white blooms sit atop long-branching stems Spring thru Fall with deadheading. Ideal for cut flowers! Mildew free and deer resistant! Hardy USDA zone 4!

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