Help Native BEES in Need!
Learn to garden for native bees with biologist-designer Jamie Pawalek on May 25 at 11 am!

California has a rich diversity of native plants and a HUGE diversity of bees –
1,600 native species and counting!

Learn how to grow a garden designed for these little pollinating powerhouses with native bee biologist, educator and herbalist Jaime Pawelek on Saturday, May 25 at 11 am! Jaime will share her knowledge of pollinator-friendly gardening and teach you about the needs of native bees. She’ll cover the best plants to attract native bees and how to plan or modify your existing garden to welcome them!

One of the secrets to successfully gardening for bees is to provide a diverse variety of floral food year-round. The more diverse your plant offerings (exotics AND natives, 10+ varieties!), the longer bees linger and are more likely to return. And now is the perfect time to plant so many of their favorite forage and nectar plants!

Jaime has been studying native bees since 2005 and spent several years traveling throughout California (and Costa Rica!) studying the relationships between bees and their favorite flowers. She currently works as a bee taxonomist (identifying bees to species) at UC Berkeley and also designs beautiful native bee-friendly gardens at Wild Bee Garden Design.

The Most Bee-licious Plants in the Nursery!
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Eriogonum nudum ‘Ella Nelson’s Yellow’
Penstemon heterophyllus ‘Blue Springs’
Eriogonum grande var. rubescens “Red Buckwheat”

Eriogonum nudum
‘Ella Nelson’s Yellow’

Tough, adaptable, adorable and and an unparalleled pollinator magnet, 'Ella' is the sweetest shade of primrose yellow. Drought and deer resistant, evergreen and hardy USDA zone 6! Rarely available!

Penstemon heterophyllus
‘Blue Springs’

Our prettiest native Penstemon – and one tough customer! Luminous and long-blooming, this compact profuse bloomer prefers low-fertility soil and is a bumblebee fave. Hardy to USDA zone 6!

Eriogonum grande var. rubescens “Red Buckwheat”
We sing the praises of beautiful Buckwheats early and often! Fantastic for attracting all manner of pollinators, it's drought and deer resistant and gorgeous to boot! Evergreen, hardy USDA zone 8!

Salvia ‘Celestial Blue’ Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Florist's Pink'' Aster chilensis 'Purple Haze'

Salvia ‘Celestial Blue’
Combining the best traits of S. clevelandii and S. pachyphylla, this tough evergreen shrub prospers under pressure, with 1-2’ spikes of blue-violet blooms in contrasting ruby calyces Spring thru Summer. Aromatic (ie: deer resistant).
Hardy USDA zone 8.

Scabiosa atropurpurea
'Florist's Pink'

THE BEE'S KNEES for attracting pollinators – this hot new "Pincushion" supplies zillions of pretty pink blooms loaded with pollen and nectar for native and honeybees Spring thru Fall with deadheading. Fantastic cut flower!

Aster chilensis 'Purple Haze'
An ultra-floriferous CA native Aster selected by Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens! Tolerates any soil, including clay, making it perfect for a hillside planting or dry/native garden. A reliable nectar/pollen source for bees and butterflies! Hardy USDA zones 6.

Marrubium supinum Cosmos sulphureus ‘Orange’ Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Skylark'

Marrubium supinum
Whorls of lavender flowers emerge from a low-growing mat of quilted foliage on this perennial "Horehound". Trouble free, needing zero Summer! Pollinators galore! Hardy USDA zone 8.

Cosmos sulphureus ‘Orange’
The epitome of easy + floriferous, this classic annual is positively UN-BEE-TABLE for attracting bees, butterflies and birds. Blooms like the dickens over a long period and self-sows reliably for freebies!

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Skylark'A compact and beautiful CA Lilac cultivar featuring 3” clusters of china blue flowers late Summer thru Fall. Rrugged enough for a hedge or dry hillside. Hardy USDA zone 7! Heat/drought tolerant.

A heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who joined us in honoring all Moms at our joyous Mother's Day Extravaganza!

We celebrated Moms with free plants and swag, danced our faces off, gave away a TON of gift cards, free plants and other prizes, and enjoyed ourselves to the max!

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