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Bare-root Fruit Trees Are In!

And the nursery is OPEN Monday, Jan. 18!

No matter what size garden you have, there's room for at least one fruit tree! And January is the perfect time for us Bay Area gardeners to plant them. We're fully stocked with a huge order from Dave Wilson Nursery and this weekend is supposed to be gorgeous for cleaning up the garden and getting ready for Spring!

Sweetest Sweet Peas!

We're planting our favorite old-fashioned FRAGRANT

Sweet Peas right now - and you should, too!

Everyone knows old-fashioned
Sweet Peas, right?

One of the first flowers we learn about and love, their sweet fragrance reminds so many of us of childhood afternoons spent in grandma's garden. But did you know NOW is the BEST time to plant these beloved hardy annuals in temperate climates like ours?

And They Call It Poppy Love!

The hour of Poppy planting is nigh!

Coming 'atcha in almost any color you can imagine, our Giant Poppies are the superstars of the Spring garden. And NOW, temperate garden friends, is the time to plant them for maximum Spring bountitude (our patient cold-weather garden brethren should wait to plant until the ground can be worked come Spring).

Plant Perennials Pronto!

We're getting a jump on Spring – so can you!

We interrupt our regularly scheduled program of gorgeous gardens in bloom to show you what our demonstration beds REALLY look like this time of year. Annuals – done for the season – have been ripped out, perennials have been cut back and the beds have been top-dressed with a fluffy and nourishing 1" layer of organic grapeseed compost. Maybe it isn't glamorous now, but it will be come Spring! So what's next? Why, the fun part!

Hummingbird Snack Attack!

Magical warrior birds need sustenance – you can help!

Epic wars are waged in gardens everywhere, every day, they're just happening on such a small scale that we may not always see them.

Fall is for Bulb Lovers!

Smart gardeners plant bare-root bulbs in Fall!

Our hand-picked selection of Spring blooming bulbs are here! And planting these bodacious bulbs in the Fall is a super-duper value, seasonally appropriate and EASY as pie!

The Indestructibles!

Our tried-and-true can't-kill-'em favorites!

Does someone you know ... murder plants?

Let's face it, we've all accidentally under-watered, over-watered, under-nourished, over-loved, neglected or otherwise sent one plant or another to its doom. It's okay – gardening is a learning process. You can read and research all day long, but there's nothing like hands-in-the-dirt experience (and yes, learning from mistakes) that's a hallmark of a seasoned gardener.

Free The Freesias!

Our most popular bare-root bulbs are ready!

Liberate your garden from boredom with our first-class collection of Spring blooming Freesias – available as bare-root bulbs only once a year!

Easy to grow, DEER RESISTANT and low-maintenance, masses of bodacious ultra-FRAGRANT blooms appear on branching stems held well above fresh green sword-shaped leaves. The nectar-rich flowers are a hummingbird and bee favorite. At 5-10 bulbs per bag (depending on variety), they're super economical!

Winter (Blooming) Wonderland!

What to plant right now for a Winter bloom-athon!

Here in coastal California, FALL is the BEST and most horticulturally correct time to plant! Why? Because our rainy season is almost upon us and during our mild Winters temperatures rarely go below freezing.

Plant A Winter Nectar Feast!

Pollinators need nectar year-round, plant Winter bloomers now!

Winter is Coming! While gardeners sometimes consider Winter a period of rest in the garden, that's definitely not the case for hungry pollinators. Bees, butterflies (especially Monarchs), other pollinators and beneficial insects and birds need sustenance more than ever and NOW is the time to plant nectar-rich Winter bloomers!