Making Every Drop Count!
Irrigation Solutions with Tom Bressan, founder of
The Urban Farmer Store on June 8 at 11 am!

Every decision we make in landscaping our gardens affects our water consumption – and here in parched California, every drop counts!

Come learn tips and techniques for efficient landscape watering with Tom Bressan, founder of The Urban Farmer Store on June 8 at 11 am! He'll cover how to plant well, how to consider your layout, and how to select the best, most appropriate delivery system for your needs. The importance of conserving and reusing greywater will also be discussed!

Tom wrote the first drip irrigation manual in the late 1970s and has been educating landscape professionals, municipalities and home gardeners ever since. Bring your questions, because Tom has answers!

Grow OUTRAGEOUS Jumbo Delphiniums!

We're long-time devotees of these hardy and hunky heartthrobs for their celestial and enlivening color, their bodacious cut flowers and their endurance in the garden. We almost instantly sold out of these majestic creatures over a month ago and this is our first crop back!

Some modern hybrids are short lived and weak in mild climates – not these! Bred for superior vigor and performance by the Dowdeswell family of New Zealand, these reliably perennial and multi-spiking jumbo Delphs only get bigger and better every year, sending up more and more simultaneous spikes, easily reaching 4-6' tall and 4' across. 

Mildew resistant, even here in the fog belt, deer don't care for them either. Hardy to USDA zone 3 and fairly heat tolerant (just be sure to give them afternoon shade where temps get over 90°+F), almost everyone can get a little bit of garden love with these gentle giants.

Here's the trick to towering success: grow Delphiniums in rich soil with plenty of compost. When flower spikes look spent, cut them back to 4” and you’ll get another round of bloom. Don't forget to bait for snails when young! Then, voila! Your hard work will pay off with outrageous blooms and dramatic garden verticality come Spring!
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'Cobalt Dreams' Delphinium elatum 
'Cobalt Dreams'

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'Cobalt Dreams'

Our flagship Delph and a new and IMPROVED version with massive, reliably royal blue flower spikes to 6' tall on a burly 6' x 4' plant that you don't have to worry about staking. Harmonious with pinks, yellows, lime greens and purples, it's the backbone of our late Spring and Summer gardens. Sumptuous cut flowers you’d pay big bucks for at the florist’s!

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‘Dusky Maidens’ Delphinium elatum 
‘Dusky Maidens’

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‘Dusky Maidens’

Unsurpassable in the big and tall department, this is one of the BEST Delphs to grow! EXTRA LARGE and scrumptious mulberry-colored blooms with dark fuzzy “bees” form 5’+ spikes on strong stems. Growing bigger and better every year (foliage mound can get to be 4' wide over time!), expect seriously decadent bouquets!
Pollinator magnet!

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'Blue Lace'

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‘Black Eyed Angels’

Brilliant double white double blossoms contrast beautifully with bold black “bees” on this new Dowdeswell variety. To 4-5' tall, it really shines as a vertical accent in a sunny garden bed.

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'Purple Passion'

You'll love this electric purple Delph and all the color-coordinated possibilities! Pair with pinks – or get funky and grow with oranges and yellows! Lives long and prospers, bigger/better every year!

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'Blue Lace'

Unusual sky blue flowers with lively lavender centers make this instant classic one of our favorite Springtime color combos! Blooms repeatedly Summer to Fall (with deadheading). Win!

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Nursery: 740 Market Ave. Richmond, CA 94801
Business Office: 801 Chesley Ave. Richmond, CA, 94801
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