Gardener's Blog

Bay Area Plant Pick: Echinacea

Echinacea (aka Coneflower) is one of the more popular perennials in the Bay Area for summer color going into fall. Available in vibrant shades of pink… Read More

Plants that thrive in heat

Looking for plants that thrive in heat? 🌼   Summer-loving flowering plants like Calibrachoa, Lantana, Verbena, Wave Petunia, and Pelargonium are great options. (Unless you’re in the cooler… Read More

All about Hydrangea

A lovely shrub for containers or garden beds, hydrangea bloom repeatedly throughout summer. Their colorful, rounded flower clusters make them a useful plant in any container or landscape. Hydrangea… Read More

Ode to Plants in February

Here in the Bay Area, spring arrives in late winter and nature shouts yellow to wake us up from the grey doldrums of rain. Daffodils open… Read More

Quick tip! How to Help Flowers Bloom Longer

Quick tip! Sloat container designer Jen walks you through how to help annual flowers bloom longer by dead-heading the spent blooms.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSkLvGHbBtQ&feature=youtu.be Read More

Plant fall blooming perennials

Now is the time to select and plant fall-blooming perennials.                                                            … Read More

Ode to Rudbeckia

Commonly known as Black Eyed Susan, Rudbeckia is one of our favorite Bay Area perennials to provide bright color going into fall. It grows quickly to about… Read More

Buddleja Pugster Series

The Buddleja Pugster series features full-sized flowers on a dwarf plant. These plants are extremely attractive to both hummingbirds and butterflies! Pugster® is a whole new look for… Read More

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