Friday, October 28, 2011

Garden photo of the day...

Morgan is obsessed with assisting in watering duties when she visits at the shop these days. Since she's still a good three feet short of watering the planter boxes, she makes sure the city trees get lots of love...

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Garden photo of the day...

It's staring to actually feel like fall in Southern California, and in our gardens!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Garden photo of the day...

T.anacetum parthenium aureum "Golden Feverfew"
. The blooms of this beauty are also impressive - click the link - but think the foliage is my favorite part of all, such a cool, dainty, surprising lime green color!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

More new fall plants!

Happy weekend garden nerds!

Nothing beats a lovely fall day for doing some planting. We just got some very cool new plants in from our friends at Annie's that we wanted to share with you all!

Actinidia deliciosa - KIWI! For reals! Such cool foilage and flowers; getting fruit can be tricky, but it's possible - we talked to a customer at our shop yesterday in fact that gets fruit! - but even without the fruit this plant is worth growing as a super cool unusual vine. They are in 4" sizes which makes them easy to plant and cheap too, just how we like 'em!

Dianthus caryophyllus, 'Chomley Farran' O.M.G. Click out the link and check out the bloom on this plant! It's totally worth the trip down to the nursery! We have them in 4" sizes for just $5.50.

Stipa, 'New Zealand Wind Grass'.
This one is a show stopper! The photo doesn't do it justice - the blades of the grass have incredible detail in them, really really cool. Grasses are such a great way to add some interest and spark some life in a landscape that might seem a little flat. Check it out! In a 4" container and only $4! We have some other great 'fall' grasses in right now too: Imperata Red Baron, one of our all time favorites, and Carex testacea, 'Orange New Zealand Hedge'.

Papaver 'Danebrog' and Papaver 'Naughty Nineties'. If you have never grown papaver, you really need to join in with the cool kids and give it a shot - they are really not to be missed! These two have some pretty incredible blooms; click the link for photos of what they'll look like once you get them into the ground and they grow up! We have them in 4" sizes.

We also have some cool black violas, lots of fall blooming sweet peas and California poppies, sedums galore, and much much more.

Our gardens are looking nice and full for this fall planting season, come in and see us on this beautiful weekend!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

New plants looking for homes! Come see us this weekend!

The crazy October heat broke and now the weather is LOVELY - perfect for gardening! Our friends at Annie's Annuals just sent us a bunch of wonderful new plants - I'll post more about that later today, but in the meantime, check out some of the photos below. Lots and lots of great, unusual, colorful additions for your fall garden! We'll be open from 10-5 all weekend, come in and see us!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fall is in the air...

Fall is here! Lots of new plants starting to come in...

Friday, October 07, 2011

Garden photo of the day...

Our helper Trinity was especially excited about this Salvia since it matched her fancy dress today...

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

New stuff!

We got some new plants in last weekend - when the rain clears out, stop by and check 'em out, lots of goodies on this one!

We are working away on our fall gardens too - keep your eye out for a fall celebration and sale in a few weeks...