The days are warm and the nursery is in full bloom! Here’s what’s in flower right now:
Aster Dwarf Mix. Sold in 6 packs, this drought tolerant annual can stand the heat while providing a cottage garden look.
Chrysocephalum ‘Desert Flame’ is a low growing, low water perennial that seems to be in constant bloom at the nursery.
Short Stuff Mix Zinnias are a colorful annual that keeps on giving. The full green foliage and consistent blooms can easily trick you into thinking it’s a perennial. Use in full sun in containers.
Coreopisis ‘Early Sunrise’. Plant one 6 pack this summer or fall and have abundant blooms all spring through summer next year. It’s hard not to snap a picture of these when in full bloom.
Wooly Butterfly Bush is very different looking than other Buddlejas. The orange globes attract hummingbirds and butterflies.
Mimulus ‘Jelly Beans Tangerine’ or Monkeyflower is a cultivar of a California native often found on a hike along the coast.
Becky Shasta Daisy is a perennial every cottage garden owner and Luther Burbank fan needs. The bright daisies are a perfect cut flower for the kitchen window.
Oak Leaf Hydrangeas are named for their similarly lobed leaves that look like Oak trees. Oak Leaf Hydrangeas offer year-round interest. In winter, you’ll notice it’s dramatic peeling bark. In spring, bright green leaves mark the start of the growing season followed by dramatic summer blooms that last until fall. In late fall, the leaves...Read more →
Succulent: A plant that stores waters in its stems and/or leaves.
Succulents are a great way to have color all year long. I found this planter walking around San Francisco and I realized how easy it is to have a vibrant and colorful garden without tending to blooms. (more…)
Grow these herbs together for a planter that suits your needs. Even if it’s the only thing growing in your yard, fresh herbs are worth growing. You’ll wonder why you ever used store-bought herbs. Tea Planter Grow Chamomile, Lemon Balm, Stevia and Mint together for a constant selection of fresh teas and sweeteners! German...Read more →
Botanical Interests is passionate about gardening, and passionate about pollinators. Did you know pollinators help us by pollinating a third or more of the food we eat? They also help repopulate plants and add diversity to the environment, therefore making an ecosystem more resilient. The simple action of sowing seeds is powerful. It can create habitats that protect and feed pollinators, strengthening their population.
What is the bug on my white flowers?
also known as Rose Chafer or erroneously called Japanese Beetles.
Help deter them from destroying your white flowers using a white bucket with a few inches of water in the bottom and a squirt of dish soap. They will be drawn to the white bucket and drown in the soapy water! They are only here for about 3 weeks then they are gone til next year.
Read more about the Hoplia Beetle here.
Looking for some tips on Gardening in drought? The Greenery will be offering several seminars to help, this Spring! We recommend: Cultivating Healthy Soil on March 26th at 1:30pm Growing Low Water Use Plants on April 16th at 10am Irrigation Practices for Water Restrictions on April 16th at 1:30pm California Native Plant Society chat...Read more →