News & Updates

March 2, 2017

Ribes – Plant of the Month

Ribes is a genus of midsize shrubs that includes many California native species, several of which are readily available and garden-worthy. They are especially known for their seasonally significant bloom cycle that begins in late winter and continues through spring. Presently, some are already budding with pendent, pink flowers, providing nectar for hummingbirds earlier than […]

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February 2, 2017

Ceanothus – Plant of the Month

The North American genus called Ceanothus, also known as Wild Lilac or California Lilac, is a shrub that is beloved for its springtime show of rolling blue blossoms. California is home to many of these species, natural hybrids, and cultivars. The diversity in the trade and the wealth of knowledge available allows for you to […]

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January 5, 2017

Arctostaphylos – Plant of the Month

Arctostaphylos is a transcontinental genus of drought-tolerant evergreen shrubs, known commonly as Manzanita. At home in California, we are able to enjoy a diversity of native Manzanita species that can be classified as groundcovers, midsize shrubs, and treelike shrubs. At a glance, Manzanita is known for its beautiful bark and intriguing branching patterns. The flowers […]

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