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Featured Plants: Pansies and Violas

Brighten Up Your Landscape With Seasonal Color Pansies and violas are cool season annuals. This means that they thrive when planted in the spring and fall in cooler weather but die back in hot weather in the summer. Trimming them back in the hot season can help them...

Featured Plant: Passiflora edulis ‘Frederick’

Passiflora edulis ‘Frederick’ is a cultivar which produces large, eye-catching blooms of white and lavender, from early summer and into the fall. The filaments of the flower become wavy and white as they protrude away from the center of the flower, creating an intriguing display.

Late Summer Garden Offerings and What to do in Your Garden in August

Landscapes are becoming dry and dusty in our Mediterranean climate as we head into the late summer. With water conservation on everyone’s minds, we continue to focus on and stock drought tolerant plants that will best survive and still look good with limited irrigation.

Featured Plant: Chrysocephalum ‘Silver & Gold’

Chrysocephalum is a fantastic choice for low-maintenance and low-water gardens. It is an eye-catching, long-blooming perennial that grows up to 1′ tall and 2-3′ wide.

Featured Plant: Bidens

Featured Plant: Bidens

Bidens - The Versatile, Long-Blooming Herbaceous Perennial Bidens cultivars (Beggarticks) is a versatile and prolific blooming herbaceous perennial. It is in the daisy family (Asteraceae) and has a classic daisy flower. It can have a single, semi-double, or double...

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Featured Plant: Buddleia

Featured Plant: Buddleia

Buddleias, commonly known as butterfly bushes, are effusive, summer blooming plants that we look forward to seeing every year. They are deciduous, low maintenance, woody shrubs that range in size from 3′ to 10′ tall. The traditional older species, such as Buddleia davidii tend to get very large.

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Featured Plant: Hibiscus

Featured Plant: Hibiscus

The Hibiscus flower, also the state flower of Hawaii, can really give your yard that tropical, rain forest feel. Luckily, these eye-catching, deciduous shrubs grow well in the micro-climates of the Bay Area. But be careful where you plant them, as they are frost tender. In areas where temperatures get below 35 degrees Fahrenheit, it’s worth planting them in pots and moving inside in the Winter.

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