Grevillea ‘Coastal Gem’ is a wonderful addition to a Mediterranean or drought tolerant garden. The plant originates in Australia and is a winter bloomer in the Bay Area. ‘Coastal Gem’ does have an exceptionally long bloom period from late summer until spring, providing some fall and winter brightness to your garden.
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It’s October and we’re getting into the full swing of fall celebration here at Evergreen Nursery. The maples and other deciduous trees are starting their wonderful autumn display. We have some beautiful maples for sale, guaranteed to add warmth and seasonal color to your yard. Fall is the perfect time to plant trees, as we anticipate the rainy season just around the corner.
As we head into fall and plant blooms are fading, it’s fun to consider the bright and bold bulb choices available to plant for next spring. We just received our first shipment of spring bulbs. Stop by while our inventory lasts to stock up on your favorites. We have tulips, Dutch iris, bearded iris, Hyacinth, Narcissus, daffodil, and Allium.
Helianthemum nummularium ‘Wisley Pink’ is a wonderful plant choice that will bring both bright blooms and attractive foliage to your garden. It can be categorized as either a shrub, subshrub, or a perennial. It is low growing, reaching only 8″ tall, but spreads up to 3-4′ wide, so can easily fall into the groundcover category.
Plant Small Anise for Year-Round Color Illicium parviflorum 'Banana Appeal' is a beautifully luminous, small, evergreen shrub that reaches 3-4' tall and wide. This plant is in the Shisandraceae family, which also contains star anise (Illicium verum), whose seed pods...
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.
It’s September already. We can’t believe that the summer has flown by so quickly! As we head into fall, the days are growing shorter and some trees and shrubs are starting to show signs of seasonal changes. Fall is the perfect time to plant, especially in our Mediterranean climate. Fall, winter and spring rains will help to establish plants and allow them to develop deep root systems.
Planting succulents is an easy way to bring some structure and interest to your garden. They are so easy to take care of, needing very little attention year-round and very little water. It’s time to add some succulents to spruce up your low maintenance, drought tolerant, or Mediterranean garden.
Chondropetalum tectorum are easy to grow, low maintenance, and highly adaptable, making them the perfect multi-purpose garden specimens for Bay Area landscapes. Their fine texture is similar to that of bamboo.
Sago palms, or Cycas revoluta, are wonderful plants to feature in your garden. They are prehistoric, palm-like plants that bare large male or female cones and are found in tropical or sub-tropical regions. They existed before the dinosaurs and flourished during the Triassic and Jurassic eras but have been declining recently.
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.
The Foxtail Agave or Agave attenuata has a delightful rosette-shaped form, which can add an interesting accent to your garden beds. The upward growing leaves are an attractive silvery green. The Foxtail Agave is an easy to grow, evergreen succulent perennial that will provide your yard with structure year round.