Natives just in! Apricot Mallow, Fern Bush, Apache Plume, Big Sage, Manzanita
Sphaeralcea ambigua, C. millefolium, Fallugia parradoxa, Artemisia tridetata, Arctostaphylos x
We do still have starts but veggie start seasons is at an end. Our selection is slim. Feel free to call if you are looking for something specific.
You can now hire us to plant what you have bought from us. If you are interested in having us plant for you, please contact us about pricing. Our planting schedule is pretty full for the rest of the summer.
Bloom! California is a statewide campaign, led by the California Native Plant Society, to increase use of native plants.
Plant of the Month
Hot Wings Maple
Acer tataricum ‘GarAnn’
These are a great compact maple that that will take the cold, the heat, and the wind. They tolerate alkaline soils better than most maples and are more drought tolerant as well. They deliver all the fall color or the bigger maples but in a smaller package. They mature to about 20-25 feet tall and 20 feet wide. They are available in tree form or multi-branching form, more like a giant shrub. Hot Wings maples grown as a multi-stem are used as deciduous privacy screens or a focal point in a garden. The single stem, tree form, are also used as a privacy block between houses or a small shade tree. The name “Hot Wings” comes from the wings on the seeds are red throughout the growing season and produce and extra pop of color. These tough trees grow in USDA zones 4-10, or from June Lake to Phoenix, AZ.
Weeping Colorado Blue Spruce
Picea pungens ‘pendula’
These are remarkable and unique trees that will bring a special feel to any garden. Every tree develops is different and unique. A happy weeping blue spruce will grow 12 inches a year. The needles are silver-blue, that seem to glow in moonlight. The main stems wander upwards or sideways and the branches hang down. With staking you can develop the just about any form you want, or let it grow naturally. This tree is extremely cold hardy and will happily grow in Mammoth Lakes, Mono City or Bridgeport. Like most spruce, they prefer a sunny place but will tolerate some shade. It will grows best in well-drained soils. These trees are normally not bothered by pests or diseases, and deer will leave it alone. Water regularly for the first few years, but mature trees are more drought resistant. The weeping Colorado blue spruce matures to about 10 feet tall and 5 to 10 feet wide.
This is a broadleaf evergreen shrubs with a rather irregular shape, however it does tolerate being shaped into a hedge. Being evergreen, it makes a great privacy hedge or living fence. It is hardy to USDA zone 6 and grows quite well from Chalfant south. It will grow in Hamill Valley is planted in a good location. It will not tolerate the cold in Benton or north of Round Valley. E. pungens flowers in October. The flowers are rather unremarkable and are easily over looked however, they smell amazing. Flowers are followed by a long reddish berry that is eatable. They are fun to eat off the shrub or leave them for the birds. The berry has a sweet flavor but is about half seed.
Daylilies are an amazingly low-maintenance perennial—easy to grow, virtually disease- and pest-free, and able to survive drought, uneven sunlight, and poor soil. Plus, there are thousands of beautiful daylilies to choose from. They come in yellows, oranges, reds, white and purples. Combine early, mid, and late season blossoming varieties, and repeat bloomers to have beautiful daylily flowers from late spring through the first frost of fall. They thrive in USDA zones 4-9, or from June Lake to Bakersfield.