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October Newsletter

October Newsletter

Plant of the Month Lilac-Syringa Lake County gets the chill hours to grow beautiful Lilac shrubs for spring flowers and fragrance. Best known is common lilac, Syringa vulgaris and its many hybrids but we also have S. persica and S. meyeri ‘Palibin’. Many think the plain lavender […]

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September Newsletter

September Newsletter

Plant of the Month Epilobium cana / Zauschneria californica Common names: California fuchsia, Hummingbird Flower Now here is an easy to grow CA. native that gives you loads of orange-red trumpet shaped hummingbird attracting flowers from late summer through fall. They take full sun, but there are […]

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August Newsletter

August Newsletter

Plant of the Month Anemone x hybrida We do not do many shade plants as the plant of the month but here is a real gem of a late summer blooming, long lived perennial for part shade. So many of the shade plants bloom in spring but […]

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July Newsletter

July Newsletter

Plant of the Month Achillea Common name: Yarrow Yarrows are an easy care perennial for a sunny location that can grow in all zones of the West. The usually flat heads of summer blooms are long lasting, attract butterflies and make great dried arrangements. They need little […]

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June Newsletter

June Newsletter

Plant of the Month Plecostachys serpyllifolia AKA Helichrysum petiolare Petite Licorice Plant   Always interesting to find a plant with two Latin names, as the rule is one Latin name accepted worldwide to avoid confusion around the globe. The 4-inch plants we are offering use the latter […]

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May Newsletter

May Newsletter

Plant of the Month  Gaura lindheimeri I love this perennial for full sun.  It is long blooming and easy to grow.  With its popularity has come the introduction of several new varieties.  The original Texas native has airy growth up to 4 feet, with pink buds opening […]

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April Newsletter

April Newsletter

Plant of the Month: Aqulegia – Columbine Who can resist the beautiful lacy foliage and unique, often two-toned hummingbird attracting flowers of this magical woodland perennial? They are not particular about soil but do like it well drained with regular water. They are short-lived but many varieties […]

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March Newsletter

March Newsletter

Plant of the Month Armeria Maritima Common name : Thrift, Sea Pink   This grass like perennial is a dependable evergreen for edging walks and borders and works well in the rock garden or containers.  It blooms profusely in the spring with pink globular heads on 6 […]

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February Newsletter

February Newsletter

Spring and longer days are right around the corner. I should be hoping for a wet one after our dry winter but I am not. It is bareroot season at the nursery. Now is the best selection of  fruit trees, grapes, and berries, not to mention the […]

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Things of Note for the Year 2012

Every year we try to find something new to us to stock or to replenish your favorites. Here are some things to watch for: Smart Pots- cloth growing bags Seeds of Change- line of Heirloom vegetable seed Barber Country Garden- Rick is returning from sabbatical to grow […]

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