Get your garden in shape for summer at our big sale Friday, July 2 and Saturday, July 3. We will be closed for the Fourth of July. We will be open as usual July 5.
20% off Fermob furniture
20% off all plants: yep, every single one.
Other surprises will be on sale too.
Have Lunch in the Gardens
Saturday, July 3 11am to 1:30pm
Betty Zlatchin Catering will be serving a well-priced gourmet lunch in the Gardens on Saturday July 3. Betty Zlatchin Catering takes pride in using organic, sustainable food sourced from local vendors to create dishes that are both delicious and beautiful to behold.
You Can Grow Carnivores
Enchanting and easy to grow.
Some of the most compelling plants at the nursery right now eat animals. OK, so "eat" is not the right word, but these beautiful carnivorous plants do capture insects and absorb their nutrients.
The exquisite forms of carnivorous plants can be just as thrilling as their unusual feeding habits: white-and-red-veined trumpets, sparkling dew-covered tendrils, and, most famous of all, spine-tipped green clamshells called Venus flytraps. Big bonus points: They're simple to grow (wet and sunny with no fertilizer) and their flowers can be rivetingly lovely too. Some look like spaceships!
Come see our garden of carnivores, created in an old sink.
Besides their unusual feeding habits, carnivorous plants' exquisite forms thrill us: white-and-red-veined trumpets, sparkling dew-covered tendrils, and, most famous of all, spine-tipped green clamshells called Venus flytraps. Big bonus points: They're simple to grow (wet and sunny with no fertilizer) and their flowers can be equally riveting. Some look like spaceships!
Here, our floral designer Susie used carnivores in a wedding bouquet.
Furcrea macdougalii, perfectly elegant in a Bauer pot
It's love at first sight. You spot a soul from across the room, and the minute you lay eyes on your newfound beloved you think: Where have you been all my life? How have I lived all these years without your sculptural, wavering and yet strongly vertical leaves? You are the drought-tolerant solution to all of my container garden needs, and I can't imagine how I ever survived without you in my garden. Furcraea macdougalii, I love you!
Furcrea macgougalii in a potted arrangement created by our own Jared Crawford
In youth, this plant looks like the most vertical agave you have ever seen. With age, it develops a trunk. If you set it free and give it some space, the trunk might grow to as much as 10 feet tall. But with its foliage pointing straight up towards the heavens, the plant will still have a narrow profile. When it blooms, a flower spike will emerge that will add another 20 feet. A bunch of baby plants called bulbils will be attached to the flower spike. Then the mother plant will die. If the plant is happy, this process will take about 15 years. Happy with minimal supplemental water, this guy is as drought-tolerant as they come. Hardy to at least 28F.
What our Vertical Gardens Are Up To
Our Woolly Pocket garden is filling in beautifully. It's amazing how well the Woolly Pocket system caters to the needs of so many different kinds of plants.
Our succulent garden is blooming.
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The late sunset this time of year gives us precious extra hours in the garden. I treasure these summer evenings. I hope you are stealing any extra moment you can to idly watch things grow or to work your little piece of earth.