After such a sunny and dry winter, it's hard to believe it's spring, but it sure is time to start preparing your garden for our most vivid season – when flowers bloom amidst greenery, evenings keep their glow, and our gardens call to us to come out and get our hands dirty. We're having a sale to get you started on spring planting before those last nurturing rains pass us by.
A euphorbia blooms above a beautiful echeveria. Photo by Far Out Flora.
Sale! March 3 to 11
There's lots of garden goodness to choose from:
20% off all outdoor garden plants
20% off all tillandsia air plants
20% off select houseplants
20% off select pottery
Whatever you plan to grow this year, now is the time to get started.
Tillandsia Air Plants on Sale
We will have tillandsias on sale! If you've been thinking of creating your own Thigmotrope vertical garden, take advantage of our discount on tillandsias. You can find endless ways to admire and adorn with these exotic cuties.
Gosh we love Platycerium bifurcatum, the staghorn fern! Flora Grubb Gardens staff garden designer Daniel Nolan created this simple, beautiful, low-maintenance vertical garden at his own home in San Francisco.
I just adore the play of exuberance against staid Victorian cladding, the eccentric ferns' forms on parallel lines.
Have Daniel design a garden for you! Contact our garden design department. Email us or call 415-694-6454.
Photo by Far Out Flora
Matti Salomaki & Megan Speckmann of FarOutFlora.com fashioned custom mounts for staghorns for this garden in their kitchen. They used driftwood from San Francisco's Ocean Beach. We have Matti's mounted staghorns in stock here at the store (but not on discount). We also have a huge array of staghorns on standard plaques that will be on sale!
Your Edible Garden
Herbs like sage and thyme grow well in pots, require little care,
and bring beauty to small spaces. Now is a great time to plant herbs.
For the best harvest ever this year, now is the time to begin planning your edible garden.
For a vegetable patch, amend your soil with a rich compost like Firmulch.
In cooler spots like San Francisco and other fog-influenced areas, it's a great time to plant annuals like salad greens, chard, and kale, as well as perennial crops like strawberries and sorrel.
Even if you only have two or three hours of sun, you can succeed with salad greens.
It's not yet time for warmer season crops like tomatoes – get those beds ready for April planting!
Plant Blueberries Now
Blueberries are one of the most delightful fruits to grow, even in a small garden, and for the best harvest, you should get them in the ground now. For best fruit yield, you'll need at least two plants of different varieties. More sun means more fruit. And homegrown fruit tastes the best.
Blueberries are on sale!
New berries will ripen every day in season.
Himalayan Windmill Palms
The perfect radial leaves of Trachycarpus martianus palms shimmer in the blue skies of the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden.
We've been nurturing a crop of rare Himalayan windmill palms (Trachycarpus martianus) for you for several years now, and they're ready for their debut! Though we love their slender trunks clothed in a neat and tidy fabric texture, it's their crowns of bright, achingly elegant green leaves that we want to stare at all day.
Trachycarpus martianus grows amidst other Himalayan beauties
at the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden.
A moderate-size, thornless species, Himalayan windmill palms are suited to creating that crucial vertical element in narrow city gardens and they're lovely silhouetted on wide horizons as well. We can't wait to someday walk among groves of these hardy treats. Japanese maple conditions serve them best in Bay Area gardens, and it's a great time of year to plant. We have lovely specimens in stock, and on sale!
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