What's In-Store and Looking Amazing!
It's true, there are many many beautiful plants, trees and shrubs that can be found in our garden centers so we thought we'd help by selecting 10 outstanding must haves for your California home.
1. Kangaroo Paws
Anigozanthos flavidus - A tough and durable perennial with strap-like leaves and tall flower stalks. Kangaroo Paws have unusual velvety, paw-shaped flowers available in an assortment of colors (red, pink, yellow). They make great container plants and interesting cut flowers. Ideal for Mediterranean Inspired Gardens.
- Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 5 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
- Excellent in Containers, Mass Planting and in Rock Garden
- This plant loves full sun
Care - Provide average well drained soil. Drought tolerant once established, but prefers regular moisture when flowering. Pruning time: fall after flowering.
We have a stunning selection right now! Clematis is known as "Queen of Vines," and is one of the most beautiful of all vines for training onto vertical treillage. They are also used as ground covers to cascade down banks and slopes, and to dangle off retaining wall edges. Full sun, Partial sun
Care - Thrives in well-drained, lightly alkaline soil, with roots sheltered and top growth in the sun. Mulch to conserve moisture. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; reduce frequency once established. Feed regularly beginning in spring. Prune spent flowers to promote repeat bloom. Provide trellis or arbor support.
3. Elijah Blue Fescue Grass
This is one of our favorites! The Elijah Blue Fescue offers an icy blue color of lovely clumping ornamental grass that holds handles nicely in the heat of our summer. Perfectly suited for edging borders or mass planting as a groundcover. Its silver-blue coloring and fine texture is appreciated in both Asian gardens and the drought-resistant landscape. Most often planted near rock gardens, around landscape boulders.
Care - thrives in average to very lean, loose, well-drained soils. Water regularly until established and then reduce frequency. This grass will tolerate moderate drought. Remove old, faded foliage before new emerges.
4. Endless Summer Hydrangeas
Beautiful, hardy, and available in an assortment of colors, hydrangeas are a favorite in California landscapes. Perfect for areas that receive dappled shade. Eye catching in containers or as a focal point. Plant in acidic soil to maintain the deep blue blooms or alkaline soil for pink blooms. Choose from these 5 varieties:
- The Original Bigleaf Hydrangea
- BloomStruck® Bigleaf Hydrangea
- Summer Crush® Bigleaf Hydrangea
- Blushing Bride Bigleaf Hydrangea
- Twist-n-Shout® Bigleaf Hydrangea
This versatile beauty seems to keep checking off the list all the great qualities you want in a perennial. Attractive to our friendly pollinators, easy to maintain, drought tolerant once established and a droop proof plant. Salvia is one incredible plant. Great in borders, containers, as mass plantings and in rock gardens. Ideal for water-wise gardens!
6. Carpet Roses
Carpet Roses are a great way to add lovely color with little maintenance. They love the sun and require a minimum of 6 hours of full sun and look great in containers, in borders, mass plantings, in urban gardens, and as ground cover. They will bloom for you spring through fall.
Care - Thrives in enriched, loamy, well-drained soil. Space plants 3 ft. apart as groundcover. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Tolerates brief drought, when established. Fertilize in spring and summer. Prune back by 1/3 annually.
7. Hanging Baskets
Hanging baskets are a wonderful way to add instant color to your patio, balcony, porch or pretty much anywhere you'd like a lovely burst of color. We have a beautiful assortment to choose from for sun and shade.
The lavender plant is one of the most beautiful and useful plants to add to your garden. From the fragrant, blue-purple flowers, to its ability to attract wildlife, this is one plant you will want in your yard! With proper lavender plant care, the flowers from the lavender plant can be cut for indoor use, used in the kitchen or even used to make essential oils. At SummerWinds Nursery, we carry many varieties of the lavender plant and our Trusted Garden Advisors can help you determine which is best for your garden.
9. Roses - Bush & Tree
Roses allow you to express yourself in the garden in so many ways. While roses have a traditional feel, they are actually very versatile and can add the perfect touch to whatever feeling you are hoping to evoke in your garden. Roses are the key element to mediterranean gardens, cottage gardens, container gardens and the list goes on. Roses are no longer a plant to fuss over - they are disease resistant and have moved to the "Easy To Care For" catagory. The color, the beauty and fragrance of a rose is simply a must for California landscapes.
Available in an assortment of colors, Lantana offers bright bursts of color that can trail in containers or hold their own in beds. Lantana will not only show off, it will thrive in the heat once temps start to rise.
Don't Forget The Essentials
SummerWinds Potting Soil and Planting Mix
Whether you are potting up perennials or planting shrubs, we've got you covered with our SummerWinds Potting Soil and Planting Mix.
Our SummerWinds Planting Mix is 100% Natural and Organic all-purpose planting mix for flowers, trees, vegetables and ornamentals. This exceptional planting mix has received the CDFA seal of approval. Blended with aged redwood, rice hulls, chicken manure and feather meal.
Our SummerWinds Potting Soil has also received the CDFA (California Department of Food and Agriculture) seal of approval and comprised of the very best Natural and Organic ingredients to give your trees, shrubs, perennials, edibles, and more an incredible start in your garden landscape and containers - indoor and out.
E.B. Stone Organics Sure Start Fertilizer
Start them off right with E.B. Stone Organics Sure Start 4-6-2 is ideal for newly transplanted plants. It encourages the development of strong roots. Registered cdfa.
Bonide Neem Oil
Protect them with Bonide Neem Oil (3-in-1), insecticide, fungicide, miticide for organic gardening. Controls plant disease, mites and all stages of insect life cycles.