Swiss Chard ‘Bright Lights’, ‘Green’ & ’Prima Rosa’

Swiss Chard ‘Bright Lights’, ‘Green’ & ’Prima Rosa’ Now is the time to start preparing your spring vegetable and herb garden, and Swiss Chard is a delicious and versatile vegetable you’ll want to include. This outstanding plant is part of the Beet family and is grown for harvesting the leaves and stalks, not the bulb. So, if you like to eat Beet Greens, Swiss Chard is a perfect addition to your garden. The leaves and stalks are highly decorative and add bright pops of color to areas of the garden that are filled with the dark greens and grays of many other cool season crops. Swiss Chard is very easy to grow and tolerates both cool and warm temperatures. Plant in full sun along the coast and

Veronica umbrosa ‘Georgia Blue’ (Creeping Speedwell)

Veronica umbrosa ‘Georgia Blue’ (Creeping Speedwell) Have you ever been searching for just the right plant that will add a pop of color to a slope or rock garden? If so, Veronica umbrosa ‘Georgia Blue’ is one you don’t want to miss! The rich blue flowers with creamy white centers create drifts of color that can be seen from quite a distance away. ‘Georgia Blue’ has a low-growing, spreading growth habit and is a great choice for a groundcover or spilling over the edge of a garden wall. This durable plant is very easy to grow and has a long bloom season. When the bloom cycle is complete, and the flowers are looking tired, shear it back to promote re-bloom. Veronica umbrosa ‘Georgia Blue’ can b

Kalanchoe orgyalis ‘Copper Spoons’ (Copper Kalanchoe)

Kalanchoe orgyalis ‘Copper Spoons’ (Copper Kalanchoe) Kalanchoe orgyalis ‘Copper Spoons’ is a unique succulent that grows 3-6 feet tall and 2-3 feet wide. It has multiple branches that are covered in bronze, ovate shaped leaves that fold upward from the center. The tops of the leaves have a felted texture and are covered with cinnamon colored hairs, and the underside of the leaves are a smoky gray. Native to southern and south-west Madagascar, ‘Cooper Spoons’ thrives in well-drained, sandy-loamy soil. Plant in full sun along the coast and light shade inland. It requires little water and is hardy to about 25°F. A favorite of landscape professionals and home gardeners, the color and texture co

Dudley pulverulenta “Chalk Dudley”, “Chalk Lettuce”, “Chalk Live Forever”

Dudley pulverulenta “Chalk Dudley”, “Chalk Lettuce”, “Chalk Live Forever” The silver-white, fleshy leaves of Dudleya pulverulenta makes it one of most elegant succulents around. It is native to California, southwestern United States and northern Mexico and can be found in its natural habitat growing in steep rocky areas, or tucked among the rocks along the ocean bluffs. This long-lived succulent forms a beautiful rosette that grows up to 2 feet across at maturity. The 1 ½ foot tall flower stems are topped with clusters of red blooms that are irresistible to the local hummingbird population. The surface of the leaves are coated with a white chalky, epicuticular wax. When water droplets hit th

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