January 26, 2019

Osteospermum ‘Voltage™ Yellow’ (Osteospermum ecklonis ‘Balvoyelo’)

Commonly known as African Daisies, Osteospermum ‘Voltage™ Yellow’s vibrant colors shout SPRING! This outstanding perennial’s bright yellow flowers heralds in the coming spring by being one of the first of its kind to bloom. Not only is ‘Voltage™ Yellow’ an early bloomer, it continues to bloom well into summer and fall. When mass planted, the vibrant yellow makes a stunning display. It also is beautiful when com...

January 19, 2019

Aloe Vera

This handsome succulent serves double duty. Both as an attractive house or garden plant and as home remedy to promote healing of minor scrapes, cuts or sunburns. For thousands of years folks have harvested the stems of these plants and topically applied the soothing gel to various skin irritations. (Please consult with your physician before using this plant in a medicinal manner).

Aloe Vera is very easy to grow and our mild Central Coast climate is the perfect place f...

January 11, 2019

Euphorbia x martini ‘Ascot Rainbow’

(Flowering Spurge)

At first look, it is easy to see that this perennial evergreen sub-shrub is aptly named.  It has uniquely variegated leaves that are sage green, gold and lime. As the seasons change from summer to autumn the foliage takes on the beautiful fall hues of pink, orange and red. In late winter and early spring, ‘Ascot Rainbow’ blooms dense clusters of lime green, yellow and red cyathium that rise brightly above the foliage. The...

January 5, 2019

Osteospermum ‘Serenity’™ Series (African Daisy)

Introduced from South Africa about 30 years ago, Osteospermum has made itself right at home in our Central and Southern California climates. Also known as “Freeway Daisy”, it got this nickname for its tough and resilient performance when planted along Southern California’s freeway system. New breeding over the last decade has introduced an array of new and vibrant colors that are far beyond the original white and purple flowers.

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