Edibles--Eat Locally Right Outside Your Door!
We believe in taking full advantage of our wonderful year-round growing climate on the Central Coast. With abundant sunshine and mild temperatures, it’s easy to produce some of the tastiest produce you’ve ever experienced, right in your own back yard. Ask us about the best varieties of vegetable starts, herbs, and fruit trees to get your edible paradise up and growing.
Succulents--Nature's Original Sculptures
Cross the spiny cactus that stabbed you as a kid off the list, and your grandmother’s endearing but unexciting jade plant, too. The Central Coast is the perfect host for the jewel tones and undulating waves of echeverias, the undersea quality of ethereal Euphorbias, the clean geometry of dwarf aloes, and the strong, architectural lines of variegated agaves. Succulent plants have undergone a revolution in recent years, introducing amazing color morphs and compact hybrid plants perfect for small gardens. They’re setting new precedents in ease of growing in a variety of conditions. With their fascinating forms, bold colors, and diehard composition, succulents are built for the modern gardener.
California Natives--Indigenous Delights
California is known for its vast array of unique climates. Within a 5 hour driving radius you can be in the towering redwoods, the waves of the Pacific, the searing desert dunes, or the snow-capped sierra. The eastern part of the US has 11 climate zones, while we westerners boast 24! The Central Coast is no exception, hosting a multitude of micro-climates from the elevations of warm North County to the fog belt bluffs of the coast. Specialized communities of plants have adapted to these distinct environments over thousands of years, yielding plants are that built exactly for where we live. Native plants give our gardens a sense of connection to the indigenous surroundings, and make us feel at home. A well-planned native garden reflects our subtle seasonal changes, supports a wealth of wildlife, and contributes to the delicate ecological balance of our global environment.
Mediterranean--Globally Inspired, Locally Planted
Mediterranean climate zones occupy only 5% of the earth’s topography, but support more than 20% of its known plant species. We are part of a very special horticultural zone indeed! The floras of South Africa, central Chile, western Australia, coastal California and the Mediterranean basin all contribute spectacular plants that are well-adapted to our soils and unique climate here on the Central Coast.
Proteas--Botanical Jewels for Central Coast Gardens
Named after the legendary sea god Proteus who could changed his shape at will, the family of Proteas has a surprising diversity of form, flower, and foliage across the different species. From the trees, like Grevilleas, to the shrubby Leucadendrons, and ground-cover Banksias, there is a Protea for every purpose in the garden. The flowers are exotic looking and come in a warm spectrum of colors and extra-terrestrial forms. Proteaceas are cultivated commercially as cut flowers because of their striking forms and propensity to last for weeks to months in a vase. All of the protea tribe appreciate well-drained soil and cool temperatures, so they grow to perfection on the fog-kissed dunes of the coast. They require minimal maintenance, and are don’t want much water once established. If you're looking for a few eye-catching plants to light up your garden in the winter time, the protea family is not to be missed.