Summer Fruit Tree Pruning
& Grafting Workshop!

with expert John Valenzuela on Sat. June 24 at 11 am!

Join us for a juicy Summer Fruit Tree Pruning and Grafting Workshop with horticulturist and educator John Valenzuela of Cornucopia Food Forest Gardens on Saturday, June 24 at 11 am!

John will cover basic tree ecology, anatomy, form and function and will give special emphasis to the difference between Summer pruning to control growth, tree size and "calming" the tree, and Winter pruning to stimulate old wood on established trees. Pruning to control pests and diseases, to improve flowering and fruitfulness and thinning to increase fruit size also will be explored!

As a bonus, he'll discuss custom grafting your favorite varieties onto appropriate rootstock – especially timely in Summer when you can take freshly pruned branches and use them as a source for grafting material! Whether you're a seasoned pomologist or planting your first fruit tree, John's extensive knowledge and passion will get you fired up about growing your own fruit!

PLAYNDIRT Community Garden

Join us this Saturday, June 17 from 11 am - 1 pm for an old-fashioned, fun and neighborly crop swap!

Darnell Stewart of Richmond's own PLAYNDIRT Community Garden will be bringing lovely produce from the garden to share. Bring your own fruits, vegetables, herbs, honey, jams, bouquets or anything else to swap! Come on by and take some healthy homegrown goodies home. If you don't have anything to swap, donations to the community garden are welcome instead!

Pump up your SUMMER GARDEN with our Tried-and-True Heat-Tolerant Hotties!

Looking for some pointers on how to bring the Summer sunshine?
Check out our Get Ready For Summer Tutorial!

Rudbeckia hirta 'Cherry Brandy'

Rudbeckia hirta 'Cherry Brandy'
A bloom machine producing an endless supply of 4" ruby-mahogany flowers early Summer to Fall! Easy-going like all Rudbeckias, it's clay, heat, drought and humidity tolerant, but happiest with regular water, rich soil. Hardy to USDA zone 5!

Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Mesa Peach'
Say you've got problems - Deer? Drought? Poor soil? Hot and dry? Easy, long-blooming "Blanket Flower" has answers! Unusually compact in habit, it'll bloom Spring thru Fall with deadheading. Hardy to USDA zone 5! Habitat wonderland!

Ratibida pinnata 
"Prairie Coneflower" Aster novae-angliae 'September Ruby'

Ratibida pinnata
"Prairie Coneflower"

Got clay?
Whether it's clay or sand, dry or wet conditions, "Prairie Coneflower's" got your back! Adorable droop-skirted yellow petals and an anise-scented central cone June thru Fall. Excellent habitat plant, hardy to USDA zone 3!

Helenium autumnale
‘Red Shades’

Blazing late season color and one of the best nectar sources for butterflies come Fall! Multi-stemmed blooms in eye-catching shades of yellow, tangerine and red light up the garden August to October. Exceptionally tough, hardy to USDA zone 3!

Aster novae-angliae
‘September Ruby’

Take a break from late season yellows and golds with this bold ruby-cerise accent for the Fall garden! Statuesque to 4' tall, it's tough, adaptable, and extremely reliable, blooming September till frost. Hardy to USDA zone 3! Big with the butterflies, too!

Osteospermum 'Zion Copper Amethyst'
Geum coccineum ‘Totally Tangerine’

Osteospermum 'Zion Copper Amethyst'
The most stunning “African Daisy” ever! Glowing tricolor blooms gradating from purple to golden orange smother the foliage Spring thru Fall with deadheading. Reliably perennial in zones 9-11 or a rewarding annual in cold Winter areas!

Geum coccineum ‘Totally Tangerine’
Zillions of blooms non-stop from late Spring to October, make this Geum totally one of the toughest, longest lived, heat tolerant perennials you’ll ever grow! Super hardy to USDA zone 4. Drought and deer resistant, too. Butterflies!

Need more Summer Bloomers? We've got plenty!
Use the Plant Finder at the top of the page to sort by availability or zone. Some plants may not be ready just yet, but you can add them to a Wish List and get an email just as soon as they are!

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Annie's Annuals & Perennials
Nursery: 740 Market Ave. Richmond, CA 94801
Business Office: 801 Chesley Ave. Richmond, CA, 94801
(888) 266-4370