Delicious Citrus!
Squeeze the most lemons out of life with Aaron Dillon of Four Winds Growers on Sat. August 3 at 11 am!

Luscious lemons, outrageous oranges and lively limes are yours for the plucking – with great advice from Aaron Dillon, fourth generation owner of Four Winds Growers on Saturday, August 3 at 11 am!

Aaron will cover all the essential do's and don'ts for getting the most flavor and yield out of your citrus, whether you have a backyard orchard or trees in patio containers. He'll share solid advice on pruning, fertilizing and selecting new varieties, as well as how to maintain and manage mature trees. He'll also share tips for pest control and organic tree care – including the latest update on the Huanglongbing (HLB) virus that is impacting citrus worldwide, with tips on how to protect your trees. Bring your questions!

For the LOVE
of Shrubs!

Let's talk about shrubs. Maybe it's not the sexiest topic in the world of gardening, but these upstanding and stalwart woody wonders are JUST AS ESSENTIAL as those showy annuals, bodacious bulbs and other spotlight-hogging hussies that catch our eye and our pocketbook every Spring.

Holding it down mid-to-back of bed, shrubs give your garden what it needs to take it to the next level: height, structure and backbone. The best ones are effortless and easy-going, not demanding too much of your time and attention and making your garden easier to care for because you don't have to fill in every spot. Sure, they take a little more time and patience to grow, but once they've become established, they're long-lived, carefree and make your garden look oh so put together!

Anisodontea sp. 'Strybing Beauty'
One of the best pollinator shrubs around, 6' x 6' Anisodontea sp. 'Strybing Beauty' blooms almost 12 months out of the year here in the Bay Area!

Coming in a myriad of sizes, shapes, foliage and flower color, we grow almost 300 varieties of outstanding shrubs. So whether you garden for fragrance, hummingbirds, wildlife, cut flowers – or just need a big honkin' semi-permanent focal point to screen out an ugly wall or fence – we've got the sexy shrub you're looking for!

Vitex agnus-castus ‘Shoal Creek’ Vitex agnus-castus ‘Shoal Creek’

Vitex agnus-castus ‘Shoal Creek’
A TOUGH and improved “Chaste Tree”
much loved for its faster vigorous growth and larger, denser 12" bloom spikes. Spectacular in Summer bloom for several months and absolutely magnetic for pollinators! (See it blooming above in our parking lot earlier this week!). Grows naturally to 10-15’ tall but you can easily cut it back to 3’ tall in Winter to create a bushy 4-5’ shrub or prune off lower branches for an elegant small tree. Heat and deer resistant. Hardy USDA zone 6!

Philadelphus ‘Belle Etoile’ “Mock Orange” Cheirolophus burchardii

Philadelphus ‘Belle Etoile’ “Mock Orange”
Incredibly fragrant (like bubblegum!) with a longer flowering period and compact habit, this heirloom "Mock Orange" exudes old-fashioned charm. White 2.5" flowers in clusters on a hearty shrub 5’ tall x 6’ wide. Hardy USDA zone 5!

Cheirolophus burchardii
Drought tolerant, evergreen and a TOP NOTCH habitat plant, this outrageously rare shrub was found growing near the sea in the Canary Islands. Purple 2" flowers on 1’ stems above lush foliage to 7’ tall x 5' wide. Happy in a large container!

Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Thundercloud' Buddleja davidii 'Ellen's Blue'

Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla

Perfect for screening out your ugly view, this 6-8' tall "Black Elderberry" displays luscious finely-cut burgundy-black foliage. Large clusters of rosy-pink blooms in May/June are followed by dark berries loved by birds. Hardy USDA zone 5!

Buddleja davidii
'Ellen's Blue'

A butterfly magnet and outstanding cut flower, this robust, massively blooming “Butterfly Bush” features deepest purple-blue, flower spikes June-Oct. To 4’-5’ tall and wide, but here in our mild climate it can easily reach 8’. Hardy USDA zone 5.

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Pee Wee' Hamelia patens“Hummingbird Bush”

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Pee Wee'
A low-maintenance winner delivering all-season beauty with bold oak leaf foliage and lavish 7-8" bloom panicles Summer thru Fall and colorful burgundy-red Fall-Winter foliage. Rounded 4’x 4’ silhouette makes it an excellent choice for a foundation shrub, no pruning necessary.

Hamelia patens “Hummingbird Bush”
Brilliant reddish-orange tubular flowers Spring thru Fall are irresistible to hummingbirds on this handsome rounded shrub. Vigorous and heat tolerant, can be grow as an annual where not hardy. In frost-free zones it can reach 12’ high and wide. Deer resistant. Hardy USDA zone 8b.

For a complete list of Shrubs - CLICK HERE!

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