October 2005
Newsletter
Photo above: Lobelia tupa Giant Red Lobelia
Starting in August 2005 we will be keeping back issues of the newsletter online.
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Fall & Winter Hours Begin
We are no longer open on Saturdays for the rest of the year. When Spring 2006 is here we will be open
again on Saturday mornings.
Our Sales Policy
We would like to remind our landscaper customers that we are not open to the public.  If your clients wish to
visit the nursery, please call us first and let us know they are coming.  Because we are wholesale we do not
offer retail services like consultation and advice.  The best thing for you to do is accompany your clients on
their visit.
Euryops virgineus

Honey Euryops doesn’t look much like its more
common cousin, Euryops pectinatus viridis. Instead
of large yellow daisies, it is covered with tiny
fuzzy bright yellow daisies with a honey scent. Its
bright green leaves are fine, soft and needle-like.
Grows quickly to 4’ x 4’. Plant in full sun with
moderate water. Tolerates heat, cold, and being
sheared into a ball. Native to South Africa. Starts
blooming now to give you a bright splash all winter.  
Correas
Correa is a great genus of shrubs with the misleading
common name of
Australian Fuchsia. Unlike true
Fuchsias, they thrive in dry, poor gravelly soil with
minimal water. They are a good choice for dry shade
under oaks. You can see them surviving in the parking
lot at Albertson’s on 41st. That’s tough! Cute little bell
shaped flowers fall through spring. They don’t even
really look like fuchsias.

Correa ‘Carmine Bells’: Low, spreading growth 2’ tall
and 8’ wide. Olive-green leaves and deep red flowers.

Correa pulchella: Brighter green leaves and pink
flowers.
Carpenteria californica
Bush Anemone

We have a fabulous crop of this most fabulous
California native shrub. It is hard to find and difficult
to propagate. Unlike some native shrubs, it tolerates
garden conditions such as disturbed soil and summer
water.  If you plant one now you can feel smug in the
spring when everyone covets its fragrant, heavenly
white flowers.  It is a handsome shrub even when not
blooming, with glossy dark green leaves and pale bark.
Grows slowly to 4’-6’ tall and wide. Give a little shade
in hot areas. Needs no supplemental water once
established. We have the cultivar
‘Elizabeth’, which
blooms more abundantly than the wild type.
Tibouchina ‘compakta’

It is still a mystery to us how big the Compact
Princess Flower
will eventually grow. Plant one and
let us know what happens! This is a new plant for
us. It flowers later and less abundantly than the
usual Tibouchina urvilleana, but its foliage stays
better looking and its growth habit is denser.
Ericas

Heaths burst out of their summer anonymity with
clouds of tiny pink bells in winter. We have two of the
best varieties for our climate, a tall one and a short
one.
Ericas prefer sandy, acidic soil and moderate
water. Shear lightly after bloom but don’t prune hard.

Erica canaliculata: Christmas Heath. Bushy spires
to 6’ tall and 4’ wide. Branches are long lasting in
flower arrangements.

Erica darleyensis ‘Darley Dale’. 1’ tall x 2’ wide.
Light pink flowers.
Violas

Violas or Pansies are delightful for quick winter color. We have two kinds in 1-gallon cans.
Ultima Morpho: Vivid yellow and blue. Looks lovely with Nemesia ‘Bluebird’.

Antique Shades:
A mix of peachy pinks, yellows and burgundy red.  A perfect match with Nemesia ‘Sunsatia Peach’.
Happy Wanderer

Get ready for this winter-blooming vine in 1g and
5g cans.  
Hardenbergia violacea blooms at a
completely different time than most vines.  The
flowers are racemes of rich purple.  Grow in full
sun to part shade with good drainage.  Medium to
low water.
Fun Combo of the Month
Enjoy a cool and subtle medley of silvery green, electric blue, white and lavender. The Westringia and
Teucrium are both about 4’-5’ tall.  You could plant them together for a fast-growing informal hedge, with
the
Convovulus in front as a border.
Westringia 'Wynyabbie Gem'
Convovulus cneorum
Bush Morning Glory
Teucrium fruticans azureum
Bush Germander
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