Aromatic and beautiful in the garden, African Blue Basil also adds a more restrained basil flavoring to many dishes. Pinch off flower buds to promote leaf growth. We like using the flowers in our bouquets. If you do too, then forget the pinching!
These Dahlias are single-petaled in red, burgundy, magenta and a little yellow with purple tinged to deep burgundy foliage.
Drought tolerant and a joy in the garden. Brown-Eyed Susans grow to 3’ and bloom all summer and fall in the East Bay.
Although our state flower, the California Poppy, with its silky orange flowers and wispy grey-green foliage represented gold to early settlers, it has always reminded us of the vibrancy of our people and the many cultures they represent.
Find a place where nothing else will grow, give the seedling about 8“ of room and after initially watering it a few times, it should do just fine. It will become a bright spot in your garden for years to come because it re-seeds every year.
Clary Sage is known for its incredibly fragrant blossoms. This perennial grows to five feet.
This simple yet lovely flower and its fern-like leaves are such a delight in the garden and very welcome in the late fall. We like to plant them in our beds to attract beneficials.