A dry garden oasis in Walnut Creek, CA

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A world-renowned 3.5-acre garden, housing a collection of succulents, both unique and beloved, as well as drought-tolerant plants from around the world. The Garden’s founder, Ruth Bancroft, lived to be 109 and was a pioneer in drought-tolerant gardening. Open to the public year-round, the Garden showcases fabulous blooms during every season and highlights plant structure and texture in robust plantings.

Coronavirus/Covid-19 related advisory – as of March 16, 2020

Due to the March 16, 2020 legal directive issued by the Contra Costa Health Services Department that mandates people shelter in place and that all non-essential businesses cease operations, the Garden and Nursery will be temporarily closing, effective immediately. We are deeply saddened by the effect this closure will have upon our loyal customers, volunteers and employees, but recognize that these actions are for the health and safety of them and the greater community, all of whom are the utmost priority.

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America’s Most Complete Seed and Nursery

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I trust Gurney’s. Their 1 year guarantee really helps, and gives me the confidence I need to purchase plants I have never grown before. I’m really looking forward to growing Pawpaws, and love that I can rest assured that they will replace or reimburse my order if they die within this first year. It’s a very nice thing to know that I’m not just throwing my money at a company and hoping for the best. With Gurney’s, I KNOW that things will go well, because their customer service is excellent. – Dec 01 Source

Can’t beat the candy onions from Gurney’s seed. They are easy to grow and very sweet mild onions. They also store extremely well. I rarely have to buy onions since my candy onion last from harvest until April and my newly planted ones are often ready for pulling in June. – Dec 05 Source

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16 Best Garden Ideas for Inspiration

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Elaborate, practical and simple garden ideas are in no short supply thanks to an increasing number of green thumb gardeners seeking tips and advice to perfect their outdoor space. 

While we love having access to all the epic landscaping ideas and garden design pictures out there, we know how overwhelming it can be.

Manicured hedge maze in garden design

Want a wow-factor garden idea? Try a hedge hedge maze like this one. Picture: realestate.com.au/buy

We spoke to four experts of beautiful home garden design in the hope to reign it in and share some of the tips, tricks and best-ever garden ideas they recommend. 

Discover garden design ideas with pebbles and pavers for your hard landscaping.

1. Vertical gardens

“If your garden is tight on space, a vertical garden is a great way to transform a dull wall into a bright growing space that brings colour and life into your small garden,” says Bunnings’ garden decor

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Welcome to Annmarie! | Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

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Friends –

All of us at Annmarie Garden are committed to connecting people: to art, to nature, and most of all to each other. Just because our art center doors are closed doesn’t mean this commitment ends. 

 

We’ve published an online survey essentially asking “how are you” and “do you need anything.” This may seem like a strange activity for an arts organization, but at heart we are a community. We want you to know that we care and and are thinking of you and your families. We may not have a solution, but we are here and will try to help.

 

Below are links to helpful information including official info on how to stay safe and healthy during this crisis, art and nature activities, education resources and information specifically for artists in crisis. We’ll be updating and expanding this information regularly. Stay well and keep in touch!

You can

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Lawn and Garden – UF/IFAS Extension

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With its warm, humid climate, abundant rainfall, and sandy soils, Florida presents unique challenges and unique opportunities for residents who enjoy gardening or just want to maintain a beautiful landscape. Whether you hope to grow your own vegetables, adorn the yard with gorgeous ornamentals, or simply keep your lawn neat and healthy, UF/IFAS Extension has resources that can help. If you’re interested in hands-on learning, UF/IFAS Extension county offices across the state hold classes led by experts who can help you develop a greener thumb.

The Florida Master Gardener Program offers a rigorous horticultural science curriculum that trains laypeople to become Master Gardeners. After being certified, they volunteer at UF/IFAS Extension offices, fielding questions and solving problems submitted by local residents. Whether you need help or want to help others, Florida Master Gardeners want to hear from you.

UF/IFAS Extension promotes good stewardship of Florida’s natural resources with information

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Wrought Iron Garden Products | A Rustic Garden, Ltd

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Wrought Iron Fence Panels - 3 foot Tall - with Metal Stakes

The Perfect Fence to Enclose Your Yard

Wrought Iron Fencing perfect for historical renovations.

Wrought Iron 72" Tall Handmade Gate - Side Yard Size

Unique Narrow 6′ Tall Entry Gate – We Can Built To Fit

Welcome to A Rustic Garden! Unique Goods for Outdoor Living and Indoor Decorating. Your One Stop Shopping website that ships custom products right to your home.

Let us help you find Wrought Iron Fencing with Gates and Decor for the Home and Garden including Trellises, Arbors, and Wooden Ladders. We Specialize in Historical Metal Fence and Flower Planter Containers like Wrought Iron Planters and have the perfect Garden Bench or Gazebo to sit and enjoy nature. We offer garden structures like arbors and arches to make landscaping your property easy. We design and build custom, steel entry gates to decorate your home and gardens.

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Jamali Floral & Garden Supplies | Wedding | Party

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In 1997 our family opened Jamali Garden in the New York Flower Market with the mission to bring our customers unique products that would inspire them to create beautiful events. Influenced by having lived all over the world, our high design and well-curated selection of decor products comes from every corner of the globe, including: vintage-look mercury glass votive and handcrafted brass urns from India, blown glass vases from Poland, fair trade raffia from Madagascar, carved teak trays from Indonesia, exotic seashells from the Philippines, modern zinc planters from Vietnam,and hand-thrown pottery from Italy and Tunisia.

Today, Jamali Garden is a trusted, wholesale source for florists, wedding and event planners, stylists, caterers, hotels, restaurants, decorators, and set designers, for exclusive decor, floral, home, holiday, lighting, and garden products. We carry large quantities at wholesale price for every theme and style, available for shipment

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Vegetable Garden Planner: Design Your Best Garden Ever

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Mother Earth News Garden Planner

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Growing a great vegetable garden involves juggling the needs of dozens of different crops. Some like it hot while others prefer cool spring or fall growing conditions. Some can be closely planted while others need lots of room. But figuring out when to plant what — and where — just got easier.

With the help of our interactive Vegetable Garden Planner, you can quickly get the data you need to design your best garden ever — and it’s all free for 7 days.

Here are some of the things the Vegetable Garden Planner can do:

arrow Find Frost Dates

Find the average first and last frost dates for your area, based on records from over 5,000 weather stations across the United States and Canada. All you have to do is

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100 Expert Gardening Tips, Ideas and Projects that Every Gardener Should Know

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100 Expert Gardening Tips, Ideas and Projects that Every Gardener Should Know. Spectacularly impressive gardening projects and hacks!

We’re right in the middle of spring, the perfect time to start planting flowers, vegetables, herbs, and more!  Gardening season is upon us and it’s in full swing.  Whether you are brand new to gardening or you have a veteran green thumb, you know that gardening is a rewarding way to spend more time outdoors—or make the most of your indoor space!  While gardening is fun, it can also be very challenging.  It’s a subtle art and science since many plants require delicately balanced conditions in order to thrive.  These gardening tips and tricks are easy and affordable, and will help you to get the best results this year!

Make a drip feeder using an old soda bottle.

Make a drip feeder using an old soda bottle.

Have plants (especially vegetables) that do better if the moisture is delivered at their roots instead of from overhead?  One cheap and simple way to make a drip feeder which you can

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24 Different Types of Gardens for Your Yard and Home

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Sure, you know about flower gardens, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to all the different types of gardens you can design, plant, grow and nurture. We list, explain and provide photos of the 24 garden options you have for your home and yard.


Gardens are a staple to English homes. In fact, the English Housing Survey 2008 revealed that 78 percent of English homes have private gardens in their front and back yards. Dubai, on the other hand, houses the biggest garden in the world. Called Dubai Miracle Garden, it’s home to over 45 million flowers.

Kew gardens is another world-class garden famed for having the world’s largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections. It’s so precious that it has its own police force known as the Kew Constabulary which has been guarding the garden since 1847.

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