Just in case you hadn't heard, California is officially in a drought ... a SEVERE one! For us gardeners and plant lovers, that means making adjustments to the way in which we garden. These adjustments don't mean our yards have to resemble a desert full of rocks and cacti though!
Many water districts are offering financial incentives to help us reduce our water use. Depending on where you live, there may be rebates for losing your lawn, installing rainwater catchment systems, buying a cover for your swimming pool, installing grey water plumbing. The amount of "free" money available can be quite significant, so check out the rebates! The Soquel Creek Water District and Santa Clara Valley Water District both have excellent rebate programs.
October 18th, 25th and November 1st 2014, 9am - 4pm : Fall Open House Saturdays at Gold Rush Nursery
For most of us in the Greater San Francisco and Monterey Bay area, fall's the best time of year to plant. The soil's warm which helps roots to grow faster. Shorter, cooler days mean we don't have to water new plants as much. Hopefully, we'll get some winter rain which will also reduce the need to water young plants.
Come celebrate the fall planting season with us at Gold Rush. We'll have a great selection of water-wise plants including many California natives. Just need plant advice? Then come pick our brains and let us help you solve your plant or gardening dilemmas.
The nursery's open on Fridays from 9am to 4pm. On other days, we're often out doing deliveries, design work or consultations. We don't want you to make a wasted journey, so please give us a call (831 359 9291) to make sure someone will be at the nursery to welcome you and answer your questions.