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Bouteloua 'Blonde Ambition' and Agastache rupestris

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Bouteloua 'Blonde Ambition' and Agastache rupestris

 We're loving this airy midsummer combination in the nursery.

Find us at these events:

November 5th 2016: California native plant sale, Portola Valley Ranch, Portola Valley CA
We'll be selling a range of California natives that thrive in the Portola Valley area.  As always, we'll also have lots of sound advice on plants, landscaping with natives, attracting wildlife and irrigation.

February 16th 2017: Norcal Landscape & Nursery Show, San Mateo Expo Center, San Mateo CA
Calling everyone assciated with the horticultural industry.  This is the best trade show in California!  There's something for everyone whether you're a designer, landscape architect, contractor, maintenance gardener, arborist, retail or wholesale nursery, plant broker, student or educator.  Gold Rush Nursery will be exhibiting at Norcal 2017 for the first time and we hope to see you there!

April 8th 2017: Spring Garden Market, Kelley Park, San Jose,CA
Organized superbly by the Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County, this fab event is a street fair for plant enthusiasts of all levels and interests!  You'll find a multitude of nurseries with loads of plants - edible and ornamental, workshops, food trucks, good coffee ...... what more can we say?!  See you there!

April 22nd & 23rd 2017: Going Native Garden Tour - Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties
Are you thinking about including California natives in your garden?  Visiting other people's native gardens is a great way to get ideas!  Choose from over 50 gardens in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties to visit and inspire you on this free self-guided tour.  More information will be available on the Going Native Garden Tour website in early 2017.  


FREE money!  Financial incentives to lose your lawn

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.