Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Dogwoods in Bloom

The kousas are blooming! The kousas are blooming!

May is the peak blooming season for Asian dogwoods.  The star shaped flowers are bright white and soft pinks. 

Dogwoods like Angel Wings, Satomi, and Blue Shadow are as intriguing as they sound.  They look great in clusters or as a focal point in the garden.

Visit Wildwood Nursery and see mature Cornus kousa varieties blooming in the gardens.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Jonsai

Starting with our Second Saturday in May, Wildwood Nursery is thrilled to have a Jonsai display.

Created by body boarder, dj, and gardener Jon Forney, these mini gardens are add style and fun to small surfaces.  The Jonsai philosophy combines casual California cool with the art of bonsai.

Jon combines materials and plants in fresh ways.  From coconut planters with heavenly bamboo to drift wood boxes with ginkgo his style spans regions and mediums.

Visit Wildwood May 13 for a special afternoon demonstration!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Queen of Flowers

The Peony is one of the most prized flowers in the gardening world.  English, Asian, and American gardeners all admire the sheer size and vibrant color of the peony flower.

Peonies bloom religiously in the gardens at Wildwood Nursery, tempting visitors to touch, smell, and photograph.  Now, the nursery has Itoh and Tree Peonies available in containers.  Magenta, cherry, purple, white, and red colors are all waiting for new homes.

Remember to water them with ice in the winter to keep them cool so they burst into a blaze of color!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Blossom Rivers

Every year the apricot blossoms and cherry blossoms are a tantalizing tease of springtime.  And like clockwork, the weeping apricot at Wildwood Nursery burst into bloom a few days ago.

Then the sky burst, letting loose a sheet of water that knocked all the blossoms off!  A friendly reminder that the rain gods remember California.

The year round gardening weather we had the last four years changed mindsets and outlooks.  Now, we will have to see where the blossom rivers lead us.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Holiday Photos


This year's holiday card will be canine friendly.

Benson is a cocker spaniel poodle mix that is a new addition to the Wildwood family.  This is his first holiday with us so he's featured on the card.

The backdrop is a manzanita with tiny white blooms in November!  John Dourley is a low growing ground cover variety that is quite vigorous.  We like it better than Emerald Carpet with its glacial growth habit.

Of course Benson only cares that he gets treats for sitting still.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Crazy Happenings

Yesterday evening, something caught my attention.  First it was the noise - a loud fluttering, squawking, chirping, crunchy cacophony.  Then I saw what all the fuss was about.

The parrots of Telegraph Hill were having a party on a fruiting olive.  And by parrots I mean at least fifty.  They were hopping around the branches gorging themselves on ripe olives.

Tropical meets Mediterranean!

What's next?

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

SF Botanic Garden Plant Sale

During the growing season, SFBG has a monthly plant sale.  The October 8th sale will feature ferns, rhododendrons, and trees.
Many of the trees will be from Wildwood!  The handpicked selection is only available in SF the morning of the sale.  Dwarf ginkgoes, hybrid dogwoods, and a sprinkling of other rare trees will be on display at the entrance to the garden.
Stop by and visit!