This is the time of quiet days, crimson creepers, of mellow afternoons in the ripening garden—the summer seemed as though it would dream on forever.

Elizabeth and Her German Garden, Countess von Armin

Late summer. Sirius appears before dawn, sunsets grow luminous, figs ripen. Gardeners embark on the tantalizing wait for the first ripe fig. Is anything more worth waiting for? Not if you live in a favored climate for the Panachee Tiger fig, below. The visual appeal of the green and yellow striped turbans hints at the memorable flavor to come.

Panachee Tiger Fig Tree 1 gal
Panachee Tiger Fig Tree 1 gal


Our next scheduled ground plant ship date for East Coast locations is Monday August 19, 2019. Ship dates are determined by travel time so plants do not spend weekends in transit. Please use residential addresses for East Coast shipping to avoid extended transit times.

If temperatures in transit or at destination are projected to be above 80 degrees F, your plant order may be placed on hold to avoid damage. We ship non-plant items every day. Please email us if you have questions about delivery times. We will contact you if weather precludes safe shipping of tender plants. You can also check weather forecasts for points between northern California and your location to see if the weather will be appropriate to ship safely.

We are sorry to report that we no longer grow citrus due to the Asian Citrus Psyllid quarantine.

Many of our plants are not suitable for year-round growing outdoors in some zones. Please check your USDA Zone prior to placing an order so you can make the appropriate selection.

New olive cultivars include Santa Caterina, Nocellara del Belice, Bella di Cerignola, Cailletier and Lucques. These represent some of the most cherished table olives in the world and you'll find out why when you pop one in your mouth.

Fig lovers are an equally ardent crowd and will be pleased at some of our new offerings which include Col de Dame Noir, Sequoia and Bourjassotte Grise.

Michael Michaud's botanical tableware continues to dazzle. Fruits, leaves and bark are transformed into heirloom-quality plates, miniature boxes and serving pieces. His New York foundry is one of the few remaining that continue the ancient art of lost wax casting from natural objects. A new piece, the apple box, is now available and warrants close inspection.

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