She sucked and sucked and sucked the more
Fruits which that unknown orchard bore.
She sucked until her lips were sore,
Then flung the emptied rinds away
And knew not was it night or day.
Pluck them and suck them,
Pomegranates, figs.

--Christina Rossetti, The Goblin Market

The very merry month of May. Time to throw caution to the wind. Scatter seed wildly about, admire every flower, go out on a limb, plant something new. Plant a fig tree. They grow fast and fruit on new wood, so a tree planted now may give you those luscious orbs by summer's end. Our Lattarulla fig tree, below, is a stalwart producer of pale green fruit filled with amber flesh at full ripening. A robust grower with an early and late crop in areas with cooler summers such as the Pacific Northwest.

Lattarulla Fig Tree 4" x 9" grower's pot
Lattarulla Fig Tree 4" x 9" grower's pot


Our next scheduled ground plant ship date for East Coast locations is Monday May 23, 2022. Please use residential addresses for East Coast shipping to avoid extended transit times.

If temperatures in transit or at destination are projected to be below 30 or above 80 degrees F, your plant order may be placed on hold to avoid damage. If you want plants shipped during hot weather, we can give you an expedited shipping cost. 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.

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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