|Sweeter than honey from the rock,|
She never tasted such before.
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.
Christina Rossetti, The Goblin Market
Summer. Warblers sing the dawn chorus, fruits swell in the sun, fireflies twinkle at night. Time to walk barefoot in high grass, slip into cold rivers, yield to pleasures great and small. Consider the pleasure of biting into a warm, ripe fig brimming with the taste of summer. Our Black Jack fig tree, below, is a heavy bearer of delicious figs for the table, for preserving, or best of all, for eating in the garden on a summer day.
|Our next scheduled ground plant ship date for East Coast locations is Monday July 11, 2016. We ship west of the Rockies most days. Ship dates are determined by travel time so plants do not spend weekends in transit. Please use residential addresses for East Coast shipping so plants arrive within 5 days.|
If temperatures en route or at destination are projected to be above 85 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 look at weather forecasts for points between our growing grounds in northern California and your location to see if the weather will be cool enough to ship safely.
Many of our plants are not suitable for year-round growing outdoors in Zones 3-8. Please check your USDA Zone prior to placing an order so you can make the appropriate selection.
New olive varieties include Bella di Cerignola, Cailletier and Luques. These represent some of the most cherished table olives in the world and you'll find out why when you taste them.
In the winsome world of citrus, the Chinotto sour orange has captured our fancy with its myrtle-like leaves, formal growth pattern and prolific fruit display. Trees are well-established, ready to enhance your terrace and life.
And for the splashiest, most extravagant display in the botanical world, check out our new passion vine selections. Plant one and take cover before it overwhelms with rampant growth, gorgeous flowers and decadent fruit.
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.
When you buy a Bay Flora product, you can help a non-profit group of your choice. At check-out, just enter the name of the organization you wish to support. Up to 15% of your purchase will automatically be directed to that organization. You can also enter a gift card message during check-out and we'll tuck in a beautiful letterpress gift card with your order.
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