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4010 Mt Diablo Blvd.
Lafayette, CA, 94549

Located in the Bay Area, CA, we're a family-owned garden center offering unusual and hard-to-find plants & gifts. Established 1946.

October In Your Garden

✔  Select and refrigerate Tulips and Hyacinth for 4-6 weeks and then plant outside when weather turns cold or around Thanksgiving weekend.

✔  To keep hydrangeas blue or change their color from pink to blue, treat with Master Nursery Hydra Blue.

✔  Protect cabbage family vegetables from cabbage worms with Monterey BT Catepillar Killer a safe biological control.



  • Sow wildflower and spring annual seeds for spring growth.
  • Select and plant spring blooming bulbs such as Iris, freesia daffodils this month and next.
  • Plant onion, garlic and shallot sets (bulbs) this month and next for harvest next summer.
  • Plant sweet peas from seed or transplant for late winter blooms.


  • Apply Master Bloom 0-10-10 to your citrus monthly through March to strengthen flower and fruit production.  
  • Feed gardenias, azaleas, camellias and rhododendrons with Master Bloom 0-10-10 food monthly for flower bud development.  Roses, lilacs and all flowering plants including citrus and other fruit trees will also benefit.


  • To prevent spring weeds such as oxalis and annual blue grass in the landscape or lawn apply the pre-emergent Bonide Crabgrass & Weed Preventer.