Please Wear a Mask

It appears that the Delta variant of Covid is driving up ER visits to the point that hospitals will soon be overwhelmed in the Bay Area. Ploughshares Nursery is part of Alameda Point Collaborative. A.P.C. serves a community of ‘at risk’ people and we want to do everything possible to prevent spread of contagion from…

Cousin It Plant

A dwarf Acacia with charm and debonair. Grows 1′ high and up to 6′ wide with a draping habit which lends itself to hanging over walls and pots in a very attractive way. Requires very little water and grow in full sun or part shade in the East Bay climate. 5 gallon $39.99 You rang?

Ploughshares July 2021 Nursery News

::Happenings::Drought gardening workshops and helping pollinators. How to succeed with butterfly specific natives. Fritillary Fourth Sale Fritillary 4th of JulySALE All butterfly specific plants 15% off for the 4th of July Weekend Sale Saturday July 3rd and Sunday July 4th.  To celebrate our Fritillary Fourth of July each visitor can take home a free cutting of…

Thankyou Project Peace

Thanks for your help today volunteers from Project Peace! You and volunteers like you make it possible for our customers to see native, drought tolerant and edible plants growing in our garden. You make it possible for children to play in a tiny slice of human friendly nature. Without the work you do on this…

Here’s Whats on Sale June

50% OFF ALL EDIBLES Apple: Anna Apple Apple: Dorsett Apple Apple: Fuji Apple Apple: Red Fuji Apple Artichoke: Green Globe Arugula: Astro Beans: Chinese Long Red Beans Beans: Rattlesnake Beans Beets: Painted Lady Beets Berry: Anne Golden Raspberry Berry: Dwarf Mulberry Berry: Heritage Red Raspberry Berry: Marrion Berry Berry: Misty Blueberry Berry: O’Neal Blueberry Berry:…

Five Elements of a Butterfly Garden

Five Elements of a Butterfly GardenFREE WORKSHOPPloughshares Nursery June 19th 11am-12:45pm 2701 Main St. Alameda CA. 94501 Enjoy a hands on project and lecture describing the essential elements of butterfly gardening and demonstrating how to help local butterflies flourish.

May Featured Plant

Datura wrightiiSACRED THORN APPLE4″ pot $6.99 Native to much of the west, this bewitching perennial has huge lavender-white trumpet flowers with sublime sweet fragrance.  Blooms open at night and close again in the morning where the plant is exposed to full sun.  In light shade, blooms may persist several days.  This is one of many…

On the Tables 5-13-2021

Artichoke Arugula Bean: Blue Lake Bush Bean Bean: Rattlesnake Heirloom Pole Bean Beets: Bulls Blood Beets Beets: Bulls Blood Beets Broccoli: Summer Purple Broccoli Brussel Sprouts Carrot: Amsterdam Carrots Chard: Bright Lights Chard Cucumber: Alpha Beit Cucumber Cucumber: Armenian Cucumber Cucumber: Green Dragon Cucumber+A1:A49 Cucumber: Lemon Cucumber Eggplant: Grafted Black Beauty Eggplant Eggplant: Rosa Bianca…

Alamedan’s are the best!

As the fiscal year comes to a close and I reflect on the time we have been open during the pandemic I want to express my thanks to the surrounding community for keeping this little nursery afloat. It was a heck of a year wasn’t it? Thanks so much for shopping here! Virtual Hugs and…

Racial Equity Change

Ploughshares Nursery and Alameda Point Collaborative recognize the injustice that people of color experience and want to be part of a solution to correct inequality.  To that end Ploughshares Nursery and Alameda Point Collaborative are participating in a racial equity program to address these issues through training and a rigorous assessment of our internal organization…

May 2021 Newsletter

May 2021Whats Happening at Ploughshares New Butterfly Plant Available Mid-May Asclepias fascicularis or ‘Narrow Leaf Milkweed’ is a California native milkweed Monarchs use for food and for reproduction.  If your milkweeed start is not immediately over-run with Monarch babies you can expect a 2ft by 2ft airy shrub with pale pink blossoms (cups full of…

April 2021 Newsletter

April 2021 Whats Happening at Ploughshares April Workshop Square Foot Gardening in an Octagonal Raised Bed ‘Square Foot Gardening’ is the best way to utilize raised bed and small row planting areas in gardens where space is at a premium.  Come down to Ploughshares and participate in using the square foot gardening technique to plant…

Square Foot Gardening in an Octagonal Raised Bed

Square Foot Gardening’ is the best way to utilize raised bed and small row planting areas in gardens where space is at a premium.  Come down to Ploughshares and participate in using the square foot gardening technique to plant an octagonal raised bed with peppers, cabbage, tomatoes and melons. If we have time we will…