Ploughshares July 2021 Nursery News

Drought gardening workshops and helping pollinators.
How to succeed with butterfly specific natives.
Fritillary Fourth Sale

Fritillary 4th of July

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 easy-to-grow Passion Flower Vine.  Passion Flower Vine is the host plant for Fritillary Butterflies and if you establish this in your garden these beautiful immigrant butterflies will fill your garden with lively orange butterfly goodness.

Succulent Gardening, Containers and Kokedama

July 10th at 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Ploughshares Nursery
2701 Main St.
No registration required
As drought closes in succulent plants grown in containers or displayed in Kokedama becomes more than add-on beauty, gardening with succulents becomes imperative to save water.  Enjoy discussion of the origin of these drought busting beautiful plants followed by demonstration of planting in containers and display using the technique of Kokedama.  Stick around after the workshop and create your own container or Kokedama succulent mini-garden!

Planting a Habitat Garden for Local Butterflies

July 24th 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Ploughshares Nursery 2701 Main St. Alameda CA 94501
No registration required
Discussion followed by demonstration of gardening focused on local butterfly species needs.  Nectar plants and milkweed proper planting technique demonstrated as we create a raised bed for butterflies like the American Lady, the West Coast Lady, the Western Monarch and Acmon Blue.

Ploughshares Nursery trains and employs residents of the
Alameda Point Collaborative supportive
housing community.  Ploughshares Nursery is a non-profit social enterprise of the Alameda Point Collaborative supportive housing community. 100% of our sales of drought tolerant, native and edible plants support housing and services for formerly homeless families and individuals living on the old Alameda Naval Base in Alameda CA