What you will find at Ploughshares:
Succulents including Aeoniums, Sedums,
Seasonally appropriate vegetable starts grown organically or using organic techniques
Herbs such as Basil, Thyme, Stevia, Epazote, Oregano, Tarragon, Cilantro and Rosemary.
|Fruit trees for the home orchard; Plums, Lemons, Oranges, Apricots, Peaches, Apples, Pineapple Guava,
Nectarines, Pluots, Apriums, Apples selected for the East Bay’s low chill hours and grafted to semi-dwarfing
disease resistant root -stalk by Dave Wilson Nursery.
Berries; raspberry, black berry, blueberry and strawberry. Fruit bearing vines and running shrubs
such as Passion Fruit, Kiwi, Isai Kiwi, Goji and Grapes for eating and wine making.
|Organic fertilizer from Gardener and Bloome, rich in symbiotic fungus and bacterial cultures, these are slow release fertilizers which help promote growth by feeding with macro-nutrients AND reviving sterile soil with microscopic critters plants need to become disease resistant and drought tolerant and GROW!|
|O.M.R.I. listed ORGANIC
(NO chemical fertilizer, NO fungicide or post industrial source material)
soil and soil amendments from Kellogg’s Garden Products.
|Drought tolerant plants from all over the world;
Wind Grass from Mexico, Weeping Bamboo, Pittosporum from New Zealand, Elephant Tree, Mirror Plant, Mexican Sage, Pink Jasmine and Bougainvillea vines. Coastal Rosemary, Red Hot Poker Plant, Kangaroo Paws and bee-awesome Echium Pride of Madeira and Echium Snow Tower. Westringia and Leucadenron
|California Native plants like Ceanothus, Manzanita,
California Buckwheat, Beach Aster, Wild Strawberry,
California Fuchsia, Matilja Poppies, Phacelia, Hummingbird Sage,
Black Sage, White Sage and annual wild flowers grown in-house
by our propagation department for your gardening pleasure.
|Fun-weird plants like Tillandsia, striped pink lemons,Horsetail and Dinosaur Food. Terrestrial orchids
and unusual scented geraniums come and go at the whim of our growers. We have donated specimen plants, oddball treasures donated to Ploughshares which we can offer to you at bargain prices.
We’ve had huge Monkey Puzzle Trees, forgotten Heritage Roses
and cactus-like Euphorbias come and go like surprise birthday presents from eccentric relatives.
You never know what you might find in a forgotten corner of Ploughshares.
|Integrated Pest Management and O.M.R.I. listed products for controlling disease and pest insects such as Neem Oil, organic Pyrethrin, sulfur for leaf curl and mildew, fly traps to keep worms out of apples, and essential oil based herbicide and snail repellent. SLUGGO snail bait alternative to metaldehyde products (safe for kids, pets and streams).
Bird tape, bird netting and hot pepper based squirrel, raccoon, possum and cat repellent. Gopher Baskets to protect new plants from plundering rodent pirates!
|Garden Goods; pottery, gloves, statuary, trellis, pruners, hand crafted tsotchkes by Bay Area artists, stakes, recycled terra-cotta pots and glass terrariums for Air Plants and succulents.