Here is what you will find at Ploughshares:
Succulents including Aeoniums, Sedums,
Seasonally appropriate vegetable starts grown using organic techniques
Herbs such as Basil, Thyme, Stevia, Epazote,
Medicinal Herbs grown from Horizon Seed Co.
|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 Kelloggs and E.B. Stone 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.
Stinky garden gold, bags of bio-active chicken,
steer and horse manure from Point Reyes Compost Company .
Free compost from the Ploughshares compost bins
for the brave of gardening-heart
(bring your own containers and ignore
the mysterious chunks and bugs, ITS FREE!).
|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
Substitutes for lawn like Dymondia and Vinca Minor
as well as Elfin Thyme and Sedum.
|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 grower.
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
Recycled Stuff; donated tools and pottery,
bits of trellis and old hoses, all kinds of random stuff
like potting carts and cement Easter baskets, sprayers
and bags of Miracle Grow soil nobody wanted,
bizarre pottery experiments, half melted art projects
from local grade schools.
Somebodies garbage donated to Ploughshares might be
that missing bit you didn’t know you wanted for your garden.
Check it out!