This carol they began that hour,
With a hey and a ho and a hey nonino,
How that a life was but a flower
In springtime, the only pretty ring time,
When birds do sing, hey ding a ding ding,
Sweet lovers love the spring.

--William Shakespeare

Spring. An enormous transformation surrounds us. Bare branches become fragrant garlands. Grey skies become blue. Dark earth becomes a tightly woven tapestry. Time for the garden. Time for trees. Time for figs, who respond so quickly to Spring that you can almost hear the leaves unfurl. Our White Genoa fig, below, is an abundant cropper of celadon fruit whose rosy pulp melts in the mouth.

White Genoa Fig Tree Grower's Pot
White Genoa Fig Tree Grower's Pot


Our next scheduled ground plant ship date for East Coast locations is Monday May 17, 2021. Ship dates are determined by travel time so plants do not spend weekends in transit. Please use residential addresses for East Coast shipping to avoid extended transit times.

If temperatures in transit or at destination are projected to be below 30 degrees F or above 80 degrees F, your plant order may be placed on hold to avoid damage. We ship non-plant items every day. Please email us if you have questions about delivery times. We will contact you if weather precludes safe shipping of tender plants. You can also check weather forecasts for points between Northern California and your location to see if the weather will be appropriate to ship safely.

We are sorry to report that we no longer grow citrus due to the Asian Citrus Psyllid quarantine.

Many of our plants are not suitable for year-round growing outdoors in some zones. Please check your USDA Zone prior to placing an order so you can make the appropriate selection.

New olive cultivars include Santa Caterina, Nocellara del Belice, Bella di Cerignola, Cailletier and Lucques. These represent some of the most cherished table olives in the world and you'll find out why when you pop one in your mouth.

Michael Michaud's botanical tableware continues to dazzle. Fruits, leaves and bark are transformed into heirloom-quality plates, miniature boxes and serving pieces. His New York foundry is one of the few remaining that continue the ancient art of lost wax casting from natural objects. A new piece, the apple box, is now available and warrants close inspection.

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