For more than three decades, ABC Tree Farms have provided the Bay Area with seasonal fun October through December. Summer inspires the first round of recreation in the form of Summer Fun Zones packed with inflatable bounce houses masquerading as castles and slides and fresh harvests of local cherries, peaches, melons, and other fruits. During October, they run 20 pumpkin-themed locations, some of which also feature inflatable bounce houses and other attractions. Once Thanksgiving passes, groves of Christmas trees spring up, having made their way south from Oregon and Washington. There they will stand until Christmas Eve, hoping to decorate homes or become the model that inspires a revamped line of evergreen air fresheners.
A certified Bay Area Green Business and a peddler of greenery, Fuji Garden Center raises a wide variety of rare plants, exotic trees, and flowering delights in its expansive nursery. Floras running the gamut of Santa Barbara daisies ($6.50/1 gal. pot) to ornate Crimson Queen trees ($38.50) convert sunlight into energy and dirt patches into alluring gnome traps. Planting compost ($25/yd.) sets out a buffet table for hungry plants, inviting Tuscan Blue rosemary ($18/5 gal. pot) and lotus flowers ($6.75/1 gal. pot) to the feast. Garden keepers can also treat foliage to premium potting soil ($45/yd.), nutrient-packed to fuel any plant's extreme-sport-centered lifestyle.
At Sierra View Plant Nursery, 3.5 leafy acres flourish with an array of shrubs, flowers, and one of the largest palm selections in the valley. Flowers filling one-gallon ($4.99–$8.99 each) and five-gallon pots ($15.99–$24.99 each) can spruce up any front porch or back patio, and a leafy, multistemmed shrub in a 15-gallon pot ($45) stands tall as a verdant buffer between neighboring nudist colonies. Green thumbs can purchase a 15-gallon pot containing a tree ($65–$89.99) or learn life lessons from the nursery’s century-old specimen olive trees.
Terry's Tree Service is one of the few tree services available in your area that is a Licensed Registered Contractor (#918146), insured with general liability, vehicle, and Worker's Compensation, and has an A+ Better Business Bureau Reliability Rating, and a International Society- Arboriculture Certified Arborist on staff.