June 28th - July10th
20% off and
50% off select items
We are acknowledged specialists in sustainable
drought tolerant plants for Bay Area gardeners.
6556 Shattuck Ave.
By clicking on our phone number below you may email
us your contact email address and receive our special sale
notices when they occur. Thank you!
The rare plants' fearless leader in his lair
Two fine and healthy snacks
Photos by Mike at Jump'n Java
Spring 2016 at Mark Bulwinkle's garden in West Oakland, California
Ocotillo in spring of 2016 in Joshua Tree, California
At the Dry Garden Airplants never get lonely!
We recently received a large shipment of these delightful, low maintenance Tillandsias, better known as Airplants. Coming from South and Central America as well as the southern United States, Airplants are epiphytic bromelaids that grow on trees and live off rain water and detritus (bits of leaves, flowers, insects, etc.).Thus, as indoor plants, they desire nothing more than spraying bi-monthly with the occasional addition of a weak fertilizer and no direct sun. Soooo... easy! For terreriums, wood mountings, glass jars, or even an old shoe. Be creative! So fun and easy.
Below - Perth, Australia, September, 2014
Above - Rafflesia pricei
photograph by Richard Ward
near Kola Kinabalu, Borneo.
6556 Shattuck Avenue
(Between Ashby and Alcatraz)
Oakland, California, 94609
We are open Tuesday - Saturday, 10am to 5pm
Sunday, 11am - 4pm, and Monday by appointment
Union City, California, above, and
Customers at the Dry Garden often ask if this or that plant will do well at their place, wherever that is. We really can't tell. Plants, like people, will thrive in places where others will just give up and head for home, again, wherever that is. But some plants, for absolutely mysterious reasons known only to them and their maker, will respond to their location with startling optimism. They will grow into giants of health with a terrifying lust for life. There is just no telling. Everything and everyone is absolutely different. It is best to simply enjoy the wonder of it all and heave back a good martini while you still can. Olive or onion? Dirty?, or Dry.
Euphorbia flanaganil, June 29, 2012
Try our handy gift certificate!
Purchase at the nursery.
Click here to see a larger image of this
splendid beauty, Cordyline 'Sunrise'
Aichryson sp variagated
Bark of Brachychiton rapestris
Jimpa Nyima and his beloved assistant, Engsal,
our plants' best friends.
Forteen foot tall mid-November Tree Dahlias at Bulwinkleland in Oakland, Ca.
These plants either love you or hate you. There is just no telling till you try them.
A purple tree dahlia blossom fondled by Agnes
Rettie at the end of May in Alameda, California.
Such an unusual time for such a full first year
bloom. A happy plant grown from a cutting
started at the Dry Garden Nursery.
Here are some links to other sites we like:
All visual material on these web pages is the exclusive copywritten property of Richard Ward and may not be used for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without his written permission. Offenders will be persecuted, vigerously!