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March 2010

JOIN US AT TWO UPCOMING FLOWER AND GARDEN SHOWS!

 

We will be participating in both the 2010 San Francisco Flower and Garden show as well as the California State Flower and Garden show in Sacramento. These shows are epic and really fun and informative. Come and see our palms showing themselves off.

THE SF FLOWER AND GARDEN SHOW

THE CALIFORNIA STATE FLOWER AND GARDEN SHOW

 


 

February 2010

GOLDEN GATE PALMS AT THE PACIFIC ORCHID EXPO!

COME PARTY WITH GARY AT THE PACIFIC ORCHID EXPOSITION GALA BENEFIT! February 26th from 6:30 to 10pm. It's a great party and you get a great preview of the show.

 

We will have lots of lovely palms adorning the SF orchid show. Join us for the 58th annual orchid extravaganza February 26-28 2010. We will have a Golden Gate Palms booth there as well.THE ORCHID SHOW

 

ORCHID SHOW 2010

 


 

Superscapes

February 2009

BE SURE TO WATCH GARY’S NEW HGTV SHOW! IT'S FUN AND INFORMATIVE!!!

 

 

 

 

“Superscapes” airing every Friday morning at 9:30am on HGTV. Watch Sarah and Gary make the world a more beautiful place and get some ideas to use in your landscape on HGTV's newest garden show. WARNING! Satellite broadcast subscribers (Direct TV, Dish Network . . .etc.) be forewarned: This series will air at 9:30 am East Coast Time without delay (that means 6:30 am on the West Coast). Sleep in and let Tivo do itís work!

 

 


 

September 2008

 

HummingbirdIT'S FALL AND OUR BABIES HAVE GROWN AND FLOWN!

 

We'll see our baby humming birds again next year when they return to have babies of their own.

 

HummingbirdIT'S SPRING AND WE'RE HAVING BABIES!

 

Humming bird chicks to be exact.

 

 

 


 

March 2008

Exclusive Variegated Agave attenuata!

 

Gary's new plant Agave attenuata 'Kara's Stripes' is now available, although in limited quantities. The market seems to gobble them up before they reach a reasonable size. Supplies will be limited until production can meet demand, but we hope to eventually carry this plant in larger sizes so that the unique characteristics of the plant can be thoroughly enjoyed immediately upon purchase without further growing necessary. Until then, we will only have smaller sized plants available.

 

 

 

 


 

2008 SF Flower and Garden Show

 

2008 Garden ShowGolden Gate Palms participates in the 2008 SF Flower and Garden Show with a feature garden exhibit designed by Gary called “Jungle Skinny Dip”. The garden, partially sponsored by Subaru won a gold medal and was a huge hit with the crowd. Golden Gate Palms' lush foliage, Brookside Garden's amazing waterfall and pond, Golden Gate Orchids' contribution of amazing orchids, Sarah Hayward's colorful bikinis and all of Gary's silly tricks like the custom mixed jungle symphony/human flirtatious giggle soundtrack playing from behind the veil of luxuriant foliage all combined to create a magical setting enjoyed by 80,000 people over 5 days. More photos coming soon.

 

 

 


 

Welcome Sarah!

Welcome Aboard Sarah!

 

Sarah Hayward joins Golden Gate Palms to head the Landscape Design Department. Watch for Sarah who makes frequent appearances on Gary’s show “Superscapes.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Gary Goes Pro!

 

Gary Goes Pro

So, if my “Superscapes” production company pays me to skate a half pipe, does that make me a professional skater? It’s a stretch, but I’m adding it to my resume. Watch out for the clothing line. And what does this have to do with selling palm trees? Absolutely nothing- but it sure is fun!

 

 

 

-Fabulous photos by Todd Davis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Wipeout

 

Gary with one of the surfer girl babe’s of Pier 39. Actually she’s 100% fake and proudly stands guard under a Kentia Palm. Gary installed for Pier 39’s newest restaurant, “Wipeout.” A gorgeous palm, tasty burgers, cold shakes and some insane surf videos, what more could you ask for? Say hello to “Skooter” and tell him Gary sent you.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Moraga BarnGary Gragg flashes back to the days of personally drinking suds at the old Moraga Barn Tavern as he plants a Mexican Blue Fan Palm (Brahea armata) at the newly renovated historic building which was given a new life by Canyon Construction who will use it as their new East Bay office. Pictured from left to right are Gary Gragg, Tina Voight designer, and Chris Avant, owner of Canyon Construction. The Mexican Blue Palm was selected because if its iridescent blue color, longevity, and the fact that it complements its sister species Guadelupe Fan Palm (Brahea edulis, outside of frame) which has occupied the site for nearly a century. If you need a new custom house, Chris does a good job as does Tina with interiors. Landscape design by Ron Lutsko.

 

 

 

 


 

Bringing Home the gold!

 

 

Gary wins the Golden Gate Cup, Best in Show, and a Gold Medal award at the 2006 San Francisco Flower & Garden Show. Check out Gary's award winning installation, "Livin' Cheap in Baja". The Oakland Tribune called Gary's garden a "Show Stopper!" [ more news articles] See the exhibit in person as it has been recreated as a permanent installation amongst the Richmond nursery demonstration gardens and now serves as the “Golden Gate Palms Corporate Headquarters”- the ultimate in green construction.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Saving Juby!

 

 

Gary saves another palm's soul. Watch us save this century old Wine Palm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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