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In the nursery news or the week…. 3/19 This week spring is at hand. The big news is that that the pacific coast irises are going into bloom. Pacific coast irises are native to California, Oregon, and Washington and while[...]
Matilija Nursery’s New Facebook Page – like
Matilija Nursery’s New Facebook Page- like We now have a “like” page! For several years we’ve had a Matilija Nursery Facebook page that was in the format of a “personal” page. This apparently is a big no no in the[...]
The Great Water Rebate-Now What?
The Great Water Rebate-Now What? Bob Sussman (neither my wife nor daughter has proofed this paper and if I had handed this in to my HS English teacher Mrs. Woodson at Uni. HS there would be more red than blue)[...]
Fall Flowering Arranging Contest September 27th !!!!!!
Our fall flowering arranging contest is coming up and while we’re still working on some of the details but it will be Saturday, September 27th. *All items will be on sale. Every, yes, every plant will be a whopping 15% off! And if you’re[...]
How to Water-Get a Moisture Meter!
(You moisture meter is your friend – Matilija Bob) I don’t know what it is this year, but how to water “correctly” is problem number 1! The basic instruction is: give your new plants a deep watering, down to the[...]
Carnival de Iris & Native Flower Arranging Contest-2014!
Carnival de Iris and Native Flower Arranging Contest-2014! Saturday-April 12th Our 6th annual Carnival de Iris will be happening on April 12th. There will be all sorts of fun activities, so you don’t want to miss out. We will be having[...]
Planting and Care -You New Native Garden- 1-1/2 Pages or Less
Matilija Nursery 8225 Waters Road- Moorpark, Ca, 93021 805-523-8604 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Planting and Care of Your Native Plants and Garden Books have been written about this topic, many by friends of mine. We’re going to cover the most important things[...]
Full Living Color-All Year-Just About
A California native plant landscape looks great in spring and the rest of the year you have wonderful structure and foliage. Translation: California native landscapes look great in spring, and look like ah… well… hell the rest of the year.[...]
Your New California Native Landscape but Does it Pay?
Your New California Native Landscape but Does it Pay? (Bob Sussman-Matilija Nursery fall 2014) About a month ago, I posted a question on our Matilija Nursery Facebook page asking, “Does your new native landscape pay?” I got many interesting comments[...]
Fall Preview-California Native Flower Arrangement Contest
California native plants can also be used to create beautiful flower arrangements. On September 14th we will have our first annual Fall Preview California Native Flower Arrangement Contest and plant sale too. Sale prices, prizes, and real live judges. The[...]