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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[...]
Caring for Pacific Coast Irises-Summer in So. Calif.
Caring for Pacific Coast Irises – Summer in Southern California Bob Sussman Pacific coast irises are among the most colorful of all California natives (and hybrids of natives too) but they are not native to Southern California. They mostly grow[...]
A Note on Our Pricing
A Note on our Pricing We’re adjusting our pricing on retail California native nursery stock, which we haven’t done since 2005. The new pricing is still “dirt cheap” especially relative to other forms of physical and psychological activities and our[...]
Carnival de Iris 2013
Carnival de Iris 2013 – Epilogue Our 2013 Carnival de Iris is now history and it sure looks like a good time was had by all. Lots of people to watch the iris crossing demo and lots of people[...]
Pacific Coast Irises – Buying from the Group Marked “Mixed”!
Pacific Coast Irises – Buying from the Group Marked “Mixed”! By Matilija Bob Every year we produce and pot up a large group of “mixed” pacific coast iris hybrids. These are from our own hybridizing that we did, not the[...]