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Our Own GMO Pacific Coast Iris Activity…Sort of…
Our Own GMO Pacific Coast Iris Activity…Sort of… Bob Sussman 3/8/2018 Every year we “cross” various pacific coast irises that we hope we produce more beautiful and better growing offspring. Same as people have been doing with plants and animals[…]
Dormant is not the Same as Dead!
Dormant is not the Same as Dead! – Bob Sussman This time of year even in southern Calif. with pretty moderate temps. many of our Calif. natives go dormant. They die right back down to the ground just storing energy[…]
Some of our Christmas Gift Recommendations !
Some of our Christmas Gift Recommendations! Christmas is quickly approaching and the shopping days are going fast. The pressure mounts not only to be done with your shopping list of names but to some how come up with creative gifts[…]
When Should I Plant Matilija Poppies? NOW!
Friends and family often ask which is the most popular plant that we grow? While we do grow a tremendous variety of interesting California native plants from sages, California lilacs, to pacific coast irises, the single most popular is the[…]
A Quick Note on our Prices
Our retail pricing is fairly simple. Most (85%) of our plants in 1-gallon containers sell for $8, while our 5-gallon containers sell for $25. There are a handful of exceptions that are more expensive like matilija poppies, which sell for[…]
Meetup at the Santa Barbara Botanic 10/22
Every year we, nursery friends make a visit to the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. This year we’re visiting on Sunday 10/22. Meet there at the “crack” of 1 pm. The light gets a bit better in the later pm then,[…]
Stumped by Sages?
Stumped by Sages? By Laura Bauer, Bauer Fine Gardening Service Laura is a landscape designer based in Ventura. She has been a member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers for three years and she has been a Board member[…]
Having it all, Your California Native Garden and Edibles too!
Having it all, Your California Native Garden and Edibles too! by John Lyons, the Woven Garden. John does both consulting and landscape design for native, edible, and both native and edible gardens that feed each other. His website for the[…]
Planting your California natives in Summer 1,2, and 3
Planting your California natives in Summer 1,2, and 3 In southern California we can plant all year but we can plant everything all year. Of the things we can plant like desert mallows (Sphaeralcea), milkweed (Asclepias), California fuchsia(Zauschneria) and on[…]
Lisa Burton’s 10-Step Program for a Sustainable Landscape
Lisa Burton’s 10-Step Program for a Sustainable Landscape About Lisa: Professional garden designer Lisa Burton has been creating gardens for her clients since 2001. The name of her company is Nature by Design. Her specialties include sustainable landscaping, native plants,[…]