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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,[…]
A Quick Trip Around My Garden! by Jackie Scheidlinger
My name is Jackie Scheidlinger and my landscape design company is From the Ground Up. Website: www.fromthegroundupterrascape.com. My email is email@example.com, and phone number is 818-825-8980. Look for me on Houzz.com. I design all kinds of gardens but I specialize[…]
Publishing Articles from Professional Designers
Beginning tonight we’ll be publishing articles on our website, in the “Articles “ section written by some of the landscape design clients that I’ve known over the years. I thought it would be a good thing to get their points[…]
What to do in summer and, oh yeah what flowers?
What to do in summer and oh yeah, what flowers? Bob Sussman 7/20/2017. You’re welcome to direct any questions to me 805-523-8604 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook works too. Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/Matilija-Nursery-980510091974249/ Look, anyone can have a beautiful[…]
Matilija Poppies Ready for Your Garden
While the best time to plant these is winter- they can be planted in the warmer months too. If you plant in the warmer months you have to be very careful not to disturb the roots when planting. Then water[…]
Growing and Protecting Your “Milkweed”!!!!
Growing and Protecting Your “Milkweed” By Matilija Bob Milkweed or Asclepias is the food plant for monarch and queen butterfly caterpillars. Monarch caterpillar season runs from about half of spring, skips summer, then runs from mid-fall through mid-winter. The second[…]
Desert Mallows for Endlessly in Bloom
Desert Mallows for Endlessly in Bloom – Bob Sussman-2/6 Desert mallows are medium sized shrubs that will flower all year long. Native to our California deserts and deserts through out the west they are covered with clusters of flowers – each flower[…]
Our Butterfly Garden E-book – Free!
This last summer my son Dave and I put together an e-book for those that want to set up a butterfly garden. This short book, and I do mean short, really does cover the bases so that you can plant[…]