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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[…]
The Meadow Garden
The Meadow Garden? –by Matilija Bob, Matilija Nursery The meadow garden has gotten to be a trendy thing over the last few years, but what exactly is it? Well, searching the www I found lots of definitions or none at[…]
Why Do We Grow Reblooming Tall Bearded Irises?
Why Do We Grow Reblooming Tall Bearded Irises? As many of our customers for the last almost 20 years know we started out as a grower of plants native to California and in fact about 70% of the space at our[…]
California Native Plants That Bees Can’t Resist
California Native Plants That Bees Can’t Resist Bob Sussman-Matlijia Nursery-www.matilijanursery.com “In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice they are not.” Yogi Berra (Here are a few additional notes since our original article. Fall/winter are are times of[…]