In our article section you’ll find helpful information on how to maintain your garden, take care of your plants, attract wildlife and see examples of inspirational native California gardens. Check back often as we’ll be adding new articles frequently.
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[…]
California Native – Fall Flower Arrangement Contest 2015!!!!
The 6th Annual Fall California Native Flower Arranging Contest- Saturday – October 10th!! Ok….here are a few pictures from the contest and how it went… It was really an exceptionally hot day hitting 100, and dry, and a bit[…]
Matilija Nursery Visit to the Santa Barbra Botanic 7/12
Ok, we went! Had a great time …scroll down for the pictures! Matilija Nursery Visit to the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden 7/12!!!! (The Santa Barbara Botanical Garden has most graciously said that anyone coming to the garden as part of[…]
The ‘Wild Kingdom’ Comes to Your Garden!
The ‘Wild Kingdom’ Comes to Your Garden! (Bob Sussman 5/3/15 – With sections take from unpublished e-book from David Sussman. “Where have all the wild things gone – the bees, butterflies and hummingbirds? They’re all right here in our garden.”[…]
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)[…]