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.
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[…]
Landscape Season Approaches!
The time for your new landscape is approaching and while you can plenty of California natives even in summer, fall/winter are considered the ideal time. I’m going to “start” posting some pictures and contact information of people we’ve worked with[…]
Landscapes-Calif. Native and Irises!!!
This year’s April promotion is to have our customers send in pictures of either a mostly native garden or a garden that features lots of tall bearded irises. It’s much more instructive, interesting, and encouraging to see plants within the[…]
So You Really Want to be an Iris Hybridizer?
Really? Ok, well this is going to be a long- term hobby. It’s certainly an enjoyable one that permits the hybridizer to be an artist by creating living things that are unique; sort of like having kids without the college[…]
Growing Matilija Poppies
(We’re now entering the best time to plant matilija poppies. We have a small supply that’s ready to be planted in your garden, with more on the way…..) (note we do have them in 1-gallon pots ready for your garden.[…]
Dividing Pacific Coast Irises
Dividing Pacific Coast Irises-First, why would you want to divide them? We’ll when they get really big, after several years, they produce fewer flowers. Dividing them between 4 and 6 years keeps up the flower production. The other reason to[…]
Wild Kingdom – Monarch Butterflies
Landscaping for the Wild Kingdom– Here’s a small segment on how to attract monarch butterlies to you garden. We’ll worry about attracting hummingbirds, snakes, rodents, and mountain lions at a later date. To attract monarchs, you have to have something[…]