June 11, 2018
Mountain Mint for your garden!
This week we’re adding mountain mint – Monardella odoratissima- to our list of weekly specials. We’ve been sold out all spring but we’re now restocked and you can successfully plant them in summer where it will flower through fall. An[…]
June 6, 2018
Chocolate Daisies for Your Garden!!!!
Chocolate Daisies for Your Garden!!! – Bob Sussman 6/6 Chocolate daisies or Berlanderia lyrata- natives of our southwest and northern Mexico get their name because they do give off a very strong chocolate fragrance.They grow well in Southern California gardens[…]
March 14, 2018
California Native Flower Arranging Contest April 7th!
Our California Native Flower Arranging Contest April 7th! (note the 30% off is on all plants items “for sale”, some plants are exempted from sale like, the ones we’re growing on contract, propagation, and some we’re holding for next year’s[…]
January 27, 2018
2018 California Native Flower Arrangement Contest!
We well bringing back our California Native Flower Arrangement Contest by popular demand! While details will follow it looks like it we be Saturday, April 7th. We’ll have prizes for contestants and bigger prized for the “winners”. And we’ll need[…]
January 16, 2018
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[…]
December 13, 2017
Matilija Poppies and Other Stuff too!
Matilija Poppies and Other Stuff too! There are always “things” going on at the nursery. Each season new and different things are propagated at the nursery. This is also the time of year when you can plant just about anything[…]
November 30, 2017
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[…]
November 7, 2017
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[…]
September 28, 2017
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,[…]