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,[…]
September 20, 2017
Things to do- fall planting season!
Right now in the garden you should be doing a but of cutting and cleaning. Planning where and what to plant and planting. The best season to plant for Calif. natives is now through about the end of winter. While[…]
August 31, 2017
Yes, it’s hot and what do we do at the nursery?
Yes, we’re going though a heat wave here in Moorpark, where our nursery is, a few days at 100+. What do we do on days like this? We’ll we do water early in the morning, which is what you should[…]
August 30, 2017
Yes, I plant California Native Plants in my Garden in Summer!
Yes, I Plant California Native Plants in my Garden in Summer! Our native plant nursery in in So. Calif. in Moorpark. This area can get fairly warm in summer and there’s sort of a widely held belief that you don’t[…]
July 28, 2017
Lady Bugs and the Balance of Nature
Really amazing how the creatures find the milkweed plants among everything else. The yellow aphids find it too. It’s really interesting how nature deals with this because when the aphids get really thick the lady bugs find them and do[…]