February 10, 2019
Matilija Bob’s California Native Plant Propagation Class!
March 23rd- Plant Propagation Class (rain may cause reschedule) This is the time of year when we do a lot of native plant propagation by “cuttings”. These are short stem tips usually 3” to 4” long that are treated with[…]
February 5, 2019
Things to do in the Native Garden for week 2/4
As always there are lots of things to do in your garden and at the nursery to get ready for spring and beyond! The rain was very helpful for new and old plants as it is fairly free of minerals[…]
January 29, 2019
Things to do in the Native Garden for Week 1/28
We’ll between this week and last, not much has changed except the end of winter is closer with spring is on the way. What does all this mean? During the cold months you want to trim things back and clean[…]
January 22, 2019
Things to Do in the Native Garden Week 1/21
In southern California you can plant and grow plants (at the nursery) all year but you can’t grow everything all year. Some things are best to get into the ground now because they are starting to grow rapidly and have[…]
January 12, 2019
Things to do in the Native Garden week 1/14
We’re going to start a new weekly series of what we are doing at the nursery. We’ll also include things like what’s just going into bloom – important when our pacific coast irises begin to flower and the matilija poppies.[…]
September 12, 2018
How to Germinate Matilija Poppy Seeds
How to Germinate Matilija Poppy Seeds, 9/12, Bob Sussman We’ve been asked many times how do we propagate matilija poppies (Romenya coulteri)? In the old days we used to take horizontal root cuttings in fall and you can do that[…]
September 3, 2018
Blue mistflowers for the Butterflies
This week we’ve added blue mistflower (Conoclinium coeltinum) to our list of Promotions for the week. These are native to the midwest and Texas where they feed the monarch in their migration to Mexico. Our west coast monarchs sort of[…]
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[…]