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.
Growing Humboldt Lilies-Not Overnight!
Growing Humboldt Lilies- Not Overnight! Humbolt lilies are among the most beautiful of the California natives right up there with matilija poppies and pacific coast irises. Had to mention both of these as one can understand we grow a lot[…]
Can I Plant Matilija Poppies Now? June…
Can I Plant Matilija Poppies Now? June….Bob Sussman It’s not surprising that every year when the poppies go into full bloom that’s the time when we sell more than any other time of year. You can’t get a better advertisement[…]
Think Fall and the Monarchs
Think Fall and the Monarchs When you are planting in your garden don’t think about so much what’s flowering but rather what will be flowering? Things like California fuchsia, Mountain Mint, and, and, what about the monarchs? Of all the[…]
We’re Beginning Our “Crosses” , Matilija Bob
We’re Beginning Our Pacific Coast Iris Crosses, Matilija Bob We’re beginning our pacific coast iris crosses. Creating new crosses depends on various goals for our new flowers. By crossing early bloomers with some of the others you hope to get[…]
Conejo Audubon Bird Friendly Garden Tour-Bob’s House!
This year the Conejo Valley Audubon Bird Friendly Garden Tour has gone digital. Our garden will start with a short video and several panorama “stills” and close up stills. Ah, how long did the garden take to finish? Anyone that[…]
Why Aren’t Pacific Coast Used More in Landscapes? Like a Lot More?
Why Aren’t Pacific Coast Used More in Landscapes? Like a Lot More?– By Bob Sussman (While this article is somewhat long and more than a bit sarcastic in a few places, the point is that these are easy to grow[…]
Trip to the Santa Barbara Botanical Delayed!!!!!
WE’LL NEED TO RESCHEDULE OR VISIT, FOR OBVIOUS REASONS IT’S CLOSED. I’LL POST WHEN THEY’VE REOPENED ….JUST THE WAY IT IS. (If your interested email me and I’ll put you on our list so if anything changes I can[…]
Shipping Pacific Coast Irises- mixed colors & some selections!
Shipping Pacific Coast Irises from our nursery to your garden! (please note minimum order size for all mail order business $30 of plants) We now have a few of each of the following at $9 each. And a few more[…]
A Class: Gardening with Native Plants – I’ll do my best!
The class is now closed. A Class: Gardening with Native Plants – I’ll do my best! (the update- as of 12/2 14 people have signed up. The class closes at 20. You can register up until the day of[…]