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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,[…]
Stumped by Sages?
Stumped by Sages? By Laura Bauer, Bauer Fine Gardening Service Laura is a landscape designer based in Ventura. She has been a member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers for three years and she has been a Board member[…]
Having it all, Your California Native Garden and Edibles too!
Having it all, Your California Native Garden and Edibles too! by John Lyons, the Woven Garden. John does both consulting and landscape design for native, edible, and both native and edible gardens that feed each other. His website for the[…]
Planting your California natives in Summer 1,2, and 3
Planting your California natives in Summer 1,2, and 3 In southern California we can plant all year but we can plant everything all year. Of the things we can plant like desert mallows (Sphaeralcea), milkweed (Asclepias), California fuchsia(Zauschneria) and on[…]
Lisa Burton’s 10-Step Program for a Sustainable Landscape
Lisa Burton’s 10-Step Program for a Sustainable Landscape About Lisa: Professional garden designer Lisa Burton has been creating gardens for her clients since 2001. The name of her company is Nature by Design. Her specialties include sustainable landscaping, native plants,[…]
A Quick Trip Around My Garden! by Jackie Scheidlinger
My name is Jackie Scheidlinger and my landscape design company is From the Ground Up. Website: www.fromthegroundupterrascape.com. My email is email@example.com, and phone number is 818-825-8980. Look for me on Houzz.com. I design all kinds of gardens but I specialize[…]
Publishing Articles from Professional Designers
Beginning tonight we’ll be publishing articles on our website, in the “Articles “ section written by some of the landscape design clients that I’ve known over the years. I thought it would be a good thing to get their points[…]
What to do in summer and, oh yeah what flowers?
What to do in summer and oh yeah, what flowers? Bob Sussman 7/20/2017. You’re welcome to direct any questions to me 805-523-8604 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook works too. Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/Matilija-Nursery-980510091974249/ Look, anyone can have a beautiful[…]
Matilija Poppies Ready for Your Garden
While the best time to plant these is winter- they can be planted in the warmer months too. If you plant in the warmer months you have to be very careful not to disturb the roots when planting. Then water[…]
Growing and Protecting Your “Milkweed”!!!!
Growing and Protecting Your “Milkweed” By Matilija Bob Milkweed or Asclepias is the food plant for monarch and queen butterfly caterpillars. Monarch caterpillar season runs from about half of spring, skips summer, then runs from mid-fall through mid-winter. The second[…]