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Interesting Info



Here are some of our favorites - especially for those getting stated with growing native plants.  These will be updated occasionally.


Salvia spathacea (Hummingbird Sage) - one of the best and easiest to grow natives.  Lives up to its name, as it attracts hummingbirds like crazy.


Salvia clevelandii alpine (Alpine Cleveland Sage) - A slightly more compact sage with long flowering season and - like other sages  - a nice aroma, expecially after a rain.


Ceanothus concha (Mountain Lilac) - Nothing is as spectacular as this larger shrub during bloom.  Covered in bright violet blossoms.  Very drought tolerant.


Penstemon heterophyllus (Foothill Penstemon) - Compact penstemon covered in blue/violet flowers for about 2 months.  Drought tolerant but can also stand some irrigation during summer.



Enjoy and thank you!


Thanks to all that stopped by this Spring. 


Plant inventory list updated

Selection of plants at $5
If you cannot make a sale just call or email to set up a time to come by.


Drought-tolerant plants that will look great in your garden!

 LA Times pictures and descriptions of drought tolerant plants - many natives.


Here's how to have a 'dry garden' that's colorful, too

Another article in the LA Times.  Some helpful plant recommendations from the book  "The Colorful Dry Garden," by Maureen Gilmer.


California Native Plant Society (CNPS)  Lots of resources and recommendations.


CNPS Northern San Joaquin Valley website.  Look here for local chapter information and plant sales.  Lots of additional information throughout the CNPS website


"The California Native Plant Wiki is an information resource created by the Theodore Payne Foundation to help you garden with California native plants."


Apparently some species were used as  a treatment for flu symptons.



Looking for additional species or to have them shippped to you.  One of the best resources available is Las Palitas Nursery.

Las Palitas


An interesting resource and visit is the UC Davis Arboretum.  Here is a link to the plant search.

Arboretum Plant Search


An interesting article about Native Plant Gardens Link


Growing Native Plants



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Aquilegia formosa
Salvia spathecea
Zauschneria californica