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Interesting Info

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

 

Chilopsis linearis (Desert Willow) - If you are looking for a tree, this is the one.  Beautiful with a long bloom of pink flowers from May to September.  Needs no irrigation after establishment.  Has quickly become an all-star.

 

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!

 

 

Calscape.  The California Native Plant Society site that has a lot of information about native plants.  You can search by region to see what naturally grows in the area.  A little bulky, but worth the work.

 

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.

Wikipedia

 

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

 

Information

Spring Plant Sale

April 6, 9am to 2pm

Open rain or shine.

Located East of Oakdale, California.

Directions - From Oakdale, East on Hwy 108/120. In about 3-4 miles, turn left (North) on Orange Blossom Road.  Continue 3.5 miles and look for signs.

Can't make it?  Call for an appointment 

 

Aquilegia formosa
Salvia spathecea
Zauschneria californica

More than 10 new species. 

Plant inventory list updated 

Selection of plants at $5

 Please feel free to call or email to set up an appointment to buy plants