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Our nursery grows
wildly diverse plants
for the
native
plant
nerd
and novice
for the urban
weed warrior
and restoration specialist.
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About our nursery

We grow and sell California native plants for:

  • home gardeners
  • landscapers
  • habitat restoration
  • garden and landscape design
  • and more!

 

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Plant of the Month

COBWEB THISTLE

According to local restorationist Glen Schnieder  “the native cobweb thistle (Cirsium occidentale) is one of the great beauties of the drying time.” I’d have to agree. I took a side trip out to his project(s) at Skyline Gardens in mid-June to sit with the glorious magenta blooms in the afternoon light. As I perched on the ground with several flowering cobweb thistles around me at nose height admiring the amazing transformation Glen and his gang of volunteers have wrought in that area, I got to see close up and seemingly very personal the local hummingbird stop by to sip nectar. Being from the composite or aster family the flower that we so admire is, on closer inspection, composed of many florets. In the case of the thistle there are no ray …
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