The large old oak stands back, hidden from those who rush by. But step towards her and you can feel her presence. You can sense her wisdom. Get closer, touch her rough bark and you can feel her love. The pain of life falls away – if only for a short time.
Enjoy California’s spectacular wildflower season!
Now that the annual plant sale of the California Native Plant Society – San Gabriel Mts. Chapter is over I am turning my attention to updating this website. The Gardening Resources section needs lots of work. There is plenty of information but it is hard to get at. The first thing I have done is […]
Our annual California Native Plant Society – San Gabriel Mts. Chapter Native Plant Sale was a big success. We had a record turn out, and sold almost all of our plants. As such, we sent around 1,800 excellent habitat plants out into our communities. The sale’s success was due to the help and support of […]
Dormancy in the southern California garden
California Native Plant Society – San Gabriel Mountains ChapterSaturday, November 6, 2021, 9 am – 2 pm NEW LOCATION: Monrovia Historical Museum, 742 E. Lemon Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016-3008 What a roller coaster the past year has been! After a long, hard year, I (and others) thought that the amazing vaccines would put this horrible […]
(Posted on July 8, 2018, also see Tips for Native Plant Heat Wave Gardening, Sept. 18. 2018) We are currently enjoying a balmy 99+ degree day. After the record breaking heat of 114º F on Friday, this is somewhat of an improvement. In this blog post I will 1) suggest practices to help your plants […]
Volunteer at the nature park on June 19, 2021, 9 – noon. Everyone is welcome. Please wear a mask if not vaccinated and maintain social distancing.
We’re Back After a long year, we are finally back. With many people vaccinated and numbers looking good, we will be resuming monthly park cleanups this month. YAY!! To fill you in on what has been happening, the park has not been neglected for the past year. Although the rain forgot to come, volunteers have […]
What better way to mark Earth Day than to give thanks for the lovely bit of habitat in our neighborhood that we call the South Pasadena nature park?