Plant Sale Thanks

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

Summer Water

Note: This article was first published in July 2011. Since that time our summers seem to have gotten hotter, with some record-breaking highs. I am writing another article on summer water that addresses the stresses on plants and how to deal  with them in these extreme climate events.   Are you ready for the 4th

Lawn out. Wildflowers in.

When you peel off a layer of turf grass, the soil beneath is often compacted, depleted of nutrients and life, and polluted with salts and other chemicals. These chemicals may have accumulated from ongoing applications of fertilizers and pesticides. Or possibly, poor irrigation practices – short, frequent watering periods – that leave behind salts found