Tips on growing native wildflowers in the garden.
Last fall’s wildfires in Southern California epitomize the changing nature of landscapes. Change can come suddenly through disturbance that accompanies catastrophic events like fires or floods, or it can be incremental occurring slowly over years. Stasis, or the lack of change, is non-existent in nature. Too often we forget that gardens, also, are systems that […]
Many of you followed the story of the city citation for my wildflower parkway garden. If you didn’t you can read about it here. To make a long story short, a neighbor called the city to report that our garden was out of compliance with the city parkway landscape improvement ordinance. According to that ordinance […]
globe gilia (Gilia capitata) seed heads From Wild Suburbia I’ve started something new on WildSuburbia. On the right is a new column: What I’m Doing in My Garden. Each time I do something in the garden I will list it, as briefly as possible. This way there will be a running list of garden work […]
I planted some baby blue eyes (Nemophila menziesii) seeds in a pot on December 17th and as you can see they are germinating nicely. This year I sowed lots of new seeds all over the yard, and am also seeing many previous years’ annuals coming back. It should be a great wildflower season.