It rained – time to plant

Trying to catch the moment between the all day drizzle yesterday and the forecasted heavy rain tomorrow, I went to the nature park with the following ten new plants: 1 – 1g white sage (Salvia apiana) 1 – 1g buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum var. foliosum), collected from Verdugo Mts. 1 – 1g monkeyflower (Mimulus aurantiacus var. […]

Mycorrhizal Inoculants: Panacea or Snake Oil?

There is a lot of talk among gardeners today about the importance of mycorrhizal organisms for healthy, weed-free gardens. The assertions go beyond the statement that good soil fungi is important for healthy gardens to the assumption that commercially available mycorrhizal inocula will improve plant health, regardless of the types of plants being grown, geographic […]