Here’s a repost of a 2015 piece on collecting wildflower seeds in my home garden. Right now, I’m doing exactly what I did 8 years ago except that I have […]
People often ask me how I manage my California poppies. This is what I do to extend the bloom period and collect seeds for next year. Poppies emerge in early […]
Rejected! In February, we submitted what we hoped were to be the final photos for the SoCal Water$mart Turf Replacement rebate. Unfortunately, MWD determined that we had not met the […]
Enjoy California’s spectacular wildflower season!
Gardening to Help Save the Monarch. Barbara Eisenstein, author of Learning to Garden with Native Plants, shares secrets of how to attract monarch butterflies into your garden, and how this […]
Have you read about declining bird & pollinator populations? Learn how you can help in a free class on habitat gardening with native plants.
Volunteer days are on hiatus but the nature park is open during covid-19. Of course, you can pick up litter to make the park nicer for all.
Learn to grow your own wildflower superbloom
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 […]
Last week I went to Yucca Valley to visit my daughter who lives and makes pottery there. Check out her website, zzieeceramics, and Etsy site to see or purchase her […]