• Posts Tagged ‘CA natives’

    Planting wildflower ‘muffins’

    by  • April 15, 2011 • Garden, How to, Spring • 4 Comments

    The seedlings were ready to be planted.  They were sown last January first, from the same CA native wildflower seed mix from S&S Seeds purchased last Fall and sown for the meadow project. The blocks were a bit dry after a week of no rain and the seed tray was deep enough that a fork worked well to lift or...

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    Planning a large forest garden

    by  • March 5, 2011 • Garden, How to, Projects, Winter • 15 Comments

    Becoming stewards of our forest For some of us, here in the California foothills, especially those who live near the national forest, nature provides the perfect landscaping. Using the existing trees and native plants can help your garden design blend smoothly into the surrounding landscape.  Caring for  a large forest property has its challenges and...

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    Creating a long lasting garden

    by  • March 4, 2011 • Design, Garden • 10 Comments

    Three levels, from right, cultivated Mediterranean and native plants, below path, introduced natives and beyond the bench, natural

    A common word in gardening this decade is ‘sustainable’; sustainable gardening is using the principles of ecological wisdom.  When planting and puttering in my garden, which is two acres planted with CA natives, Mediterranean plants close to the house and natural groomed forest beyond, I think of this. How do I also create a...

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