• Posts Tagged ‘plant profiles’

    California Fuchsia, easy to grow, complicated in name

    by  • April 22, 2011 • Drought tolerant plants, Plant Profiles • 15 Comments

    Growing California Fuchsia is like hanging out a neon sign to a certain pollinator, namely hummingbirds! It also fills a need many native plant gardeners have of maintaining a colorful garden all year and Zauschneria fits that description. The red, red-orange, pink, or white blossoms — sized just for a hummingbird’s beak — open...

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    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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    Native plants from Lewis and Clark, found in the Sierra Foothills

    by  • December 28, 2010 • History, Plant Profiles • 4 Comments

    Blue Flax, Linum lewisii

    Lewis & Clark discoveries we can plant… In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson requested $2500 from Congress to send Meriwether Lewis and William Clark off on the Corps of Discovery expedition.  See how their discoveries influenced the garden world of today in our foothills! Lasting from 1804 to 1806, this was the first exploration of the...

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