From the blog

December in the Natural Garden 2021

The whole ecosystem is undergoing a silent recharge beneath cloudy skies and the sun’s arc low in the sky. And we can take a break from garden chores for a personal recharge on a cold windy trail, or curled up with a good book near a warm fire.

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November in the Natural Garden 2021

Forecast: Continued dry and unseasonably warm with no chance of rain. After a decent bit at the end of October, we imagined the storm gates might officially open for winter. It appears that through November, we may have to enjoy only imaginary rain, good enough for a poet or philosopher but completely meaningless in the realm of soil moisture.

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Experience Tree of Life Nursery

Every Saturday we invite you to learn with us and honored guests for a Tree of Life Workshop. Topics range from landscape design to natural history of California.

“Take care of the land and the land will take care of you.”

— Margarita Petra Maria de la Concepcion 'Daisy' O'Neill (1879-1981)

Recent Videos

Create & Care for a Natural Garden

As native plants become established and the garden starts to function as a whole, rather than a sum of parts, your involvement becomes that of a steward and participant. You will be tending the garden, not maintaining it.

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Plants of the Channel Islands

Kevin Alison introduces you to the unique species of California’s Channel Islands. Kevin also tells the natural history of these plants, some interesting evolutionary adaptations, and how these plants can be used in the natural garden.

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Shady With Katie

Katie will go over some of our favorite California shade plants that can be planted all year long. Learn how to brighten dark areas of your garden and bring color and seasonal interest to those space.

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OUR MISSION

Mission

Provide inspiration, information, and all the goods necessary, especially high quality native plants, so people can experience nature’s healing salve in their California gardens.

Values

People. Places. Plants.

Be fair to everyone; customers, staff, suppliers, colleagues, & associates.

Work to preserve, restore, beautify, and celebrate California’s natural beauty everywhere..

Speak the language of California’s native plants and consistently propagate, produce, and provide them to the benefit of people and places.

Goals

Promote gardens in attractive accessible settings that showcase the essence of California’s natural beauty, so everyone can experience the authentic feel of our wild places.