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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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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October in the Natural Garden 2021

Now let’s talk about those “many garden tasks” for fall. Gardening, like farming, is all about performing tasks today that will pay dividends in 3-6 months.
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September in the Natural Garden 2021

Happy New Year! At least that’s the word around Tree of Life today, as September 1 has always been the date we make all things new. We keep our propagation
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Plant Catalog

Download our California native plant catalog.
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