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NOVEMBER NATIVES: California Aster & Little Moonshine

Achillea millefolium ‘Little Moonshine’ Perennial Solutions: Achillea ‘Little Moonshine’ Aster chilensis ‘Point St. George’ California Aster (Symphyotrichum) chilensis ‘Point Saint George’ New Front Yard: Butterflies love Point St. George asters

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CALIFORNIA NATIVES: Birthday Gifts

Happy October Birthdays! Moonshine Yarrow (Achillea ‘Moonshine’) Achillea millefolium ‘Red Velvet’ “Yarrow” Epilobium canum ‘Catalina’ – Catalina Fuchsia Lanceleaf Liveforever (Dudleya lanceolata)

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REDWOOD ITINERARIES: Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

Short fall day trip to Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park… to learn about the mysterious albino redwoods… we found two… the Phantom of the Forest… and the Ghost Buster 🙂

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SAN FRANCISCO: Bouquets to Art 35

This flower exhibit is such a playful and fragrant treat… one of the highlights had native flowers… and musical notes… other a dog… and Ben-Day dots… chairs and squares… sandwiches and oranges… waterfalls… a rainbow… a steamship… Claude, the white … Continue reading

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WILDFLOWER ITINERARIES: Picchetti Ranch

A beautiful wildflower day at Picchetti Ranch!

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PLANT ITINERARIES: American Onion & Sky Lupine

Spring break stop at Hidden Villa’s native plant sale… …found the long-looked-for Allium unifolium… …discovered the candy-flavored Lupinus nanus… Happy April Birthday!

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PLANT ITINERARIES: Milkweed & Redwood Sorrel

Planted another Narrow Leaf Milkweed… Showy Milkweed… and Redwood sorrel for a light science snack 🙂

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PLANT ITINERARIES: March Valentine!

Missed it in February… found it in March… for hummingbirds… and a late birthday present… and a few more native beauties: Mimulus ‘Valentine’ – Red Valentine Monkeyflower Penstemon eatonii – Firecracker Penstemon Golden Yarrow – Eriophyllum confertiflorum Lewisia cotyledon ‘Elise … Continue reading

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CALIFORNIA: State Insect

Virtual travel from Japan to California brought up the topic of the state symbols… like, the official State Insect of California? The California dogface butterfly or dog head (Zerene eurydice) was designated the official State Insect in 1972. The butterfly … Continue reading

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BIRDS&BUTTERFLIES: Here Comes the Sun…flower!

Another epiphany for the plant of the month… if it is December it is Toyon… the Christmas berry… California Holly! It needs sun… as does the butterfly B&B… so here is the beginning of the Bird & Butterfly Bed & … Continue reading

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