Quercus Landscape Design is a design & build firm, specializing in creating and caring for California native plant based landscapes in the Southern Sierra, southern Central Valley and inland California.

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Zoom presentation: Creating and Caring for Your Pollinator Garden

Workshop and Discussion w/Peyton Ellas, Master Gardener and owner of Quercus Landscape Design | Wednesday May 4 6:30 p.m.

Watch Party! Join Peyton for a screening and discussion of the film: "My Garden of a Thousand Bees" Wednesday May 11 6:30 p.m.

in cooperation with the Tulare County Library Exeter Branch and UCCE Master Gardeners of Tulare/Kings counties.

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Recent Posts

May in the Garden

May 14, 2022

We’ve had a wonderful spring this year. Whatever May brings, let’s remember that we have been gifted with cool days and nights, a few late storms that brought snow and some rain, and an abundance of flowers and other signs of vigorous life in our gardens. I’ve been working on photographing pollinating insects this spring, …

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April in the Garden

April 22, 2022

Sorry this is getting posted so late!! What happened? Perhaps it’s spring??? Hopefully you have done all of this and you just say “check,” “yep, did that,” and “already got it covered!” May tips will post in a couple of weeks. Peyton Spring in the garden! Expect flowers. And weeds. And baby birds. And aphids. …

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March in the Garden

March 15, 2022

The month is half over already! It must be spring…busy days. You’ve probably already done about half of these garden chores! If so, you’re ahead of me. But I love being outside during these warm (not hot!!) days with cool mornings, green hills, wild flowers blooming and lots of wild activity. I don’t even mind …

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Spring Planting

February 21, 2022

          You hear it often that Autumn is the best season to plant in California. This is true, but you can plant in the spring. And how can we not be outside when the weather is so gorgeous? And really, we must do something besides battling weeds, right? There are many California native plants that …

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February in the Garden

February 5, 2022

Is it spring yet? Many days in February feel like spring. But we still might get a frost. Fog, rain, snow and even hail are not out of the picture. It’s a transition month. Enjoy it; summer will arrive soon enough. There’s plenty to do in the garden this month! PLANTING:  You can transplant most …

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