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Apache Plume

By Peyton / May 29, 2012

Apache Plume (Fallugia paradoxa) is an example of one of those California native plants that you don’t see listed in the typical books on growing natives. That’s because it originates in the high desert mountains of California and the rest of the Southwest, not in the coastal mountains or sage scrub, and most of the […]

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Spring into summer in the native plant garden

By Peyton / May 24, 2012

How is your spring going so far? Finished planting? Irrigation ready to go? Beds mulched? Ha!   I try not to feel too bad when there are still tons of projects I want to do this spring, plants I want to get in the ground (but first a new planting bed must be made….), seeds I […]

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Mothers’ Day Spring Boutique – May 5, 2012

By Peyton / May 4, 2012

Saturday – May 5 –  Scroll below for full flyer — I can’t wait!   This is shaping up to be one fine event, and I am thrilled to be a part of this celebration, which benefits Friends of Tulare County Animals and is being held at just one of the prettiest gardens in Tulare County. […]

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An Exiting Day in the Nursery!

By Peyton / April 3, 2012

Update May 25: The Pretty Face (Tritelea ixiodes ssp scabra) are almost done blooming now…what a tremendous year, to see so many, even the ones in plug or 3″ pots, come out and say “howdy” this year. Great! The plants are available for sale now for a premium price, or wait ’till fall to buy […]

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Spring Planting?

By Peyton / March 19, 2012

Happy Monday or apres la deluge… Need Spring Plants? Let me do the driving so you don’t have to! Read more below… Well, finally some rain, eh? And snow and hail and local flooding. Welcome spring?! Although the days are expected to be warmer through the week, avoid soil compaction by delaying planting or working soil […]

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Spring!

By Peyton / March 12, 2012

How’s your winter been? I’ll “confess,” although that’s not really the right word, that my winter has been challenging. Lots of big plans that didn’t quite work out, at least the way I intended. Translation: the lessons never end! One of those important lessons has been the realization and need to acknowledge the life lines […]

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See you at Saturday’s Market!

By Peyton / March 1, 2012

Howdy, Full newsletter next week, but in the meantime hope to see you Saturday: Springville Ranch Market Place “First Saturdays’ Saturday, March 3 9 a.m. – noon CA Native Plants for sale – including some spectacular CA Lilac and Manzanitas from Theodore Payne Foundation, plus Sages,std Coffeeberry and more. Opportunities to talk about your upcoming […]

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Almost Spring?

By Peyton / February 2, 2012

Here in the Southern Sierra signs of imminent Spring are everywhere. Ceanothus are budding, and a few of them, like the ones at the Springville Native Plant park, are beginning to bloom. Heuchera and Hummingbird Sage also are sending out or opening flowers. Manzanita have been blooming for almost a month now. Is summer around […]

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Winter is a season for planning the Spring Garden

By Peyton / January 4, 2012

It happens every spring: as the weather warms and the largest floral display of the year begins in nature and in our gardens, we feel the great pull to be part of the exuberance. Winter Design Special Trips are made to the garden centers. Plants bought, singly or en masse. Plants are planted, or not. […]

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Winter Begins

By Peyton / December 22, 2011

I hope you are enjoying the Holiday Season in whatever way you celebrate it (or don’t). Today, the first day of winter, makes me think of: Cold – the lowest temperatures yet are expected tonight and tomorrow night. But once the sun comes over the hill, it has been warming up nicely, allowing plenty of […]

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Hello world!

By Peyton / November 30, 2011

Howdy! As the weather turns colder, planting winds up for the season and the work in the garden lessens. While the emphasis is on the Holidays, if you are planning a spring garden renovation or new landscape, WINTER is the time to begin the design process. Feel free to email at info@quercuslandscapedesign or visit me […]

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