planting a california native plant
Here are resources for you as you plant your natives. If you are coming to the class on Thursday, please watch these videos and glance at the handout ahead of time. That will allow us to get the most out of our time together. If you aren't able, don't worry...we got you covered.
NOTE: He recommends digging a hole twice the width of the plant. I don't. We dig a hole the same size as the plant.
Planting California Natives: Preparing and Planting
Planting California Natives: Watering In
Planting & Watering California Native Plants - handout or online version by Ojai Valley Land Conservancy
On Wednesday, Jan. 22, we will have a meeting on creating wildlife habitat in our yards. I am sharing these resources in advance of the meeting. Take a look and the meeting will be even more useful to you.
A bounty of pix, how-to’s and plants: https://www.laspilitas.com/garden/wildlife.htm
Yummy information and photos, and links to things like building a birdbath, and which creatures benefit from which native plants.
Focus on California: https://www.cnps.org/gardening/habitat-value-gardens-5261
The California Native Plant Society (CNPS) has literally hundreds of pages of beautiful, educational articles and pictures of native gardens that provide wildlife habitat. Click around in this website!
The master, Doug Tallamy: https://youtu.be/3wzcz8dWyBc
An hour-long presentation by the nation’s leading expert on the importance of providing habitat in our yards.
Gorgeous California how-to video: https://youtu.be/omyFNYqd3MI
A southern California habitat garden as backdrop for advice on creating it in our own yards.
A CA native plant gardener for 20 years, Leslie has been caring for her habitat garden in Yosemite Lakes Parks, Coarsegold, CA, since 2013.