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Nurseries (Often with Gardening content!) Tree of Life Nursery, San Juan Capistrano Las Pilitas Nursery, Santa Margarita and Escondido Theodore Payne Foundation, Sun Valley Matilija Nursery, Moorpark Native Sons, Arroyo Grande (wholesale but nice site) Moosa Creek Nursery San Diego County El Nativo Growers, (Wholesale nice site) Larner Seeds (up north but great seed collector and lady)

Gardens (Visit them and learn) Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Claremont Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Santa Barbara Conejo Valley Botanic Garden, Thousand Oaks GWCNG! Just starting site. Not all native-but two gardens are

Native plants, wildlife & ed. programs.

Garden leans towards the wild side-lovely.
A restored native garden-opened 2009

Naturalist’s business is surrounded by native landscape. Garden w/hands-on experiences.

Habitat  Butterflies and their Larval Foodplants  All about OC’s birds Buglogical Control Systems (beneficial insects)

Urban Bee Gardens - Native bees are neat!

Blog/or Blog-like Jeffery Caldwell blog  California Native Plant PR OC-CNPS Blog Wild Suburbia Name says it all Green Thoughts by Ron Vanderhoff - Thoughtful articles re: sustainable landscapes.

Organizations (w/primary interest in native plants, often conservation related) California Native Plant Society All the news from the local chapter! California Oak Foundation California Native Grass Association Calif. Invasive Plant Council The Calif. Chaparral Institute

Of Interest (may be out of area)  Yerba Buena Nursery (one of the first) Larner Seeds (nice site) Friends of Tilden Botanic Garden (informative) Cal Photos (what a site of images!)
Native uses of Calif. Plants Native uses and good images The California Chaparral Institute - Chaparral-fascinating!

The Santa Ana Mountains Natural History Association - Learn about OC wildlands.

Favorite Books related to Native Horticulture

California Landscape Gardens (UC Press) Francis and Reiman
California Native Plants for the Garden (Cachuma press) Bart O'Brien, Carol Bornstien, David Fross
Care and Maintenance of Southern California Gardens by O'Brien, Landis, Mackey
Ceanothus (Timber Press) Fross & Wilken
Designing California Native Gardens (UC Press) Keator & Middlebrook
Gardening with a Wild Heart (UC Press) Judith Larner
Landscape Ideas of Jays (UC Press) Judith Larner
Native Treasures (UC Press) Nevin Smith
Wild lilies, irises,and grasses-Gardening w/ Cal. Monocots (UC Press) Harlow & Jakob, eds