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Gardening/Growing Natives

Wildscaping(!)
California Native Plant Link Exchange
Growing Native
Theodore Payne Foundation
www.ipm.ucdavis.edu UC Pest Notes

Nurseries (Often with Gardening content!)

www.californianativeplants.com Tree of Life Nursery, San Juan Capistrano
www.laspilitas.com Las Pilitas Nursery, Santa Margarita and Escondido
www.theodorepayne.org Theodore Payne Foundation, Sun Valley
www.matilijanursery.com Matilija Nursery, Moorpark
www.nativeson.com Native Sons, Arroyo Grande (wholesale but nice site)
www.moosacreeknursery.com Moosa Creek Nursery San Diego County
www.elnativogrowers.com El Nativo Growers, (Wholesale nice site)
www.larnerseeds.com/ Larner Seeds (up north but great seed collector and lady)

Gardens (Visit them and learn)

www.rsabg.org Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Claremont
www.sbbg.org Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Santa Barbara
www.conejogarden.com Conejo Valley Botanic Garden, Thousand Oaks
www.goldenwestcollege.edu/garden GWCNG! Just starting site.
fullertonarboretum.org Not all native-but two gardens are

www.shipleynature.org/index.html

Native plants, wildlife & ed. programs.

www.longbeach.gov/naturecenter/default.asp

Garden leans towards the wild side-lovely.
www.rancholosalamitos.com/renovations
native_garden/index.html
A restored native garden-opened 2009

www.acornnaturalists.com

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

Habitat

nathistoc.bio.uci.edu/bflyplnt.htm  Butterflies and their Larval Foodplants
www.seaandsageaudubon.org  All about OC’s birds
www.buglogical.com Buglogical Control Systems (beneficial insects)

nature.berkeley.edu/urbanbeegardens/ 

Urban Bee Gardens - Native bees are neat!

Blog/or Blog-like

www.jeffreycaldwell.blogspot.com Jeffery Caldwell blog
www.calnativeplants.blogspot.com  California Native Plant PR
occnps.wordpress.com OC-CNPS Blog
www.wildsuburbia.blogspot.com Wild Suburbia
gardennatives.blogspot.com Name says it all
www.rogersgardens.com/GardenContest/
GardenGreen.asp
Green Thoughts by Ron Vanderhoff - Thoughtful articles re: sustainable landscapes.

Organizations (w/primary interest in native plants, often conservation related)

www.cnps.org California Native Plant Society
www.occnps.org All the news from the local chapter!
www.californiaoaks.org California Oak Foundation
www.cnga.org California Native Grass Association
www.cal-ipc.org Calif. Invasive Plant Council
www.californiachaparral.com The Calif. Chaparral Institute

Of Interest (may be out of area)

www.yerbabuenanursery  Yerba Buena Nursery (one of the first)
www.larnerseeds.com Larner Seeds (nice site)
www.nativeplants.org Friends of Tilden Botanic Garden (informative)
calphotos.berkeley.edu/flora Cal Photos (what a site of images!)
www.kumeyaay.info/
southern_calif_indigenous_plants.html
Native uses of Calif. Plants
hearstmuseum.berkeley.edu/
outreach/pdfs/teaching_kit.pdf
Native uses and good images
www.californiachaparral.com The California Chaparral Institute - Chaparral-fascinating!

www.freewebs.com/santaanamountain
s/index.htm

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