Resource Page for Native Plants

California Native Garden
Gardening/Growing Natives


www.cnplx.infoCalifornia Native Plant Link Exchange

www.growingnative.comGrowing Native

www.theodorepayne.orgTheodore Payne Foundation

www.ipm.ucdavis.eduUC Pest Notes

Nurseries (Often with Gardening content!)

www.californianativeplants.comTree of Life Nursery, San Juan Capistrano

www.laspilitas.comLas Pilitas Nursery, Santa Margarita and Escondido

www.theodorepayne.orgTheodore Payne Foundation, Sun Valley

www.matilijanursery.comMatilija Nursery, Moorpark

www.nativeson.comNative Sons, Arroyo Grande (wholesale but nice site)

www.moosacreeknursery.comMoosa Creek Nursery San Diego County

www.elnativogrowers.comEl Nativo Growers, (Wholesale nice site) Seeds (up north but great seed collector and lady)

Gardens (Visit them and learn)

www.rsabg.orgRancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Claremont

www.sbbg.orgSanta Barbara Botanic Garden, Santa Barbara

www.conejogarden.comConejo Valley Botanic Garden, Thousand Oaks! Just starting site

fullertonarboretum.orgNot all native-but two gardens are plants, wildlife & ed. programs Garden leans towards the wild side-lovely native_garden/index.htmlA restored native garden-opened 2009

www.acornnaturalists.comNaturalists business is surrounded by native landscape

www.encenter.orgGarden w/hands-on experiences

Habitat and their Larval Foodplants

www.seaandsageaudubon.orgAll about OCs birds

www.buglogical.comBuglogical Control Systems (beneficial insects) Urban Bee Gardens - Native bees are neat!

Blog/or Blog-like

www.jeffreycaldwell.blogspot.comJeffery Caldwell blog

www.calnativeplants.blogspot.comCalifornia Native Plant PR

occnps.wordpress.comOC-CNPS Blog

www.wildsuburbia.blogspot.comWild Suburbia

gardennatives.blogspot.comName says it all Thoughts by Ron Vanderhoff - Thoughtful articles re: sustainable landscapes Dr. Kevin Curran

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

www.cnps.orgCalifornia Native Plant Society

www.occnps.orgAll the news from the local chapter!

www.californiaoaks.orgCalifornia Oak Foundation

www.cnga.orgCalifornia Native Grass Association Invasive Plant Council

www.californiachaparral.comThe Calif. Chaparral Institute

Of Interest (may be out of area)

www.yerbabuenanursery.comYerba Buena Nursery (one of the first)

www.larnerseeds.comLarner Seeds (nice site)

www.nativeplants.orgFriends of Tilden Botanic Garden (informative) Photos (what a site of images!) uses of Calif. Plants

hearstmuseum.berkeley.eduNative uses and good images

www.californiachaparral.comThe California Chaparral Institute - Chaparral-fascinating! 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