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Articles about Natives on the Mulch (Click for Full List)

Valley Oak
Natives Ron Vanderhoff

A Rare Tree and an Old, Long Lost Friend is Re-Found - Valley Oaks (Quercus lobata)

There are several rare plants in Orange County.
Native Plant Society Meeting
Natives Ron Vanderhoff

An Invitation to My Garden

In about an hour I am visiting a friend’s garden in Newport Beach.

How to Sow Wildflowers, like Poppies - and Succeed

10678 Ron Vanderhoff
California Poppy Seeds
So you want to sow some wildflowers; like a modern day Johnny Appleseed, traveling about,…

Learn How to Create a California Friendly Garden

5570 Ron Vanderhoff
Creating a California Friendly Garden
I’m convinced - gardeners love the outdoors, love nature and love the earth more than…

Matilija Poppy a California Plant Icon

41672 Ron Vanderhoff
Matilija Poppy
As most gardeners know, the California Poppy is the official state flower of California. 

My Native Plant Garden, err Laboratory

5644 Ron Vanderhoff
Srctostaphylos 'Howard Mcminn'
It’s a few minutes before 7 o’clock in the morning, the neighbors are asleep and I’m…

Native or Introduced, a Gardener's Debate

4553 Ron Vanderhoff
Eschscholzia californica 'White Linen'
The debate between which plants should prevail in gardens, native plants or introduced…

Now is the Ideal Time to add Native Plants to your Garden

5199 Ron Vanderhoff
Sisyrinchium bellum
Tomorrow morning I'll set off early in the morning. Soon, I'll be rolling down Laguna…

Orange Counties Wild Orchid - Epipactis gigantea

23767 Ron Vanderhoff
Epipactis gigantea
I’ve been gardening in Orange County for a long time and I’ve been hiking and exploring…

Plant a Native Wildflower Garden

15031 Ron Vanderhoff
Phacelia campanularia
Spring used to mean wildflowers. I remember, as a young boy, exploring the hills around…

Sage Advice for California Gardeners

29299 Ron Vanderhoff
Salvia clevelandii 'Winidred Gilman'
Southern Europe is well known as the lavender center of the world.

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