Spring to Life

We have had less rainfall than normal in Southern California, so what is a plant to do?

Bloom anyway.

Chaparral yucca in full bloom at O’Neill Regional Park. (E. Wallace)
Blue-eyed Grass peeking out of the shade. (E. Wallace)
Mariposa Lilly in flower in the Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park. (E. Wallace)

Native plants are providing habitat, beauty, and fragrance throughout our natural areas, and in our native garden landscapes too.

Penstemons and Poppies in bloom at Vera’s Sanctuary butterfly garden. (E. Wallace)

California native plants are easier than ever to find at local nurseries like Green Thumb and Roger’s Gardens. Native plants are not only beautiful, but also important food sources for butterflies, bumblebees, birds, and animals.

The Lake Forest Garden Club has invited me to do a presentation that tells the story of how we installed a native garden at Vera’s Sanctuary in Trabuco Canyon.

Please join me from 11 a.m. to noon on April 15 at the Lake Forest Beach and Tennis Club, 22922 Ridge Route Drive, Lake Forest, and learn how we transformed a 12-acre ridge top from compacted soil and weeds to a beautiful and healing California native plant landscape.

4 responses to “Spring to Life”

  1. Beautiful photos of native plants!

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  2. Beautiful! And very nice close-up of Sisyrinchium. I love that little treasure and appreciate how readily it spreads in my sandy soil.


    1. Me too. I love how they self-seed.


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