Buyer’s Guide for the Fall 2013 OVLC Native Plant Sale

For brevity’s sake we will refer to it henceforth as BGF2013OVLCNPS.  It is this Saturday morning from 9am-12pm. By reading this sentence you have legally forfeited your rights to skip it.

But before we descend into native plant nirvana I wanted to direct your attention to the October Events Calendar (OEC).  I’m so excited the chances of rain in October versus September have skyrocketed from like 1.2% to 6.3%.  Woohoo indeed.

Now get out your fancy quill and papyrus and your list-making hat and settle in whilst I tantalize you (I really despise when people use “whilst” but it seems to work here) with my wares.

Are you looking to attract the likes of

Spotted towhee

Spotted towhee

Western bluebird

Western bluebird

Well I can offer you these tasty berries:

E;derberry

Elderberry

Toyon

Toyon

And the seeds of these:

Black sage

Black sage

Will bring plenty of these:

Lesser goldfinch

Lesser goldfinch

And for those of you who prefer your birds pint-sized and always on the go

Anna's hummingbird

Anna’s hummingbird

I’ve got plenty of

California fuchsia

California fuchsia

And of course

Hummingbird sage

Hummingbird sage

For those of you who are  more entomologically enthusiastic and want to attract

ladybug

Or

Monarch_In_May

I will have plethoras of

Narrow leaf milkweed

Narrow leaf milkweed

California buckwheat

California buckwheat

And even a few

Deerweed

Deerweed

Sick of looking at your neighbor’s RV next door?  Enjoy skinnydipping in the hot tub and want to discourage peeping toms?  These will get real big real fast and make great hedges

Laurel sumac

Laurel sumac

Coyote brush

Coyote brush

Sick of your hard earned shekels going to big Pharma?  Want to start your own traditional Chumash herbal garden?  These were all important in the daily lives of the original inhabitants of our valley:

Mugwort

Mugwort

Sagebrush

Sagebrush

White sage

White sage

I somehow haven’t piqued your interest yet.  You want flowers, lots n lots of flowers.  With a little extra water and some well-timed deadheading you can get 6-8 months worth of these blooms:

Encelia- bush sunflower

Encelia- bush sunflower

Venegasia- Canyon sunflower

Venegasia- Canyon sunflower

And if all that wasn’t enough I will have some odds and ends including one or two rarities

monkeyflower

Monkeyflower

Lupine, Bush

Bush lupine

No excuses, I want to see each and every one of you there Saturday morning from 9-12, around the corner from the Ranch House.  If you sign up to become a first time OVLC member I’ll throw in 2 free plants.

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2 Responses to Buyer’s Guide for the Fall 2013 OVLC Native Plant Sale

  1. lanny@herbwalks.com says:

    Hey Ron, I missed the sale — hope it went well — but I’d still like to pick up that Zausch you promised and it would just be great to see you and the nursery. What are your hours this week? Thanks, Lanny

    Lanny Kaufer 805-646-6281 lanny@herbwalks.com

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    In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks. John Muir

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