Category Archives: Native Plants

Rambler Reruns

I believe that after 230ish posts I have the right to occasionally rest on my laurels (but not laurel sumacs) and post some pics from the good old (flowerful) days.  In honor of my host on my recent trip to … Continue reading

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OVLC Fall Plant Sale & Hootenanny

While we do aim for a festive atmosphere, I cannot guarantee that an honest-to-goodness hootenanny will break out.  What I can guarantee is that we will have the following plants for sale (while supplies last), in addition to the ever-popular … Continue reading

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Ad Aster Per Aspera

I’m a bit of a crossword fanatic, been doing them about every day since I was 15.  One of the more hackneyed clues I used to come across (now thankfully edited into oblivion by the venerable Will Shortz), is “Fall … Continue reading

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A is for Acorn

Believe it or not it’s acorn collecting time again Collecting as many as we can for restoration projects Drought has seriously hampered acorn production in California Exudation is the sticky substance you find on damaged acorns.  Leave them be. Find … Continue reading

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Dog Day Flower Blooms

Boohoohoo August stinks Mr. Rambler…. It’s so hot and sticky and there’s nothing blooming out there…and Al Pacino and Fredo took me hostage…and.. and… ATTICA!!! ATTICA!!!! Get a hold of yourself, deep breaths.  There are plenty of flowers out there, you … Continue reading

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The Ojai Fruit Calender

Dropped by the Friends Packing House on Highway 33 last week, and they have one of those handy calendars that shows what is ripe for every month of they year.  Here’s the California native version to get your fresh fruit … Continue reading

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July In the Sierras Part II – Lundy Canyon

Once again I believe Lundy deserves a post all its own.  There is no more spectacular wildflower show in the region, if there is, please don’t be shy, would love a new hike for next year.  Some of these are with … Continue reading

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