Category Archives: nursery/propagation

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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Earth Weekend

Who: OVLC What: 2015 Spring Native Plant Sale When : Saturday, April 18 from 9-12.  And as usual I will be around on Sunday cleaning up, so stop by if you can’t make it Saturday. Where:  The nursery on Besant … Continue reading

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The Great Big Native Plant Sale of Fall 2014

That time of year is upon us once again my faithful few.  The spring sale is noted for the brash exuberance and conspicuous vivacity of the nursery stock.  Alas, spring in Ojai is not a very good time to be … Continue reading

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Nursery Stowaway

Every winter I start a whole bunch of Lupinus albifrons with seed collected from our very own Ventura River Preserve.  It absolutely adores the rocky, sandy well aerated soils of the river bottom area.  One of the more spectacular blooms … Continue reading

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About the sale,  it’s this Saturday 9-12 at the nursery on Besant Road.  Around the corner from the Ranch House in Ojai.

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Back to School Unlike my recent rewatching of the cheesy 80’s Rodney Dangerfield (yes that’s Robert Downey Jr., Burt Young from Rocky and the dork from Christine) movie, this was enjoyable and rewarding.  I was back in Mr. Lepine’s Environmental Field Studies … Continue reading

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Our Meadow

I recently came to the realization that after 100 posts in 7 months I’ve given a scant few sentences to the Ojai Meadow Preserve.  What can I say, I’m a Ventura River Preserve guy, with it’s miles of quiet sylvan … Continue reading

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