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Giddy for Gridley

Elisa made the trek to the trough this last weekend with the Canon and the Lukester in tow.  Join us for a bevy of botanic beauties:

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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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Strange Bedfellows

Botanically speaking of course… Hope the new site banner help keeps you cool, if only for a second. Try not to panic, but I think I will be switching to every other week postings during the summer.  I will continue … Continue reading

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EEK!! Don’t Touch That It’s…

Oh… nevermind… This week we examine a much maligned and oft confused native.  I guess we could file this one under “Everyday Flora” as well, though the blooms on these are long gone. The scientific name is a perfect description, … Continue reading

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Ode to the Bears

Let’s all just hope that Momma and baby bears go their ways and we won’t need to call out the national guard again and we can all enjoy our forests safely. In tribute I offer up a creepily beautiful video … Continue reading

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Vine and Cheese

Cheese referring of course to my bloated ornate prose.  My tribute in rhyme to all those natives that love to wind, climb, crawl and snake.  Feeling a bit limericky today (no not Lime Rickey you alkies).  Please excuse the total … Continue reading

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Getting Cozy with Elisa

The June event calendar is here, it’s um.. a little barren at the moment.  Less events in the summer I guess, I will check sites for updates in case of some late additions. After I was frothing at the mouth … Continue reading

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