Category: native plants

Western Hop Tree

Our Western Hop Tree is about three years old now and is looking good, getting ready to produce its many fragrant cream-colored flowers. They will be set off…

Datura Pod

The strange, spiky datura pod

Red-Flowering Currant

The genus Ribes includes currants and gooseberries (the name is derived from a Farsi word meaning “acid-tasting”). Gooseberries bear thorns but currants are thornless. Gooseberry fruits are larger…

California Cleome

The beautiful California Cleome, one of the most drought-tolerant plants in the garden.

Salvia apiana (White Sage)

A California native plant. I wrote about this in “My Artemsia,” an essay appearing soon.

Sisyrinchium bellum, Blue-Eyed Grass

A California native.

New Acquisitions

At the Watershed Nursery in Point Richmond we picked up several California natives that we will be trying out in the garden. We also got a few nonnative…