When the acorns start to fall it is a sign that cooler days are coming. Thank goodness I say. I am so excited. The long quiet days of this past summer was garden planning time and now finally it is planting time. So let's take those lists and go shopping; sow our seeds, plant our bulbs, and get our new natives in the ground. The very best time to plant most natives, especially trees and shrubs, is now through November while the soil is still warm but while the days are short and the nights cool. This weekend Grow Native Nursery at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont is having its Fall Planting Festival For other places to 'go native' see useful links above.
Michael Wall - Hemet, CA