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 We hope you and your families were not affected by the recent fires. As you are no doubt aware there is a great deal of talk, and in many cases misinformation, regarding the best way to reduce your fire risks. We are in the process of exploring how to make reliable, common sense and well- researched information easily accessible  you. In the meantime, here are a few easy, fast tips to reduce your risk during the coming fire season;

  • Clear all debris, dead leaves, branches etc. from roofs, and areas around your buildings
  • Hydrated plants do not burn as easily as dry plants. Since we are in a drought situation, it is best to select plants that have evolved to stay hydrated with minimal water.
  • Place  wooden structures such as arbors and trellises away from the house
  • Stack log piles away from the house
  • Remove piles of dried weeds, prunings, debris as soon as you possibly can, do not leave them in dry piles on your property.

We wish you a safe season and encourage you to check our facebook, web page and future emails for notices about workshops and seminars on how to reduce your fire risk. 


To see our extensive list of  all our native plants in our inventory download our availability listOur wholesale customers should call us for wholesale pricing, or for contract growing at 760-749-3216. 

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Eriogonum grande var. rubescens
Red Buckwheat

We are very proud of our Red Buckwheat which we grow from a very pure seed that produces the truly red flowers and a nice compact form. Red Buckwheat is native to the Channel Islands and has red flowers that bloom throughout the summer. This attractive buckwheat is compact and mounding with small leaves and brings welcome color to the landscape in the summer and fall. Some Red Buckwheat found in the trade are from hybridized seed that produces a paler colored flower and a more straggly form when mature. Red Buckwheat is versatile and is useful on slopes, in borders, in rock gardens or as an understory plant to larger native perennials. Red Buckwheat is very attractive to butterflies so be sure to include it in a butterfly garden. Cut back the dead flowers to encourage more blooms and prune back one third after flowering season to encourage healthy growth the next spring

Every purchase of our "Plant of the Month" at our retail nursery partners will generate a $0.50 donation to PLANT WITH PURPOSE to help villages in third world economies restore farms, plant trees and create local jobs.
Copyright 2014 Phillip Roullard


Old Town State Historic Park



When visitors to Old Town State Historic Park come through the Park's west entry at Taylor and Congress Streets, they leave the 21st century behind.
Their path toward Old Town Plaza leads under native California trees - willows, sycamores, cottonwoods, elderberries and native oaks. The lower part of the landscape also has clusters of Juncus textilis, the weaver's rush that grows near streams and rivers, since this was once where the San Diego River ran to the Bay.

A little higher, small meadows of native deer grass also support narrow-leaf milkweed and evening primroses, and on the upland knoll where the Native American village of Cosoy stood, agave and yuccas, and another thirty species of plants that were used for people's daily needs, are grouped and thriving. These plants were useful for food, fiber, medicine, shelter, tools, instruments, or as habitat for the animals that were also part of native people's living environment.  Modern visitors may soon be able to learn these crafts when workshops are hosted in the Landscape.

The Old Town Native Plant Landscape was designed and developed with funding from a bequest left to the San Diego Chapter of CNPS in 2006 by Rita Delapa, a former member. It has been sustained by annual infusions of $500+ from CNPS that allows the chapter to add more plans, prune trees, add signage, and repair irrigation. The Landscape is tended by the grounds maintenance staff of the Park, and by volunteers at work parties. The work parties are held the second Saturday of every month, 1 to 3 PM, under the guidance of several current members of CNPS San Diego. Newcomers are always welcome!  






Su, Abi, Adolfo, Dario, Emeterio, Maria, Mariano, Teresa , Susan and Valentina
Moosa Creek Nursery