Fall is the perfect time for planting most California natives.  This week we put in the second phase planting at our largest demonstration garden to date.  A beautiful perennial meadow of that will be a buzzing lively habitat garden in a few months.  Even as I was watering the plants in a few lovely butterflies and bees showed up to see what was new.

The plants are beautiful and come from California Flora Nursery in Fulton, California.

Meadow:

Sporobolis airoides – Alkaki Sacation Grass 2-3′ wide big wonderful seed heads

Festuca californica – California Fescue 2-3′ Wide beautiful perennial meadow grass

Monardella villosa – Coyote Mint  tucked between the grasses this is a super habitat plant

 

Hedgerow:

Rhamnus californica ‘Mound San Bruno’  – our favorite cultivar of Coffeeberry with beautiful dark green leaves and a tidy form growing to about 4′ tall and wide

Myrica californica – Wax Myrtle  a great light green large shrub to about 9′

Ceanothus ‘Blue Jeans’ – California Lilac  the name says it all for this sometimes short lived but fast growing and very floriferous evergreen shrub

 

Enjoy Sebastopol!  Your gift from us at the Habitat Corridor Project.

The Perennial Meadow at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts