Top Ten: January 2019

It’s getting time for wild flowers so it’s good to see California poppy as the top seller in January 2019. I’m pretty sure it was dreams of even more flowers that sent Channel Island bush poppy home with so many folks, too. Another of our local collections, this time...

Seedling or Weedling?

This is a good time to talk about weeds. The rain has been very generous this year, bringing lots of seedlings along with it, but it can be hard to tell which are weeds and which are plants we want to keep. When sowing seeds in the ground, the safest bet is to...

Growing Milkweed from Seed

By Jordan Isken, Production Manager At the winter plant sale this last weekend, one of the most frequent requests from customers was for milkweed plants. The most common species that we grow at TPF, in order of popularity, are narrow-leaf milkweed (Asclepias...

Bestsellers in 2018

For all you growers out there who are wondering which California native plants to carry, here are our top ten sellers for all of 2018. Number 6, Trichostema lanatum, can be a bit tricky to grow, but the rest have all made our “easy” lists in the past.   Penstemon...