Milkweed leads the back again, this time with two local species.
Underlying all of our work at Theodore Payne Foundation is preservation: preservation of biodiversity, preservation of California’s landscapes, and preservation of Theodore Payne’s legacy.
Another good month for benefit butterflies and a nice range of plants that attract them and more!
Big demand for narrow-leaf milkweed in June: hurrah for the butterflies!
Larger perennials take over this time of year with white sage leading the way and Matilija poppy coming in at number 6.
Spring planting continues with a focus on flowers. The explosion of butterflies and blooms is inspiring folks!
TPF’s City of Butterflies / Ciudad de Mariposas initiative empowers children to become eco-activists who make their communities safer, more life sustaining, and more playful! Youth will learn about the essential relationship between native plants and the butterflies they support and become part of a collaborative effort – to increase the presence of butterflies and the plants they thrive on – in neighborhoods across Los Angeles County.
Planting for a super bloom at home! California poppy species stayed on top in March along with many colored varieties and annuals that didn’t make it into the top 10. Eschscholzia californica Salvia spathacea Sphaeralcea ambigua Eriogonum arborescens Penstemon...
Theodore Payne Foundation’s 36 year old Wild Flower Hotline reached 100,000 through Facebook and has had 46,000 page visits since March 1. A confluence of weather, technology, and timing has put TPF in the center of the “super bloom” phenomenon.
California poppy held on to top position in February 2019. It shares the Top 10 with other heavy bloomers like Margarita BOP, Matilija poppy, and monkey flower. Flat-topped buckwheat is a break out, adding to the Eriogonum fasciculatum varieties that have previously...