Toyon Berries and Hope for the New Year

As we enter the winter season, our eyes are naturally drawn in appreciation to native evergreens. Their vibrant green reflects the winter sunshine as they are invigorated by the first rains of the year.  Among the evergreens we catch the bright red glow of clusters of toyon berries.  Robins and cedar waxwings will enjoy the … Read more

California’s Bushmallows

Talk to me about plants, and you’ll find me referring to many types as “one of my favorites.”  After a while it may seem that I have so many favorites that the designation doesn’t mean much.  They’re all my favorites, those native plants of ours. That said, some do stand out.  California’s bushmallows of the … Read more