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Male Anna’s hummingbird on coyote brush (Baccharis pilularis), Santa Rosa, CA
Photo: Thomas Reynolds


Immature Western bluebird on coast live oak (Quercus agrifolia)
Photo: Thomas Reynolds


Mylitta crescent (Phyciodes mylitta) on native cultivar Erigeron ‘Sea Breeze’ in Novato garden

Mostly Native Gardens
Using native plants enhances a sense of place and can provide habitat for all sorts of wildlife; don’t just view natives in a park, bring nature to your home garden by planting native plants.
Treeplanting Toyon Farm Toyon view

Installation of coast live oak (Quercus agrifolia) at Toyon Farm in Napa, CA


Garden two years after initial installation, with native Cleveland sage (Salvia clevelandii), native manzanitas (Arctostaphylos spp.), lavender (Lavandula ‘Provence’) and fleabane (Erigeron karvinskianus)


View from the main house two years after installation, with native Ceanothus (Ceanothus gloriosus), buckwheat (Eriogonum fasiculatum), and sage (Salvia clevelandii)