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Acer negundo  Box Elder   
Multistem shrub or small tree, 6-18 ft. high. Moist to fairly dry slopes and canyons. 
Qty:
(3)  5 gal  $ 40.00 

Aesculus californica  California Buckeye  East Alameda Co. 
Large deciduous shrub or tree, 20 to 36 ft. high. Showy white fragrant flowers 4-12 in. long. Drought tolerant but thrives where it can tap into groundwater. Full sun or part shade. Native to San Francisco and greater Bay Area. Various toxic qualities; ground up seeds used by Native Californians to stun fish making them easier to catch. Buckeyes have the tendency to drop their leaves in July with drought, but they leaf out early and gorgeously. 
Qty:
(2)  2 gal  $ 35.00 

Aesculus californica.  California Buckeye  San Bruno Mountain 
Large deciduous shrub or tree, 20 to 36 ft. high. Showy white flowers 4-12 in. long. Drought tolerant. Full sun. Native to San Francisco and greater Bay Area. Various toxic qualities; ground up seeds used by Native Californians to stun fish making them easier to catch.  
Qty:
(10)  5 gal  $ 35.00 
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(3)  7 gal  $ 65.00 
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(12)  15 gal  $ 120.00 


Anaphalis margaritaceae  Pearly Everlasting  Bay Area 
What a wonderful and appropriate common name. Pearly Everlasting has silver leaves and white pearl-like "flowers" (actually bracts). Very attractive to insects and other benficial wildlife, and appear like dried flowers even when fresh. Anaphalis does not have the maple syrup fragrance of some of the related Gnaphaliums, but it is the larger more substantial species of Everlasting. Spreads by runners underground, with luscious green shoots in spring and an abundant bloomer throughout the summer. 
Qty:
(15)  1 gal  $ 10.00 


Artemisia californica  Coastal Sage   
Evergreen shrub, 1.5 to 3ft. high. Very fragrant greyish-blue feathery foliage. Full sun. Indicator component of coastal sage scrub. Native to San Francisco and greater Bay Area. 
Qty:
(1)  2" rose pot  $ 3.00 


berry: Vitis vinifera 'Thompson Seedless'  Thompson Seedless Table Grape, berry   
White seedless table grapes. 
Qty:
(6)  5 gal  $ 35.00 


Carex praegracilis  Tiburon Field Sedge  Marin 
The Tiburon variety is a recent selection with stiffer leaves and a slightly glaucus ornamental look. 
Qty:
(950)  plug  $ 1.75 


Ceanothus 'El Dorado'     
A big, somewhat slow-growing shrub (for a Ceanothus) with interesting yellow and green variegated foliage. Does well in Central Valley heat.  
Qty:
(5)  2 gal  $ 22.00 

Ceanothus 'Wheeler Canyon'  Wheeler Canyon California Lilac  Ventura 
Numerous red buds unfold, blanketing the whole thing in sky-blue flowers. with medium-sized leaves on a 4-6-foot high, not too wide shrub. Prefers coastal climates. 
Qty:
(8)  1 gal  $ 10.00 
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(1)  2 gal  $ 22.00 
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(11)  2" rose pot  $ 2.50 
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(2)  4" pot  $ 6.00 

Cephalanthus occidentalis  Buttonwillow   
A vigorous water-loving shrub or small tree 6-30 ft. deciduous, with distinctive reddish-gold new growth and an unusual flower like a white pufferfish. 
Qty:
(13)  5 gal  $ 35.00 


Chicken Feed  Local Organic non-GMO Chicken Feed   
Standard layer pellets for adult egg laying birds. No corn or soy means non-GMO is practical. Added vitamins, seasonings and herbs make this mix delectable and healthy for your flock. Young birds don't need the calcium in this mix and prefer ground pellets (crumbles). We could special order starter/grower blends but this is the basic adult egg-laying hen food you want. Fresh quality local organic feed makes for the best eggs, happiest chickens and a sustainable operation.

Sourced from Modesto Milling an old school local coop. Forget about Purina's 'Organic Pride' - you can't trust that. 
Qty:
(11)    $ 37.00 

Chicken Feed Whole Grain  Local Organic non-GMO Whole Grain Chicken Feed   
Comparable organic non-GMO ingredients as with our basic layer pellets, this product is intended to be fermented as silage for optimal nutrition with rich pro-biotics or ground fresh weekly. Once the seed is ground, it begins oxidizing so whole grain is the most fresh and healthy. Some flocks will be happy to crack the whole grains. Provide adequate grit in that case. Another way to increase the nutritional/cost value is to sprout the grains.

Lacto-fermenting is fairly simple; just cover with rainwater(1) or bottled water for a few days or aged tap water (a week or two to eliminate the chloramines) and allow the lacto-fermentation to convert the sugars into lactic acid while preserving and even increasing protien, vitamins and enzymes, improving digestibility: beneficial pro-biotics. The same as sauerkraut - easy and safe. In a few days the feed will smell like fresh sauerkraut and your chickens will devour it.

Use this exclusively and your chicken's shit won't stink, supposedly ...or use it periodically for a healthy treat.

(1) The sunflower seeds will float but you want to keep it all below water level to prevent mold with something like a French press coffee device. I cut some flexible plastic sheeting to fit a bucket with a rock strapped on top for weight and drilled holes for the filter.

Here's an interesting article about feeding whole grain to chickens and about chicken feed in general. 
Qty:
(1)    $ 44.00 


Deschampsia caespitosa 'Navaro'  Prostrate Hairgrass  Navaro River 
An uncommon prostrate form that takes foot traffic well and doesn't need mowing because it lays down on the ground. 
Qty:
(78)  1 gal  $ 10.00 


Eriophyllum lanatum 'Siskiyou'  Spreading Wooly Sunflower   
This is the ground hugging form of our soft wooded fast growing coastal sage scrub denizen from the Sonoma Coast, which provides wonderful yellow sunflowers in summer. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal  $ 18.00 

Erysimum capitatum.  Western Wallflower   
Yellow wallflower that brightens the dry sunny slopes of Mount Diablo and other local natural areas. 
Qty:
(85)  1 gal  $ 10.00 
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(29)  2 gal  $ 18.00 


Fraxinus latifolia  Oregon ash  Presidio SF 
A lovely tree, 30-75 feet tall, often found streamside and the anchor of numerous plant communities, with lush green leaves in the spring and summer followed by beautiful fall color. 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal  $ 35.00 


fruit: Apple 'Golden Dorsett' Espalier  Golden Dorsett Apple, fruit   
Smallish fruited subtropical variety, evergreen in The Bahamas where the variety originated as a seedling from a Golden Delicious. Lowest chill, it will even work in a foggy neighborhood. Forms lots of fruiting spurs and fruits so heavily that it doesn't have time to grow large. Can make 3 crops a year.
    Estimated Chilling Requirement
    100 hours below 45°F
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
    5 - 10
    Pollination
    Self-fruitful.
    Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
    very early
    Harvest Season within fruit type
    very early
    Harvest Dates
    June 25 to July 10
    (approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(1)  24" box  $ 350.00 

fruit: Aprium' Flavor Delight'  Flavor Delight Aprium, fruit   
On Citation.
    Estimated Chilling Requirement
    less than 300 hours below 45°F
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
    6 - 10
    Pollination
    Self-fruitful, but largest crops when pollenized by another apricot.
    Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
    very early
    Harvest Season within fruit type
    early
    Harvest Dates
    June 3 to June 17
    (approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(2)  7 gal  $ 50.25 

fruit: Nectarine 'Snow Queen'  Snow Queen Nectarine, fruit   
On Citation
Estimated Chilling Requirement
    250-300 hours below 45°F
USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
    8 - 10
Pollination
    Self-fruitful.
Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
    late midseason
Harvest Season within fruit type
    early midseason
Harvest Dates
    June 18 to July 1
    (approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal  $ 43.85 

fruit: Plum 'Santa Rosa'  Santa Rosa Plum, fruit   
On Citation
Estimated Chilling Requirement
    300 hours below 45°F
USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
    5 - 10
Pollination
    Self-fruitful.
Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
    midseason
Harvest Season within fruit type
    early
Harvest Dates
    June 25 to July 5
    (approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal  $ 45.00 

fruit: Pluot 'Flavor Grenade'  Flavor Grenade Pluot, fruit   
On Myro 29C. Needs a Santa Rosa plum or another pluot to cross-pollinate.
    Estimated Chilling Requirement
    200-300 hours below 45°F
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
    6 - 10
    Pollination
    Pollenized by Flavor King PluotŪ, Dapple Dandy PluotŪ, Emerald Drop PluotŪ or Santa Rosa plum.
    Bloom Season within fruit type(see note)
    midseason
    Harvest Season within fruit type
    late
    Harvest Dates
    August 30 to October 2
    (approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(1)  10 gal  $ 130.00 


Galvezia juncea  Baja Bush Snapdragon  Cedros Island 
Photo is a different species. 3-4 feet tall by 4-6 feet wide, the many stems are almost fatter than the leaves, giving it the look of a Palo Verde. Drought tolerant but looks better with some extra water. 
Qty:
(24)  1 gal  $ 12.00 


Gilia capitata  Globe Gilia   
Beautiful blue flowers attract bees, reseeds readily. Can get up to 18 inches in fertile soil. 
Qty:
(1)  1/8 oz. seed  $ 6.00 
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(5)  5" tree band  $ 3.00 
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(11)  2" rose pot  $ 2.00 


Goat Driftwood  Goat Driftwood   
Decorative branches with their bark chewed off by goats. Redwood, Incense Cedar, Willow, New Zealand Christmas Tree and others. Pricing is by the inch-foot; 1 inch diameter x 1 foot long. 
Qty:
(24)  inch-foot  $ 2.00 

Growing California Native Plants  book  Marjorie Scmidt and Katherine L. Greenberg 
The long-awaited second edition of Schmidt's 30-year-old classic hands-on guide to native plants for the novice and the master alike. 
Qty:
(1)  book  $ 26.95 


Helianthus californicus  California sunflower   
Clusters of 3-inch sunflowers on dozens of perennial stems up to 8ft tall may need staking. Dies back to ground in winter. Likes moist conditions: deep infrequent flooding promotes flowering spring through fall. 
Qty:
(2)  2 gal  $ 25.00 


herb: Italian Marjoram  Italian Marjoram, herb   
Milder version of Oregano.  
Qty:
(2)  1 gal  $ 8.00 
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(1)  2 gal  $ 10.00 
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(4)  2" rose pot  $ 3.00 


herb: Lepechinia hastata  Baja Pitcher Sage  So. Cal. 
Fragrant furry upright plant with big floppy leaves and deep pink pitcher flowers. Likes rocky soils. 
Qty:
(1)  4" pot  $ 6.00 


Hibiscus lasiocarpus  California Hibiscus  sacramento river basin 
This is a rare and endangered wetland species. heart-shaped velvety leaves and beautiful white to pink hibiscus flowers. plant grows back larger each year given the right conditions - wet. 
Qty:
(9)  5 gal  $ 35.00 


Iris 'Madonna Too'  Mt. Madonna   
A lavender flower and grasslike leaves. Great for erosion, part sun or full shade. Pacific coast hybrids. Hummingbirds like them. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal  $ 14.00 


Keckiella cordifolia  Climbing Penstemon   
A scandent scrambling plant growing into a lovely 3-5 foot thicket with sprays of red flowers in spring and summer. Drought tolerant; full to part sun. Deciduous under extreme conditions, keeps it's leaves with a bit of water in high summer or plant to scramble up other shrubs to hide the summer dormant leaves. Needs good drainage. Major humming bird draw. 
Qty:
(20)  1 gal  $ 12.00 


Layia platyglossa  Tidy Tips  Colusa Co.  
Small yellow and white annual. 
Qty:
(2)  1 oz. seed  $ 25.00 


Lobelia dunnii ssp. serrata  Dunn's Lobelia  UC Bot 
Bright blue flowers last a full month at least in summer. Likes wet and some shade but is drought tolerant. Fine textured groundcover. 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal  $ 22.00 
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(8)  1 gal  $ 12.00 

Mimulus guttatus  Seep-spring Monkeyflower   
This is really an annual but it'll survive in a coastal climate and reseeds so readily that it never goes away given some water. It's native to seeps and very wet places and thrives in a watered sunny garden. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal  $ 8.00 

Monardella linoides ssp. viminea  Willowy Monardella   
An endangered species from rocky mesas of San Diego County, the willowy monardella survives long periods of benign neglect in the garden by sending a deep taproot down to find the water table. Fragrant foliage with an interesting scent and a cheerful lavender flower to 2 foot tall, three feet wide. The distinctive narrow leaves make a tasty mint tea. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal  $ 20.00 
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(1)  3" rose pot  $ 6.00 
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(9)  2" rose pot  $ 2.00 
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(7)  1 gal  $ 12.00 

Montia parvifolia  Little-leaf Miner's Lettuce   
Succulent leaves, grows in shady or moist spots. Makes an interesting little textural counterpoint in the garden. 
Qty:
(2)  3" rose pot  $ 6.00 


Nemophila maculata  Five-spot   
Annual wildflower similar to Baby Blue-eyes but white with blue spots. 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 oz seed  $ 15.00 
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(3)  1 oz. seed  $ 25.00 
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(2)  1/2 lb. seed  $ 125.00 

Oenothera elata ssp. hirsutissima  Hooker's Evening Primrose   
Tall, vigorous, covered in yellow blossoms! This free-seeding freebooter comes up everywhere it wants to. Hummingbirds like it. AKA Oenothera hookeri 
Qty:
(3)  1/8 oz. seed  $ 6.00 
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(3)  1 oz. seed  $ 25.00 


Phyla nodiflora  Lippia  Tesla, Alameda County 
Tiny ground hugging plant, very useful between stepping stones in harsh conditions, as a lawn substitute and excellent butterfly nectar. All sorts of insects are drawn to the flowers of this verbena relative. AKA Capeweed, Creeping Lip Plant, Frog-Fruit, Frog's Bit, Licorice Verbena, Turkey Tangle Frogfruit, Condamine Couch, Creeping Vervain, Matgrass and more worldwide. Larval host for buckeye butterflies. Usually found in moist conditions but has deep roots and easy to keep green in summer. 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal  $ 12.00 

Plantago maritima  Sea Plantain   
Good coastal wildlife species (seed is even edible for people) with a rosette of fleshy stemless leaves and small green-brown flowers on dense 1-foot spikes. AKA goose tongue.  
Qty:
(1)  5 gal  $ 35.00 

Plantago subnuda  Tall Coastal Plantain  East Bay 
Striking coastal wildlife species with a rosette of fleshy stemless leaves and small green-brown flowers on dense 1-foot spikes. An important larval host plant for butterflies. AKA goose tongue. Away from the immediate coast, this species will need additional irrigation. The seeds are edible and they reseed readily. 
Qty:
(4)  1 gal  $ 10.00 

Potentilla anserina ssp. pacifica  Pacific Silver Cinquefoil  Bay Area 
Easy to grow, ferny leaves, silver beneath, flower like a strawberry's but yellow. Likes wet conditions. Spreads by runners like a strawberry. Jepson calls it invasive in the garden. Recently renamed Drymocallis. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal  $ 10.00 

Potentilla gracilis  Slender Cinquefoil  Sierra 
Big bright yellow flowers and palmate leaves. Recently renamed Drymocallis. 
Qty:
(2)  4" pot  $ 5.00 


Quercus douglasii  Blue oak   
The blue oak earns its common name from the tint of its exquisite deciduous foliage, particularly when the beautiful new growth emerges in early spring. The tree can reach 20-60 feet tall, growing in thin soils or from crevices between rocks, and it is an important member of many old-growth oak groves in the east bay and elsewhere The blue oak earns its common name from the tint of its exquisite deciduous foliage, particularly when the beautiful new growth emerges in early spring. The tree can reach 20-60 feet tall, growing in thin soils or from crevices between rocks, and it is an important member of many old-growth oak groves in the east bay and elsewhere. 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal  $ 40.00 

Quercus lobata  Valley oak   
The oak of the central valley, foothills in the South Bay, and anywhere their roots can get into groundwater. The most water-tolerant oak. Huge (80'+), and becomes twisted with age like it's decorating a 'haunted house'. Soft deciduous leaves, no prickles! 
Qty:
(1)  10" tree band  $ 15.00 
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(2)  15 gal  $ 120.00 

Quercus wislizenii  Interior live oak  Mendocino Co 
Similar to Coast Live Oak, for hotter, drier areas. Slow growing to 50'. 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal  $ 40.00 


Rhamnus californica 'Mound San Bruno'  Coffeeberry  San Mateo Co. 
Smaller leaves and a more dense compact habit than the common wild form. 3-7 feet high (perhaps double that) and wider than tall. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal  $ 14.00 


Salvia 'Bee's Bliss'     
Aromatic and drought-tolerant mounding/spreading groundcover with silvery leaves and a soft blue blossom. 6 feet wide, 2 feet tall. 
Qty:
(23)  5" tree band  $ 5.00 


Salvia brandegei  Brandegee Sage  Santa Rosa Island 
Similar to our local Salvia mellifera (Black Sage) but with smaller green leaves and beautiful blue flowers; also has a very pleasant citrus like sent. 
Qty:
(42)  1 gal  $ 12.00 


Salvia leucophylla 'Amethyst Bluff'  Amethyst Bluff Purple Sage  Pt. Sal, 
A heavy blooming selection from Pt. Sal, north of Santa Barbara. In youth it's rather low growing but in time can grow to as much as 10 feet tall and 15 wide. 
Qty:
(1)  1 gal  $ 12.00 

Sedum spathulifolium 'Carnea'  Carnea Stonecrop   
A green succulent with red stems. Great for containers or rock gardens! 
Qty:
(3)  2" rose pot  $ 2.00 

Sisyrinchium californicum  Yellow-eyed Grass   
Named "californicum" for the Golden State, this iris relative likes moist streambanks and only opens its flowers in full sun. Easy in those conditions; goes dormant in winter. 
Qty:
(1)  4" pot  $ 5.00 

Solidago californica  Goldenrod  Bay Area 
Easy to grow, with yellow flowers in late summer. This form is taller than S. spathulata. 
Qty:
(7)  3" rose pot  $ 6.00 


Sporobolus airoides  Alkali Sacaton   
Grows in alkalai seeps and makes big fascinating feathery flower heads. 
Qty:
(1)  1/2 gal  $ 8.00 


Tellima grandiflora  Fringe Cups  Presidio SF 
Thrives on neglect in moist shade, reseeding readily, this Heuchera relative makes a pleasant woodland backdrop and reveals a unique flower on closer inspection. 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal  $ 10.00 


The California Native Landscape  book  Greg Ruban and Lucy Warren 
 
Qty:
(1)  book  $ 34.95 


Typha Species  Cattail   
Vigorous wetland grass with distinctive fluffy seed head when mature. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal  $ 12.00 
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(1)  2 gal  $ 22.00 

Urtica dioica  Stinging Nettle  East Bay 
Looks like a tall mint up to 6 foot high, edible and nutritious when cooked but its stings can last for hours. Larval host for Red Admiral butterfly. 
Qty:
(3)  1 gal  $ 10.00 


veggie: Asparagus UC 157 F2  Asparagus, veggie   
This wonderful plant from the coasts of Europe and Asia is a treasure for the patient vegetable gardener. Plants start producing usable spears around 3 years of age and can live up to 20 years. Asparagus wants to be in well drained, richly fertilized soil in full sun. helpful sites on how to grow asparagus. http://www.kew.org/plants-fungi/Asparagus-officinalis.htm , http://www.organicgardening.com/learn-and-grow/asparagus-growing-guide 
Qty:
(2)  5 gal  $ 25.00 

veggie: Lettuce 'Buttercrunch'  Buttercrunch Lettuce, veggie   
Qty:
(19)  2" rose pot  $ 2.00 

veggie: Pepper 'Golden California Wonder'  Golden California Wonder Bell Pepper   
Qty:
(5)  3" rose pot  $ 3.00 

veggie: Pumpkins - Pumpkin Patch  Pumpkin Patch, veggies   
Jack-o-lantern pumpkins fresh from the farm! Small, medium, and large sizes available. Bring your kids to see the goats and chickens too. An urban-pastoral Pumpkin Patch extraordinaire.  
Qty:
(5)    $ 8.00 
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(7)    $ 6.00 
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(38)    $ 2.00 

veggie: Snow Pea: Sugar Pod II  Snow Pea   
Qty:
(4)  5" tree band  $ 3.00 

veggie: Tomato 'Black Pear'  Black Pear Tomato, veggie   
Qty:
(3)  4" pot  $ 8.00 

veggie: Tomato 'Stupice'  Stupice hybrid Tomato, veggie   
This popular Czechoslovakian very early season hybrid performs in cold and wind (San Francisco) with a extended production of 2-inch round fruits on semi-dwarf 2-3-foot vines. You can stake them or not. Meaty and juicy with sweet berry notes. 
Qty:
(10)  six-pack  $ 6.00 


Wood Planter Box - Recycled     
A sturdy design for some old, rough, full 2x3's we came across. Shaggy, aged doug fir shows on the top and lurks on bottom edges. It's the same size and shape as our commercial wood growing boxes, or a teak English citrus box. 
Qty:
(1)  24" box  $ 400.00 


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