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Abutilon palmeri  Superstition Mallow  Desert Southwest 
We know Abutilon in San Francisco as the non-native Flowering Maple which thrives in partly shaded foggy damp back yards but this one is a desert species from Creosote Bush Scrub habitat in the Mohave desert and beyond in the desert Southwest. Don't overwater, give it lots of sun, good drainage in any soil and you'll be rewarded with a long bloom season and felty silvery grey leaves to about 3 feet tall and wide. Protect from Deer, gophers and rabbits when young. Give it an occassional hose down in summer. 
Qty:
(2)  1 gal  $ 15.00 


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  $ 25.00 

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:
(12)  5 gal  $ 40.00 
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(3)  7 gal  $ 65.00 
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(12)  15 gal  $ 120.00 


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 


Artemisia douglasiana  Mugwort   
1 to 4ft. high with serrated leaves. Tolerates part shade. Mugwort is usually found at streamsides, often well above the stream in loose clumps offering soft fragrant foliage among the Roses, Wildryes and Snowberry. Chaparral and Grassland. Native to San Francisco and greater Bay Area. Mugwort has many traditional medicinal uses such as treating colds and fevers and calming nerves. 
Qty:
(2)  4" pot  $ 6.00 


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


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:
(6)  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:
(4)  1 gal  $ 10.00 
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(1)  2 gal  $ 22.00 
Qty:
(11)  2" rose pot  $ 2.50 
Qty:
(2)  4" pot  $ 6.00 

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Snow Flurry'     
White-flowering cultivar of San Francisco's local species of Ceanothus. Robust shrub to 10' tall and wide. 
Qty:
(1)  5 gal  $ 35.00 

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:
(85)  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:
(105)  1 gal  $ 10.00 
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(3)  2 gal  $ 18.00 

Fragaria vesca ssp. californica  Wood Strawberry   
A fast and easy groundcover for partial shade, the woodland strawberry gives wonderful white rose-flowers in the spring followed by a bounty of compact, tasty fruit. Soft velvety green leaves take on attractive shades of red when given less water and more sun. 
Qty:
(3)  tree pot  $ 8.00 


Fraxinus latifolia  Oregon ash   
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: Asian Pear 'Shinseiki'  Shinseiki Asian Pear, fruit   
On Calleryana
    Estimated Chilling Requirement
    250-300 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
    July 25 to August 10
    (approximate for Hickman, CA)
 
Qty:
(4)  15 gal  $ 59.75 

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:
(2)  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:
(9)  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:
(9)  1/8 oz. seed  $ 6.00 
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(5)  3" rose pot  $ 3.00 


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 


Grindelia stricta  Gumplant  Bay Area 
Local form of gumplant with less wide flat leaves than ssp. platyphylla. Yellow daisies, tough plant! Used medicinally for respiratory issues. 
Qty:
(8)  1 gal  $ 12.00 
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(2)  5 gal  $ 30.00 
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(1)  deepot  $ 12.00 


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 
Qty:
(1)  2 gal  $ 10.00 

herb: Thymus vulgaris  English Thyme, herb   
An extremely versatile herb which can be used in almost any dish to add a light and fresh note. Grow in well drained soil in full to part shade, tolerates poor soil and does well both in-doors (next to a window) and in planters. Do not over water  
Qty:
(4)  1 gal  $ 20.00 


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 

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:
(3)  1 gal  $ 12.00 


Lavatera assurgentiflora  Island Bush Mallow   
Fast-growing, many-branched tree covered with bright pink blossoms (pinker than the picture) throughout the year. Hummingbird magnet.Similar to Malacothamnus The name has been changed to Malva assurgentiflora. 
Qty:
(8)  2 gal  $ 18.00 


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:
(3)  2 gal  $ 22.00 

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:
(3)  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)  2 gal  $ 20.00 
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(2)  3" rose pot  $ 6.00 
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(9)  2" rose pot  $ 2.00 

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 
Qty:
(3)  1 oz. seed  $ 25.00 


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:
(3)  1 gal  $ 10.00 

Potentilla gracilis  Slender Cinquefoil  Bay Area 
Big bright yellow flowers and palmate leaves. Recently renamed Drymocallis. 
Qty:
(13)  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 


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:
(11)  1 gal  $ 12.00 


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:
(1)  2 gal  $ 22.00 
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(1)  4" pot  $ 6.00 
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(1)  1 gal  $ 12.00 
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(2)  3" rose pot  $ 5.00 


Sedum spathulifolium 'Carnea'  Carnea Stonecrop   
A green succulent with red stems. Great for containers or rock gardens! 
Qty:
(4)  2" rose pot  $ 2.00 

Solidago californica  Goldenrod  Bay Area 
Easy to grow, with yellow flowers in late summer. This form is taller than S. spathulata. 
Qty:
(4)  2 gal  $ 22.00 


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   
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:
(5)  2" rose pot  $ 2.00 


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:
(4)  5 gal  $ 25.00 

veggie: Kale 'Dinosaur'  Dinosaur Kale, veggie   
Qty:
(7)  3" rose pot  $ 3.00 

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:
(1)  4" pot  $ 4.00 
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(11)  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 


Woodwardia fimbriata  Giant Chain Fern   
Beautiful, LARGE fern given adequate water. can take sun or shade. does not like to dry out. do not fertilize. Drought tolerant when established but occurs naturally in seeps.  
Qty:
(1)  1 gal  $ 14.00 


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