Wildflower Hotline

by Lorraine on March 11, 2009

My garden is looking beautiful but as far as any new blooms go, there’s not too much yet.   Of course, the darn Poppies are going to explode and a couple of the Monkey Flowers are blooming too and a few other things.

It should really be amazing within the next month or so and then I will take some pictures of how everything is looking.   I expect it to be spectacular of course.   After all, it is MY garden that is smothered in LOVE!

The Theodore Payne Foundation’s newsletter lists  a phone number to find out where the wildflowers are blooming across southern California.   You may want to check it out at 818-768-3533.   They are also having their Native Plant Garden tour on the weekend of April 4th and 5th.   If you want to know more about it call them at 818-768-1802.

It came up really quickly it seems to me and “no” I’m not on the tour.   I guess that I will have to let them know that I’d like my garden to be part of next year’s tour.   I will probably go to it on Sunday, as I already have plans to be in Ventura on Saturday to hear a group of touring Slack Key guitarists from Hawaii!

I’m looking forward to hearing them and I know that I will love it.   More on the garden and my Forest Service volunteer events, later.

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1 Keith Malone 03.11.09 at 3:26 pm


Just saw your post. We would be very interested in having your garden on next year’s tour.

Send a note to Lili Singer at lili at theodorepayne.org and let her know that you would like to be on the tour. Each garden is reviewed to make sure it meets the requirements of the tour (minimum 50% natives in the garden, etc.), but it looks like yours would likely qualify easily.


2 Cindy 03.26.09 at 11:38 pm

Hi Lorraine, I don’t have much blooming in my yard either except tons of poppies! I’ve noticed spring is a dud this year, we should have many wildflowers and nothing out there. Except for poppies my garden is the same. I have a lot of lupines but none have bloomed so far, the plants didn’t get very big. At least I do have ladybugs…my sages (white, cleveland) had an aphid problem too but seems they took care of that. Good blog post, thx!

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