Attract Pollinators with Nectar Rich Wildflowers: Native wildflower seed mixes are a wonderful addition to your garden. They can be spread en masse for a sweeping meadow look, even replacing your lawn entirely, or they can be tucked into existing flower borders. An interesting idea is to hand-sow wildflower seeds in pots or barrels and place them in sunny locations. Their blooms will be unique from the usual big box store flowers we see everywhere. And the pollinators will come. For better success, you need to sow local native wildflowers, rather than a generic mix meant for the entire country. Native seed mixes are available for both Southern California’s coastal areas and for inland areas.
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San Joaquin Willow Bush (Salix gooddingii)Location: Leo Carrillo State Park
Photography by Kathy Vilim