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Las Pilitas: A Native Plant Nursery for Southern California

Southern Las Pilitas Nursery in Escondido, California is a wonder of nature just oozing with friendliness and information...and solutions to help you turn your home into a natural California landscape.

Las Pilitas has turned a few acres into nursery grounds surrounded by a native setting of 21 acres, with a growing demonstration garden. Take a look at planted San Diego native plants along with the nursery plants.

The nursery sports an atmosphere of an old style farm with demonstration plantings available for your study and enjoyment. The nursery setting presents a fragment of San Diego County's native plants and wildlife.

These dedicated native nursery pros certainly deserve bragging rights:

  • We grow 150 types of Ceanothus and Manzanita!
  • We stock about 20 types of Salvia(Sages)

    Butterfly gardening is easy with these pros at your elbow. They have an extensive list of butterflies and their host plants for your reference at:

    http://www.laspilitas.com/butterfl.htm

    Want more information about California gardening? How about these informative topics avilailable on the Southern Las Pilitas Nursery website:

    • Website to help in selecting site-specific plants
    • Introduction to California native ecosystems
    • Native Plant Communities and Companion Plantings
    • California's Climate and Such
    • Cold in California?
    • When To Plant native plants
    • California Soils
    • Roots of native plants
    • California Plant Ecology
    • Weeds and the Effects on the Native Ecosystem
    • Restoration of a native ecosystem
    • How to do a simple Restoration
    Aren't they great to provide you with the tools for successful native gardening? These folks have my highest respect!

    The Southern Las Pilitas Nursery is growing in San Diego county in a native setting at
    8331 Nelson Way (30-60 seconds off of I-15, just 100 ft. off of Old Highway 395; look right)
    in Escondido, CA, 92026.
    Phone 760-749-5930.

    http://www.laspilitas.com/

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