Mt Shasta Lily and Tiger Lily SALE!

Native Shasta and Tiger Lily Seeds for SALE!

Two new RARE native seeds from Mt Shasta, CA are available:

Shasta Lily and Tiger Lily!

SALE:  $5/package

25 plus seeds/pk

Free Shipping and Tax Included

http://www.mtshastanativeseeds.com/store/

Great holiday gifts especially because fall/winter is the best time to plant natives.

Thanks for supporting natives!

Shasta Lily:Mt Shasta 33 buds!-2018You can also shop for native seeds at Raven Tree in Mt Shasta, CA

Native Shasta and Tiger Lily Seeds for SALE!

Two new RARE native seeds from Mt Shasta, CA are available:

Shasta Lily and Tiger Lily!

SALE:  $5/package

25 plus seeds/pk

Free Shipping and Tax Included

http://www.mtshastanativeseeds.com/store/

Great holiday gifts especially because fall/winter is the best time to plant natives.

Thanks for supporting natives!

Shasta Lily:Mt Shasta 33 buds!-2018For Mt Shasta local shopping.  Mt Shasta Natives Seeds can be found at Raven Tree

December Sale Almost Over

December Sale

30% off  Mt Shasta Native Seeds and Seed Balls

Ends December 31st

http://www.mtshastanativeseeds.com/store/

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Mt. Shasta Native Seed Balls & The Drought!

"Heart Rock" with a variety of natives      This dry season has been tough to grow natives.  If you’ve purchased seed balls and planted them during the summer and maybe they haven’t sprouted, be aware that these seeds can still germinate!  They are waiting for the most opportune time to sprout.  At my test sites, seed balls have sprouted since the last rains.  These seed balls were planted last spring, surviving the intense summer heat and dry spell.  So there is hope!

Here are a couple of ideas for fall seed ball planting.

  1. Soak and crush seed balls.  Then disperse. I recommend this because each ball has many seeds!

  2. Tap seed balls lightly into the ground and wait for them to fall apart on their own. Jays, dogs etc…are eating seed balls.

     I have redesigned my seed ball formula.  There is less clay and fewer seeds per ball with more balls per bag (high germination rates can cause seedlings to compete for space and resources).   Ingredients include:  Native Seeds, Vermicompost, Mycorrhizal Inoculated Soil, Red Clay and Bokashi Tea.
Any questions or news about your natives?  Please contact me.

Rain! Rain! Rain!..let it Rain.

Leslie Tift
www.mtshastanativeseeds.com

mtshastanativeseeds@gmail.com

 

Why Plant Native Bunch Grasses?

Native Bunch Grasses provide a variety of benefits for the soil and local wildlife.  Listed here are some of the benefits:

  • Soil Aeration and Fertilization
  • Nitrogen Fixation for plants and trees
  • Drought Resistant
  • Nutritious Wildlife Food & Nesting Material
Invasive Non-native  Grass

Invasive Non-Native Grass-this will eventually choke out the flowering plant in the foreground.

Native Bunch Grasses are considered one of the most endangered ecosystems in California.  Estimated that less than 1% remain.  Bunch grasses do not spread like non-natives.  They grow in bunches and provide beautiful landscape enhancements next to flowering plants.  Non-native grasses require lots of water, fertilization and spread to choke out other plants.

Native Bunch Grass

Native Bunch Grass

Penstemon Series #3 Meadown Penstemon

Meadow Penstemon. A delicate pretty plant that is hardy and can grow in sun or shade….plus dry condtions. Seems to enjoy “companions” to grow next to.

Meadow Penstemon

Meadow Penstemon

Penstemon Series #2

Mountain Pride Penstemon is one of my favorites (of many) … This plant always brought a smile to my face while climbing or hiking by it. It seems to thrive and seek out cracks and crevices……I’ve successfully grown this from cuttings.

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Mt. Pride Penstemon

Penstemon Series!

Showy Penstemon is a great native garden addition.  Brilliant blue flowers in late spring/early summer.  Native perennial to Mt Shasta and areas in California.  Beneficial to a variety of pollinators.  Loves it dry and sunny.  I plan on growing many of these:)!

Showy Penstemon

Showy Penstemon

Shasta Lily’s are blooming!

Shasta Lilly 2

Mt Shasta Lily

This gorgeous Mt Shasta native puts out a fragrant and wonderful bloom.  We can only hope the blooms happen before they are eaten by the local deer.  Funny how the simple pleasures of a blooming flower put a smile on our faces!

Shasta Lilly

Shasta Lilly

Shasta Lily with 40 flowering buds!

This is the next stage of the Shasta Lily’s growth.  Shasta Lily’s get their nourishment from a bulb.  It takes many years for the bulb to develop from seed.  Then the stalk forms and  produces fragrant flower buds. Stalks come in many sizes.  This one is amazing-40 buds!

Shasta Lily-40 buds

Shasta Lily-40 buds

Tall Shasta Lily

Tall Shasta Lily-5ft