Moosa Creek Nursery is a local (San Diego) grower and wholesale nursery dedicated to educating everyone about California native plants and putting California's natural flora and fauna back into our gardens. Using minimal chemicals fertilizers to protect soil ecology, Moosa Creek Nursery's plants are water stressed to be sure that they develop enhanced survival skills. Their sophisticated web site is a prime information resource with beautiful photos, both useful and friendly to the public and green industry.
Another source of beautiful California native plants located in San Juan Capistrano, Tree of Life Nursery strives to help others recreate the flavor of California that first greeted Spanish missionaries and explorers, reduce their lawn and learn more about the beauty and ecology of California native plants. With tips, planting and style guides, there is much to be found on their website, and more to be discovered on a tour of their retail facility just off the Ortega Highway in Orange County.
A surprising depth of California native plant knowledge unfolds on Las Pilitas Nursery's unassuming website, perhaps making it the best California native plant wiki/database available. Beautiful photos and untold volumes of practical information greet their website visitors. Their Escondido grounds lie at a peaceful gateway to San Diego's foothills while their Santa Margarita facility boasts 9 acres of plants available for sale to both public and contractors.
Exquisite photography is the hallmark of this online-only California native plant nursery. Specializing in San Francisco Bay Area native plants, Bay Natives' online plant offerings evoke memories of hikes in San Francisco's East Bay hills. Bay Natives is now building a walk-in retail nursery at Pier 96 in San Francisco. They are planning to open for business at the new premises by the end of October 2011.
Not a nursery, but a strong horticultural legion of local chapters which focuses on dissemination of California native plant knowledge and huge native plant habitat conservation efforts, California Native Plant Society hosts a phenomenal website stocked with extraordinary and inspiring photos of plants and plant habitat from all over California. Consider supporting CNPS and its restoration efforts with donations and memberships or buying its merchandise...books, stationery, hats, posters and videos.