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MADIA elegans, Elegant Tarweed MADIA elegans
Elegant Tarweed

Annual: Deer, drought & clay tolerant. CA native to grasslands & open forests. Large, 2" daisy-like blms are solid ylw or may have a red spot at the base of each petal forming a ring. Bright, showy & pineapple scented! Blms mid-summer to fall. Late season nectar source for bees, butterflies & other beneficial insects. The seeds are loved by small mammals & birds, especially finches. Size: 3-4' x 3'. Full sun. Water: mod.-dry.

Photo unavailable MAMMILARIA gracilis fragilis
Thimble Cactus

Native to Mexico. A dainty, low-growing cactus which clusters freely & forms flat mounds. Dark green body is covered in short, flat, white spines, giving the whole mound a whitish appearance. If given space, can spread into a mounded mat. Slow growing. Cute houseplant! Great for containers. Blm color: pale cream or ylw. Blms: summer-fall. Size: 3-5” x 3-4”. Exp.: sun/light shade. Water: dry. Protect from frost. Winter dormant.

Photo unavailable MANDEVILLA laxa
Chilean Jasmine

Climber: Deciduous vine with bronze tinged leaves and clusters of large 3" trumpet-shaped fragrant flowers. Heavy bloomer with gardenia-like perfume. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: white. Height: 10-20'. Width: 15'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z9. (syn. M. suaveolens)

MANDEVILLA Tropical Breeze 'Velvet Red', MANDEVILLA Tropical Breeze 'Velvet Red'

Climber: A vigorous tropical that produces abundant clusters of very dark, velvet red flowers. Dark glossy green leaves with excellent disease resistance. Vigorously covers trellis in pots or in the sunny garden. Better heat and cold tolerance than other mandevillas and is fast growing. Bloom time: summer-fall. Height: 15-20 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z10.

Photo unavailable MANGAVE 'Bloodspot'
Agave x Manfreda Hybrid

Shrub: Drought tolerant. A gorgeous hybrid of Japanese origin. Forms an upright, compact rosette. Grey-green leaves are dashed w/spots of cranberry & edged w/maroon. Lime green tubular flowers are displayed atop tall spikes. Perfect for smaller gardens, this slow grower rarely produces offsets. Attractive in rock gardens or combined w/other succulents. Elegant choice for containers. Ht.: 12" (6' w/flower) Width: 15". Exp.: full sun. Water: dry. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable MANGAVE 'Macho Mocha'
Agave x Manfreda Hybrid

Shrub: Evergreen. Drought tolerant. A slow-growing succulent that forms a rosette. Thick, fleshy blue-green lvs are thickly covered w/reddish-brown spots, especially towards the tips. A reddish flower spike topped by creamy-white flowers rises from the center, at which time new plants emerge from below the rosette. Attracts hummingbirds. Bloom time: spring. Size: 2-3' (8' w/flower) x 4-6'. Exp.: full sun/part shade. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable MARIGOLD 'Queen Sophia'
Organic Dwarf French Marigold

Named for Queen Sofia of Spain. Compact, early blooming. Large, showy 2.5-3" fully double blooms are rusty red-orange with gold edges. Flowers change color as they mature. Good bed, border, container or cut flower plant. Deer resistant. Height: 10-12". Width: 6". Bloom time: spring-fall. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate.

Photo unavailable MARIGOLD 'White Swan'
Photo unavailable MARJORAM, SWEET-
Organic Marjoram

A milder, sweeter relative of oregano. Use fresh or dried. Like basil, pinch flowers to promote leaf growth. Many gardeners have successfully over-wintered this tender perennial, while others pot it up in the fall to bring delight to a winter kitchen. To dry, harvest stems to hang in bundles. Lvs can be easily stripped off when dry. Ht: 1-2 ft. Exp: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z9-10. (Maturity: 85 days) (Origanum majorana)

Photo unavailable MATTHIOLA incana 'Vintage Mix' (Stock)
Dwarf Garden Stock

Annual: Deer resistant. Popular plant for cottage grdns or as a cut flower. More than half will have fully dbl blms, antique shades of rose, blue, carmine, ylw, red, & lilac. Spicy clove scent. Use in beds, borders, containers & cutting gardens. Culinary note: Flowers are usually added raw to salads or garnish to desserts, can also be candied. Their flavor is perfumed. Attracts butterflies. Ht: 12-24". Exp. sun/pt shade. Water: mod.

Photo unavailable MATTHIOLA incana 'Vintage Rose' (Stock)
Dwarf Garden Stock

Annual: Deer resistant. Popular plant for cottage grdns or as a cut flower. More than half will have fully dbl blms, antique shades of deep magenta rose. Spicy clove scent. Use in beds, borders, containers & cutting gardens. Culinary note: Flowers are usually added raw to salads or garnish to desserts, can also be candied. Their flavor is perfumed. Attracts butterflies. Ht:15-20". Exp. full sun/pt shade. Water: mod.

Photo unavailable MATTHIOLA incana 'Vintage White' (Stock)
Dwarf Garden Stock

Annual: Deer resistant. Popular plant for cottage grdns or as a cut flower. More than half will have fully dbl blms, antique shades of soft white. Spicy clove scent. Use in beds, borders, containers & cutting gardens. Culinary note: Flowers are usually added raw to salads or garnish to desserts, can also be candied. Their flavor is perfumed. Attracts butterflies. Ht:20-30"". Exp. full sun/pt shade. Water: mod.

MECARDONIA hybrid 'GoldDust', MECARDONIA hybrid 'GoldDust'

Small deep yellow flowers appear late spring/early summer. Excellent heat tolerance. Low maintenance landscape plant that also works well in baskets and planters. Attracts butteflies and hummingbirds. Height: 2-5". Width: 1-2'. Exposure: sun.

MELIANTHUS major, Honey Bush MELIANTHUS major
Honey Bush

Evergreen shrub: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Has an irregular growth habit, where some branches sprawl and some are semi-erect. The foliage is grayish green to blue-gray. Bloom time: winter-spring. Bloom color: brownish crimson to deep brick-red. Ht: 6-10'. W: 3-10'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable MELICA cilata
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Photo unavailable MELICA mutica
Two-flowered Melic

Perennial Grass: Given to us by John Greenlee & part of the Greenlee Meadow Collection. Found primarily in open areas in woods. Blooms early June through late July. Tolerates dry or rocky soils. Excellent for attracting wildlife. The birds love to eat the dried seed heads.

Photo unavailable MELICA nitens
Three-flowered Melick Grass

Perennial Grass: Deciduous. Given to us by John Greenlee & part of the Greenlee Meadow Collection. A very graceful-looking, rhizomatous, cool-season grass that's clump-forming & slowly spreads. Carpets of thick blade-like bt. green accompanied by cream feather-like flower spikes in late spring-summer. The grass has spikelets w/2-4 flowers each. Wonderful woodland grass. Ht: 3-5'. Exp.: pt shade. Water: mod.

Photo unavailable MELICA nutans
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MELISSA officinalis (Lemon Balm), Organic Lemon Balm MELISSA officinalis (Lemon Balm)
Organic Lemon Balm

Perennial. Lemon balm is a strongly aromatic herb with a lemony fragrance and excellent medicinal and culinary qualities. Best to use when fresh. Use in warm or cold drinks, deserts and salads. Great to use when cooking. Forms a nice green clump of heart shaped leaves 12-18" tall. Best to harvest in mid to late afternoon when the oils are strongest.
Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: mod. USDA Z4.

Photo unavailable MELON 'Crane'
Organic Heirloom Melon

Heirloom - Devolped by local Sonoma County farmer Oliver Crane by crossing a cantaloupe with a Japanese melon. This Crenshaw-type melon produces 4-6 pound teardrop-shaped fruit that have light-orange flesh that is very sweet and juicy. The skin is green with orange spots when ripe. Plant in sun. (Maturity: 75-85 days) (Cucumis melo 'Crane')

Photo unavailable MELON 'Emerald Gem'
Organic Melon

Heirloom-Most popular melon of the late 1800's, hailed as “altogether unapproached in delicious flavor & luscious beyond description.” Small 2-3 lb fruits ripen from emerald green to ylw-brown. Pale orng flesh is juicy, sweet, & somewhat spicy in flavor. Fruits are borne on compact plants. Heavy producer. Plant in sun. Short harvest window; pick melons when skin becomes netted & fruits slip from the vine. (Maturity: 70-90 days)

Photo unavailable MELON 'Ha'Ogen'
Organic Melon

Heirloom-This is an unusual but dependable variety classified as a Galia or Tropical type. It is early maturing, green-fleshed melon w/a unique look & pleasant flavor that is a refreshing, honeyed treat. The lt. grn flesh is smooth & juicy w/a relatively thin, smooth rind & sweet perfumey scent! The flesh is sweet & tangy. Melons avg. 2-3 lbs each. Short harvest window; collect when skin becomes ylw w/green ribbing. Plant in sun.

Photo unavailable MELON 'Honey White'

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