Order Wildflower Seeds
Fall and winter rains bring poppies and other native wildflowers to life early in the new year. When a soaking rain is due, be prepared to sow seeds for the state flower, tidy tips, baby blue eyes and more. For decades, the Theodore Payne Foundation has been an excellent source of all-native California wildflower seeds. Choose from mixes designed for coastal, inland or mountain gardens or from original mixes developed by Payne, a pioneering nurseryman in Los Angeles. Purchase a packet or pound at www.theodorepayne.org, where you'll also find plenty of seed sowing tips. Store seeds in a cool, dry, dark place until time to plant.