Larner Seeds Open House

Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Event Description: 


Meadowfoam Heaven

            Larner Seeds Open House

           Saturday, April 20, 12 to 4pm.


By Judith Larner with permission

Originally appearing in the Bolinas Hearsay News


When I moved to Bolinas 35 years ago, I learned

that the Mesa had once been a series of vernal

pools and seasonally wet areas, where special

plants grew.  I always wondered what those

plants were.

Further north, on the Pt Reyes/Petaluma Road,

magnificent spring displays of the annual wild-

flower called Meadowfoam still thrived in

seasonally wet areas. 

Once, I ventured into such a field and was severely

reprimanded by the owner.  Shamefaced, I

apologized, but in my pocket I kept a few of the

seeds I had picked from the thousands of plants

in that field.

Shortly after, that field, which had been managed

so that sileage could be cut while wildflowers still

could flourish, was sold, and the new owner’s

land-use strategies ended the growth of

meadowfoam in that field. 

However, the meadowfoam seed I put in my

pocket has thrived here in our Demonstration

Garden, a small but continually expanding

memorial to that last flowerfield in West Marin. 

Come see it.  And a lot else! At the


Larner Seeds Demonstration Garden

   230 Grove Road between Elm and Alder

            Saturday, April 20, 12 to 4pm

        Garden Tours at 1 and 2:30 pm.

          4pm Music by Jeff and Vanessa

            Native plant-based snacks

Seeds, plants, books, and tools available in our

                       Garden Shop.










Posted by: 
Elizabeth Barnet

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