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Theodore Payne Foundation inspires and educates Southern Californians about
the beauty and ecological benefits of California native plant landscapes.



March 23, 2019 — Poppy Day Spring Plant Sale! Make your own super bloom at home with our great selection of annuals and bulbs. Discounts for all and a special signing at 1:30 by Spencer Westbrook, author of “A Guide to Wildflower Locations in Central and Southern California.”

April 6 & 7 — 16th Annual Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour web site now live! This year we are having a special “After Party” on April 6. Get tickets here.


WILD FLOWER HOTLINELIVE online and at 818.768.1802 ext 7. Or or follow the podcast on Podbean, iTunes or Spotify. Weekly reports posted each Friday through the end of May.

March 23,2019 – NBC covers Poppy Day!

March 20, 2019 – Join TPF in advocating for a native oak in El Pueblo plaza

March 1, 2019 – Pasadena Star News coverage of the 2019 Wild Flower Hotline!

February 21, 2019 – TPF’s good friend Casey Schreiner gave a call out to the Wild Flower Hotline in the New York Times. Call 818-768-1802 ext 7 or check out our online posts.

Image courtesy of Spencer Westbrook

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Wild Flower Rush brings a Golden Opportunity

Theodore Payne Foundation’s 36 year old Wild Flower Hotline reached 100,000 through Facebook and has had 46,000 page visits since March 1. A confluence of weather, technology, and timing has put TPF in the center of the “super bloom” phenomenon.

Top Ten: February 2019

California poppy held on to top position in February 2019. It shares the Top 10 with other heavy bloomers like Margarita BOP, Matilija poppy, and monkey flower. Flat-topped buckwheat is a break out, adding to the Eriogonum fasciculatum varieties that have previously...