Green thumbs mean many things, including the fact that someone is an avid gardener, a semisuccessful finger painter, or actually just a gecko in need of a lift to the next truck stop. Add some color to your opposable digits with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of plants and flowers at Matilija Nursery in Moorpark.
At Matilija Nursery, gardening gurus cultivate a kaleidoscopic trove of native plants and blossoming bulbs. Varied selections of eco-friendly sprouts tout California roots and come outfitted in 1-gallon containers ($6–$8), 5-gallon containers ($20–$22), or petrified Kareem Abdul-Jabbar jerseys. Guide a self-deprecating terrace to a better self-image with a colorful medley of re-blooming bearded irises ($7–$9 for a 1-gal. container; $27.50 for a 5-gal. container). Or, add sundry splashes to existing displays with matilija poppies, manzanitas, and hummingbird sages, which allure their namesake and cleverly masked mockingbirds alike. In addition to its standard selection, Matilija Nursery also grows and hybridizes Pacific Coast irises in its emporium, which is located in Moorpark, an agricultural section of Ventura County.
Matilija Nursery yields seasonal crops of plants native to the Golden State and farther-flung environs—a stroll through the nursery’s rolling fields reveals such nonindigenous offerings as bearded irises that bloom in both spring and fall. Though the nursery has supplied Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties with flora since 1992, its in-house botanical specialists began to hybridize Pacific Coast irises only recently, and the resulting varieties have proven as colorful as a sailor's vocabulary. Befitting of those who work so close to the earth, the nursery’s staff supports eco-friendly practices and populates the gardens with noninvasive, low-water plants. Customers can browse an online plant-availability database that regularly features botanicals such as matilija poppies, manzanitas, and hummingbird sages capable of luring their hovering namesakes in for a long drink of nectar.
8225 Waters Rd.
Moorpark, California 93021Get Directions