Joe stopping to check out dudleyas and sedum as he scrambles up a crag.

On our way to a gardening job in Sea Ranch, Joe and I took a secret trail to this dramatic outcropping of cliffs that hang over the Pacific Ocean. These rocks are dotted with lots of beautiful succulents, mostly dudleyas and sedums. These plants survive harsh conditions with hardly any nourishment. The north coast is home to many native wildflowers that are just now waking up. Since California native plants grow during the rainy season and go summer dormant, Fall is their Spring. Therefore, this is an excellent time to plant native plants and wildflower seeds.