California is one of the most diverse areas of the world. Within 5 hours or so of both nurseries you can drive to Death Valley or alpine tundra, ocean or conifer forest, vernal pools, alkali sinks, or grasslands. California is very diverse. Most of California gets no measurable rain from late April to November. This year we got almost all of the rain for the season in January. One month, that's it, and the native hillsides that are still intact look good. That makes many of our plants and animals unique.