DesertStrawHouse Native Plant Nursery
Your plant resource for wildlife habitats in the Palm Springs area
Location: 16300 Bennett Road, Sky Valley, CA 92241
Summer Hours: The nursery will reopen on September 28th when our planting season resumes.
Hours: Thursday 12:00pm-5:00pm
We serve the Coachella Valley and other desert areas in California, including: Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Desert Hot Springs, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, Indian Wells, Indio, Bermuda Dunes, Morongo Valley, Joshua Tree, and Yucca Valley.
What Kind of Plants Do We Sell?
We specialize in plants for wildlife habitats. This means giving wildlife a place to rest and nest, food to eat, a place to breed and raise their young as well as cover to travel safely from predators. Our focus is on plants that are native to our local desert and deserts like ours.
Are you interested in vegetables? We've got you covered too!
Does the desert's vegetable growing season confuse you? When do we start planting? What can we grow?
After 30 years of growing vegetables here in the valley, we've developed a month-by-month planting schedule with tips. We are constantly experimenting and updating the schedule as the environment changes and we learn new things.
Lisha Astorga has been gardening in the Coachella Valley for over thirty years. She specializes in native landscapes, wildlife habitats, vegetable gardens, and sustainable practices.
Previously she sat on the Board of Directors of the Desert Horticultural Society as the Special Events Coordinator and was responsible for coordinating the group’s Annual Garden Tours, Community Days, and other events.
She’s led turf conversion and landscape revitalization projects with the Desert Horticultural Society and Palm Springs Unified School District. As well as converting over 2000 sq ft of turf in her own backyard into a pollinator garden without using any chemicals.
For twelve years she was the Garden Coordinator at Palm Springs High School teaching sustainable gardening.