Ukiah to Lyon's Valley
- Purdy's lily garden is in Lyon's Valley on the summit of the range towards Clear Lake, in Lake Co, just over the line. He says it is the finest soil in the world for lilies; keeps loose and moist without cult., all necessary to to keep weeds out. Here are Lilies [?], Humboldtii, Pardalinum, Parryi, by the thousands. Burbank's hybrids, 25 or 30, of them are being tried out here. Until recently the world knew but 6 or 7 lily hybrids all told. All of his small bulbs (Calochortus) have been transferred to the canon just above the head of Mill Creek 3/4 of a mile. Here are terraces in the bottom of the canon built up by the lime in the water, forming deposits which have made abrupt walls in the canon bed at intervals. He is making use of these natural flats. And in addition to bulbs will have the native ferns, and specimens of the forest trees.
July 2, 1903.
- Mr. Purdy tells me of a case of Dogwood burned over by fire early in the season. It flowered in the fall and continued to flower in the fall year after year.
-Arctostaphylos Stanfordiana does not stump sprout acc. to Purdy.
- "There is a Juniper in Scott Valley by the road between Lakeport and Upper Lake; there are said to be more on Scott Creek further up but I have not seen them." -- Purdy.
- Black Oaks here were burned over by fire just as they were shooting in the spring -- they came out in June again with shoots which for brilliancy of coloring surpassed far the best spring effects.