Late autumn through winter is the best time of year to plant in Southern California, especially if you are adding climate-appropriate and beautiful California native plants. The San Gabriel Mountains Chapter of California Native Plant Society (our local chapter) is holding its annual sale on November 4, 2017 from 9 am – 2pm at Eaton Canyon Nature Center in Pasadena.
You will not find these plants at big-box stores! Appropriate for gardens in the Los Angeles Basin, these beautiful native plants provide good habitat, and are attractive to birds, butterflies and hummingbirds. Knowledgeable chapter members will be on hand to answer questions and offer recommendations.
You do not have to be a member of CNPS to shop, though members receive a discount; memberships are available at the sale. For more information please visit https://cnps-sgm.org/.
If you are looking for…
To further whet your appetite, I have compiled lists* of plants in our sale that meet your needs and fulfill your desires. For example, are you looking for plants that attract hummingbirds? Click here for plants for hummingbirds. Do you want a moonlit garden, full of white flowers that reflect moon light? Click here for plants with white flowers. You need plants for the difficult shade garden? Click here for plants for shade gardens. Are you really serious about saving water in the garden? This list includes plants that need full sun but very little water. Is your idea of spring a garden full of pretty flowers in shades of purple, pink, lavender and blue? Then click here for natives with pastel-colored flowers. What about a hot garden with yellow, orange and red flowers? Click here for hot colors.
*The plants are organized by form (tree, shrub, groundcover, vine, perennial, succulent), and then alphabetized by botanical name.
South Pasadena Plant Rebate
There is even more great news. The city of South Pasadena is offering rebates, up to $400, for drought tolerant plants! The California native plants in our sale are drought tolerant. Contact the city (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information. Check your own city to find out whether your plant purchases are eligible for rebates
Check out these beauties and then I’ll see you at the sale!