One of My Favorite Parts of Fall in Southern California: the California Native Plant Sale Oct 11 & 12 2008

I just got the postcard today!  Admission is free and this comes perfectly timed for Fall Planting Season.  This is a great place to find beautiful native plants for your area, even if you have dry shade, full blazing sun or live in a boggy canyon bottom.  Plus they always have great food, so I’m in.

They have very knowledgeable people there to get you all het up to go native,  posters, books, free classes and lots of plants and seeds from area nurseries.  It’s fun to meet the actual grower of your new plants and you are supporting a local area business.  I also get a lot of satisfaction from buying an endangered plant (from a certified grower) and then learning exactly how to take care of it in my exact garden so I too can save seeds and grow them out.  But wait there’s more:  you’ll get a free gift if you join the California Native Plant Society.

There are two free classes over the weekend:

Saturday October 11, 11:30 am Caring for Native Irises
Saturday October 11, 2:00 pm We Took Out The Lawn & You Can Too

Sunday October 12, 11:00 am 20 Year Native Garden Case History
Sunday October 12, 1:00 pm Attracting Birds & Butterflies in Your Garden

It’s at the Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd, in Encino between Balboa and Hayvenhurst.  It’s across from the public gardens on the other side of the freeway from Tapia Bros.

Find out more at the CNPS website.