Native Plant Sale – Fort Bragg, October 24

by AVA News Service, October 21, 2009

Plant a wild habitat with California’s own native plants. Saturday’s sale will be held at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden from 9am to 2pm and is sponsored by the California Native Plant Society.

Wildlife plants that provide food and shelter for birds, insects and mammals are included in the selec­tion of attractive woody plants, perennials, ferns, shade plants, grasses and wetland species.

Plants will be organized by type, with labels and informational signs. With helpful handouts and advice from native plant specialists, this sale is the place to begin or enhance your California wild garden.

Now, after the first fall rain is the best time for planting. Just imagine your landscape with purple sage, golden flowered flannel bush, blue blossom, scarlet columbine or hummingbird fuchsia! Many of these plants are well-suited for Mendocino County's inland areas.

Plant sale proceeds will benefit education and con­servation programs of the Dorothy King Young Chapter of the California Native Plant Society.

This event is getting quite popular, so customers are advised to get there early for the best selection. Please call 882-1655 or 964-4352 or for more informa­tion.

— Lori Hubbart

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