Go green and save money at the same time by introducing California native plants into your garden. Naturally adapted to the local soil and climate, native plants thrive without amendments, fertilizers, or pesticides, and offer incomparable habitat value. Discover the possibilities at the Native Plant Sale at Hidden Villa Ranch in Los Altos Hills on Saturday, October 20, 2012, from 10 am to 3 pm.
Choose from scores of species of hard-to-find native plants, including a multitude of Mimulus, Ceanothus, Salvia, Iris, grasses, shrubs and many more. Fall is an excellent time to plant, when the summer heat has dissipated and rain is just around the corner. Come spring, you will be rewarded with a stunning display of native flowers.
Speak with seasoned gardeners about water-wise alternatives to a lawn, including native perennials, shrubs, wildflowers, and grasses. Attend a free class on “Success with Native Plants for Beginners” by Kevin Bryant from 1-2 pm. Browse and purchase books, posters, and note cards featuring native plants. Acterra will also be selling native plants to help fund their environmental and stewardship programs.
Organized by the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS). The non-profit, all-volunteer CNPS Nursery opens to the public only two times a year; once in the spring and again in the fall. Proceeds fund chapter activities such as Gardening with Natives, field trips, conservation, and education, as well as the Trust for Hidden Villa.
Hidden Villa Ranch is located 2 miles west of the I-280 Moody/El Monte Road exit. Signs will be posted to direct you to the native plant sale. Parking is free. Come early for the best selection; bring boxes for your plant purchases. Cash or check only, no credit cards.