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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Spruce Up Your Garden with Some Native Plants

The San Gabriel Mountains Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) will host its annual native plant sale on Saturday, November 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Eaton Canyon Nature Center, 1750 N. Altadena Drive, in Pasadena.

With the state of California experiencing one of the worst droughts in history, now is the time to add drought tolerant, yet beautiful, California native plants to your garden. A large variety of well-priced and unusual California native plants and wildflower seeds will be available at the CNPS plant sale at Eaton Canyon Nature Center. 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. CNPS members receive a discount; memberships are available at the sale. For more information please visit

The assortment of natives meet the needs of those with large open spaces, those looking for pretty flowering plants to fill a few patio containers, and everyone in between. Volunteers with experience growing natives are happy to discuss your individual needs and help you select the perfect plants for your garden. With many cities and water companies offering rebates for lawn removal (cash-for-grass programs), it is the perfect time to buy plants at the CNPS- San Gabriel Mountains Chapter native plant sale.

CNPS is a statewide non-profit organization of amateurs and professionals with a common interest in California’s native plants. The mission of CNPS is to increase understanding and appreciation of California’s native plants, and to conserve them and their natural habitats through education, science, horticulture, and advocacy.

For more information, contact California Native Plant Society, San Gabriel Mountains Chapter located at 1750 N. Altadena Drive, Pasadena or visit


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