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Marin Fall Plant Sale

October 6 - October 10

Fall CNPS Plant Sale: Planting Time is Almost Here!

The Marin chapter is pleased to offer a 5-day fall plant sale with online ordering taking place October 6 through 10th, and order pickup in Greenbrae on Saturday October 15th.  We make an effort to focus on shrubs in the fall as this is the best time of year to get them in the ground. We hope there will be lots of winter rains to help them put down deep root systems to see them through our dry summers

Our plant propagator, Charlotte Torgovitsky at Home Ground Habitats is growing on a spectacular list of plants that we will be offering in October. Some of the many species that will available are elderberry, saltbush, sagebrush, coyote brush, spice bush, coffeeberry, tree mallow, hollyleaf cherry, Pacific ninebark, gooseberries and currants, button willow, snowberry, lemonadeberry, 7 varieties of ceanothus and 3 types of salvias. Included in the perennial category are milkweed, several buckwheats, wild honeysuckle, monkeyflowers, blue flax, foothill penstemon, bee plant, checkerbloom, fringe cups, Douglas Iris, gumplant, datura and beach aster. We will post a more complete list in September.

Some of these may not seem showy, but if you want to support native pollinators, look no further than our native shrubs. Many are key sources of food for pollinators. For example, gooseberries support as many as 69 different moths and butterflies; hollyleaf cherry as many as 117. Our native bees count on the early flowering of ceanothus shrubs for nourishment in late winter and a wide variety of pollinators will visit any buckwheat you plant.

Many of these plants are good choices if you are removing a fire-prone species and looking for recommendations on what to plant in its place. See the Plant Replacement List on our web site for a complete rundown of species we suggest using instead.

Image: Red Buckwheat is one of the many plants being grown for the fall sale!


October 6
October 10
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