Habitat Revolution

Sonoran Bumblebee on California Hedgenettle; Image: Marie Barnidge-McIntyre

Gardening with native plants is a revolution in thought and action—a way of being here now with the wonders of California’s biodiversity. When you garden with California native plants, you bring beauty, yes, but also you help everything. Insects and wildlife flourish; plants continue to thrive in their historic region; and air quality and soil improve. Individual actions do matter. Whether you’re a beginner or expert gardener, find out how you can make a difference!

I'm New to Native Plant Gardening

Native Gardening 101

Native Gardening 101

Roadrunner with Common fiddleneck (Amsinckia intermedia); Image: Tony Tubbs

Understanding Your Site

Understanding Your Site

Yard consultation; Image: Flora magazine

Find the Best Native Plants for Your Address

Find the Best Native Plants for Your Address

Monarch butterfly on Narrowleaf milkweed (Asclepias fascicularis); Image: David Bryant

Habitat Gardening

Habitat Gardening

Bees with California poppies (Eschscholzia californica); Image: Matthew Shepherd

Container Gardening

Container Gardening

Gardening tools; Image: Neslihan Gunaydin from Unsplash

I Have Some Experience with Native Plants

Plant Selection 101

Plant Selection 101

Native plants for sale; Image: Amina Sharma

Maximizing Habitat

Maximizing Habitat

Cedar Waxwing on Toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia); Image: Kim Moore

Pruning Tips and Techniques

Pruning Tips and Techniques

White-crowned sparrow on Coyote bush (Baccharis pilularis); Image: Tony Tubbs

Watering 101

Watering 101

Image: Adobe

Garden Designs

Garden Designs

Image: Miridae Landscape Architecture and Construction

I'm an Expert Native Plant Gardener

Managing Pests

Managing Pests

Scantius aegyptius; Image: Brad Jenkins

Gardening for Birds

Gardening for Birds

Credit inaturalist Matthew Ferretti.

Seasonal Aesthetics for the Native Garden

Seasonal Aesthetics for the Native Garden

The Melissa Garden, California; Image: Kate Frey Design

Small Wonders: The Plight and Promise of California’s Native Bees

Small Wonders: The Plight and Promise of California’s Native Bees

Native bee on golden currant (Ribes aureum); Image: Charlotte Torgovitsky, Bob and Mieko Watkins

Native Plant Propagation

Native Plant Propagation

Gardener at work; Image: Tima Miroshnichenko from Pexels

Put Calscape to Work for You

Do you know that California native plants are necessary to the survival of native butterflies and moths? Now you can go to Calscape.org and type in any California address to see which butterfly and moth species are native to your location, and which native plants to grow for them. Calscape users can also select from over 1,300 butterfly and moth species to see which plants those species need to survive.

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Learning More

Chapter Plant Sales

Chapter Plant Sales

Rydberg’s penstemon (Penstemon rydbergii) at a CNPS North Coast chapter plant sale

Naturehood Webinars

Naturehood Webinars

Go Beyond Your Garden

Interested in supporting nature beyond your garden? Here are resources to guide you.

Homegrown<br />
National Park

Homegrown
National Park

Butterfly on Seacliff buckwheat (Eriogonum parvifolium); Image: Ann Dalkey
The Audubon Society

The Audubon Society

Annas Hummingbirds; Image: Bob Gunderson
Xerces Society

Xerces Society

Long horned bees on Cleveland sage (Salvia clevelandii); Image: Lesley Hamamoto
PowerInNature.org