The native plants of California offer low-maintenance, region-specific, and beautiful additions to (or replacements of) lawns, gardens, and landscaped spaces. All plants are locally grown in Solano County and are adapted to our local environment, so they require less water and maintenance. Native plants support local hummingbirds, butterflies, and beneficial insects. California’s insect pollinators can improve fruit set in your fruit and vegetable garden, while a variety of native insects and birds will keep your landscape free of mosquitoes and plant-eating bugs. California native plants also help provide habitat for many native wildlife and an important bridge to nearby wild areas. Restore California’s natural splendor.
Attract pollinators with Showy Milkweed and California Buckwheat, delight the senses with fragrant sages such as Amethyst Bluff and Pozo Blue, and give our mighty state grass, Purple needlegrass, a home in your yard. Add a pop of color with California Poppies and Foothill Penstemon.
On May 6, the California Native Plant Society Willis Linn Jepson Chapter is having a spring plant sale at The Heritage Presbyterian Church 1400 East Second Street, Benicia CA 94510. Sale is from 10 am to 2 pm.
The California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of our state’s native plants. The Willis Linn Jepson Chapter serves CNPS members residing in Solano County. The Vallejo Flood and Wastewater District sponsors CNPS by providing space and water for our nursery at wastewater treatment plant. The District also provides educational materials for CNPS outreach efforts when needed. Plants grown in the District nursery are sold to Solano County residents at native plant sales in the fall and spring. Revenue from plant sales are used to fund native plant conservation activities in Solano County. The nursery at the District continues to be upgraded to improve sanitation methods that will reduce the spreading of plant diseases through a new irrigation system, getting all plant materials off the ground onto tables, and improved practices. Become a member and receive CNPS quarterly publications and access to plant databases by joining on our website jepson.cnps.org. Get involved by volunteering at our Vallejo plant nursery by contacting Barbara, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date(s) - Sat, May 6, 2023
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Heritage Presbyterian Church
400 East Second St., Benicia
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