In Southern California we follow seasonal patterns slightly differently from the rest of the nations’ pumpkin latte, back to school and football season starting on September 1. Like many things Californian, we do it a little different here and our weather patterns bring us our most intense heat waves during our “Indian Summer” in through late September when we hit the Autumnal equinox. We do not benefit from the consistent cool relief of Autumn weather until we squarely hit mid-October.
Though possible to plant native plants year-round... fact is that everything about planting and establishing our tough adapted-to-dry-summer natives gets much easier once the weather truly cools off. This is why we deem October the start of our true "Planting Season" when water and initial care of your new native plants becomes a piece of cake!
To celebrate, we have lots of planting and replacing lawn events lined up for this planting season, we hope you will join us!
October 25, 2014 - Hours 9am - 4pm
OC Chapter of The California Native Plant Society Member Appreciation Day!
9:30am-3:00pm - Four Workshops Throughout The Day
Speakers: CNPS Experts, see details below
Join the Orange County Chapter of the California Native Plant Society to celebrate membership to this vibrant organization. Members will be at the nursery sharing their extensive garden knowledge and experience to help you shop for the appropriate plants for your landscape. Free plant or seed packet to all current members with your purchase and CNPS members always receive 10% off of plants. Come meet the members, get some great plant advice and learn about upcoming hikes, events and conservation efforts!
9:30 Rama Nayeri - Tips and Tricks for Turf Removal Rebates
10:15 Leon Baginski* - Butterfly Habitat Garden Plants and Butterfly Behavior
*New speaker: updated 10/22/14
11:30 Brad Jenkins - Goldilocks Plants that are Just Right for your Native Plant Garden
2:00 Dan Songster - Native Plants Suitable for Clay Soils
The Replace Your Lawn Four Part Series will be presented on Saturdays in November!!!