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Three Native Beauties for Your Garden

written by: Lisa Van Cleef posted: March 25, 2010

March25

Looking for some native splendor for your garden? Take a look at California’s Douglas iris, our wild lilacs or a flannel bush.  All available at the big Annual Sale Friday April 30 and May 1.

California wild lilac

WIld lilac bloom by Eric Hunt

Why these natives?

These three hearty plants are easy to grow, produce spectacular blooms and pollinators love them–luring in the flying creatures that keep our gardens healthy.

California native irises

Iris douglasiana by Saxon Holt

Ceanothus come in a wide variety of forms from ground cover to small trees. The iris make a great groundcover producing swaths of color in the spring, and the Fremontodendron is a large, fast-growing shrub.   We’ll have a wide variety of these three, and thousands more, at the Big Sale.

Friday April, 30–5:00 – 8:00 pm. Members Only with memberships available that evening.

Saturday,  May 1, 10:00am-2:00 General public welcome

For more information on the sale check out:

http://www.sfbotanicalgarden.org/plant_sales/10-annual_plant_sale.htm

native flannel bush

Fremontodendron flowers by Eric Hunt ©

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