Three things to do during Native Plant Week/Earth Day!

  1. Clear 10-15 sq ft of garden space and dedicate it to native butterflies! 10-15 sq ft will end up being 2-3 of the plants listed here, any of these native plants will do the trick for the inland gardener: Buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum), Sage (Black, Cleveland or White Sage, Salvia sp.), Bladderpod (Peritoma arborea), Narrowleaf Milkweed (Asclepias fascicularis)
  2. Take a native plant field trip. Picnic at Caroline Park (Redlands), visit Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden (http://www.rsabg.org/visit) or pick a trail to hike in our local mountains!  (Crafton Hills Open Space Conservancy has some easy to get to trails and for wee hikers and adults alike the Oak Glen Preserve nature trail at Los Rios Rancho is great!)
  3. Learn a little bit about your local plants. The next time you are out on a trail or walking along a natively planted bike trail you can feel that sense knowing where you come from when you id your local natives!  Share the info with your friends 🙂  Visit calflora’s What grows here site:  What Grows Here, CalFlora.  Zoom into your area and click search, then scroll through the pictures and see if any look familiar.  20170420_062716
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