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Fall Native Plant Sale

  • November 13, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Benefits of Planting in the Fall:

In climates with extreme summer heat like ours, fall’s cooling air temperatures and warm soil are ideal for establishing new plants. Root systems can establish before winter, and they require less water than in the spring as the weather cools down. Although you won’t see a lot of stem and leaf growth in the fall, the plants are busy growing new roots. With the arrival of spring, the fall-planted garden is ready to burst forth with vigorous new growth and a profusion of flowers.80% of a plant’s root growth occurs in the late summer and fall months. Root growth continues slowly through the late fall and winter in our region. Better root growth increases the number of nutrients stored in the plant over the winter.

Compared to spring-planted plants, which suffer a period of transplant shock, plants installed in the fall grow rapidly in the spring—with both substantial root growth, and more vigorous top growth and flowering.

With a more established root system, fall-planted trees and shrubs are much better able to handle the harsh, drying winds of spring and the withering heat of summer. Make the most of the fall planting season!

Fall Planting For Waterwise Gardening

Fall planting is better from a water-use perspective:

  • As plants begin to go dormant in the fall, they use less water.
  • The soil is cooler in the fall, so it stores moisture better.
  • Watering is easier, because you have to water less frequently.

However, water is crucial during the fall and winter. Water regularly (in the early morning) through the fall months in the absence of rain, decreasing frequency as the daytime temperatures cool. From 2-4 weeks after planting, the plant should be rooted.

Once a plant is established, watering frequency can be reduced.

Mulching is also essential to successful fall planting. It keeps the plants from drying out, and makes it way easier to pull weeds!

Top five reasons to plant locally native plants in your garden!
  1. Native plants support local pollinators, birds, and other wildlife.
  2. Native plants are suited to our climate, so they need less water than most traditional landscape plants, and no fertilizer.
  3. California is a biodiversity hot spot, with many species found nowhere else in the world. Urban sprawl has destroyed much of our habitat, making our plant communities some of the world’s most depleted. Lets create habitat in our own yards!
  4. Native plants are beautiful!
  5. Help support the Environmental Nature Center!

Replacing water-consuming, high-maintenance, traditional landscapes and lawn with locally native plants can reduce the average homeowner’s water consumption by 60% according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Native plants help save our ecosystems and the bird and insect species that depend on them. Our gardens are fast becoming the last refuge for many wildlife species, such as songbirds, butterflies, bees, frogs and other beneficial creatures, that have lost habitat due to human development. In some cases, cultivated gardens that offer a rich diversity of native plants may offer more resources, such as foraging opportunities for birds and other wildlife, than surrounding degraded wild lands.

The California Native Plant Society is a great resource for more information: https://www.cnps.org/gardening/choosing-your-plants/native-planting-guides

So is CalScape: https://gardenplanner.calscape.org/

Species for Sale on November 13:

Achillea millefolium, Yarrow
Aesculus californica, California buckeye
Artemisia californica, California sagebrush
Ceanothus tomentosus, Wooly leaf ceanothus
Celtis reticulata, Hackberry
Comarostaphylis diversiloba, Summer holly
Dudleya edulis, Ladyfingers
Dudleya viscida, stickey dudleya
Encelia californica, California sunflower
Eriogonum fasciculatum, California buckwheat
Eriogonum gigantea, Queen Anne’s lace
Fragaria chiloensis, Beach strawberry
Fragaria vesca, Woodland strawberry
Heteromeles arbutifolia, Toyon
Lycium brevipes, Desert thorn (free to a good home)
Monardella Villosa, Coyote Mint
Penstemon spectabilis, Showy Penstemon
Peritoma arborea, Bladderpod
Prunus ilicifolia, Holly leaf cherry
Rhus Ovata, Sugar bush
Salix lasiolepis, Arroyo Willow
Salvia apiana, White sage
Salvia clevelandii, Cleveland sage
Salvia mellifera, Black sage
Stachys bullata, Hedge nettle

A Plant Sale

Achillea Millefolium
Amorpha fruticosa
Aristida purpurea
Artemisia californica
Asclepias eriocarpa
Asclepias fascicularis
Asclepias fascicularis
Asclepias fascicularis
Baccharis pilularis
Camissonia cheiranthifolia
Carex praegracilis
Cercocarpus betuloides
Comarostaphylis diversifolia
Dudleya cymosa
Dudleya edulis
Dudleya viscida
Eriogonum cinereum
Eriogonum giganteum
Eriophyllum confertiflorum
Eschscholzia californica
Heteromeles arbutifolia
Heuchera maxima
Hesperoyucca whipplei
Lycium brevipes
Malacothamnus fasciculatus
Malosma laurina
Monardella linoides
Prunus ilicifolia
Penstemon centranthifolius
Penstemon spectabilis
Peritoma arborea
Pycnanthemum californicum
Phacelia tanacetifolia
Rhus integrifolia
Rhus ovata
Ribes aureum
Ribes speciosum
Rubus ursinus
Salvia clevelandii
Salvia munzii
Sisyrinchium bellum
Symphoricarpos albus
Symphyotrichum chilense
Stachys bullata
Thalictrum fendleri
Xylococcus bicolor
Yucca schidigera


Venue Phone: 949-645-8489

Venue Website:

1601 E. 16th Street, Newport Beach, California, 92663

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