Dedicated to the preservation of California's native plants
The mission of the California Native Plant Society is to increase understanding and appreciation of California’s native plants and to conserve them and their natural habitats through education, science, advocacy, horticulture and land stewardship.
INVASIVE SPECIES REPORT by Mark Skinner | Conicosia pugioniformis Narrow leaf iceplant. Conicosia is in the Aizoaceae family. It is a succulent perennial with a crowded basal rosette of smooth, bright green, upright, linear leaves. Clustered with the leaves are stems with brilliant yellow flowers.read more
With the Fall season almost upon us it’s time to start planning on preparation for the Winter season. The most important item on the list is weed control. By applying mulch now you will save lot of labor in the future (next Spring & Summer).read more
We are still awaiting the Draft EIR for the Froom Ranch development at Highway 101 and Los Osos Valley Road. We are also watching very carefully the Trump Administration orders to BLM to examine the oil leasing potential of all of itsread more
Many visitors to the Carrizo Plain in 2018 were expecting to see the showy displays of wildflowers that earned the area the “Superbloom” designation in 2017…but they came away disappointed. So where did all the wildflowers go?read more
Saturday, November 3, 2018, 9am-2pm, Please join us at Pacific Beach High School, 11950 Los Osos Valley Road SLO (at the Target intersection)read more
by Marti Rutherford. You have probably wandered the nursery isles looking for the ever more popular native plants being sold. Do you ever consider how those plants have been propagated? Many, if not most, native plants in the nursery trade are propagated by cuttings. The nursery person knows what the plant will look like and behave likeread more
- 0505.October.Thursdayhttp://cnpsslo.org/event/chapter-meeting-tbd/SLO Vets Hall801 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA
The October meeting of the California Native Plants Society will take place on Thursday evening, October 5th, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the SLO Vets’ Hall, 801 Grand Ave. in San Luis Obispo.
The first half of the meeting will be devoted to a California native seed exchange. If you have an interest in planting native seeds and/or have native seeds to share with others, you are asked to come prepared to participate. During the meetings, seed traders will share their tips on how to plant the seeds and grow the plants, they brought to share.
The second half of the meeting will feature presentations by local members, reporting on botanical places of interest they visited during the summer. Join us for refreshments (please bring a dessert to share) and some exciting photographs and stories of forays into the wild. If you would like to present some of your tales of discovery out in nature, bring your photos in a viewable format to the meeting, on a thumb drive, or you can e-mail your photos to David Chipping (firstname.lastname@example.org), 24 hours before the meeting. Dave can also answer any questions about formatting your photos.
- 0707.October.Saturdayhttp://cnpsslo.org/event/nipomo-native-garden-plant-sale/Nipomo Native Garden927-999 Osage St, Nipomo, CA 93444, USA
NIPOMO NATIVE GARDEN FALL PLANT SALE
Saturday, October 7th, 9AM to 1 PM
Nipomo Native Garden Parking Lot on Osage. Take 101 to Tefft to Pomeroy, left on Camino Caballo. Right on Osage.
There will be a wide variety of landscaping plants, many drought tolerant grasses, shrubs, trees. Also –
- Tee Shirts & Caps
- Information and advice
- Great Plants – Great Prices
Plus Grand Opening of Little Free Library!
For more information 929-3589 or email@example.com
- 1717.October.Tuesdayhttp://cnpsslo.org/event/growing-grounds-farm-plant-sale-10-17/Growing Grounds Farm Wholesale Nursery3740 Orcutt Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA
Growing Grounds Farm is a non-profit wholesale nursery located in San Luis Obispo. Growing Grounds offers California natives, Mediterranean perennials, succulents, restoration and mitigation plants, a wide variety of grasses, and a selection of perennial herbs.
Growing Grounds Farm is a wholesale nursery and does not sell directly to the public except on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m
- 2222.October.Sundayhttp://cnpsslo.org/event/inaturalist-workshop/San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden3450 Dairy Creek Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405, USA
Sunday, Oct. 22nd, 2:00-4:00 pm, iNaturalist Workshop, San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden
Have you ever thought about keeping track of your own nature observations in an organized way so you could refer back to them? What if you could easily do that, as well as share your observations and photographs taken in nature, with a group of like-minded people online? Would you like to make meaningful contributions to scientific research? “Citizen science” is ordinary people contributing to scientific research and iNaturalist is the place to get started with any or all of the above.
Join us to discuss how to use the iNaturalist website and mobile applications, what the options are, and how to customize your iNaturalist account for your personal interests. This workshop, led by Damon Tighe and Bill Waycott, will be a combination of hands-on classroom and field work.
In preparation for the workshop, please sign up for an iNaturalist account online and create your profile. If you plan to use your mobile device(s), download and install the mobile app(s) on Android and IOS, prior to the workshop. After the classroom component, we will visit the garden to use iNaturalist in real-time. The SLO Botanical Garden is located in Chorro Regional Park, off of Hwy 1, across from Cuesta College and adjacent to the Dairy Creek Golf Course.