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.
Author: WOODY FREY, Professor emeritus, OH Department, CalPoly, San Luis Obispo. This article was first published in Pacific Horticulture and is reprinted here with permission. Six miles north of San Luis Obispo, California, up a winding road off Highway 101 at an...read more
The purpose of the SOD Blitz is to inform and educate the community about the disease and its effects, get locals involved in detecting the disease, and produce detailed local maps of disease distribution. The maps can then be used to identify those areas where the infestation may be mild enough to justify proactive management.read more
OCTOBER SEED EXCHANGE – Marti Rutherford There WILL be a seed exchange at our October meeting, and so we will need seeds. Many of our natives are just beginning to flower. But seed set has already occurred on some plants, such as manzanita. So keep your observational skills tuned and your collecting bags ready. Don’t forget the flowers that bloom in the summer and early fall.
NEW VEGETATION COMMITTEE BEING FORMED Are you interested in vegetation sampling? Do you have a favorite plant community, alliance or association? Then please contact Melissa Mooney, chair of the newly-enlivened Vegetation/Plant Communities committee of our SLO Chapter (email: email@example.com). We’ve been in touch with Julie Evens and Jennifer Buck of the State CNPS Vegetation Program, and will be coordinating with the folks in the East Bay Chapter who are doing similar work. First order of business will be to prioritize what communities need focus for possible assessment and mapping and lay out our goals. Serpentine communities? Morro manzanita maritime chaparral? Valley Oak Savanna? Get those ideas coming and lets do some sampling!
Wildflower Updates from our Community
OH MY GAWD! This is an exact quote from a CNPS member on seeing the super-bloom on the Carrizo Plain. Below is Marlin Harms’ picture of our ﬁeld trip. While national press has focussed on the wonderful color in the Temblors, there are great ﬂower displays on the west...
For those who want more in-depth wildflower updates, The Theodore Payne Foundation does a great job
Theodore Payne Wildflower Hotline
818-768-1802 extension 7
- 1717.April.MondayNo events
- 1818.April.Tuesday3740 Orcutt Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USAhttp://cnpsslo.org/event/growing-grounds-farm-plant-sale/3740 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
- 1919.April.WednesdayNo events
- 2020.April.Thursday6901 Capistrano Ave, Atascadero, CA 93422, USAhttp://cnpsslo.org/event/workshop-identifying-invasive-oak-pests-and-diseases-in-san-luis-obispo-county/6901 Capistrano Ave, Atascadero, CA 93422, USAApril 20, 2017 @ Atascadero Library 6555 Capistrano Ave, Atascadero, CA 93422**FREE Workshop & DPR CEU’s are applied for**Agenda:1:00 pm – 1:15 pm Check-In1:15 pm – 1:30 pm Welcome and Introductions Lauren Brown, California Native Plant Society, San Luis Obispo County1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Goldspotted Oak Borer: Life Cycle, Identification and Management Speaker: Kevin Turner and Kim Corella, Cal Fire2:15 pm – 3:00 pm Identification, Impact and Management of Shot Hole Borer Speaker: Akif Eskalen, University of California, Riverside3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Break3:15 pm – 4:00 pm Sudden Oak Death: Identification and Management Speaker: Kerri Frangioso, University of California, Davis4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Questions for speakers
- 2121.April.Friday9315 Pismo Ave, Atascadero, CA 93422, USAhttp://cnpsslo.org/event/atascadero-lake-native-garden-ribbon-cutting/9315 Pismo Ave, Atascadero, CA 93422, USA
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Special Guest Speaker: Penny Nyunt, daughter of Bert Wilson, owner of Las Pilitas Nursery
- 2222.April.Saturday9315 Pismo Ave, Atascadero, CA 93422, USAhttp://cnpsslo.org/event/atascadero-lake-native-garden-open-house/9315 Pismo Ave, Atascadero, CA 93422, USA
- 2323.April.Sunday927-999 Osage St, Nipomo, CA 93444, USAhttp://cnpsslo.org/event/nipomo-native-garden-spring-garden-tour/927-999 Osage St, Nipomo, CA 93444, USA
Nipomo Native Garden Spring Garden Tour offers a delightful afternoon of garden tours, talks, and a children’s program
1:30 Controlling Gophers in the Garden – Gopher biology, habits, hearsay
2:00 Using Drought Tolerant Native Plants in the Garden
3:00 Controlling Gophers again – a popular subject
Children’s Garden Program
Puppet making: All the fixings available to make your own puppet
Flower Pounding: Kids can make a lovely bookmark to take home
Kids can also enjoy the regular activities available in the Children’s Garden:- the sandbox, the wishing tree, hopscotch, and looking for insects and other critters in the Bug House.