El Dorado Native Plant Sale Returns With California-Friendly Blooms

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El Dorado Nature Center Native Plant Sale

The El Dorado Nature Center Native Plant Sale will take place October 27, 2012.

On Saturday, October 27, 2012 the El Dorado Nature Center will be brimming with California native plants for sale — just in time for outdoor fall planting. From 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., the annual Native Plant Sale will offer plants that are well suited to Southern California’s dry climate and require minimal watering once established.

From fragrant sages to show ceanothus, wildflower seeds to native trees, we will have just the right plants for your conservation-minded garden. Many of the plants also have fragrant foliage with brightly-colored flowers that are attractive to butterflies, hummingbirds and other local wildlife.

The native plant sale begins at 9:30 a.m., but members of Friends of El Dorado Nature Center can enter early to make pre-sale purchases beginning at 9 a.m. Memberships to the Friends of El Dorado Nature Center may be purchased at the event.

Be sure and come early for best selection. The Native Plant sale is a great chance to learn about the beauty and benefits of California native plants and then take some home to start your own garden habitat. There will also be gardening information, tips, books and unique gifts available.

After the plant sale, stick around and take a walk at the Nature Center. Since its inception, El Dorado Nature Center has been a refuge for both people and wildlife. The park and trails provide an opportunity to reconnect with nature’s rhythms and wildlife and escape from the concrete, steel, and asphalt that makes up the city.

A $7 vehicle entry fee will be credited toward all purchases of $75 or more. El Dorado Nature Center is located at 7550 E. Spring Street in Long Beach. For more information, call (562) 570-1745 or visit www.LBParks.org.

The El Dorado Nature Center’s annual California Native Plant Sale is sponsored by Partners of Parks. All proceeds go to support habitat restoration at the Nature Center.

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