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Visit the website of the state organization of the California Native Plant Society to find out  about ways you can enjoy and protect our state’s native flora.

Native Here Nursery, Fall and Winter
2017-2018 Special Event Saturdays

September’s Manzanita Day introduced the season’s crop of Arctostaphylos species. Check our list of available plants on the website www.nativeherenursery.org.  Many shrubs, trees, perennials and grasses remain available year-round, on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

December 9, 10 am to 2 pm
Native Here Nursery Trees of the East Bay

Native Trees of the East Bay Day – December 9

 Have you been thinking about planting a local native tree?”   Now is a great time to do so.  Come and learn about our local native trees, some of which will be on special price sale at Native Here Nursery.

Look for oaks (Quercus spp.), madrone (Arbutus), redwood (Sequoia) and many other trees.  Trees that really need to get in the ground soon will on special price sale.

Charli Danielsen will talk at 11 am about our local native trees, criteria for selecting and caring for them.  Charli has a distinguished background with local native plants, having founded Native Here Nursery over twenty years ago.  She is past president of the board of directors of CNPS as well as a fellow of the organization.  And, Charli has served several times as president of the board of East Bay CNPS.

Come and bring your lunch to enjoy while listening to Charil’s talk, then continue shopping for plants!

Even if you are not looking to plant local native trees just now, we will be offering over 200 species of other local native plants for your delight, including a selection of manzanitas and ferns featured during our previous fall Special Events.  Also, our special half price sale on selected riparian and wetland plants continues

For more information and updates on our plant inventory please see: www.nativeherenursery.org

Native Here Nursery
101 Golf Course Drive
Tilden Park, Berkeley, 94708

January 20, 10 am to 2 pm
Native Here Nursery Grasslands Day

February 24, 10 am to 2 pm
Native Here Nursery Trillium Time


Bristly goldenaster (Heterotheca sessoliflora ssp. echioides.  Fossil Hill Trail, Fossil Hill, Walnut Creek. Photo by Delia Taylor.
Fern croziers.  Photo by Delia Taylor.
Lupinus seedlings. Photo by Delia Taylor.
Toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia). Photo by Delia Taylor.
Vine maple (Acer circinatum) with California fuchsia (Epilobium canum}. Photo by Delia Taylor.
California buckeye (Aesculus californica). Photo by Delia Taylor.

All of the above photos by Delia Taylor except the one taken on Fossil Hill in Walnut Creek are of plants from Native Here Nursery growing in a Berkeley garden.



Blooming—Showy milkweed (Ascelpias speciosa), Ithuriel’s spear (Triteleia laxa), naked buckwheat (Eriogonum nudum), gumplant (Grindelia sp.), Acmispon sp.
Other plants:  black sage (Salvia mellifera),California goldenrod  (Solidago velutina ssp. californica) in Berkeley parking strip . Photo by Delia Taylor.

Seep monkeyflower (Mimulus guttatus)).  Photo by Delia Taylor.

Hairy honeysuckle (Lonicera hispidula). Photo by Delia Taylor.

From time to time I shall suggest a page for the reader to check out, for no other reason than that I have enjoyed it and suspect that others will also. I would like to recommend Easy Hikes, a selection of do-it-yourself field trips chosen and described by Bill Hunt, a photographer and hiker who has long been active in our Chapter as well as state CNPS in positions of leadership.

Check out the Easy hikes page.

For questions and comments email the webmaster, Joe Willingham, at webmaster@ebcnps.org.