Montara coastal sage, goldenbush, and amethyst bluff purple sage, together with at least three different kinds of buckwheats in Pete Veilleux’s garden  Photo by Pete Veilleux, East Bay Wilds

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The TV and radio segments honoring the Skyline Gardens[Restoration Project [for winning the Jefferson Award] ran on KPIX Channel 5 TV and KCBS Radio.

Here’s the link to the TV piece (it’s about 2 minutes long):  http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2018/03/08/skyline-garden-project-restores-native-plants-to-east-bay-trail/  We’ve gotten tons of great feedback.
It’s also posted on the Skyline Gardens Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SkylineGardensEBCNPS/   If you are on Facebook, please consider sharing the story on your own timeline – it’s an easy way to get the word out.
Glen Schneider, project leader

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.

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