North Coast CNPS

Gardening with natives

 Welcome, gardeners, to the rewarding realm of native plant gardening.

By bringing local, native plants into your yard, you are extending the habitat available to native wildlife, mostly small, but some large too, getting to know intimately the natural world of our coast and mountains, and appreciating its beauty.  

We offer these documents to help:

 Restoring Nature, One Garden at a timeA review of our November program, a video of a lecture by Dr. Douglas Tallamy, professor of entomology at the University of Delaware. His lecture was the keynote address at the CNPS Conservation Conference last February in Los Angeles. f where to see native plants in gardens, where to buy native plants, where to learn about them, and who designs gardens using them.

Books Regarding Gardening with Native Plants. A three-page, annotated list compiled by chapter members

Northwest California natives tested in the Arcata-Eureka area A list compiled by chapter members of trees, shrubs, herbs, and ground-covers. We call it "Pete's plant list," although other members contributed. *** UPDATED July 2016 ***

Native Plants that Attract Hummingbirds

Native Shrubs and Small Trees that Attract Wildlife

"A lawn given over to native wildflowers may be the most All-American lawn of all." - Amy Stuart's garden column in the 7/25/02 North Coast Journal.

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 Our North Coast CNPS Gardening with Natives Group shares observations, questions, plants, and activity notices by e-mail through Yahoo!  It also is the way our Plant Sale Chairpeople communicate with the many people growing native plants for our sales, and the way the growers communicate with each other.    If you are interested, please join (no CNPS membership required) at  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NorthCoast_CNPS_Gardening  or write restorationgardener [at] yahoo.com.

 

 

 

 

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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