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2017 Wildflower Show &

  Native Plant Sale

Same great event; *****new location******

Jefferson Community Center, 1000 B St., Eureka

May 5, Friday, 1-5 p.m. Show only, no sale.

May 6, Saturday,10 a.m.-5 p.m. Show and sale.

May 7, Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Show and sale.

The show features hundreds of fresh, wild flowers from our area for viewing, smelling, and study, while the sale offers hundreds of native plant species, most local, in pots for purchase.

We are excited about developing our event in its new home. Join us! If you want to help put on the wildflower show, contact Carol Ralph (707-822-2015;  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). If you want to help the plant sale, contact Chris Beresford (707-826-0259;  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .)

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Spring Plant Sale features

Native plants can bring interest and color into gardens large or small, or even in pots on the deck, while also providing homes and food for native insects and birds, food for you, and year-round connection to our natural environment. Properly chosen and sited they can also lower your water use and gardening time.

 This year's sale offers 17 species of annuals, for color in sunny spots and six perennial, evergreen species from the saxifrage family, for filling shady spaces with foliage and dainty flowers.   Many perennials will be available, from the favorite Red Columbine to the less familiar Coast Angelica. California Pitcher Plant, propagated from a captive source, will be sure to catch attention.

 Native bulbs, mostly offered by Beresford Bulbs, will be in profusion. Most of these are edible, as well as producing gorgeous flowers. From the brodiaea group there will be four purple-flowered species, one yellow-flowered, and Firecracker Flower. For diversity from early season to late there will be four species of fawn lilies, two of fritillaria, Pussy Ears, Western Trillium, Brook Wakerobin, and the less-known, easy-growing White Rush-lily. For total excitement there will be five kinds of large lilies, the most familiar being Leopard Lily.

 Trees, shrubs, ferns, and grasses in diverse shapes, sizes, and textures will offer the gardener abundant possibilities for creating a native landscape.

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A plant list for the Spring 2017 sale is here.  (You will need Adobe Reader.) The list doesn't include all of the plants that will be brought by three local nurseries--Samara Restoration Nursery, Lost Foods Native Plant Nursery, Beresford's Bulbs and Mattole Restoration Council.

CNPS thanks Mad River Gardens and Royal Gold for their donations of pallets of potting soil. 
   

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Directions to the CNPS Nursery

The CNPS nursery is on the property of the Jacoby Creek Land Trust's Kokte Ranch, 2182 Old Arcata Rd. We are not open to the public, but you can contact Chris Beresford at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 707-826-0259 to see about arranging a time to visit our nursery and what plants we might still have available.

Directions:
Jacoby Creek Land Trust is on Old Arcata Rd between Jacoby Creek Rd and Graham Rd., at a sign by a blue house, opposite a mail box on a 15-ft-tall pole. The sign says "Kokte Ranch .Jacoby Creek Land Trust. Humboldt Wildlife Care Center.."  The driveway is dirt.

From Arcata follow Old Arcata Rd south (toward Eureka) from Sunny Brae, past Jacoby Creek Rd, watching on the left for the blue house. Turn left in there.
From Eureka get on Old Arcata Rd from Myrtle Ave or from Bayside Cutoff.; Go north (toward Arcata) past Graham Rd on the right. Turn right in the dirt driveway by the sign and grey house.

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" PLANT PROPOGATION PROGRAM AND NURSERY NEEDS  VOLUNTEERS"

...to help propagate and grow native plants for our plant sales.

The nursery volunteers work every Wednesday from 10 - 1 at the nursery site, other days as needed.  For those who can, we meet at the Bayside Grange at 9:55 to carpool over to the nursery site. For volunteers who can not work the entire time, they can drive over and park on site. On our workdays at the nursery we work on starting new plants from seeds or cuttings, transplant seedlings into larger containers, wash and sterilize all containers that we put the plant starts in, clean up the nursery site, trim and weed the plants, water and feed plants, as well as other activities to get ready for the upcoming sales.  To help out, contact Chris Beresford as below.

The Chapter is always working on increasing the number of species of plants that we grow for our plant sales. With it being fall, volunteers are needed to collect seed in the wild for the nursery crew to propagate and grow.  If you can provide collected seed, please clean it, indicate where and when you collected it and either drop it off at the nursery location at our during our work time, or contact Chris as below.

We have also been doing dig and divides from community members established landscapes and potting up seedlings or divisions from those landscapes that we obtain for later sales. If you have a landscape that can provide such plants, contact Chris.

If you have time to volunteer to help start seeds, to transplant seedlings or help wash & sterlize 4" or 1-gallon pots, you can contribute to our chapter's biggest fund-raisers. To help out contact Chris Beresford, Nursery Manager, at 707 826-0259 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



Plant Sales

The Chapter has plant sales twice a year, one in May held in conjunction with the Spring Wildflower Show and the other in the fall at our nursery site.

At our sales you can get your native shrubs, trees, perennials, bulbs, grasses and ferns - suitable for a wide variety of natural and human habitats. Buy only one plant or fill up your pickup.

Experienced growers, gardeners and botanists will be on hand to assist you in choosing plants to meet your gardening/landscaping needs and to help answer your questions. We have reference books available for use and educational materials on hand to further assist gardeners who want to incorporate native plants into their landscapes.

Bring the beauty of Humboldt's forests, meadows and dunes to your garden as well as other California native species! All proceeds benefit the North Coast Chapter. For more information contact Chris Beresford 707 826-0259 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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