Spring 2019 Native Plant Sale!
The twice yearly plant sales hosted by the Napa Valley Chapter of the CNPS are the biggest botanical events of the year!
April 13th and 14th – 10am to 4pm
Skyline Park, 2201 Imola Ave, Napa CA, 94559
All current members receive 10% off during the entire sale!
Free admission to Skyline Park during the Sale
CNPS Members will have first access at our Members Only pre-sale. On Saturday, April 13th from 8:30 – 10:00 am. If you are a member of CNPS, bring your membership card to show your support. If you don’t have, or can’t find, your card, we will have a list of all current active members. If you are not a member, but would like to take advantage of the ‘first access,’ you may join when you arrive by completing a membership application.
Native plants will:
- Thrive without fertilizer or pesticides.
- Sustain our indigenous wildlife better than non-native plants by giving butterflies not only nectar, but a host plant for their caterpillars, and birds the right kinds of berries and insects at the right time of year.
- Improve air quality by removing and storing carbon deep in their extensive root systems.
- Allow you to retire your lawn mower and use less fossil fuel, if you use them to replace your lawn.
- Hold onto water if it is a deep rooted specimen, and actually help replenish the groundwater.
- Offer you a glorious display of color and life that reflects the seasons.
If you want just one or a whole garden’s assortment of native plants, this is your chance to choose from a wide variety. All specimens are labeled, and an expert or an experienced volunteer will be on hand to help you with your selections and to answer your questions. All proceeds benefit maintenance of the Martha Walker California Habitat Garden and the programs of CNPS.
Some of the plants you will find at the plant sale for a mix of beauty, fragrance, wildlife, and carbon sequestration: Evergreens, like Toyon (bluebirds love the berries), Ceanothus, or manzanita. Salvias provide pollen for native bees and nectar for hummingbirds and butterflies. Long-rooted native grasses sequester carbon deep in the soil while stabilizing banks. Snowberry is good for the oak understory.
For perennial color we will have yarrow, Mimulus (monkey flowers) in colors ranging from red to orange, Eriogonum (buckwheat), Heuchera (coral bells), California fuschia (for late summer and fall blooming), and Penstemon. We’ll have Matilija poppies that require no water at all during the summer and can be used to populate a hillside.
Let’s bring habitat-rich plants to all Napa Valley gardens!