Plant Sourcing

Ways to get a particular plant that you want for your habitat garden: 1. purchase from a reputable grower or commercial nursery; 2. grow the plants from seeds; or 3. clone or divide new plants from established plants. Read on for the pros and cons of each of these options.

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Marin CNPS Plant Sales

FOR: The Marin chapter of the California Native Plant Society offers an extensive array of native bulbs, annuals, perennials, shrubs and even sometimes trees at their April and October plant sales, held on the grounds of Falkirk Cultural Center in San Rafael. Home Ground supplies about a third of the plants each sale through their propagation activities. Check www.cnpsmarin.org for dates. Flowering plants for pollinators are the emphasis in spring; shrubs are the emphasis at the fall sale.