Native Plant Nursery
You can increase the number of pollinators in your area by making conscience choices to include plants that provide essential habitat for bees, butterflies, moths, beetles, hummingbirds, and other pollinators. For Southern California gardens, the region is California Coastal Chaparral Forest and Shrub Province. View Guide to Pollinator Plants.
COMPOST FOR SALE
SHIPLEY’S OWN PREPARED ON SITE
$5 PER 1 CUBIC FOOT BAG
Compost is an appropriate top dressing for all plants, scrubs and trees, and potted plants Also used as a mild additive when planting.
$10 PER .7 CUBIC FOOT BAG
Earthworm casts are a ready-to-use fertilizer that can be used at a higher rate of application than compost, since nutrients are released at rates that growing plants prefer.
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CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANTS FOR SALE
Waterwise plants like succulents have interesting shapes, colors, textures and flowers which are a complement to the natives.
The planting season for native plants is from October through April depending on the seasonal rains. Get your plants in the ground and ready for the rains to get them established for blooming next spring.
Areas around the Interpretive Center are planted with natives and waterwise plants that do well in home gardens. Take time to wander the paths and observe the butterflies, hummingbirds and other wildlife that could be visiting your garden someday.
It’s a 75 mile round trip to Tree of Life Nursery for a large selection of CA native plants, but for LESS GAS AND TIME you can purchase TOL grown plants at SHIPLEY NATURE CENTER for comparable prices.
Send your plant specific request to firstname.lastname@example.org which Shipley will pick up with future orders for purchase. Info: 714-842-4772.