California Native Plants
No more California native plants will be set out for sale until the beginning of the next planting season. Succulent plants are still available.
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.
Please consider purchasing a plant for your garden and learn the value of natives while supporting Shipley Nature Center. We use contactless payments via card or app. Cash with exact change please.
Waterwise plants like succulents have interesting shapes, colors, textures and flowers which are a complement to the natives.
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.
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To Help You Plan, Prepare And Create Your New, Low-Maintenance, Garden Landscape And Hardscape Wonder. Please Remember Shipley Nature Center As Your Resource For California Native Plants And Organic Compost.
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.
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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.