The Alta Peak Chapter is having a Spring Online Plant Sale!
The Online Plant Sale will run from Thursday, March 10 through Friday, March 18.
The plant sale online link will go live on March 10 at 10 am.
Order plants at this Online Link.
Current CNPS Members will get 10% off plant purchases!
The plant list is sourcing native plants from four nurseries, all from Tulare County. There are 85 species on the list and 42 of them are propagated from our local natives! In addition, we have for the first time plants from specific places, such as the Kaweah River and Tule Rivers Watersheds, and Sequoia Riverlands Trust Preserves.
Plant pickup will be at the Dry Creek Preserve in Woodlake on Saturday, March 26 from 10 – 2. Details at checkout.
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This is Diplacus aurantiacus ssp. calycinus.
It will be available at the sale sourced from three different locations:
Kaweah R. and Tule R. watersheds, and from Dry Creek Preserve.
The Online Native Plant Sale will run from Saturday, September 18 at 10 am — Friday September 24 at 2 pm. We recommend that you shop early, as quantities are limited.
*The full plant list will not show up until Saturday when the sale is live.*
The website is now available for viewing, and you can view a pdf of our online plant sale list here that contains information about locally native plants. Use Calscape and Calflora to learn more about the plants on the list.
Because more than one CNPS chapter is having an online plant sale using this site, it may be somewhat confusing. See below for specific instructions about making purchases online.
Note: because of the fire in the National Park, our pickup site has been moved to Kaweah Oaks Preserve (east of Visalia on Highway 198). You will have an option at checkout to schedule a pickup inSpringville by special arrangement.
Instructions for purchasing plants
- Use this link to go to the website. That will get you to Alta Peak Chapter page, but if not, select Alta Peak in the left hand column. When you navigate in and out of the plant selections you may need to re-select Alta Peak.
- If you are looking specifically for locally sourced natives, refer to the plant sale list for that information.
- You will need to select a “store pickup location” the first time you put a plant in the cart. Select Kaweah Oaks Preserve.
- If more than one chapter is offering a species at the same time, choose an Alta Peak offering under “Select an option” before you add that item to your cart.
What’s New and Notable in this Year’s Sale
Please check out the following plants on our plant list. We’ve tried to have some important and interesting plants to offer. Use Calscape to learn more about almost all of our plants. Among them please note:
- It’s still changing but at last count we have 50 species of Local Locals: locally collected, local native plants. There’s a column in the list available here that’s labeled Local Native. If there’s an ‘X’ in that column, the plant is a local local:. There are others in the availability list that are native to our region, but if it wasn’t propagated from a plant growing in Tulare or King’s Counties, it won’t be in the Local Native column. We can give more exact locations for most of those plants if you need them.See below for an explanation of why local locals are important.
- We have Milkweeds! We’ve managed to pull together a list of three species of milkweeds. We have the local local Narrow Leaf Milkweed (Asclepias fascicularis), Woolypod Milkweed (Asclepias eriocarpa) that is local but not collected from here, and Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa) that grows in the mountains of Tulare County. All of these are appropriate to plant here, unlike the Tropical Milkweed that is not recommended.
- There are four species of local local oaks Valley, Blue, Interior Live, and Canyon, as well as California Sycamore listed under the genera Quercus and Platanus. Each of these trees can be awesome in the right setting. Note that there are big differences between them in speed of growth, water needs, and location suitablilty. It’s best to plant what grows in your area.
- California Fuchsia is listed under Epilobium rather than Zauschneria as you may have seen in the past. The local local species- Epilobium canum latifolium is a taller (3′) greener type than what you may be used to. There are many, many subspecies of this plant- a testimony to the adaptation that it has made to local environments.
- Our local local Bush (Sticky, Yellow) Monkeyflower is listed under Diplacus aurantiacus calycinus.
- Rock Buckwheat (Eriogonum saxatile), is a local local plant that would make a fabulous rock garden addition. It has striking sculptured, whitish leaves that form a mat on the ground, with the flowers held in a group on longish stalks well above the foliage.
Melica californica on River Ridge Ranch in Springvilla, © Barbara Brydolf
Presented by the Alta Peak Chapter of the California Native Plant Society
Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 9 am—2 pm
Three Rivers Arts Center
41763 North Fork Dr., Three Rivers, CA 93271
Bush lupine photo from Melanie Keeley
Because autumn is the best season to plant California native plants, we will once again be bringing to you a wide assortment of beautiful, hardy native plants! More than anyone, our chapter members realize that native plants succeed and thrive in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Well-chosen drought tolerant native plants are survivors, having adapted to this sometimes unforgiving climate. These plants fit both aesthetically as well as physiologically. Each bit of created habitat as well as protected wild lands provide critical food and shelter that sustains the varied wildlife dependent on it.
CNPS members receive a 10% discount on plants and 20% off book purchases. Join HERE.
Pre-Order Plant Sale Forms (for members only) and deposits are due September 14, 2019.
Send pre-orders with deposit to: Alta Peak CNPS, PO Box 217, Three Rivers, CA 93271.
Plant order pick up will be on the day of the plant sale—Saturday, October 5, 2019 after 9 am.
We appreciate your support!
*Please Note: Native plants will also be available for purchase at the Annual Foothills Festival on Saturday November 2nd at River Ridge Ranch in Springville.
Chapter Native Plant Sale
October 6, 2018 from 10-3 pm
Three Rivers Arts Center
Go east on Hwy 198 to Three Rivers, turn left at Anne Lang’s Emporium.
Look for the first building on the left on North Fork Drive.
Alta Peak Chapter is back again with its tremendously popular, annual fall plant sale.
Make sure to come early for the best selection.
Choose from over 100 different types of hard-to-find native plants!
While California’s native plants have graced gardens worldwide for over a century, few of the landscapes designed for our state’s gardens reflect the natural splendor for which California is famous. By gardening with native plants, you can bring the beauty of California into your own landscape while also receiving numerous benefits. In a garden environment, native plants do best with some attention and care, but require less water, fertilizer, pruning, less or no pesticide, and less time to maintain than do many common garden plants. The plant sale features high-quality native plants from Intermountain Nursery, which are better suited to the local climate than plants from the coastal nurseries.
Chapter members will receive a 10% discount on all plants and can pre-order plants.
Download plant pre-order form for members. • LINK HERE • Deadlne is September 22.
The chapter needs many volunteers to help with set-up on Friday at 10:30 am
and/or during the plant sale on Saturday from 10 – 3 pm.
If you wish to volunteer, please contact Melanie Keeley at 559-799-7438 for more information.
DIY Native Plant Landscape Design Clinic
Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 9-2 pm
College of the Sequoias in Visalia
presented by Melanie Keeley,
Native Plant Specialist, Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Parks
and Cathy Capone, former owner of Cal Natives Nursery in Porterville,
Alta Peak Chapter Horticulture Chair
More details and registration information • LINK HERE •
The Alta Peak Chapter will have its annual native plant sale on Saturday, October 4, 2014. The hours are from 9:30 to 3 pm, with a special early bird half hour for CNPS members only starting at 9 am. The plant sale will be held in the Three Rivers Arts Center on North Fork Drive. Heading east on Highway 198, turn left at North Fork Drive. Watch for plant sale sign right before Anne Lang’s Emporium. The Arts Center is the first building on the left.
CNPS members can pre-order plants with a 10% discount. Pre-order forms are due by September 22. Download order form HERE. Call Janet Fanning for order information at 559-561-3461.
photo © Cathy Capone