Home & Garden Digest – Sentinel of Santa Cruz


The California Native Plant Society is holding the sale

The Santa Cruz County Chapter of the California Native Plant Society’s annual Spring Plant Sale will be held in person at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum on Saturday. Only members of the California Native Plant Society are from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and the general public from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Over 100 native plant species are featured, many of which are new offerings to our chapter, including several Ceanothus, Ribes and Arctostaphylos cultivars. A selection of spring-flowering bulbs and annual wildflowers providing instant color and garden diversity for pollinators, plus many plants from our most popular genera: Iris, Erigeron, Diplacus, Artemisia, Achillea and Grindelia are also included. proposed.

For more information and to become a member, visit www.cruzcnps.org for plant selections and full list of offerings.


Gardeners Club to meet in person

Join the Santa Cruz County Gardeners Club for the first in-person meeting since the pandemic at 7 p.m. on April 14. The Gardeners Club is made up of gardeners living in Santa Cruz County, California. They share a love of plants and their culture. Bargain-priced plants are featured at the monthly plant sale. Gardeners of all levels and from all fields are welcome. Refreshments are served at monthly meetings, except during the Spring and Fall Plant Exchange and visitors are welcome. The Gardeners Club meets at Aptos Grange, 2555 Mar Vista, Aptos. For more information, visit thegardenersclub.org or call 831-475-0991.


The Bonsai Club organizes an outdoor bonsai sale

The Santa Cruz Bonsai Kai Club is hosting an outdoor bonsai sale and display from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 16 at Live Oak Grange Hall, 1900 17th Ave., Santa Cruz.
Club members sell bonsai trees, pre-bonsai materials, and other bonsai-related items. The event includes a small exhibition of some bonsai trees. Accepted payment methods are cash, check, Venmo, and credit card. There is a 3% service charge for digital payments. For everyone’s safety, masks are mandatory and social distancing of 6 feet is enforced. If you’re planning on buying a lot, you should consider bringing a small cart. Limited parking will be available in front of the barn. Otherwise, street parking is available on 17th Avenue. The Santa Cruz Bonsai Kai is a local community club. Dedicated to promoting and teaching bonsai as an art form, the Santa Cruz Bonsai Kai regularly hosts free virtual and in-person meetings open to everyone. For more information, visit santacruzbonsaikai.com or email [email protected]


Master Gardeners is hosting an online spring plant sale

UC’s Master Gardeners of Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties hold their annual Spring Plant Sale April 18-May 1. . Our spring collection includes several types of basil and culinary varieties of popular cooking herbs for recipes and summer teas. Drought-tolerant and water-friendly plants, such as California natives and succulents, will also be available in our online store, as well as annual and perennial pollinating plants to add biodiversity and attract beneficial insects. in your garden. Place your order online and schedule a pickup appointment at our greenhouse in Salinas. All funds benefit the all-volunteer UC Master Gardener Program, which offers a gardening helpline, events, and seasonal classes designed to educate our local home gardening community with research-based sustainable landscape practices.
For more information on selling plants, visit mbmg.ucanr.edu.


Common Roots Farm is looking for volunteers

The farm, at 310 Golf Club Drive, Santa Cruz, is an urban organic farm where people with and without disabilities grow healthy food and build community. For more information on volunteering, visit commonrootsfarm.org or email [email protected]


Succulent Society Hosts Spring Sale

The Monterey Bay Cactus and Succulent Society will hold its annual plant show and sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 23 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 24. There will be hundreds of varieties of cacti and succulents and vendors will be able to answer questions. Bring a box to carry your purchases. The place of sale is 124 Atkinson Lane, Watsonville. Visit mbsucculent.org for more information and to join the Society.


Santa Cruz Garden Exchange meets in April

Join local gardeners in giving and receiving free plants from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on April 23. All are encouraged to bring volunteers, seeds, bulbs, cuttings or anything else from your garden to donate. You don’t have to bring anything to receive. The exchange is located in the Live Oak Grange parking lot, 1900 17th Ave., Santa Cruz. For private exchanges anytime, join the Santa Cruz Garden Exchange Facebook group.


Sierra Azul organizes a pruning workshop

Jeff Rosendale of Sierra Azul Nursery will demonstrate his clever horticultural pruning method; tackle the job as a “factory barber” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 16 at 2660 E. Lake Ave., Watsonville. He will demonstrate with a variety of plants and trees including salvia, manzanita, protea, and more. To register, call 831-728-2532 during business hours.

The Garden Digest is compiled by Susan Salinger. To submit items for the calendar, including events, meetings, resources or anything garden related, email [email protected]

Comments are closed.