A constant stream of buyers took home around 800 plants Saturday during the Nipomo Native Garden annual fundraiser plant sale.
Plant lovers got to catch up with each other, and the California Native Plant Society had tables full of books for sale.
The knowledgeable and experienced volunteers of the Nipomo Native Garden displayed over 100 different varieties of plants with photos and care instructions for each plant.
Water and sunlight needs and mature plant size information was provided for plant buyers, and a big seller was a native milkweed which will bring Monarchs into your yard for an up-close view of their life cycle.
The 27-year-old Nipomo Native Garden also officially opened the pretty big “Little Library,” which is located in the Children’s Garden section of the 12-acre botanical garden. It’s stocked with books for all ages to borrow, trade, return and share in a small weatherproof building that’s always accessible.
The 12-acre facility is at Nipomo Regional Park land, but is operated completely by volunteers and is 100 percent self-funded. Monthly workdays provide maintenance, but visitors often pitch in on their own. Information is available at nipomonativegarden.org or 929-3589.