A shocking truth (well, probably not for you gardeners): Palm trees are NOT native to Los Angeles. Though a prominent symbol of Hollywood, these tropical trees are now doing a vanishing act. The next stars on landscape stage: true natives. And becoming an active audience member is easy—The Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants is hosting its annual Fall Festival and Plant Sale over two weekends, October 8 and 9 and October 15 and 16 at the Theodore Payne Nursery in Sun Valley. Both members and non-members looking to revamp their gardens while reducing water consumption will receive discounts on many plants and seeds indigenous to the Golden State. Offering more than 500 native plant species, the 50-year-old Theodore Payne Foundation dedicates itself to promoting the restoration and preservation of the landscape and habitats native to California. It’s no longer a one-man show, now that palm trees are out and natives are in.
Theodore Payne Foundation Fall Festival
October 8 – 9 & 15 – 16, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Theodore Payne Nursery
10459 Tuxford St., Sun Valley