The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden ushers in the fall planting sale at 12 p.m. on Oct. 3 with its annual Fall Native Plant Sale featuring thousands of native plants for sale and information.
"California native plants like to be in the soil in the fall, in time for our rainy season," according to Bruce Reed, horticulturist at the garden. "By next March, while others are just getting pots into the ground, the manzanita and humingbird sage you plant now will be filling your garden with color and wildlife."
Added Steve Windhager, executive director of the garden: "Native plants are easy to grow if you chose the right plants for your soil, water and sun conditions."
The sale continues daily through Nov. 1. For more information call 682-4726 or visit www.sbbg.org.