CALIFORNIA POPPY is back by popular demand at the sale. It is one of five easy-to-grow native plant seeds being offered. The seed packets make great stocking stuffers for children. Photo by Tripp Mikich
CHECKERBLOOM is a perennial favorite and easy to grow. Its soft pink flowers seem to shout, "Summer is here" when they start blooming, and in a good year, may bloom for several weeks. Photo by Tripp Mikich
EL DORADO CHAPTER of the California Native Plant Society President Rosemary Carey explains the value of planting in the fall to a shopper at the annual fall sale. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
SHANE ROMSOC from South Lake Tahoe rolls a cart full of plants he purchased at last year's Fall Native Plant Sale of the El Dorado Chapter of the California Native Plant Society. The sale this year is Saturday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of the El Dorado County Government Center, 330 Fair Lane in Placerville. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

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