August 19, Saturday, 9:00am meet
Bristlecone Chapter Field Trip: Glass Meadow
Leaders: Julie Anne Hopkins and Sue Weis
Glass Creek Meadow is a beautiful spot about 1 1/2 to 2 miles west of Obsidian Dome. We should see lovely summer meadow flowers, a few Mono Lake lupines in sandy open spots among the pines, and some riparian flowers along Glass Creek, including Lewis' monkeyflower. The hike is sandy and uphill.
Meet at the parking area next to 395 at 9:00 am and we will carpool from there.
Bring lunch, water, hat, sunscreen and insect repellent.
This is the largest native plant sale of the year, and this year, we can accept credit cards! A wonderful array of native plants is offered every year. A variety of flowers, shrubs, and trees adapted to our area will be for sale. Here's an updated plant list showing what and how many of each plant will be available at the sale, as of 7/7/2017. This list will continue be updated up until the sale. New plants this year are Penstemon rostriflorus(scarlet penstemon) and Eriastrum densifolium (heavenly blue). I didn't have any luck germinating Eriogonum fasciculatum or E. umbulatum so there won't be any of those at the sale.
Julie Fontaine will be at the sale with her magical compost tea. If you have your garden ready for your new plants when you come to the sale, adding the tea will really help the plants take root. As a reward for people keeping up their membership this year, people with current membership cards (remember to bring them) will be able to buy plants starting at 8 am. If you need to start a membership or renew one, then you can do that at 8 am as well.
Prices: Plant prices are $5.00 for small tree pots, $8.00 for gallon pots, and $10 for large tree pots. If you have any of the black plastic pots from last year’s sale we would love to recycle them for you.
Proceeds from the annual native plant sales provide funding for our Mary DeDecker Botanical Grants. The grant program is a fitting way to remember Mary DeDecker’s many contributions to the people and plants of the Eastern Sierra.