Los Angeles/Santa Monica Mountains Chapter of the California Native Plant Society

The Los Angeles/Santa Monica Mountains Chapter of the California Native Plant Society  is pleased to present the following public program at

7:30  pm, Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Sepulveda Garden Center

16633 Magnolia Boulevard, Encino, CA

(just west of the intersection of Hayvenhurst and Magnolia)

Program: Maintenance Manuals for Residential Native Plant Gardens


Ellen Mackey is a Senior Ecologist who edited the Los Angeles River Landscaping Guidelines and Plant Palettes (2004), co-authored the Care and Maintenance of Southern California Native Plant Gardens (2006), co-authored the Old Marengo Park Maintenance Manual, and the Elmer Avenue Maintenance Manuals. She leads the Native Seed Resources Coalition, creating a reliable supply of locally native plants for local landscaping projects. Her front yard native plant landscaping is certified by the National Wildlife Federation’s Wildlife Habitat Program.


After the dust clears from removing your lawn and replacing it with native plants, you need a long-term care plan to keep your garden healthy and happy for years into the future. Ellen Mackey will review the process and resources needed to create manuals tailor-made for your garden. Before all the notes and maps on irrigation, storm water provisions, lists of useful information on native plants and common weeds invading the garden are lost, assemble a maintenance manual and include a month-by-month care schedule. Your garden will grow in beauty!

Books for sale on California plants!
Free refreshments!
Free handouts!

Visit the LASMMNPS Web Site for more information!