The Water Conservation Garden's annual fall plant sale offers the region's widest selection of drought-tolerant plants. Courtesy of the Water Conservation Garden
The Water Conservation Garden’s annual fall plant sale offers the region’s widest selection of drought-tolerant plants. Courtesy of the Water Conservation Garden

The nonprofit Water Conservation Garden in El Cajon is hosting its annual fall plant sale on Saturday with the most diverse selection drought-tolerant of species in San Diego.

Retailers and growers will sell shrubs, trees, perennials, succulents and more, making the event one-stop shopping for fall and winter gardening essentials.

Plants started during the mild San Diego fall planting season will reward gardeners with strong root systems by the spring, something that will be particularly important with this year’s upcoming El Nino.

“Ask the Experts” booths will be open throughout the day offering advise on making compost, growing cool-season vegetables, drought-tolerant gardening and tree care.

Water agencies will distribute information on rebate programs that assist homeowners in converting their landscapes to be more water-wise.

Visitors can schedule a private, 20-minute landscape design consultation for $20. Reservations can be made by calling 619-660-0614 and choosing extension 10.

The sale takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 7. Admission is $3 for the general public. Garden members and children 12 and younger are free.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.