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Oh, the Plants You'll See at the UC Davis Arboretum Plant Sale!

A pipevine swallowtail, Battus philenor, is like a bolt of blue. Here it heads for salvia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Who doesn't love that "bolt of blue," the pipevine swallowtail, Battus philenor? A black butterfly with iridescent blue hindwings, it's a frequent visitor to our garden, where it nectars on such plants as the butterfly bush, Buddleia davidii, ...

A pipevine swallowtail, Battus philenor, is like a bolt of blue. Here it heads for salvia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A pipevine swallowtail, Battus philenor, is like a bolt of blue. Here it heads for salvia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A pipevine swallowtail, Battus philenor, is like a bolt of blue. Here it heads for salvia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A pipevine swallowtail, Battus philenor, nectaring on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A pipevine swallowtail, Battus philenor, nectaring on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A pipevine swallowtail, Battus philenor, nectaring on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nursery manager Taylor Lewis holds a California Dutchman's pipevine, one of the plants available at the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden's plant sale on Saturday, March 9. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Nursery manager Taylor Lewis holds a California Dutchman's pipevine, one of the plants available at the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden's plant sale on Saturday, March 9. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nursery manager Taylor Lewis holds a California Dutchman's pipevine, one of the plants available at the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden's plant sale on Saturday, March 9. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Volunteer Mary Patterson gets plants ready for the big sale on Saturday, March 9. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Volunteer Mary Patterson gets plants ready for the big sale on Saturday, March 9. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Volunteer Mary Patterson gets plants ready for the big sale on Saturday, March 9. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Carts are all lined up--ready for customers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley  Garvey)
Carts are all lined up--ready for customers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Carts are all lined up--ready for customers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Admiring the Red Admiral

Red Admiral, Vanessa atalanta, basking on a daphne sign in the Storer Garden, UC Davis Arboretum and Public Gardens, on Jan. 28. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So, you're taking a winter walk through the Ruth Risdon Storer Garden, part of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Gardens. You're looking for the winter daphne, Daphne odora Aureomarginta. You see a daphne sign in the Storer Garden but what's that on the...

Red Admiral, Vanessa atalanta, basking on a daphne sign in the Storer Garden, UC Davis Arboretum and Public Gardens, on Jan. 28. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Red Admiral, Vanessa atalanta, basking on a daphne sign in the Storer Garden, UC Davis Arboretum and Public Gardens, on Jan. 28. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Red Admiral, Vanessa atalanta, basking on a daphne sign in the Storer Garden, UC Davis Arboretum and Public Gardens, on Jan. 28. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of the Red Admiral. It's looking a little tattered but it's the dead of winter, Jan. 28. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of the Red Admiral. It's looking a little tattered but it's the dead of winter, Jan. 28. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of the Red Admiral. It's looking a little tattered but it's the dead of winter, Jan. 28. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Side view of the Red Admiral. Shortly after this photo was taken, it fluttered away. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Side view of the Red Admiral. Shortly after this photo was taken, it fluttered away. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Side view of the Red Admiral. Shortly after this photo was taken, it fluttered away. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 3:03 PM

Plant 'em and They Will Come

A honey bee forages on a ceanothus (California lilac) in the UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In the movie, "Field of Dreams," an Iowa corn farmer hears a voice whispering "If you build it, he will come." Apparently thinking this is the voice of his father, the farmer plows under his corn and builds a baseball field. We are hearing a similar...

A honey bee forages on a ceanothus (California lilac) in the UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee forages on a ceanothus (California lilac) in the UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee forages on a ceanothus (California lilac) in the UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee takes a liking to white flowering quince in the White Garden, UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee takes a liking to white flowering quince in the White Garden, UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee takes a liking to white flowering quince in the White Garden, UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery will be the site of a Member Appreciation Sale on Saturday, March 12. Prospective members can join at the door. (Photo by  Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery will be the site of a Member Appreciation Sale on Saturday, March 12. Prospective members can join at the door. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery will be the site of a Member Appreciation Sale on Saturday, March 12. Prospective members can join at the door. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 5:11 PM

The Place to Be Oct. 24: UC Davis Arboretum Plant Sale

A newly released (Oct. 23) male monarch butterfly lands on a ginkgo tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So, you're looking for some host plants to attract butterflies, like monarchs and pipevine swallowtails? You're yearning to see monarch eggs, caterpillars and chrysalids on milkweed. Ditto for the pipevine swallowtails on their host plant, Dutchman's...

A newly released (Oct. 23) male monarch butterfly lands on a ginkgo tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A newly released (Oct. 23) male monarch butterfly lands on a ginkgo tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A newly released (Oct. 23) male monarch butterfly lands on a ginkgo tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Male monarch soaks up sunshine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Male monarch soaks up sunshine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Male monarch soaks up sunshine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This was the scene at a recent UC Davis Arboretum Plant Sale. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This was the scene at a recent UC Davis Arboretum Plant Sale. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This was the scene at a recent UC Davis Arboretum Plant Sale. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, October 23, 2015 at 4:09 PM

How's Your Front Yard Looking?

A Gulf Fritillary butterfly on purple lantana. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

How's your front yard looking? A little bit brown due to the drought? Thinking of replacing some of your plants with drought-tolerant ones? And hoping to attract some bees, butterflies and other wildlife? You're in luck. The UC Davis Arboretum is...

A Gulf Fritillary butterfly on purple lantana. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Gulf Fritillary butterfly on purple lantana. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary butterfly on purple lantana. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee on pink chaparral current. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee on pink chaparral current. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee on pink chaparral current. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sweat bees (Halictus ligatus) on goldenrod. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Sweat bees (Halictus ligatus) on goldenrod. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sweat bees (Halictus ligatus) on goldenrod. (as identified by Robbin Thorp of UC Davis)on goldenrod. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey

A syrphid fly, aka hover fly and flower fly, on Russian sage. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A syrphid fly, aka hover fly and flower fly, on Russian sage. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A syrphid fly, aka hover fly and flower fly, on Russian sage. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey

Posted on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 5:27 PM
Tags: current (1), goldenrod (2), goldenrod (2), lantana (9), plant sale (6), sage (8), UC Davis Arboretum (30)

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