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Salivating Over Salvia? Premiere Plant Sale at UC Davis Arboretum on Saturday, April 6

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus  vosnesenskii, nectars on a spiked floral purple plant, Salvia indigo spires (Salvia farinacea x S. farinacea) at the Kate Frey Pollinator Garden at the Sonoma Cornerstone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Salivating over salvia? You can see, salivate--and purchase--salvias and more at the spring premiere plant sale sponsored by the UC Davis Arboretum...

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus  vosnesenskii, nectars on a spiked floral purple plant, Salvia indigo spires (Salvia farinacea x S. farinacea) at the Kate Frey Pollinator Garden at the Sonoma Cornerstone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, nectars on a spiked floral purple plant, Salvia indigo spires (Salvia farinacea x S. farinacea) at the Kate Frey Pollinator Garden at the Sonoma Cornerstone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, nectars on a spiked floral purple plant, Salvia indigo spires (Salvia farinacea x S. farinacea) at the Kate Frey Pollinator Garden at the Sonoma Cornerstone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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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...

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)

Drum Roll...First Bumble Bee of the Year!

Check out the pollen on this black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, nectaring on manzanita, as photographed by Kim Chacon, UC Davis doctoral candidate on Jan. 10.

We have a winner! Several UC Davis bumble bee enthusiasts--encouraged by native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp, UC Davis distinguished emeritus...

Check out the pollen on this black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, nectaring on manzanita, as photographed by Kim Chacon, UC Davis doctoral candidate on Jan. 10.
Check out the pollen on this black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, nectaring on manzanita, as photographed by Kim Chacon, UC Davis doctoral candidate on Jan. 10.

Check out the pollen on this black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, nectaring on manzanita, as photographed by Kim Chacon, UC Davis doctoral candidate on Jan. 10.

Black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, heads for a manzanita blossom in the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. (Photo by Kim Chacon)
Black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, heads for a manzanita blossom in the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. (Photo by Kim Chacon)

Black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, heads for a manzanita blossom in the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. (Photo by Kim Chacon)

Close-up of a Bombus melanopygus heading for a manzanita blossom. (Photo by Kim Chacon)
Close-up of a Bombus melanopygus heading for a manzanita blossom. (Photo by Kim Chacon)

Close-up of a Bombus melanopygus heading for a manzanita blossom. (Photo by Kim Chacon)

Native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp, distinguished emeritus professor of entomology, teaching at The Bee Course last August. (Photo by Kim Chacon)
Native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp, distinguished emeritus professor of entomology, teaching at The Bee Course last August. (Photo by Kim Chacon)

Native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp, distinguished emeritus professor of entomology, teaching at The Bee Course last August. (Photo by Kim Chacon)

Buy a Plant and the Pollinators Are Free!

An anise swallowtail, Papilio zelicaon, sets the scene in the Kate Frey Pollinator Garden at Sonoma Cornerstone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When you head over to a nursery, and see bees and butterflies and other pollinators foraging on the plants, that's a good sign. Buy the...

An anise swallowtail, Papilio zelicaon, sets the scene in the Kate Frey Pollinator Garden at Sonoma Cornerstone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
An anise swallowtail, Papilio zelicaon, sets the scene in the Kate Frey Pollinator Garden at Sonoma Cornerstone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An anise swallowtail, Papilio zelicaon, sets the scene in the Kate Frey Pollinator Garden at Sonoma Cornerstone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 5:11 PM

Hike It, Bike It, Sight-See It at UC Davis Arboretum--and Now, a Photo Contest!

A honey bee takes a liking to a red Japanese apricot, Prunus mume

You hike it, bike it, and sight-see it. You exercise the dog (and yourself), meet up with friends...and take images. That would be at the UC Davis...

A honey bee takes a liking to a red Japanese apricot, Prunus mume
A honey bee takes a liking to a red Japanese apricot, Prunus mume "Matsubara red," n the Storer Garden, UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. This blooms around January-February. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee takes a liking to a red Japanese apricot, Prunus mume "Matsubara red," n the Storer Garden, UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. This blooms around January-February. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee nectaring on an almond blossom at the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee nectaring on an almond blossom at the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee nectaring on an almond blossom at the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is Nature's Gallery, the work of the UC Davis Art and Science Fusion Program, headed by artist-entomologist Diane Ullman of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, and artist and UC Davis alumni Donna Billick. This work is located near the Storer Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is Nature's Gallery, the work of the UC Davis Art and Science Fusion Program, headed by artist-entomologist Diane Ullman of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, and artist and UC Davis alumni Donna Billick. This work is located near the Storer Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is Nature's Gallery, the work of the UC Davis Art and Science Fusion Program, headed by artist-entomologist Diane Ullman of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, and artist and UC Davis alumni Donna Billick. This work is located near the Storer Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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