Have you been to the Islands yet?

Well you don’t have to go far.  Just drop by Jeffrey Fontana Park at the corner of Meridian Avenue and Oakglen Way and you will see our beautiful 5 Islands display of native plants.  Stroll around the Islands, find a plant you like, check the name on the plant ID signs, head to your nursery, and add one to your yard.  Mother Nature will thank you.

Almaden Valley Nursery has a wonderful island displaying some of the plants they have available for sale.

Check out East Bay Wilds‘ Island:

Then there’s DGDG‘s Island:

And don’t forget PG&E‘s Island:

And last but not least, is the Presidents’ Island, so named for the past MFPA Presidents who we want to thank for their generous donations to make this island possible:

In fact we want to thank all these generous organizations for their contributions of either Plants or Monetary donations.  We couldn’t do it without you.


Come on out.  The Islands await you.


3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Patrick P. Pizzo on June 19, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    I just wanted to point out that most all of the plants were planted in Jan/Feb ’18. Most were one-gallon, although the Almaden Valley Nursery had some larger-container plants as a start. You can judge the amount of space needed for a ‘mature’ CA native plant from the many examples on the Islands. Too please note that many of these plants are evergreen, showing green and bright all year long. Too, just stop a while and watch the many butterflies, insects and birds that flitter around the native plants. These plants provide unique wildlife habitat that traditional nursery species do not. Our native wildlife know these plants and what they provide! Thanks for posting! pppizzo



  2. Posted by Tami Demayo on June 19, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    Yes, I’ve taken the tour, and enjoyed learning the names of all these native plants, some of which we’ll soon be using in our garden.



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