Take a look into the shady regions of your yard. Don’t you think it’s time to spice up the exterior of your home with a couple of new plants? The San Francisco Botanical Gardens is proud to announce their August Plant Sale for just this reason – helping locals revamp their outdoor spaces. On Saturday, August 8, 2009, come browse a large selection of shade plants ready for a yard to call their own – from 10am to 1pm.

The sale will include unique plants, including a fascinating species of impatiens, mite-resistant fuchsias, and a colorful collection of hydrangeas. How about choosing delightful ground covers, such as native ginger and oxalis? All the plants on sale are suitable for Bay Area gardens and have the Botanical Garden’s seal of approval – propagated from their very own assortment.

Need help selecting plants? Just ask one of the nursery volunteers at the event, who are there to lend a helping hand and offer advice. Enter Golden Gate Park at 9th Avenue and Lincoln Way and follow the signs marked ‘Plant Sale’ to reach the nursery. For more information, contact 415-661-1316 or www.sfbotanicalgarden.org.