Living in a drought-prone state is reason enough to garden with native plants. The natives need far less water and are more likely to survive the harsh blazing summers and chill winters of Northern California, which means a lush garden with less labor. At the annual Spring Wildflower Show and Native Plant Sale, experts from the California Native Plant Society will be available to point out which plants will attract butterflies, spread out as groundcover, lure hummingbirds or restore a barren landscape. The wildflower show, featuring nearly 200 flowering plants, is a good place to improve your identification skills. Impress your friends with your botanical savvy on your next hiking trip! Stop and smell the flowers on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Sierra College, West Entrance, Rocklin. Free admission. Call (530) 878-9116 for more information.