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Bay Laurel Garden Center specializes in California native plants and drought tolerant plants suitable for our area, the northern part of San Luis Obispo County. Browse through our extensive stock of quality plants. We are happy to help you select the ideal varieties for your garden.

We’ve managed to keep the heat down so far – isn’t it perfect for gardening! We still have lots of great plants for your summer planting. A perennial favorite is the “Cone flower” – Echinacea. We have gallons of yellow, gold and red and in 4″ plants, the original rose plus white and “Cheyenne Spirit” (a mixture of colors) and also some six packs. You can see a lovely display of this perennial in the raised bed planter at the nursery.

Here’s a refreshing addition to the perennial garden – Kniphofia “Mango Popsicle”. A most fitting description! Kniphofias have long been planted in California gardens. They are commonly called Red Hot Pokers, but as you see, the new varieties do not fit that title any longer. There are shorted and taller types in shades of yellow, orange and red. All stand up to the heat and cold of our climate and survive for many years. Since the plants are in the Lily family,we recommend you plant them in gopher baskets.

We have a great selection of Japanese maples at this time, especially the red-leaved varieties. Japanese gardens are usually extremely restful so it’s no wonder there’s a strong appeal to design one of your own. Other plants that are compatible with this theme include Nandinas, Azaleas, Bamboo and Japanese Black Pines. A water feature is a pleasant and appropriate addition as well.

See our July Newsletter for more great planting ideas!

Our nursery carries a great selection of pottery, statuary and gifts as well as everything you need for a beautiful landscape. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff look forward to meeting you!

During the months of January, February and March, we stock hundreds of varieties of bareroot fruit and nut trees, berry plants, roses and shade trees. Visit our Fruit Trees Online website to find out more.