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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.


Colorize your garden for fall. Add some ‘Purple Baron’ Millet to your containers along with mums in shades of red, orange and yellow. Plant some Calendulas to bloom throughout the winter. Pansies and Violas have arrived in all sorts of colors.

Time to plant all those healthy fall vegetables – spinach, broccoli, kale, chard, carrots and more. You might want to try some Peppermint Swiss Chard: the stems are red and white and when lightly steamed maintain their pink coloring. Great for salads and stews. We also have some starts of carrots; carrots can take quite a while to germinate. Make sure the seedlings are very wet and gently separate them when planting. This should give you a good head start.

Onion sets and garlic bulbs have recently arrived – this is the perfect time to plant them. We have red, white and yellow onions – California, Elephant and Red Rojo garlic. Plant onion bulbs just below the surface 4 to 5″ apart in fertile, well draining soil. If you wish to use them as green bunching onions, plant closer together. Shallots should be arriving any day.

The 2020 Bareroot catalog is here for your perusal. Most of the old favorites are here plus new selections. We have several berries that are suitable for container planting. We are offering three new persimmons and a late ripening peach. Although the plants won’t be available until January, you can place your order anytime before then. Keep in mind the root stock and the chilling hours as you make your selections. We will happy to help you with any questions.

See our October 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.