Bay Laurel Garden Center

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.

It’s taken time and patience but the citrus grove has arrived! We have lemons, oranges, limes and mandarins plants. These all need protection from the North County frosts. They can be grown in containers or in the ground. Other frost tender edibles include the strawberry guava and a variety of avocadoes. We have Haas, Reed, Lamb Haas and Stewart. Citrus benefit from a lightly acidic soil and we now have a special formula soil mix for their special needs.

We are expecting the arrival of 1 gallon Echibeckias – ‘Summerina Yellow’ and ‘Summerina Sizzling Sunset’. These colorful perennials are a cross of Rudbeckia and Echinacea. The bright multi-colored petals are inherited from the Rudbeckia and the cold hardiness and slight downward form of the petals from Echinacea. Also on hand are the multi-stemmed sunflowers providing a great summer accent.

We have a new supplier of house plants – some quite exotic. Shown here is an unusual variety of Sansevieria and a colorful bromeliad. House plants have been very popular as of late. The old fashioned “Creeping Charlie” (Plectranthus) has seen quite a revival! Schultz fertilizer is a good product for house plants. You can also use the slow release product, Osmocote. It only needs to be applied once or twice during the year.

See our August 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.