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.

One of our favorite violas – “Honey Bee”. We expect to have a diverse selection of violas and pansies through out the season. These delightful flowers are oblivious to the cold. Other colorful annuals that are ripe for the planting include Calendulas, Snapdragons, Stock, Paludosum daisies, Iceland poppies and Osteospermum. We also have 6 packs of sweet peas and bamboo tipis for them to climb on. The plants will overwinter and begin to bloom in spring. The same is true for the edible Sugar Snap peas.

It’s still a great time to plant trees – many of them are now displaying their fall colors. Remember that trees are there for the long haul. Select ones that fit your landscape, taking into account power lines and proximity to your house and, if applicable, septic leach lines. Some of the most popular trees for our area include Chinese Pistache, Raywood Ash, Flowering pears and plums and several varieties of Maple.

Our annual supply of evergreen Christmas trees will be arriving this month – large Nordmann Firs and Colorado Blue Spruce. Other smaller trees include Bosnian pines and Elberta Sprue. Also look for some really nice Japanese Maple specimens.

We have a very good selection of winter vegetables. A popular new addition is “Tango” celery. The plant has better flavor and bigger yields than older types – the stalks are tender, crunchy and sweet. Another offering is “Satin” carrots – these white carrots are advertised to be very sweet and fast growing with a small core. People usually grow carrots from seed, but they often take a long time to germinate. If you purchase these in 6 packs, soak the plants well and divide them, planting each plant individually. We also have lots of lettuce, Swiss chard and more.

See our November 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.