Bay Laurel Garden Center

Now open on Sunday again, Bay Laurel Garden Center is also offering curbside pickup for phone orders. If you prefer to come in and browse, please observe safe distancing to protect yourself and others. Please feel free to call ahead at 805 466-3449 or 800 847-6473. Orders can be paid by phone and picked up at the nursery or delivery can be arranged for larger items. Gardening is good for body and soul and beneficial in so many ways. We appreciate our wonderful customers!

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.

The vegetable season is drawing to an end but we will continue to carry herbs for the summer. And finally strawberry plants are back! We also have some lovely blueberries from Monrovia Nursery, ‘Bountiful Blue’. These compact berry plants are ideal for containers. They prefer some afternoon shade here in the North County. Additionally, some very large grape plants have arrived – red Crimson and green Thompson seedless.

There’s always a place for our California natives and we have a few new ones for sale. Solidago californica is the native goldenrod, blooming in late summer with, obviously, golden flowers! It was mistakenly believed that this plant is responsible for allergy attacks, but it has been determined that other wild plants are actually to blame. Another addition is the manzanita, ‘Ken Taylor’. This is a low growing ground cover type. And lastly, we currently have some white flowered Epilobium (Zauschneria). These might fare better with some afternoon shade.

Here’s a sensational Hydrangea for the shade garden, ‘Limelight’. If you have the right conditions this will be a great focal point. Hydrangeas prefer rich, moist soil. This is one of the tallest varieties, reaching 6 to 8 feet. It is advertised to have lime green flowers but they seem to be closer to cream. The large, cone-shaped flowers can be used as cut flowers as well as enhancing your shade garden. We have several varieties of Hydrangeas including one with variegated leaves.

Wondering what’s blooming in July? The tough, vibrant Vitex for one. This hardy shrub/tree has bright lavender-blue flowers in long racemes. It’s great for a background plant. This is also the season for Buddlejas, the “Butterfly Bush”. We hope to keep the various varieties coming in as the summer progresses. Staying with the color scheme, there’s Perovskia (Russian sage), reaching 4 to 5 ft. A smaller variety, ‘Little Spire’, grows to only 2 – 3 feet.

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.