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.

Color the garden for summer. We have myriad delights to enhance your outdoor living. Two really popular plants: Dahlia and Agastache. We have an awesome variety of Dahlias including some of the giant flowered dinner plate types. There are smaller varieties with single flowers and dark leaves and doubles with both green and black leaves. One of our favorites is Black Dahlegria Apricot Tri-color. We have a rather good selection of Agastache as well. Colors vary from red to apricot to lavender to red. They have a rather pungent odor and should be resistant to deer.

Annuals that defy the heat – Vinca and Zinnia. Vincas abound in 6 packs, 4″ pots, gallons and hanging baskets. Cool new colors have been added. Besides the usual white, pink red and fuchsia now available are very interesting shades called ‘Tattoo Black Cherry’ and ‘Tattoo Papaya’. Zinnias differ in size as well as in color. Smallest is the ‘Starbright’ series with white, yellow and orange flowers. Next we have ‘Profusion’ reaching about 12″ creating bright mounds of color. ‘Dreamland’ and ‘Magellan’ are mid-size, about 18 to 24″ in height. Finally, the star – ‘State Fair’ on tall stems 3 to 4 feet.

We are pleased to announce the availability of Garvineas in 4″ pots. These Gerbera hybrids are great in containers and bloom from spring through fall. Other great finds in 4″ containers include one the most drought tolerant California natives, Salvia apiana. We have a new Scabiosa with giant white flowers. Several varieties of Lavender are available plus Gazanias, Echinacea and Rudbeckia.

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.