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.

Summerina Yellow Echibeckia is quite a mouthful, but then it’s quite a plant! This hybrid is a cross between Rudbeckia and Echinacea. It produces the large flowers and fast growth of Rudbeckias and the vigor and disease resistance of Echinacea. The cheerful blooms are long lasting and will brighten any summer garden. At this time we have some very handsome plants in 12″ containers.

What’s blooming now.

Perennials: Lantana, the hardy Miss Huff and Chapel Hill; lots of Salvias, Greggii varieties, ‘Black and Blue’ (guaranitica), ‘Mystic Spires’; Cannas; Nepeta (Cat mint) and Guara.

Annuals: Petunias, Marigolds, Angelonia (“Summer Snapdragons”), Portulaca and Vinca.

Shrubs/trees: Crape myrtles, Vitex and Mimosa.

Here’s a brief description of the many ground covers we stock. Be aware that they are not always available, but we will always try to order them.

The term “Ground Cover” can describe a huge diversity of plants. The four above can cover a lot of territory and they are all very tough. Rosea iceplant, a drought tolerant succulent, should be planted about 1 1/2 feet apart. There are other iceplant varieties with more muted tones, i.e. Delospermum congestum, yellow flowers, and Delospermum ‘Starburst’ with white flowers. Of the four plants pictured, rosemary probably requires the most care if you wish to keep it under 2 feet. Myoporum parvifolium has flowers in either white or pink and Dymondia’s flowers are yellow.

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.