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 many colors of spring! Here’s a new Calibrachoa (relative of the petunia). This somewhat new addition to the annual palette blooms longer and better than petunias. It is great in hanging baskets and in containers. This newest variety is named “Bumblebee Pink”. Many others include blue, yellow, red and white. They should be available all summer. We have ready-to-plant hanging baskets as well as cocoa liners.


Here’s a new and very fragrant scented geranium “Golden Lemon”. And then there’s Lemon Verbena, Lemon Thyme, Lemon Grass and Lemon Balm! Not to mention the actual lemon – Meyer Lemon – probably the most sought after citrus tree we offer. It’s one of the more cold hardy citrus and is not commonly sold in the grocery store. We currently have a good supply.


The intense season for vegetable planting has begun! There are about two prime months for planting. A sampling of the choices include beets, chard, broccoli, lettuce, spinach, peppers, squash and tomatoes. Here’s a picture of “Black Krim”, an heirloom tomato considered by many to be the best. We’ll have lots of heirlooms as well as the standard – “Early Girl”, “Better Boy”, “Ace” and “Celebrity” to name a few. The squash you see is “Bossa Nova”, a new variety said to produce earlier and later than the typical Zucchini. Also, flavor is sweet and mild. Jeff, who’s had great success growing container vegetables at the nursery has these suggestions: Use a premium type potting soil, add “Vermicompost” to start and fertilize with “Dr. Earth”. He uses the “Dr. Earth” more often than the directions and reduces the amount accordingly.

See our April Newsletter for more great Spring 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.