Newsletter for December 2016



The nursery is suddenly transformed into a sea of green! The variegated holly and Giant Sequoia are both fine garden specimens. We have a great selection of holiday trees that can decorate your indoor space for a limited time before enhancing the garden. A few of the varieties include Nordmann fir, Colorado Blue Spruce including ‘Baby Blue’, Bosnian Pine and Italian Stone Pine. In addition, check out some stately Weeping Blue Atlas Cedars.




Start your bareroot project early. Here and now – berries galore including blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries. Other early arrivals include figs, pomegranates and bareroot vegetables – artichokes, asparagus and rhubarb.




Dog and cat lovers – you’re never forgotten at Bay Laurel!


newsletter-201612-04Looking for a strong focal point in your shade garden? Behold this Mahonia – Mahonia x media ‘Charity’. The evergreen shrub grows 10 to 15 feet tall and wide. The bright yellow, long lasting flowers are followed by black berries – a treat for the birds. This Mahonia needs only occasional water once established.




Nifty ways to feature your violas.




You’ll find an amazing selection of gift ideas here. Don’t forget to visit the Gift Gallery.


newsletter-201612-07Time to pull out the row cover – or purchase it if you’re without. It’s great for covering tender plants including citrus and succulents. It’s also very useful for covering fruit trees to protect from hungry birds and other creatures. The fabric is very light weight allowing water and light to permeate.


newsletter-201612-08Many great bulbs are still available – and all are 25% off! Consider the gift of a fragrant hyacinth bulb in one of our special vases. We have daffodils, tulips, ranunculus and other spring flowering varieties for planting now.




Echeveria shaviana in the nursery and in the field. This particular species has very wavy, crinkled margins on the leaves; in summer bright pink flowers appear. This succulent is hardy to approximately 23 degrees; protect from colder temperatures by either covering or bringing indoors. There are about 180 different species of Echeverias found mostly in Mexico and areas of Central America.


newsletter-201612-10We hope to see you during the holiday season. We’ll have Poinsettias, wreaths, Amaryllis and more. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our plant loving customers!

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Bay Laurel Garden Center is a retail nursery located just off Highway 101 in Atascadero, California, about thirty minutes north of San Luis Obispo. Exit 101 at Del Rio Road, turn east on Del Rio and then south on El Camino Real. We are about a block and half down on the right.

Bay Laurel Garden Center
2500 El Camino Real
Atascadero CA 93422
Tel: (805) 466-3449

Autumn/winter hours:
Mon – Sat 9 am to 5 pm
Sun 9 am to 4 pm

Spring/summer hours:
Mon – Sat 9 am to 5.30 pm
Sun 9 am to 4.30 pm