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Beautiful Plants & Inspired Designs since 1954
We will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26 for Thanksgiving
Dear Friends of Anderson's La Costa Nursery, 

Greetings! Thanksgiving is here already! Hard to believe. Well, we always love having the opportunity to take a moment to say thank you for being our most amazing and wonderful customers. We love what we do not just because we love spending time outdoors with plants and trees in gardens, but because we get to spend time with you! Thank you for being our loyal customers and friends, and for supporting a small neighborhood business. We are so very grateful for you.

It is time to start decorating for the holidays! Planting bulbs and dressing up with poinsettias! Both have arrived, and soon to follow are wreaths and garland, rustic reindeer and other holiday d├ęcor. Please see the next section below for more details including special pre-orders on wreaths and bulbs in stock, just in time to get your home ready and make your holiday special.

Don't miss Steven's write up in  and Mid-November Gardening Tips to follow. Thank you for browsing and please let us know if you have any questions or something you might like!

We hope you have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving, celebrating on a smaller scale this year but with family and friends nonetheless, doing the things that you enjoy doing. We look forward to seeing you very soon.

Warmest regards,
Marc, Mariah and the Team 
at Anderson's La Costa

Pre-Order Holiday Wreaths

We are offering special Holiday Wreath pre-sale prices again this year! Beautiful, quality, long-lasting greens you and your family will love. Special pricing based on early ordering and payment made at the time of order. 

Order by Monday, November 30th for pick up at the nursery starting the December 4th. Click here for an official order form, or stop by the nursery. Please let us know if you have any questions!

Mixed Holiday Wreaths with Cones *

Ring Size
Overall Size
Candle Ring

 * Wreaths come with pine cones only;  
    decorations and bows not included.

Time to Plant Holiday Bulbs!

Amaryllis Bulbs and PAPERWHITES!
Buy paperwhites by the dozen, get an extra for you! Amaryllis varieties include Christmas White, Ferrari Red, Appleblossom and Minerva; Paperwhite bulbs come as singles, half-dozen or baker's dozen (13). Plant now and have beautiful blooms in 6 weeks, with plenty of greens peeking up just in time for the holidays! 
WhatsnewWhat's New at the Nursery
       Steven Froess

Greetings Everyone,

What a wonderful fall season we are having weather-wise! Small amounts of rain and snow in the mountains to clear up the air and give our plants some much needed relief, followed by beautiful sunny days and cooler nights. Pretty much the perfect gardening weather in my opinion. The only factor that makes it tougher is the fact that it is dark by 5pm (why do we still have Daylight Saving Time?!) Still, I find myself in the garden and my greenhouse this time of the year more than others.

There is plenty to do and it is so pleasant. Winter weeds are sprouting everywhere so I have found it's best to manually pull them out, spread pre-emergent weed preventer, and add mulch to help control the weed population. Also, I am always tending to my vegetable garden, amending and planting my fall and winter crops. This year I am using earthworm castings, Recipe 420 Recharge organic fertilizer, and some organic planting mix to add more nutrients for what my summer crops used up. 

Plant Talk
Fall and winter annuals can be planted now such as pansies and violas (lots of different colors looking great right now) cyclamen (so many to choose from new and classic colors!) alyssum, and ornamental kale. They are an inexpensive way to add color and design to your garden or containers for the season. 

If you haven't fully planted or even started your fall/winter vegetable and herb garden there is still plenty of time. We are getting fresh shipments weekly of kale, lettuce, spinach, beets, peas, broccoli, cauliflower, Asian greens (tatsoi, bak choi, mizuna, etc.) bunching onions, garlic, shallots, and more. Here is our newly planted fall/winter vegetable garden at Anderson's:

If you find yourself looking for some holiday items, we have got you covered. Our seasonal bulbs are in (Amaryllis and paperwhites), as well as some beautiful poinsettias and Christmas cactus. The poinsettias are looking great and we even have the amazing princettias again this year in three different colors! 

Bonsai plants have been an ever-growing category for us, so you'll find we have a great selection from beginner junipers in different sizes, to some more unique and unusual plants that some of our staff have planted up for you. 

For the indoor plant enthusiast, be sure to check out our greenhouse full of plants, tillandsias, and even some very collectible plants such as: Monstera adansonii, Monstera siltepecana, Tradescantia 'Nanouk', Raindrop Peperomia, Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma Totem, and Cissus amazonica (from left to right by row, below). 

We also just received a shipment of extraordinary plants from one of our local growers that includes some rare and unusual items you absolutely must come in and see! Like this very cool ledebouria socialis...

Aside from all of this, we of course have a great selection of flowering and foliage plants to choose from. Our Camellias are in prime bud/bloom stage with many more coming in. Varieties such as Nuccio's Gem, Nuccio's Pearl, Nuccio's Jewel, High Fragrance, Setsugekka, and more in both one and five gallon sizes!

Citrus is looking very healthy and there are some good varieties to choose from in 5 and 15 gallon sizes: Improved Meyers Lemon, Mexican and Bearss Lime, Blood oranges, Cara Cara pink navel oranges, Washington navel oranges, Gold nugget, Pixie, and Tango Tangerines, and Satsuma Mandarins. 

Grevilleas are beginning their bloom cycle; these drought tolerant flowering shurbs/trees are great for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds. Some of my favorite include 'Long Jon', 'Deua Flame', 'King's fire', 'Spider net', and 'Superb'. 

The cactus and aloe section is absolutely wonderful right now as well. Most of the aloes are either starting to bloom or budding and about to bloom soon. My favorites include:
Aloe dichotoma (we have just a few 3' plants)
A. ramosissima (we have one beautiful specimen)
A. 'Erik the red' (one of the richest cherry red flowers)
A. cameronii (the best red foliage!)
A. variegata (3 nice five gallon size plants)
A. ballyi (yellow flowers on a downward curving leaf)
A. arborescens (spineless version as well!) 

Mangave hybrids have really made progress this year and I've seen over a dozen new varieties come out. Some of my favorite include 'Desert dragon', 'Mission to Mars', and 'Kaleidoscope'.

Thank you for checking out what's new at the nursery! Please come in and take a look at what we have as we head into the holidays this year. I hope you all have a safe and happy Thanksgiving. I look forward to seeing you very soon!

Your local horticulturalist,

Garden Design & 

We would love to help you beautify your outdoor space! If you are interested in updating or creating a new and beautiful garden, our qualified Garden Design Team will be happy to help you!

A one-hour professional consultation at your home or office starts at $450. During the initial at-home visit, our designer will meet with you to learn about your vision, see your location and layout, take photos and measurements, and provide you with additional recommendations. The Designer will then develop a beautiful customized garden design for you including: 
  • an itemized recommended plant listing
  • a breakdown of costs of the proposed design
  • a follow up meeting at the nursery for a presentation of your design including plants samples and suggestions
  • a basic placement sketch for you to review
  • information on how to care for your new garden
For questions and more detail, please call 760-753-3153 or stop by the nursery. You may also visit our website to preview our designs and designers at
TipsMid-November Gardening Tips

November can bring glorious weather for gardening in the San Diego area. Warm but mild days and cool nights are ideal growing conditions for cool-season plants. Working in the garden is usually a very pleasant and rewarding experience this month.

If you haven't already done so, November is a particularly good time to add trees, shrubs and ground covers to your landscape.
November can sometimes deliver much needed rain in Southern California as it is possible to receive up to 10% of our rainfall in November or early December. It's a great time to prune dense trees and make sure newly planted trees are well-staked before the winter arrives.
Here in California we have an amazing selection of native and drought tolerant plants that are often still under-utilized in landscapes. If you want to add some low water beauty to your garden, now is a great time to plant natives. Remember, even drought-tolerant plants need watering when getting established so don't neglect them thinking they are good to go once you plant them!

Click here to continue reading Mid-November Gardening Tips.
Happy Holidays!


Anderson's La Costa Nursery 
400 La Costa Ave  Encinitas, CA  92024  |  760-753-3153