Your Independent Neighborhood Garden Nursery ~
Beautiful Plants & Inspired Designs since 1954
We will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28 for Thanksgiving
Dear Friends of Anderson's La Costa Nursery, 

Greetings! Well that went fast! Here we are at the start of the holiday season with Thanksgiving next week. It sure doesn't feel like it with the warm weather we have experienced recently, but as soon as you're reading this newsletter, the weather will have changed and we may receive some rainfall later this week.

We always love taking a moment to thank you  for being our amazing and wonderful customers. We love what we do not just because we are crazy about plants and trees and natives and more, but because we get to spend time with you! Thank you for being our loyal customers and friends and for supporting a neighborhood business. We feel so lucky everyday because of you.

It is time to start planting your bulbs! Bulbs have arrived and poinsettias are soon to follow, along with wreaths and garland, rustic reindeer and holiday decor. Please see the next section below for more details including special pre-orders on wreaths and a list of bulbs in stock.  All this and our awesome nursery special, just in time to ready your home and welcome your guests!

20% off Indoor and Outdoor Ficus
20% off 4-inch and 6-pack Bedding Plants

A very special thank you to everyone who attended our Gardening with Natives talk with Su Kraus, owner and operator of Moosa Creek Nursery in Valley Center. We had a wonderful group of enthusiasts attend a truly excellent talk presented by Su. Thank you for braving the chill of the morning and for coming! If you missed it, not to worry, we will do it again very soon.

As we head into the holidays, don't forget that  Old Ben's Organic Workshop  (click to read more) creates  the very best local,  wild bird seed and  can be found in our Garden Gift Shop.

Don't miss Steven's write up in   and  Mid-November Gardening Tips. Thank you for browsing  and please let us know if there's anything else we could include in the newsletter.

We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, celebrating with family and friends doing the things that you love to do. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Warm regards,

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

Pre-Order Holiday Wreaths

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

Order by Monday, December 2nd for pick up at the nursery starting the December 5th. 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, Narcissus , Freesia,  and  PAPERWHITES!
Buy paperwhites by the dozen, get an extra for you! Amaryllis, narcissus Golden Dawn and paperwhite bulbs come as singles, and freesias are in packs of 10. Plant now and have beautiful blooms in 6 weeks, just in time for the holidays! 
WhatsnewWhat's New at the Nursery
       Steven Froess

Greetings Everyone,

We are quickly approaching one of my favorite holidays: Thanksgiving! Everything about this holiday is great...time off work, near perfect weather, great homemade food, family and friends, and watching football just to name a few. One thing I do not care for, and I think most people agree, is how short the days are. Not having light to be outside after work limits some of my favorite activities. That being said, the nursery is looking fantastic and I'm loving the selection of plants that are available right now.

Plant Talk
Just arrived are our fall/winter bulbs including Amaryllis and Narcissus. Bulbs make great gifts and are easy to grow even for people with not-so-green thumbs. We have plenty of great blooming plants in stock right now as well. Bedding plants (look left! On sale now!) that bloom through the season include: Chrysanthemums, pansies and violas, snapdragons, and cyclamen (below left, great color and varieties for part sun/shady areas). In particular this time of the year I enjoy Hemizygia 'Candy Kisses' (below right), Arctotis 'Pink sugar', Chrysocephalum 'Yellow flame', and Evolvulus 'Blue my mind' (this one blooms almost year-round).

If you haven't started your fall/winter edible garden yet, don't worry you have plenty of time. Start by harvesting and removing your late summer crops, then make sure to replenish the nutrients in your soil with worm castings, organic fertilizer, and some fresh soil such as E.B. Stone's Recipe 420 which is just packed with nutrients and microorganisms. Then, plant what you enjoy! Available this time of the year are vegetable starts such as beets, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, peas, and lots of greens like spinach, cilantro, lettuces of all kinds, swiss chard, Asian greens such as tatsoi and mizuna, and herbs aplenty.

Next, keep an eye on our indoor and outdoor Ficus, which are on sale through the end of the month. Beginning with indoor varieties such as Ficus 'Audrey', different forms of Ficus lyrata (both column and single trunk), Ficus elastica 'Burgundy' and 'Siam ruby', Ficus 'Alli' and Ficus triangularis. 

Ficus 'Audrey'
Ficus Elastica 'Siam Ruby'
Ficus 'Alli'
Ficus triangularis
For hardy outdoor varieties we have bonsai forms of Ficus monabeensis, Ficus tetensis, Ficus 'Ginseng', Ficus Palmeri, Ficus petiolaris, and Ficus afghanistancia (one of my new favorites), and also a select few of the more difficult to find Ficus religiosa (sacred Bodhi tree). Take one home before they are gone!

Ficus petiolaris
Ficus tetensis
Ficus monabeensis
Ficus religiosa - 
Sacred Bodhi Tree
Finally, a mention of some of my favorite unusual cacti plants that are currently in stock at the nursery. I know a lot of people will shy away from buying them because of the spines, which I understand and yes, please refrain from caressing the cacti, but talk about a low maintenance plant that can tolerate hot sun and cold temperatures and produce some of the most unusual and beautiful flowers at the most unpredictable times! 

Try the thornless Lophocereus schottii and schottii 'Monstrose' (on the right, also known as Totem pole cactus) for an awesome looking textured cactus. 

Who can resist the beautiful blue color of the Pilocereus pachycladus (below left) or azureus (I know I can't, I have them both!) One of the newer rare forms of cactus we have is the Euphorbia trigona 'Monstrose' (below right) which has more sunken ribs, nice color, and an almost spiraling growth pattern. (I also had to have one of these, too!) There are many more, so I invite you to discover for yourself!

Please come in and take a look at what we have as we head into the holidays this year. We appreciate your patronage and thank you for thinking of us for your nursery needs.  I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and I can't wait to see you at the nursery.

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.

Newsletter Specials & Coupons

Mid-November  SPECIALS

20% Off Indoor and Outdoor FICUS

4-inch and 6-pack Bedding Plants

Buy a dozen Paperwhite Bulbs, get one bulb free
(Baker's Dozen)

Specials good through Nov. 30

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