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Closing early on Monday, Sept. 7 for Labor Day!

Dear Friends of Anderson's La Costa Nursery, 
Happy Labor Day weekend! Hard to believe the official close of summer is upon us. Don't get that confused with the weather! Some of our warmest days are still on the way as kids go back to school via distance learning and we continue to navigate this once in a lifetime year we are experiencing. We are grateful for all of you who have come through our doors and breathed some life into the little nursery we share.

Our September sale encompasses a big category. Come and browse the seemingly endless options while it still feels like summer...

20% off 
Outdoor Tropical Plants

You will see the full list of plants that are included in Steven's write up below. But yes, all of the favorites like hibiscus, plumeria, bamboo, palms, and so much more are on the list.

Please make sure you check out our ever-expanding Gift Shop and so many cool indoor plants in the Greenhouse. You will also love the addition of authentic macrame, plant stands, and a huge selection of pottery. New fountains in, too!

"What's New in the Nursery..." by Steven is up next, plus monthly Gardening Tips for September to follow. Towards the very end, you won't want to miss Old Ben's Workshop article about bats - the only mammals that can truly fly!

Thank you for visiting as we enjoy and appreciate seeing you and helping you with all of your garden needs. Please let us know what you are looking for and if there is anything we can special order for you. Happy Labor Day! Hope you have a safe and fun one-

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

WhatsnewWhat's New at the Nursery
                ~ by Steven Froess

Hello Everyone!

Another month has flown by, September is here, and we are quickly approaching the fall season. I must say so far this summer has been quite pleasant as far as the weather goes. For any of you ocean-goers, though, wow talk about a roller coaster of summer water temps!

The nursery is looking great thanks to all of our wonderful 5-star employees who each contribute in their own unique and talented ways. One area in particular that was just recently restocked is one of our more popular categories, pottery! The popularity of pottery has grown significantly over the past few years. Supply has been tight this year due to the pandemic but we will persevere. 

The nursery now has three main local pottery makers that we support, each with their own unique style.  The selection of pots include Talavera Mexican pottery - colorful hand painted and fired pots as well as animal designs and more! Also, Terra cotta pottery -very affordable and they come in a variety of shapes and colors, from the classic earthen-orange clay, to a white washed lighter clay, and even a light brown clay with a white wash. 

Additionally, you will find a large selection of glazed pots of all shapes and sizes in mainly neutral or black & white color palettes, colorful bowls for your favorite succulent dishes, beautiful handmade creations by local potter Ken Carmean, bonsai pots in different shapes and colors, and redwood planters for that more natural look. There is definitely something for everyone when it comes to pottery, but if you're like me you can't have a pot without buying a plant to put in it. (Smile.)

Late-summer is one of the better times of the year for plant availability, and you will notice that right away when you come take a look at the nursery. 

This month we are featuring an Outdoor Tropical Plant Sale (20% Off!) which is a broad category including some of our best-looking plants right now. 

Tropical fruiting trees and vines are included such as avocado, banana, dragon fruit, guava, loquat, mango, and edible passion vine. 

Flowering perennials such as hibiscus, plumeria, ixora, Jatropha, Strelitzia (bird of paradise), and tropical Asclepias (milkweed).  

Tropical foliage plants such as philodendron, alocasia and colocasia, acalypha, outdoor bromeliads, and bamboo species. 

Tropical trees on the list include all palm trees, Michelia (just a few in stock), Spathodea (African tulip), Markhamia hildebrandtii, Eriobotrya deflexa (bronze loquat), and more. 

If tropical plants aren't your style, you will find other choices aplenty here at the nursery for your garden. From drought-tolerant natives to color for sun or shade, cactus & succulents, and on and on. We still have a nice variety of water/pond plants, and veggies continue to be restocked for the late summer season.

Veggies and herbs that can still be planted mid to late summer include: basil, cilantro, parsley, thyme, oregano, tarragon, chives, mint, savory, sage, lovage, chard, lettuce, peppers, tomatoes (mostly cherry or early fruiting varieties such as jetsetter), cucumbers, squash, eggplant, and more.

Do not miss a stroll into the Indoor Greenhouse. It is packed with lots of good stuff right now, including an awesome shipment of full size indoor plants like fiddle leaf figs and dracaenas, tons of air plants (tillandsias), lots of 4", 6" and 8" pots of flowering and leafy indoor plants, and our cool new macrame and pottery corner. Come see what the staff has been up to to get it ready for you.

Please let us know if there is anything we can special order for you. We love the hunt for new and unusual plants as well as the steady favorites. I hope you all have a great and safe Labor Day weekend, looking forward to seeing you at the nursery! 
Your local horticulturalist,

TipsSeptember Gardening Tips 

As we wrap up summer, the most important tip heading into the fall is to protect against wildfire. The wildfire season is already well underway as the warm, dry Santa Ana winds blow from the east and replace any humid tropical days here in Southern California.
If you live in an area that is prone to wildfires,
create defensible space around your home by
pruning off dead tree limbs, cleaning your yard of
brush and dead leaves and cleaning leaves from the roof and gutter. Defensible space refers to the 50-100-foot area around a house or building where plants (and fuel) are trimmed, reduced or cleared to slow the spread of wildfires.

For complete September Gardening Tips, click here.
Garden Design & 

We would love to help you beautify your outdoor space! If you are interested in redesigning or creating a new and beautiful garden, our qualified Garden Designers 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 an individually 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
N e w s l e t t e r   S p e c i a l s

September Special
20% Off 
Outdoor Tropical Plants
Acalypha, Alocacia/Calocacia, Bamboo, Banana, Bird of Paradise, Bougainvillea, Outdoor Bromeliad, Hibiscus, Hydrangea, Ioxora, Jatopha, Mandevilla/Dipladenia, 
Tropical Milkweed, Palms, Philodendron, Plumeria, 
Schefflera, Tibouchina, and more

Tropical Fruit Trees including:
Avocado, Banana, Dragon Fruit, Guava, Loquat, Mango, 
and Edible Passion Fruit

Specials good through the end of September 2020
Western North American Pallid Bat
Facts About Bats

Bats are the only mammals capable of true flight. With extremely elongated fingers and a wing membrane stretched between, the bat's wing anatomically resembles the human hand. Over 1,200 bat species can be found worldwide. Bats make up a quarter of all mammal species on earth.

70% of bats consume insects, sharing a large part of natural pest control. There are also fruit eating bats, nectar eating bats, carnivorous bats that prey on small mammals, birds, lizards and frogs, fish eating bats, and vampire bats of South America.

Some bat populations number in the millions, others are dangerously low or in decline. Bats can be found almost anywhere in the world except the polar regions and extreme deserts.

Bats have evolved a highly sophisticated sense of hearing. They emit sounds that bounce off of objects in their path, sending echoes back to the bats. From these echoes, the bats can determine the size of objects, how far away they are, how fast they are traveling and
even their texture, all in a split second. 

Bats find shelter in caves, crevices, tree cavities and buildings. Some species are solitary while others form colonies of millions.

Gestation is 40 days up to 6 months for the larger bats. Litter size is usually one pup. For their size, bats are the slowest reproducing mammals on Earth. At birth. a pup weights up to 25% of its mother's body weight, which is like a human mother giving birth
to a 31 pound baby. Offspring are cared for in maternity colonies, where females congregate to bear and raise the young. Male bats do not help to raise the pups.

Some Amazing Bat Facts
Bats are more closely related to humans and other primates than they are to rodents. 

The world's smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat of Thailand which weights about as much as a dime and is critically endangered due to habitat loss.

Giant flying foxes (Fruit Bats) that live in Indonesia have wing spans of nearly six feet.

Bats are VERY clean animals, and groom themselves almost constantly to keep their fur soft and clean.

The Pallid Bat of western North America is totally immune to the stings of scorpions and centipedes upon which it feeds.

Providing bat houses can help build populations of many valuable bat species that eat many crop damaging insects. Bat houses furnish places for bats to roost, hibernate and raise young, in addition to the dwindling number of natural sites available to them.

Please check out our full line of birdseed and wild bird products at Anderson's La Costa Nursery, your North County supplier of Old Ben's Wild Birdseed.

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