From the time I get together with C Stars Nursery and talk about our Plumeria order, I look forward to delivery day. Delivery day has arrived and we are proud to offer C Stars Plumeria (below), which are the best Southern California has to offer.
The Plumeria flower (above) is a warm-season bloomer, from late spring to late summer, that typically comes in white, red, yellow, pink, or multiple colors. Their flowers are most fragrant in the evening and their fragrance is a pleasantly sweet and multi-layered floral fragrance that is soothing and relaxing.
Plumeria require full sun and a soil that drains well. Irrigation is needed during dry periods for best growth and flowering. Plumeria grow well alongside cacti and other drought-tolerant plants, including Bougainvillea, which are in stock now and shown with Plumeria in the photo below.
At the Garden Center, we’ve grouped together Plumeria and Bougainvillea because they have similar requirements and look great together, each plant’s stunning colors providing an array of color that is exquisite and vivid.
Our newest Plumeria (above and below) from C Stars
Coral Trees (Erythrina) are another plant that produces stunning flowers (below). With proper installation and maintenance, Coral Trees are both a beautiful and water-efficient option for enlivening almost any landscape. We have two specimens in 24-inch boxes. One is a very familiar Coral Tree with an orange flower while the other is an unusual bi-color Coral Tree that bears both a white and orange flower on the same tree.
Coral Trees (above and below) make excellent companion trees to palms and succulents. With brilliant colors and interesting shapes, Coral Tree flowers are visual stunners that also happen to attract hummingbirds.
If you want to see the largest collection of Coral Trees in the continental United States, visit the San Diego Zoo to see 53 of the 110-plus known Erythrina taxa.
Copper Watering Cans
Many of you have been asking about copper watering cans (below) and we’re pleased to let you know that a new shipment has arrived. These in-demand watering cans are sure to go quickly so stop in as soon as you can.
Vegetable, Fruit and Vine Supports
No matter what you’re growing, if it needs a support, we’ll have what you need. Trellises, arbors, tomato cages, columns (below) — we have them in wood, iron and metal.
You’ll find a large selection of these supports in our Vegetable and Herb section (above) but do ask Darla, Steve or Stephanie for assistance since they can help you find what you need.
Our Vegetable and Herb section is the place to go to buy all of your edibles. Want to grow your own blueberries, grapes or tomatoes? We have everything you need to plant the healthiest edible garden around. We carry a selection of many different varieties of blueberries and grapes and our tomato selection is huge. It includes Ace 55, San Diego, Green Grape, La Roma, Oxheart and Japanese, and other varieties of tomatoes.
We also have watermelon, swiss chard, spinach, sorrel, cantaloupe, endive, dandelion, purslane, peppers, peanuts, basil, lemon verbena, common chamomile, lemon grass, valerian, rue, arugula, chinese cabbage, cilantro, carrots and eggplant.
Stop in to check out our raised planter beds (the one below is in the Vegetable and Herb section; the other is adjacent to water fountains, our strolling garden and the parking lot) to see how well our crop is doing.
Begonia fans will appreciate the selection of unusual Begonias (below) that have just arrived from Chia Nursery, one of the best growers in Southern California.
For bright shady areas in your garden, create visual appeal with Coral Bells (below). Its purple, marmalade and green foliage adds intrigue that is heightened when it flowers.
Begonias (below) are another good plant for shade. They come in a variety of vibrant colors that accentuate their delicate flowers and are a great way to enliven a shady spot in a flower bed.