Laguna Beach California – Laguna Nursery

laguna nursery laguna beach california

If you ever find yourself in Laguna Beach, California you should make a trip to Laguna Nursery.  It’s about a mile and a half from Main Beach and oh boy is it an eclectic oasis of garden goodness.

citrus trees

The Girl and I stopped by the store while we were on our mini Christmas vacation and spotted tons of different citrus trees and cactus’s around the back of the store. I totally wanted to buy on of the lemon trees and bring it home.

Do YOU have a lemon tree? I totally want a Meyer Lemon tree, BIG TIME. I wonder if I could overwinter it in the greenhouse, or would I have to bring it indoors? The HH would freak if he had to walk by a lemon tree every morning on his way to make his coffee.

native plants to southern california

Does anyone know what kind of a plant this is?  I LOVE it! I neeeeeeed it.

white orchids

Spotted orchids.

black and white clock

Art and Antiques.

rain gutters copper

Copper rain chains. {Super cool if you ask me}

abalone shells

Abalone shells.

water fountain

They even have antique sinks for the backyard garden if you have an extra $23,000 laying around.

stuffed badger

Oh and stuffed badgers. We can’t forget about those, I hear they are all the rage these days.
wooden box tulip bulbs

And let’s not forget, tulip bulbs. No respectable nursery would be without bulbs.

I LOVE THIS PLACE! Even if it’s a wee bit out of my price range.

Laguna Nursery
1370 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949 . 494 . 5200

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  1. Laura says

    It is a succulent called Donkey Tail or sedum burrito. I have some, takes forever for it to get that thick in non succulent appropriate conditions but I was the same as you, I saw that plant and was like LOVE! MUST HAVE IT! I got some clippings off of etsy and they have taken off wonderfully.

    • says

      Yes – I started mine with a cutting. They grow slowly and there are some out there that are ancient and absolutely stunning.

      As for the Meyer lemon, I got mine from Four Winds nursery, via mail. It did well for about 7 years, but because Meyer lemons are grafted to a common lemon root stock, last year the whole tree reverted to that and stopped producing Meyer lemons. The question whether it can overwinter really depends on how cold it gets in your greenhouse. You may have to add a solar powered heater.

      I LOVE your blog!

  2. Linda says

    Yes I have a Meyer Lemon… It’s so full of beautiful lemons right now too! Wish you were still in the L. A. area, I’d give you lots ! We get some freezing here where I am also, last year the tips of the tree were affected, but not too bad. If your green house doesn’t freeze you could definitely overwinter it there. The next is a donkey tail, I have one of those too, they can take a while to get big but there worth it. Do you want me to send you a cutting?
    Let me know, I have tons of succulents and I like to share! I have had a good day, spent it in the garden cleaning up leaves and all, preparing for rain in the next day or so…happy Gardening!

  3. Diane says

    Here in Portland (Oregon), we overwinter our Meyer lemon in our small greenhouse, with a small space heater on a thermostat to keep the temp no lower than about 45 degrees. The reward is a bunch of fragrant Meyer lemons RIGHT NOW, with more still maturing on the tree (I just made a mind-bogglingly good cake from them for New Year’s). The first winter after I bought the tree, I tried to overwinter it outdoors by wrapping it in burlap and bubble wrap. It dropped all its leaves and I almost lost it, even though we didn’t have that many hard freezes in our area. Took a while to nurse it back to health. I wouldn’t take a chance with it again. So my advice is, bring it indoors during the coldest months OR find a way to heat your greenhouse at least up to the low 40s.

    • CathyB says

      Diane, do you add any extra light to your lemon tree in the winter? My hubby wants a lemon tree. Being in Alaska, of course we will have to have it inside most of the year. But was wondering if it will need grow lights also in the winter.

  4. Erin says

    I am on Vancouver island and I have a Meyer Lemon. It is LOADED right now. I took it out of the greenhouse on June 1 and took it in at the end of September. My greenhouse is set to 8 degrees Celsius. 46 degrees Fahrenheit. I have a heater in there. That temperature also allows me to grow a LOT of lettuce starting in about three weeks. I then don’t buy greens again until fall. Your greenhouse will give you WAY more than it would cost to heat it for a few months a year. The neatest thing about it. It is really neat to be outside working, and it’s cold as bejeezus, and I pop into the greenhouse and warm up. And look at baby lettuce.

  5. Kelly says

    I have a Large burrows tail and actually just trimmed it back. I was going to take the trimmings to work next week but would be happy to send you some. One important thing about this plant though, it must not be touched much. The leaves fall off very easily and don’t grow back.

  6. Helen in Meridian says

    My MIL had a meyer lemon tree here in Boise in her atrium on the way to the patio. It bore lemons year after year, but gave up the ghost a couple of year’s ago. It wasn’t so big, that you picky hh would be bothered by it in your family or living or hallway.

  7. Lise says

    Yep, what they said above, that plant is a sedum. I have one that has the fleshy leaves like that but are about half the size. It grows up stalks of tiny white flowers. Very pretty. SUPER EASY to grow and once is gets foothold, will grow like mad…similar to mint plants. I love in Vancouver (WA, not BC), and leave mine out all year round with no problems. If a sent cutting doesn’t survive to you via mail, they should be available in various “flavors” at the local garden shops (I know the Lowe’s, Home Depots & other garden shops all carry them around here as “ground covers”).

    As for lemons…they do well here, too! We container grow ours, along with a lime tree. We are in an apt right now, so wheel ours indoors at the south-facing window before first frost. Then wheel it out again once our temp reaches about 70 in the spring/summer. A greenhouse would be more ideal, tho! And it will keep you in citrus all winter (the flowers smell amazing in the spring/summer!).

  8. Carol says

    Hi Mavis, I have just discovered your website and am enjoying catching up. I live in Port Townsend and have kept my Meyer lemon outside all year this year. It just didn’t do well inside last year. I have it in a pot in a sheltered location (under the eaves) with southern exposure, surrounded by large rocks that absorb the sun’s heat during the day (a permaculture trick–most colder winter days here are sunny) and have decorated it with old fashioned, clear, C-7 sized Christmas lights. The lights put off enough heat that I haven’t had to cover it, unless the temp. will be below freezing, in which case I have covered it with a double layer of row cover, lights and all. The lights put out enough heat that you have to be careful not to let them touch the leaves or fruit. I have only harvested two lemons this winter, as all the fruit dropped off while the tree was inside last winter. But there are many new lemons coming on this year. Just wanted you to know that the Meyer lemon can thrive in our climate with care, outside as well as in a greenhouse.


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