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What to plant in San Diego in December & thoughtful, local, and delightful gifts

Does rain make you want to plant vegetables? One of the rewards of a fall/winter garden is not having to turn on the faucet so much!

What to plant in San Diego in December...

          Happy plants being watered from the sky.

        Happy plants being watered from the sky.

  •  strawberries
  • artichokes
  • rhubarb
  • caneberries
  • blueberries
  • pomegranates
  • figs

 

...and all the wonderful greens, lettuces, cabbage, and broccoli that are thriving in our veggie section, both Dig 'em Ups and potted. Pictured is walking-stick kale, which should produce in the garden for a couple of years, after which, the sturdy stem can be dried, sanded and used as a walking stick.

Other great plant and garden news...

Miniature roses will be released for sale this weekend.
Miniature roses will be released for sale this weekend.
Burley Clay Pottery
Burley Clay Pottery
Made in the USA!
Made in the USA!
Beautifully embroidered and meant to last for years.
Beautifully embroidered and meant to last for years.

Shopkeeper Bill wants you to know he has new nappa leather billfolds, purses, wallets, and card cases in the nursery store... and a profusion of pretty glass:

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Besides being the go-to place for canning supplies, the nursery store has glass storage containers in a variety of shapes and sizes. Use them to store spices, make flavored vinegars, or give as gifts with homemade candy inside.

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Is it chilly enough yet? Firewood is available year round.

Gift Certificates are Available

As a reminder, City Farmers will close Wednesday, December 24at 2pm and re-open Friday, January 2 at 9am, returning to our regular hours

Posted on December 12, 2014 and filed under Uncategorized.

Blooms for now...blooms for later. December 5, 2014

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As our days turn shorter and darker, what better way to cheer our homes than with living colors.

Kalanchoe and Christmas Cactus
Kalanchoe and Christmas Cactus
Poinsettia
Poinsettia

All these beautiful red, white, and pink blooms are thriving at City Farmers.

Christmas cactus live especially long and propagate easily. It is nice to watch one bloom for years and  think about the person who shared the initial cutting.

They look like sticks now, but wait til Spring.
They look like sticks now, but wait til Spring.

Bare Root Roses:

Newly-potted into 5-gallons are old favorites like Mr. Lincoln and JFK.

We have also brought in new varieties: Doris Day, Angel Face, and Falling in Love! $17.89 - 19.89

Sugar Ann Peas...yum.
Sugar Ann Peas...yum.

Edible News:

Bare root asparagus and strawberries are available until Wednesday, December 10.

The nursery's herb and vegetable areas are fully stocked. Who can resist adding to those fall/winter vegetable gardens all season?

Don't Forget....

Look for our new markdown section by the parking lot.
Look for our new markdown section by the parking lot.
Posted on December 5, 2014 and filed under Uncategorized.