Where to buy Bay Leaf Plant around bay area?
Topic: Where to buy Bay Leaf Plant around bay area?
October 14, 2019 / By Harve Question:
I would like to buy a pot of bay leaf plant.
Does anybody know where I can buy it?
I don't think that Home Depot or Sloat Garden has it, but I'm not sure.
Is it called "California Bay Laurel"?
Best Answers: Where to buy Bay Leaf Plant around bay area?
Eleazar | 8 days ago
There are 2 plants that you may be referring to, either the California Bay Laurel, or the actual Bay Laurel, which is Laurus nobilis.
You will often get the latter at stores like Home Depot, if you look in their herb plant section. I've checked my usual plant sources in the Bay area, but it's not in stock right now.
Firstly, I'd check which of the 2 types of plants it is that you actually want, either the Californian plant, or the standard Bay tree, used for cooking worldwide. This will make it easier for you to track down the sources.
My favourite nursery is Annies Annuals, which largely sell plants for decorative flowers, though with many leafy plants, as well as perennials. Their staff are really helpful, so you could always give them a call, to see if they have any ideas on where to pick some up from. Their website is here, which contains phone numbers http://www.anniesannuals.com/
Hope this helps. Good luck! Rob
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1) call a good nursery (not a box store)
a) if they carry it,
b) if they have any
c) the price and container size it's in and,
d) if they don't have it in stock, can they do a special order for you and get it in
Nurseries do special orders all the time so don't be afraid to ask. (I'm just north of you and work at a nursery and we do special orders all the time.)
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