Gardening In Point Loma
Climate, Geography, Ecology
Located on a peninsula across the bay from downtown San Diego, Point Loma is fortunate to have a Mediterranean-type climate. Its coastal location means that temperature extremes do not occur, and that the incoming marine layer (fog) provides moisture greater than that experienced nearly anywhere else in San Diego. This accounts for Point Loma's green vegetation in a technically desert environment.

Plants from all over the world thrive in Point Loma, including Mediterranean plants, native plants, succulents, and many others. Common flowering plants include hibiscus, bird-of-paradise, bougainvillea, and lily-of-the-nile. Palms and succculents are common, and tree species include oaks, pepper trees, Eucalyptus and pines. While some homeowners have traditional lawns, a lush-looking green lawn is rare, and many homeowners opt for a landscape of California natives and drought tolerant plants.
Area Nurseries

 San Diego Botanic Garden Gift Shop And Nursery
230 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas, California
Phone: (760) 436-3036 x208

 Walter Andersen Nursery
3642 Enterprise Street
San Diego, California
Phone: (619) 224-8271

 Mission Hills Nursery
1525 Fort Stockton Drive
San Diego, California
Phone: (619) 295-2808

 Armstrong Garden Centers, Morena Blvd. Location
1350 W. Morena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92110
Phone: (619) 276-9970

 Green Gardens Nursery
4910 Cass Street
San Diego, California
Phone: (858) 483-7846

 Merritt Mountain Nursery
By appointment only
1266 Vista Del Monte Drive
El Cajon, CA
Phone: (619) 322-4141

 Anderson's La Costa Nursery
400 La Costa Avenue
Encinitas, California
Phone: (760) 753-3153

 Sunshine Gardens
155 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas, California
Phone: (760) 436-3244


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