Readers have questions.…
And I’m hoping you have the answers:
- From Paul: Where can I find the best selection of fuchsias in the L.A. area?
From Susan: I called the South Coast Fuchsia Society and found out the best time to buy fuchsias is in the Spring. They recommend Armstrong Garden Centers , a chain of nurseries in Southern California, for fuchsias (www.armstronggarden.com).
- From Mario (This is an interesting one): I have a 47 ft single outrigger sailing canoe which I am refurbishing. I am looking for black bamboo in the 6 – 8 inch diameter size for use as mast and booms. Any leads for such resource in the San Diego county area? Thanks.
From Susan: my first call would be to Ralph Evans of Botanical Partners/Bamboo Headquarters under San Diego Nurseries on my website.
- From Dana: does anybody know who sells California native and herbal plants? I am a student of the planetary herbology and would like to find those plants and basically plant them in my garden.
From Susan: You can try Theodore Payne Native Plants /Sun Valley under Los Angeles Nurseries on my website.
- From Patrick: I like to buy some dragon plant at a nursery near San Diego — I am willing to drive. Thank you.
Any answers would be so appreciated — just go to comments at the bottom of this page, type your answers, and I will transfer them to this page!