My wife is a real estate broker and occasionally asks me to put together creative plantings as gifts for clients. Cordova Gardens is the perfect spot for finding what I need. They have a really good selection of artsy, high quality ceramic pots and unlike most nurseries they also have a several thousand foot green house filled with tropical house plants. When you walk in, even on a cool day, its like suddenly being in Costa Rica. Inside the Cordova greenhouse you'll find everything from inexpensive 4" bromiliads, orchids and dracaenas. If you have a few more bucks in your pockets they also sell great looking large indoor palms, figs, indoor giant birds of paradise etc. Outside Cordova Garden are adding new succulents all the time and have an adequate supply of bedding plants and perennials too. Prices are good and if you're like me and like a nursery thats not just like all the others, Cordova's is worth a visit...regularly. Cordova Gardens is on Encinitas Blvd. about a mile or so east of I-5 on the north side of the road.
Loren Nancarrow, Rancho Santa Fe, CA