A certified Bay Area Green Business and a peddler of greenery, Fuji Garden Center raises a wide variety of rare plants, exotic trees, and flowering delights in its expansive nursery. Floras running the gamut of Santa Barbara daisies ($6.50/1 gal. pot) to ornate Crimson Queen trees ($38.50) convert sunlight into energy and dirt patches into alluring gnome traps. Planting compost ($25/yd.) sets out a buffet table for hungry plants, inviting Tuscan Blue rosemary ($18/5 gal. pot) and lotus flowers ($6.75/1 gal. pot) to the feast. Garden keepers can also treat foliage to premium potting soil ($45/yd.), nutrient-packed to fuel any plant's extreme-sport-centered lifestyle.
Since 1982, three generations of a Santa Cruz farming family have opened the farm’s gates between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve to equip fellow community members with bountiful white and douglas firs for the holiday season. Families walk the fields to pick out their perfect tree and browse the selection of fresh wreaths and local honey, after which they set up a brought lunch at one of the picnic tables and enjoy the view.
With vibrant floral bouquets and thoughtful gift baskets, Rosie's & Posie's helps convey affection, well wishes, or just a general love of spring. Roses, lilies, daisies, and other blooms burst out of decorative vases in balloon-strewn arrangements, and stuffed animals can herald occasions from weddings to birthdays or deliver get-well and thank-you messages. The florist also stocks living plants, such as orchids and bromeliads, to serve as enduring gifts and the perfect place to hide small birthday presents in plain sight.