One of the great things about living in
is that our mild weather allows for dozens of pocket nurseries to thrive in all the nooks and crannies of the county. As a landscape designer I love to discover these hidden gems. Solana Succulents sits right on Highway 101, just north of Lomas Santa Fe Dr. and is so tiny you could drive right by it. But whatever you do, you have to stop by and see it. San Diego
Jeff Moore is the one man show behind the best little succulent nursery in town. Filled with all kinds of unusual specimens along with some of my favorites like Aeonium ‘Sunburst’ and Echeveria ‘After Glow’, Solana Succulents has something for every succulent garden.
Jeff is also great at recommending a perfect plant for each garden. For small containers Jeff likes to recommend the new crinkly hybrids of Echeveria (see photo below). Jeff also has some unusual Agaves for larger landscapes. Going to Solana Succulents is like going on a little treasure hunt. You never know what discovery lies around the corner. In the middle of the nursery say hello to Lucy, the Cuban Iguana, sitting high on her perch. Like Lucy there are wonderful little treasures to find at Solana Succulents.
355 N. Hwy 101
Lucy the "guard iguana"
Photos by Doug Kalal, taken at Solana Succulents.