Today we took a road trip down to Nuccio’s in Altadena to pick out camellias and azaleas for the back garden. Wow. I could have stayed a month looking at the acres of beautiful plants they have to offer and learning all kinds of interesting stuff at this family run nursery. They’ve been around since 1935.
We picked out Mrs. Tingley camellias and George L. Taber azaleas. I’ll have more pictures of them later after they’re planted. I plan to espalier the camellias to keep them in as much shade of the back garden wall as possible. The Bakersfield sun could bake my purchase in a few hours if I’m not careful.
Jim Nuccio didn’t cooperate in sitting for a portrait; but he was as helpful and attentive as could be expected from one of the owners of this fine family business. Their website isn’t so great; but the nursery is awesome if you want to see and learn about these acid loving plants. I plan to return in the winter to see the place in bloom. Santa Anita Racetrack would also be on that visit!