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Kell has said it all. A wonderful place, BUT she moved again. This time, much easier to find at 31250 Highway 20. (You can see Hwy 20 passing east west just below Ft Bragg. It goes out to Willits) 1.8 miles east of HWY One on the north side of the street. Park in the rear since the nursery is on the back acre. http://www.mendocino.com/setup/view.lasso?look=1808
On June 3, 2010, Kell from Northern California, CA wrote:
I so enjoyed 2 great visits to this charming succulent nursery on a recent stay on the Mendocino coast.
The friendly owner of Simply Succulent is Rella and she is as enthusiastic about her plant specialty as one can be. She is a great source of information and planting advice.
Rella has a big inventory of succulents which includes great aeoniums, lots of beautiful dudleyas, huge flowering epiphyllums, lots of crassulas, aloes, agaves as well as exceptional sempervivums and absolutely incredible sedums of so many colorful varieties! I have never seen such a great selection! I was gaga over her sedums! I brought home 3 trays of her plants back to the Bay Area.
Even Ray Stephenson author of Sedum: Cultivated Stonecrops, visited her great nursery and so enjoyed her huge selection. She has obtained some very hard if not impossible sedums to find elsewhere thru this contact as well as an international sedum group membership. The beautiful colors, amazing textures and amazing variety will make you go nuts for sedums! Beware! Sedum collecting can be an addictive habit.
Simply Succulent also carries great succulent companion plants such as cactus, yucca, agave, nolina, puya, and phormiums among others as well as a bunch of pots. Also there are already planted up succulent pot gardens which are great as gifts or just to look at to get ideas for your own creation! She also sells her own potting soil that her succulents sure seem to thrive in.
The owner is starting a plants for rent service too for parties and weddings! She had some that were so incredible that I tried to bribe her to allow me to buy them but she would not budge. She said she needed them to rent out! BOOOO! True story!
I found her plants being sold at other local nurseries as well as the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens too. I kept seeing ones I had never seen before so I bought them all over much to my husband's chagrin.
Just a note about the address. I found an incorrect address for her nursery all over the net which made it hard to locate this nursery. It is at 32400 Airport Rd
Fort Bragg, CA not the address on Mill Creek Drive.