Fall is finally here — although you may not be able to tell from the warm temperatures and sunny days that we enjoy here in North County. If you’re ready for shorter days and cooler nights, then get a jumpstart on the season by creating some fall curb appeal. There are dozens of places in North County where you can find both the supplies and the inspiration you need to create a stunning fall landscape.
Myrtle Creek Botanical Gardens and Nursery
If you need a little inspiration for your North County landscape, then head to Myrtle Creek Botanical Gardens and Nursery in Fallbrook. Here you’ll find acres of grounds that burst with a variety of plants and flowers that are perfect for our North County climate. They have specialists on hand to answer your questions, and they host workshops throughout the year. While you’re there, enjoy the Wild Bird Sanctuary and Butterfly Garden, have a bite to eat at Café Bloom or pick up something beautiful for your home or garden at the Farmhouse Gift Shop. They’re open every day except Tuesday from 9am to 5pm.
Local Pumpkin Patches
The easiest way to create instant curb appeal is with a well-placed pumpkin or two. Lucky for you, there are tons of fun places around North County to score these great gourds. Check out the Carlsbad Strawberry Company’s Pumpkin Patch, where you can pick your own from their enormous field. The Farm Stand and Farm Stand West in Escondido will also both be hosting you-pick events in their pumpkin fields, which is fun for the whole family. Another choice is Tom’s Adventures, where you can not only score pumpkins, but also enjoy a petting zoo, obstacle course, and more. They have three locations in North County – Encinitas, Vista, and San Marcos.
Would you like to work on a landscape this fall that will look beautiful for many seasons to come? Then take a trip to Waterwise Botanicals in Bonsall. Not only do they carry a dizzying selection of drought-tolerant plants and flowers, but they also have a wide range of perennials, roses, and more. This is a wonderful place to explore and get ideas. They have a demonstration garden, a shade house full of treasures, and a gazebo in the Cottage Garden, where you can bring a snack to enjoy while relaxing.
The Madd Potter
Do you want to create a fantastic display of potted plants and flowers, and maybe throw in a dramatic fountain? Then be sure to drop by The Madd Potter. They have two locations in Encinitas and Fallbrook, and they carry a huge selection of pots, fountains, birdbaths, statues, and garden décor from all over the world. No matter what your taste is or your vision for your landscape, you can find what you need here.
The Clark & Gilman Team
Are you ready to buy or sell your North County San Diego home? Then click here or call 760-758-1211 to speak with an agent from the Cristine Clark & Jamie Gilman Team. We love real estate, and we’d love to help you achieve your real estate goals!