In addition to the horticultural and design exhibits at the Coronado Flower Show, you’ll find a host of vendors selling wares that speak to the passions of every green thumb. Among them are:
Ausachica Nursery Robin Rushmore, owner of Ausachica Nursery, offers distinctive plants from Australia, South Africa, Chile and the Mediterranean – all of which she finds will thrive in southern California. She chooses Mediterranean-climate plants for their ease of maintenance, drought & heat tolerance and wildlife attraction.
Susan Aach Ceramics Susan Aach grew up in Hawaii but now lives in San Diego. She started creating ceramic planters to combine both her love of clay and affection for plants, especially the succulents and cacti growing in the garden next to her studio. Being an avid scuba diver and outrigger canoe paddler, she searches for sculptural specimens that mirror life under the sea. She honors these unusual plant creatures by creating distinct containers that are not only functional, but also complement their unique beauty.
Momma’s Pots Blaine Tiongson and Theresa Solis’s ine of hand-painted terracotta pots are filled with plants they propagate. At the Momma’s Pots booth, shoppers pick a pot, and the proprietors suggest a plant to fit the environment where it will live; then the shoppers top off their selection with mosses, gravels or rocks, and it’s all tied up with a Japanese-style fabric. Momma’s Pots also sells bath balms and soy-based candles.
Sand Dollars (and Sand Dollars Too) The popular gift shop at North Island Naval Air Station is a perennial Flower Show favorite with gift items that feature garden themes as well as items with a patriotic flare.
Plumeria Joe Retired fire captain Jody Rogers is a native San Diegan who grew up in Point Loma and has always enjoyed gardening. A few years ago when he trimmed his over-the-rooftop plumeria, he didn’t know what to do with all the cuttings. “So I started potting them up,” he said, using his own organic compost and visiting farmers markets. His plumerias are the celidine variety – “That’s the most fragrant variety, white with a yellow center, the ones the make Hawaiian leis out of,” he said. His booth will sell both his plumerias and his organic compost that I PH balanced, very fertile and filled with earthworms.
Hue By 2 MaryLynn and Ann Dominguez’s store in San Diego features handmade colorful and creative purses, many of which feature floral motifs.
Coronado Friends of the Library On Saturday only you can pick up used books on gardening in a special booth. Want to peruse more books? Just head next door for the full Library Book Fair.
Bowls by Mike & Me Suzie Sterling
City Nursery This “little bit of country in the city” is right in the heart of San Diego at 3110 Euclid. Here, on two acres of land, Farmer Bill Tall has been organically maintaining plants, bushes and trees since 1972. Part working farm, City Nursery also hosts classes ranging from growing your first vegetable garden, to canning and cooking, to beekeeping. And you’ll find plenty of pets and animals roaming the grounds as well.
Coronado Floral Association’s Plant and Green Elephant Sale
Public service information booths will include:
- Coronado Cares (Animal Welfare)
- Coronado Street Tree Committee
- Coronado Arts Commission
- City of Coronado Public Works Department
- John D. Spreckels Center & Lawn Bowling Green
- Coronado Senior Association
- Coronado Historical Association