Out & About San Diego with Jim Frimmer, Your Mission Valley Realtor — THE best nursery in San Diego is....

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Zoey the Cool Cat



THE best nursery in San Diego is....

Fuchsia at Mission Hills Nursery


...just a couple of miles from your Mission Valley condo, and it also has Mission in the name, making it easy to remember.

It's Mission Hills Nursery at 1525 Fort Stockton Drive in Mission Hills!

Mission Hills Nursery


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Kate Sessions, the Mother of Balboa ParkMission Hills Nursery was founded in 1910 by Kate Sessions (1857-1940), a horticulturist and landscape architect who introduced many plants to San Diego, particularly to Balboa Park, which could be why she is affectionately known as the "Mother of Balboa Park."

I discovered Mission Hills Nursery not long after I came to
San Diego in 1988. I was looking for a plant for my patio and a
co-worker recommended Mission Hills Nursery. I bought a fuchsia like that in the top picture because it was so beautiful. Not being a gardener, my fuchsia didn't last very long.

Mission Hills NurseryNot to worry because I make several trips each year to Mission Hills Nursery to buy fuchsias, cyclamens, ferns, succulents, petunias, and various hanging baskets. Not being a gardener (did I already say that?), my plants don't last very long. Nowhere on my hands is there a green thumb, but I do my best, and I'm sure Mission Hills Nursery appreciates my regular returns for more plants!

Green thumb or brown thumb, Mission Hills Nursery can help you with virtually any plant — bedding plants, hanging plants, vegetables, fruit trees, garden designs, orchids, cactus, fuchsias (you knew I was going to throw that in there!), succulents, native California plants....

Mission Hills NurseryThe very knowledgeable and very helpful staff go out of their way to make sure you're satisfied with Mission Hills Nursery. They know everything there is to know about their plants.

Anything you want, you can find it at Mission Hills Nursery: pest control, organic gardening, gardening tools and gloves, t-shirts, water keepers, pots, wind chimes, garden ornaments, and more. They also have a huge collection of seed packets for those who like to watch the little plants poke their heads out of ground and reach for the sky!

They even have their own kitty cat. I believe her name is Reina:

Reina, the Mission Hills Nursery resident cat


How can you not want to shop at a nursery where an adorable cat walks around with you and gives you her advice?

Here are some more pictures of the beautiful nursery and the beautiful plants:

Mission Hills Nursery

Mission Hills Nursery

Mission Hills Nursery

Mission Hills Nursery

Mission Hills Nursery


Ready to sell your San Diego home? Mission Hills Nursery can help you install some plants to provide that all-important curb appeal. Landscaping is by far the least expensive way to "upgrade" your home and get the best return on your investment. If you just bought a house in San Diego, Mission Hills Nursery is the place to go to get plants for both inside and outside to turn that house into YOUR HOME! Tell them that Jim Frimmer, your Mission Valley Realtor, sent you their way!

Need help with your real estate sale or purchase? I'm available! Give me a call or send me an email.

Of course, I have to end with another picture from Mission Hills Nursery of my favorite flower, the fuchsia:

Fuchsia at Mission Hills Nursery


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Rainer
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Elizabeth Byrne
Keller Williams Realty - Arlington, VA
Arlington Virginia Real Estate

This is an amazing review of the Mission Hills Nursery. Fabulous photos too. Your post makes me want to take a plane and visit the nursery. Have a great evening.

Jun 07, 2011 10:28 PM #2
Rainmaker
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Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate LLC - Aurora, CO
Your Real Estate Resource For Life!

I love nurseries this time of year.  Fuchsia's are one of my favorite as well.  In fact I went and bought two of them on Sunday after someone blogged the other day (might have been RR).  Can't wait for them to bloom!

Jun 08, 2011 12:51 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Liz Flint
Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty - Houston, TX
Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066

Hi Jim, I love the flowers and the cute cat with the gold eyes. I guess it would be great to know the plants native to your state so you could know the ones that are used to your specific weather conditions.

Jun 08, 2011 04:44 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c)
Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists

Jim, You've once again captured some amazing photos, plus great history to go with it. Mission Valley Realtor really knows his way around town!

Jun 08, 2011 05:37 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Vetrano
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Prince William, VA
Luxury Home Real Estate Consultant

Jim,  San Diego is beautiful with the work that Kate Sessions is famous for.  If this is a nursery she founded I would definitely go to this nursery.  Thank you for the information....and I know the residents in Mission Valley are also appreciative!

Jun 08, 2011 07:40 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Janice Roosevelt
Rory Burkhart Team, Keller Williams - West Chester, PA
OICP ABR, ePRO,Ecobroker

Mission Hills Nursery is my kind of place. I could get lost in the pots, let alone the great flowers and plants.

Jun 08, 2011 07:48 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Centennial, CO
Where There's a Will, There's a WAY!

Hi Jim, I have best friends out in your area.  I am sure that they know about this place, but next time I talk to them, I will bring it up.  Have a good one!

Jun 08, 2011 08:20 AM #8
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Susan Haughton
Alexandria, VA
Helping You Buy or Sell Alexandria Real Estate

One of the most beautiful localism posts I have ever seen!  Gorgeous photos...and who can resist that adorable feline?

Jun 08, 2011 09:03 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC - Melbourne, FL
Personal Service, always.

Looks like a great place to hang out although I am sure they prefer paying customers! All the bright colors can't help but make ones day brighter as well!

Jun 08, 2011 09:10 AM #10
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Bob Jakowinicz
National Realty Centers Livonia--Bob Jakowinicz - Livonia, MI
734-578-6561 - Michigan Real Estate Agent

Great shout out for Mission Hills Nursery.  You put a great post together for them and it looks like a great place 

Jun 08, 2011 11:02 AM #11
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The Scott Loper Team Lansdale & Harleysville PA Homes
Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville - Lansdale, PA

Hi Jim,

I love a good nursery, I could wander around them for hours.  I get so inspired but then I get my plants home to find I don't have a very green thumb, but I do have rabbits with voracious appetites.

Lisa

Jun 08, 2011 12:19 PM #12
Rainmaker
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Ron & Alexandra Seigel
ra@napaconsultants.com - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Marketing

Jim,

Looks like a wonderful place to visit, and we love fuschias also.  One of the hotels in town has a lovely row of fuschias growing along the side of the building.  They are varied colors and each one is more beautiful than the previous one.  Love your picture, have a great day! A

Jun 08, 2011 12:41 PM #13
Rainmaker
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Nevin Williams
Sierra Pacific Mortgage Raleigh - Raleigh, NC
Raleigh Mortgage Pro

I'll have to check it out sometime!

Jun 08, 2011 11:32 PM #14
Rainer
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Brian Doubleday
Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker - Ladera Ranch, CA
Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo

Jim, great photos, the colors are beautiful, this nursery looks like a great place to visit

Jun 08, 2011 11:47 PM #15
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Sondra Meyer
Star View Real Estate - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Horse Property Specialist

Hi Jim, you did a wonderful job on this post about the Mission Hill's Nursery.  All of the pictures are nice, but I do like their cat.  She's not Zoey, but she is cute. 

Jun 08, 2011 11:58 PM #16
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Retired Real Estate Broker, Maryland Blogger - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Looks like a great place to visit.  Thanks for sharing.

Thank you very much for your re-blog of my post.

Blooming for you!

Jun 09, 2011 08:07 AM #17
Rainmaker
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Michelle Gibson
Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. - Wellington, FL
REALTOR

Jim - Love the drum roll and I think these have to be the most beautiful pictures of flowers that I've ever seen.  The top one is magnificent.

Jun 09, 2011 05:22 PM #18
Rainmaker
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Doug Anderson
Executive Brokers Real Estate Group - Danville, CA
Doug Anderson's Bay Area Real Estate Views

Jim - What an awesome post. Well done on what must have been a very fun blog project on the Mission Hills Nursery.

Jun 09, 2011 07:52 PM #19
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Maria Morton
BHG Real Estate - Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758

Jim, fuschias are such beautiful flowers! You got a really nice shot of some at the Mission Hills Nursery.

Jun 12, 2011 01:15 PM #20
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Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

Hey, everyone!

Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

I’ll read through all the comments to see if any of them need a specific response. If so, I’ll respond below this comment. Thanks again for stopping by and commenting. I really do appreciate it, and I’ll be by your blogs soon to do some reading and commenting.

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