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
Arlington Virginia Real Estate
Keller Williams Realty

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.

June 07, 2011 10:28 PM
Rainmaker
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Belinda Spillman
Your Real Estate Resource For Life!
Aspen Lane Real Estate LLC

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!

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

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.

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

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!

June 08, 2011 05:37 AM
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Vetrano
Luxury Home Real Estate Consultant
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

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!

June 08, 2011 07:40 AM
Rainmaker
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Janice Roosevelt
OICP ABR, ePRO,Ecobroker
Rory Burkhart Team, Keller Williams

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

June 08, 2011 07:48 AM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Where There's a Will, There's a WAY!
Hamm Homes

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!

June 08, 2011 08:20 AM
Rainmaker
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Susan Haughton, REALTOR Alexandria VA Homes for Sale

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

June 08, 2011 09:03 AM
Rainmaker
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Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
Personal Service, always.
Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC

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!

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

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

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

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

June 08, 2011 12:19 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron & Alexandra Seigel
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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

June 08, 2011 12:41 PM
Rainmaker
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Nevin Williams
Raleigh Mortgage Pro
Sierra Pacific Mortgage Raleigh

I'll have to check it out sometime!

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

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

June 08, 2011 11:47 PM
Rainmaker
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Sondra Meyer
Colorado Horse Property Specialist
Star View Real Estate

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. 

June 08, 2011 11:58 PM
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Roy Kelley
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
Retired Real Estate Broker, Maryland Blogger

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

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

Blooming for you!

June 09, 2011 08:07 AM
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Michelle Gibson
REALTOR
Hansen Real Estate Group Inc.

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.

June 09, 2011 05:22 PM
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Doug Anderson
Doug Anderson's Bay Area Real Estate Views
Executive Brokers Real Estate Group

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

June 09, 2011 07:52 PM
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Maria Morton
Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758
BHG Real Estate - Kansas City Homes

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

June 12, 2011 01:15 PM
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Jim Frimmer
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist
HomeSmart Realty West

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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