Having asked permission to take photos with each visit, I can attest to the fact that the staff are usually genuine and welcoming. Internet reviews for service fluctuate, however reviews for aesthetics are always high.
It's just a gorgeous place.
Experienced nurserymen float about answering any questions you may have and most seem interested in helping any way they can. The nursery layout is signed well and self explanatory. And, the garden arrangements are inviting. Clusters of pottery shine brightly in the desert sun.
The selection is vast: Flowering annuals and perennials, flowering shrubs, shade trees, citrus and stone fruit trees, groundcovers, cacti and succulents, evergreens, native plants, tropical plants, bonsai, orchids and indoor house plants. Also, an array of soils, fertilizers and the like.
First, Queens appear solid orange compared to the varying shades of a Monarch. In the photo above, notice how with their wings folded, the Queens’ solid dark orange is interrupted with occasional white dots–nothing like the striking stained glass veins and color pattern of the Monarch below.