Delicate merchandise!
The harbors are big with it,
Bazaars for the light and the barbarous gold.
We open the halves of a miracle,
And a clotting of acids brims into the starry divisions,
Creation's original juices,
Irreducible, changeless, alive.

Pablo Neruda, Ode to a Lemon

Summer signals its approach. Sunset is later, sunrise is earlier, growth is faster. Time to pay homage to this favored time of year. Time to plant a tree. A citrus tree. Our Genoa Italian lemon citrus tree, below, embodies summer with every aromatic fruit that dangles from its branches.

Italian Lemon 3 Gal
Italian Lemon 3 Gal


Our next scheduled ground ship date for East Coast locations is Monday June 5, 2017 due to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday June 29. We will ship to West Coast and Midwest areas during the week of May 30. We ship west of the Rockies most days. Ship dates are determined by travel time so plants do not spend weekends in transit. Please use residential addresses for East Coast shipping so plants arrive within 5 days.

If temperatures en route or at destination are projected to be above 80 degrees F, your plant order may be placed on hold to avoid damage. We ship non-plant items every day. Please email us if you have questions about delivery times. We will contact you if weather precludes safe shipping of tender plants. You can also look at weather forecasts for points between our growing grounds in northern California and your location to see if the weather will be appropriate to ship safely.

Many of our plants are not suitable for year-round growing outdoors in Zones 3-8. Please check your USDA Zone prior to placing an order so you can make the appropriate selection.

New olive varieties include Nocellara del Belice, Bella di Cerignola, Cailletier and Lucques. These represent some of the most cherished table olives in the world and you'll find out why when you taste them.

In the winsome world of citrus, the Chinotto sour orange has captured our fancy with its myrtle-like leaves, formal growth pattern and prolific fruit display. Trees are well-established, ready to enhance your terrace and life.

And for the splashiest, most extravagant display in the botanical world, check out our new passion vine selections. Plant one and take cover before it overwhelms with rampant growth, gorgeous flowers and decadent fruit.

Michael Michaud's botanical tableware continues to dazzle. Fruits, leaves and bark are transformed into heirloom-quality plates, miniature boxes and serving pieces. His New York foundry is one of the few remaining that continue the ancient art of lost wax casting from natural objects. A new piece, the apple box, is now available and warrants close inspection.

When you buy a Bay Flora product, you can help a non-profit group of your choice. At check-out, just enter the name of the organization you wish to support. Up to 15% of your purchase will automatically be directed to that organization. You can also enter a gift card message during check-out and we'll tuck in a beautiful letterpress gift card with your order.

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