Terra Sole Nurseries

Growing Everything Under the Sun



Terra Sole was founded in 2004 by John and Sherry Hall with the goal of experimenting and growing native plants, unusual plants and drought tolerant plants that are adapted to our dry summer climate. We push the limits on water use in our test gardens and use low impact planting and growing methods.  And, we share what we learn with our customers!  We grow a large variety of native and unusual plants some of which are old-fashioned and some are hot new introductions.  And, lots of good old standby's in between! We grow our plants as sustainably as possible. Our snails are hand-collected and our containers are recycled. The birdbaths in the nursery encourage bad bug predation by our feathered friends and our weeds are hand-pulled.  And, we have the dirt under our fingernails to prove it! John & Sherry Hall = true Plant-a-Hallics!

Water?  Plants? Our Philosophy:

Most plants look best with a little water during the dry season.  We test to see how much drought our unusual and native plants can take and still look good in the garden.  We also experiment with California natives and other drought tolerant plants for disease, cold and wildlife compatibility.  To create a truly diverse place, we mix our natives with our other plant treasures and enjoy a variety of textures, colors and wildlife in the garden.

Aloe striata

The Coral Aloe

Another favorite winter bloomer.  Just when you really need a jolt of color this elegant Aloe surprises you with it's flower.  Aloe striata is hardy to at least 25degrees.

 Blooming Now!


Heuchera 'Wendy'

The Hummingbirds have decided this is their favorite Heuchera in the nursery.   We love it's delicate but profuse bloom on 2' stems from spring into summer. Give it partial shade, well-drained soil,  infrequent water and be rewarded with lots of hummingbird feeder you don't have to clean!

P.s. our other favorite part....gophers don't eat them!

Check back often to see the coolest plants growing in our nursery!

Santolina 'Lemon Fizz'  

Well, it is not exactly blooming but it is like a light bulb in the winter garden.  Not to mention drought and deer resistant too! 

One of our favorite plants!


Visit us for California Natives, Drought Tolerant and Unusual Plants!