There is life on San Pablo Avenue. No, we're not talking about nightlife — this is life of the leafy green and brightly blooming variety. East Bay Nursery is an amazing spot for gardening veterans and novices alike. There are even good finds for those who seem to have a plant death wish — such as miniature hanging cactus in their own little ceramic holders, not to mention a good selection of clearly marked California natives. The outdoor plant section is truly lovely, complete with masses of lush plants and paths winding past garden Buddhas and birdbaths — not to mention trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses, and gorgeous flowering plants (like the lovely endless summer hydrangea). There are also countless shades of pretty pots for indoor plants and gardens. Few will have trouble finding this spot — the building's exterior is covered in painted flowers.