By Cathy Hough, general manager & buyer
“Tulip” Magnolias (below) against a morning winter sky of blue showcase one of winter’s pleasures. To give gardeners a head start and to make use of our temperate weather, the Marina del Rey Garden Center is packed solid with plants.
Yellow daffodils (below) beg the thought, “Can spring be far away?”
However, before spring officially arrives, winter offers its own sweet notes. Pink Jasmine Vine (below), one of the first plants to bloom in late winter, continues its sweetness into early spring. Our vines are fully budded up. Stop in to ask Steve, Dago, Stephanie and Herbert how to make use of this wonderful vine in your landscape or patio/deck/balcony.
Japanese Maples (below) are coming out of dormancy now. Learn all about these gracious, elegant trees at our Japanese Maple Festival on March 7 and 8. An expert from Monrovia Growers, the home of horticultural craftsmen since 1926, will speak about this beautiful specimen: sun and shade requirements, planting in ground or in a container, the available varieties and proper soil and fertilizer specifications.
Lilacs (below) are another wonder of early spring and many that are well-suited to the warmer winters of Southern California were developed at Descanso Gardens. “Lavender Lady” is the most well known and successful of the so-called Descanso hybrids and we have it in stock.
Admired for its showy landscape flower, Wax Flower (below) makes an excellent cut flower, too. As you can see, the Marina Garden Center is full of colorful plants so once the weather clears, plant some beauty in your world.