By Cathy Hough, general manager & buyer
Succulents (below, displayed in a stunning container arrangement) and Grasses are among the plants that are “water wise.” And indeed, there are many more plants that qualify as drought tolerant, enabling you to have a water wise garden. Our expert nursery professionals, Dago, Steve and Stephanie, can help you discover which plants will work in your garden.
We have an large selection of Grasses (below), in stock now. Grasses can create an intriguing natural landscape, full of their own spirit.
Drought-tolerant plants enable your garden to go without water for a long span of time, allowing you to conserve life’s precious resource, water. With water use restrictions in place in many communities, let one of our gardening professionals, Dago, Stephanie and Steve, give you expert advice on how to make your garden water wise for life!
Lavender and Salvias (below) are another great plant for a water wise garden. Lavender also bends gently in the breeze and is beautiful to behold, particularly when planted in large groupings as in a field. Of course, we don’t have fields of Lavender in our immediate area but you can fashion your own exquisite garden of Lavender.
Kangaroo Paws (below) make a stunning focal point in any garden. They come in a variety of colors and are named for their resemblance to a Kangaroo’s paw. This unusual looking plant has become very popular in recent years and when I walk my neighborhood, I see many beautiful examples of it. Just ask for assistance to learn how to incorporate a Kangaroo Paw or two (or three or four or more) in your existing landscape. Or, plant a garden anew with this beautiful, gracious water wise plant.
The Marina del Rey Garden Center is proud to offer the best plant variety around. From trees, shrubs and vines to roses to shade-loving plants to succulents to grasses to salvias to bonsai to camellias to native perennials and much more, we have it.
Right now, we have a nice selection of one-gallon plants in our Herb and Vegetable section so be sure to look there to discover some great finds. Lavender (below) and Banana Tree plants (below) are among the offerings found in this very cool section of the nursery.
In this part of the garden center, you will also find lettuce, corn, tomatoes, peppers, squash, grape vines and berries. MDRGC is proud to have the finest collection of sustainable gardening plants–plants you can bring home to reap an abundant harvest of the foods you love.
Grape vines (below) don’t just like “fuill sun,” they love full sun! Our varieties have been selected to ensure successful growth in your garden. And remember to ask Steve, Dago or Stephanie what conditions your selection needs to have a happy, healthy, abundant life! Our gardening pros can recommend the proper soils and amendments to ensure your enjoyment of your plant for years to come.
In addition to grapes, berries are another way to get powerful antioxidants into your diet. We stock a good selection of berry plants, Raspberries, Blackberries and Boysenberries right now, especially chosen because they do well in coastal climates.
Many plants benefit from being trained on a trellis (below) for support. We have a full selection of trellises, arbors, and other fun supports. We also are know for our huge selection of containers and fountains, all spread out over our 2+ acres. So, grab a beverage and come in and stroll our garden grounds. It could be the inspiration or rejuvenation you’re looking for!
The Marina del Rey Garden Center has an extensive inventory of trees, shrubs and vines–enough for huge landscaping projects. We also pride ourselves on carrying boxed specimen trees, a large variety of Junipers, and unusual plants and trees (below).
We are also able to special order many items upon request from our top-quality growers and vendors. We maintain relationships with the best and take great pride in offering you the best in plants, the best in selection, the best in knowledge and support, the best in customer service. And we deliver seven days a week.
And don’t forget that now is the time to plant Plumeria, that gorgeous and fragrant flower that brings Hawaii to California!