By Cathy Hough, general manager & buyer
Grab the kids and come on down to snap some cute photos of them in our Pumpkin Patch. Our patch includes the classic Jackpot Pumpkin in addition to Big Max, Fairy Tale, Trickster and minis.
Bring the kids back on Sat., Oct. 31 for our special Trick or Treat from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The pumpkin Farmer Boy is leaning on (above) is a Fairy Tale, aptly named for its resemblance to Cinderella’s carriage.
Farmer Boy joined our friendly scarecrows for some photo fun! The large pumpkin next to him is Big Max.
Every year during our Fall Festival, we bring in pumpkins by the truckload and turn our garden center into a fall playground.
Kids look forward to checking out our selection and then finding just the right pumpkin for carving. Moms can find all kinds of gourds and pumpkins for use as decorations.
Fall means more than pumpkins and gourds and Trick or Treat.
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Fall is also the time for gardeners to take advantage of the warm soil left by summer’s sun and get some new plants into their landscape.
Water conservation is very important here at the Marina del Rey Garden Center and we can help you plant a water wise garden. To keep my lawn, flower beds and landscape as water wise as possible, we’ve applied mulch to these areas with a great outcome. Ask one of our nursery experts for assistance on how you can be water wise in the garden. Dago, Stephanie and Steve will be glad to help you select the right products to make your garden water wise.
Camellias are a shade-loving evergreen shrub or tree that brings color to a shade garden in fall, winter and spring with its gorgeous flowers. (Below) We found this beautiful Camellia at Suncrest Nurseries during my visit last week.
Camellias originated in Asia centuries ago. Camellias were originally cultivated in China and Japan where they adorned lavish gardens and were used as a tea.
The first plants were brought to America in 1797 where they were grown in New England greenhouses before their culture spread south and west. The most commonly planted species in this country are C. sasanqua, C. japonica, and C. reticulata, but hybrids have produced some remarkable results.
Camellia blossoms come in Single, Semidouble, Anemone, Peony, and Formal Double styles, each with its own unique and distinctive look. Ask Stephanie, Steve or Dago for detailed information about how to successfully plant and grow Camellias. We have a large selection of sasanqua, japonica and reticulata Camellias in stock.
As mentioned on the Marina del Rey Garden Center Facebook page, I just traveled north to visit some of our growers, the best in the industry. It is inspiring to see so many beautiful plants and the organizational processes that keep them growing healthy and strong.
Stop in today to see why we are able to unconditionally guarantee our plants… It is because we buy ours from only the best growers, including Monrovia, Monterey Bay, Chia, Native Sons, Hines, Valley Heart and Suncrest.
One of my stops while going north was to Valley Heart. Tucked away in a scenic part of the Carpinteria/Montecito area, this grower has an amazing operation. We walked the extensive property to see cyclamen and geraniums, with some salvias and other perennials thrown into the mix. Our cyclamen and geraniums come from Valley Heart and we are pleased to be able to offer them to our customers.
Do visit us this week to check out our Pumpkin Patch and while you’re here, stroll the entire grounds to see what we have in stock.
And be sure to bring your camera with you to capture the family fun in our Pumpkin Patch and on Sat., Oct. 31 when we host Trick or Treat from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Stop in today to see our huge selection of specialty plants. We have trees, shrubs, hedge material, vegetables, herbs, vines, perennials, succulents, agaves and more, all available in stock.
The Marina del Rey Garden Center constantly strives to offer you the best plants, products, product knowledge, plant expertise, customer service and more. It’s customers like you and Farmer Boy that put smiles on our faces.