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Archive for month: February, 2012

Japanese Maple Festival, Boxwood Globes and More

By Cathy Hough, general manager and buyer

Spring hours begin Sunday, March 11. We’ll be open daily til 5:30 p.m.

Mark your calendar for our Annual Japanese Maple Festival on Saturday, March 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We’ll be giving away two Japanese Maples, so be sure to stop in to register your entry.

Our Monrovia Growers representative will be on hand to provide information on these beautiful trees.

(Below) Our custom planted containers are one of our most popular items. Ask SteveCJ or Roger how you can create the containers you want to add to your home and garden.

Japanese Maples (above) offer intriguing foliage that comes in shades of red and green and make good focal points in a landscape. Our selection includes a variety of sizes. Stop in now to select your Japanese Maples.

Bookend an area in your garden with these season terminals (above), replicas of those found on The Biltmore Estate. Majestic, eye-catching and artisan-crafted, terminals represent each of the four seasons.

(Above) We’ve also just received a shipment of Boxwood globes, an extremely popular plant. Our 2+ acres are fully stocked with hedge material in the form of shrubs and trees so stop in today to discover how creative and beautiful a hedge can be.

Our container selection (above and below) is extensive and you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for. Ask about our new lighter weight containers (below) for indoor and outdoor use. They’re easy to move and their weight can easily be accommodated on decks and balconies.

When planting, always use the best soil amendments. Selecting the right one for your needs will give your newly planted specimen the head start it needs to ensure its future. Ask Roger, CJ or Steve for advice and guidance. Below is our Master Nursery Acid Planting Mix designed specifically for plants like Japanese Maples.

(Below) Our succulent selection is one of the largest available in Los Angeles. We take great pride in providing what you’re looking for.

(Below) Color can be had in sun and shade! Ask one of of nursery professionals for guidance.

(Below) It’s also time to plant spring and summer vegetables and herbs. We have an excellent assortment of tomatoes and lettuces so you can grow and eat a homegrown salad.

Everything You Need For Your Garden

By Cathy Hough, general manager and buyer

Last December when those gusty winds blew through the Southland, our shade structure was ripped from its anchors but the good news is we’re getting our shade area back (below), and it’s better than ever.

Work crews have been installing a new shade structure (above and below), creating room for us to expand our ever-popular shade plant area.

In addition to having one of the largest succulent and waterwise plant selections (small parts of our selection are in the photos above) in the Greater Los Angeles area, we, as always, offer the best selection of perennials, citrus, trees, shrubs, vegetables and herbs.

Our recent gorgeous summer-like weather has brought with it the opportunity to get your gardening gloves on a tad earlier than you might otherwise have done.

(Below) Colorful Calla Lilies will turn heads and are an inviting way to say that spring is on its way.

Beautiful white Calla Lilies (below) in bloom greet customers s they enter our store. Ask Steve, CJ or Roger for help when shopping. They have expert plant knowledge and can provide guidance with any planting project, small or large.

Love and spring go together so treat the special people in your life to a fun gift from the Marina del rey Garden Center. We’ve just received a shipment of Austrian crystal, wind chimes and other home decor specialties.

(Below) Step inside out store to see fun displays and get ideas for making someone’s day this Valentine’s Day. Jim has been applying his creativity to our displays and will be glad to point out gift ideas.

Do have fun by strolling out grounds and stepping inside our store. We’re constantly receiving new shipments of plants, gifts, home decor items and the like. The wind chimes below are a simple way to add sound, color and light to your garden area.

One of our latest product shipments brought us these large, lightweight, durable containers (below) available in a multitude of sizes.

These containers (above and below) are well made and perfect for decks and balconies due to their light weight. (Below) This little guy demonstrates just how tall these containers can be!

Hyacinth (below) offer a fun way to watch a bulb grow. These darling small plants will add a bright bit of color anywhere you place them. Ask one of our gardening experts for advice and ideas about where you can plant a Hyacinth.

Our on-site fountain selection is one of the best: Our 2+ acres allows us to stock a large variety of fountains and many are on display like this one below.