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Archive for month: March, 2012

Dr. Earth Organics, Bumper Crop Sale, Roses, Succulents

By Cathy Hough, general manager and buyer

You’ll have the opportunity to learn all about the organic goodness of Dr. Earth fertilizers during a free interactive presentation on Saturday, April 7. Our Dr. Earth expert will be at the garden center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to talk informally about the benefits of Dr. Earth products. Bring your questions.

Dr. Earth’s 100% organic fertilizers are made in the U.S. without GMOs, sewage sludge and chicken manure.

(Below) Yellow Jasmine is just one of the beautiful vines we have in stock. Generally, vines can be used on structures such as trellises, gazebos and arbors. Ask Steve, Roger or CJ how you can plant vines on structures or in containers to create privacy and beauty.

Rick (below), a member of our operations team, loads bags of Bumper Crop into a customer’s SUV. Stock up now during our Buy 4 Bags, Get the 5th Bag Free sale. You know you’re going to need more Bumper Crop for your spring and summer planting, so take advantage of this once-a-year offer.

On Saturday, April 21, noted landscape architect, gardener and author Shelley Sparks will give us an inside look at her holistic approach to gardening. Shelley’s goal is to put harmony, healing and beneficial qualities into gardens. Her latest book, Secrets of the Land, “describes ancient practices that help you express your personality in the garden.” We have her book in stock now and it will be available for her to sign on April 21.

(Above) You can see the buds growing on our more than 500 roses, which includes climbing roses, hybrid teas, floribundas, grandifloras and ground covers. With some 50 different rose varieties in stock, we’re sure you’ll find the rose that captures your fancy. Stop in to stroll through our selection of the best quality plants.

(Above) Marina Garden Center has one of the largest container selections in Los Angeles. Stop in to find the size, shape, color you need.

If you’re looking for glazed pottery in decorator colors in all shapes and sizes, stop in Tuesday when a new shipment, the largest one we’ll get all year, arrives. It’s always rewarding to be able to bring the very latest and best designs to our customers, and that’s what this delivery will bring–more of the unusual and hard-to-find glazed pottery we’re known for. On Friday, I had the pleasure of going to my vendor’s operation to personally select the styles, sizes and colors of these pots. And, I have to say, these glazed beauties are going to be just what you want in your garden this spring and summer.

Gardeners of all ages are discovering how striking succulent gardens can be. They’re also waterwise, making them particularly appealing as more people want to conserve the water used in their gardens.

Ask Roger, CJ or Steve to help you create a drought-tolerant garden. You’ll be glad you did.

Local Garden Tour Calendar

Windsor-Square Hancock Park Historical Society Garden Tour and Party–Earth Day, Sun., April 22

12 noon – 6 p.m.

Tickets: $65, online at Self-guided tour is noon-4 p.m., lecture at 3 p.m. and reception with light supper 4-6 p.m. at Getty House. Tour begins at Getty House, 605 South Irving Blvd., Los Angeles, 90005.

Please wear flat shoes and bring a hat.

Sponsored by Paramount Pictures and Hancock Park Homeowners Association, est. 1948.

Venice Garden & Home Tour — Sat., May 5

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tickets: $60 in advance, $70 day of event. or call 310-821-1857.

Self-guided walk of some 30 beautiful and avant garde gardens and homes in the Coeur d’Alene neighborhood and on Venice Walk Streets. Start at 804 Broadway at Pleasant View, Venice.

Benefits Neighborhood Youth Association’s Las Doradas Children’s Center, Venice.

Roses, Japanese Maples, Succulents, Bumper Crop

By Cathy Hough, general manager and buyer

Our first shipment, 300+ roses, has arrived! All of your favorites are here as well as new varieties. And if you have a special rose in mind, ask us.

Indeed, there’s nothing quite like a rose (above). Some of our bountiful roses have loads of buds, with a few blossoms already.

You wait for this every year, and it’s here now! Our Buy 4 bags of Bumper Crop, get the fifth bag free is here now, so be sure to stop in to snag your bags.

Bumper Crop is our all-organic soil amendment, fortified with kelp meal and worm castings. It’s available exclusively at Master Nursery Garden Centers.

Our annual Japanese Maple Festival on March 10th was a huge success! (Above) Jeff with Monrovia Growers answers questions about these gorgeous specimens. The Japanese Maple he holds will be planted in a container.

(Above) Japanese Maples are things of beauty, each one with their own special foliage and growth habit. Ask Steve, CJ or Roger for help when selecting one of these graceful trees. They can tell you what to use when planting a Japanese Maple as well as what it needs to grow to its fullest potential.

(Above) This plant enthusiast is finding some great succulents.

Our entire garden center is full of brand new home decor and gift items and plants. (Above) Step inside our store to find experience a variety of merchandise that will work magic in your home.

Experience the fun of finding plants that will make your garden look its best! (Above) The joy of finding and personally selecting plants for your home and garden is a fun-filled adventure. Grab a beverage and stroll our 2+ acres. Doing so will bring you peace and inspiration.

(Above) Yes, we’ve got loads of color available right now! Stop in to find the plants that will make your home and garden ever so colorful.

(Above) After helping load their own car with vegetable plants, these young lads returned our garden carts so that another customer could use them.

(Below) We are the place to find ornamental grasses (Papyrus below)perennials, shrubs, trees and the expert advice that will turn your garden into a mecca. Plant now and make your spring and summer beautiful!