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Archive for month: December, 2012

Beautiful Winter Gardens

By Cathy Hough, general manager and buyer

(Above) Bird of Paradise is always a beautiful and stunning plant in the landscape. Stop in today to see all of our top-quality plants.

We specialize in the largest container selection in Los Angeles (above) and invite you to discover why we were voted Best Garden Center in L.A. Weekly.

(Above) Cyclamen turn winter gardens into a thing of beauty.

 Ask Laurie, Steve or CJ for help finding the plant, pot, fountain, soil amendment you need. They are experts and are more than happy to help.

Camellias (above) are known for their rose-like flowers.

We stock a variety of grasses, shrubs, hedge material and trees so you can turn your garden into something amazing. Start planning your spring garden now.

Citrus (above) can be grown in ground or containers, making it suitable for landscapes, patios, decks, balconies, porches and the like. Our trees are incredibly fruit-laden so stop in to select from the best quality plants around.

We’re also known for the largest fountain selection in Los Angeles. Stop in today to see the many fountains we have in stock. Delivery is available.

Get creative inside and outside your home this winter! Find a cute container, then select a succulent or Tillandsia, like the one above, to nestle into it and add some decorative pebbles. We have everything you need to create fun container garden for inside or outside your home.

The Marina del Rey Garden Center thanks you for your business in 2012. We look forward to serving you in 2013.

Poinsettias, Gift Cards, Living Christmas Trees: Tis the Season!

By Cathy Hough, general manager and buyer

We still have Poinsettias, living Christmas trees (below), our signature fresh-cut trees from Oregon and other holiday touches sure to make your home merry and bright! Hurry in as supplies are limited.

Be sure to gift the gardener in your life with a Marina del Rey Garden Center Gift Card that never expires. Our Gift Card makes a great stocking stuffer, too!

Sasanqua Camellias like Yuletide (below) are in bloom. Ask Steve, CJ or Laurie for help with selecting the best plants for your landscape. Their expert advice will help your plants get off to the best beginning possible so they can thrive all year long.

(Below) Winter is the time for planting bulbs, including Amaryllis, a popular Christmas/New Year’s plant that you can watch spring to life and grow right before your eyes.

(Below) Our gift shop is filled to the brim with garden and home decor items, ranging from specialty lamps to funny signs to ocean-themed decor to gardening gloves to Tillandsia. Step inside our store to find the perfect gift for a friend or loved one.

Reaping the harvest of what you’ve sown is one of life’s greatest pleasures! (Below) Blueberry bushes are a customer favorite and when you taste this healthy antioxidant berry, you’ll know why.

An MDRGC Gift Card will enable the gardener in your life to buy just the plant they want when they want it.

(Below) Just about everyone loves a Pink Flamingo! And even the Pink Flamingoes know to nibble on healthy homegrown herbs and vegetables.

(Below) Luminara candles help make the holiday season bright. Better still, they are battery-operated so you don’t have to worry about a live flame and burning candle wax.

Step into our gift shop and get creative! We have everything from colored glass pebbles to serenity rocks to Buddha statues (above) to glass vases to bird baths to indoor tabletop and wall fountains.

(Above) Sasanqua Camellias are truly beautiful. These shrubs that can be pruned into tree shapes are indigenous to Asia and much-loved in Japanese gardens.

(Above) Now is the time to get some great citrus plants. Ours are fully loaded with fruit and we have virtually every tangerine, orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit there is! Stop in today to select from our bountiful plants. Citrus can be grown in containers, too, making them great for patios, balconies and decks.

Fresh-Cut Christmas Trees, Garland, Wreaths, Greens, Poinsettias and More

By Cathy Hough, general manager and buyer

The spirit of the season is in full evidence at the Marina del Rey Garden Center. Fresh-cut and living Christmas trees, Poinsettias, fresh-cut greens, garlands and wreaths… all are here to make your season merry and bright.

Our fresh-cut Noble Fir and Grand Fir trees hail from Windy Acres Farms in Oregon, our supplier for more than 25 years. We have a huge range of sizes, from tiny to small to medium to huge. Bring the kids in… They’re bound to have fun!

(Below) Think about what you can do to add some holiday sparkle to your home and garden. This cactus grabs the eye when placed into this decorative container. Step inside our store for inspiration.

You’ll definitely want to check out our Luminara candles, realistic candles that are battery-operated. Stop in to see the many ways you can use these flameless candles and enjoy a safer holiday season.

(Below) Luminaras sit adjacent to an indoor fountain, Buddha statue and red Poinsettia.

Meditating Animals have been extremely popular and make great gifts and stocking stuffers. All Meditating Animals are created with Chinese Characters etched into the back of their robe. This symbol is indicative of the animal’s primary characteristic: the Meditating Dog’s primary characteristic is Loyalty. Each Meditating Animal comes with a product tag that explains what the etched character represents as well as a few words. For the Meditating Dog: “Those who connect with this Zen Creation are Compassionate, Friendly and Protective in Spirit … or they just love dogs.  Keep this sculpture near as a lasting reminder of all which is good in you.”

(Below) Gnomes also make a great gift or stocking stuffer! These clever sprites love to get into a wee bit o’ mischief and can cleverly hide in gardens and plants. Find one for you or someone you love today!

For those of you who aren’t sure what to give the gardener in your life, try a Marina del Rey Garden Center Gift Card. They’re available in any available amount and they never expire!

mdrgc gift card

Indoor Plants

Indoor plants help beautify a home and we always have a diverse selection.

 

 

 

 

 

Decor for Your Home

We carry beautiful glass bird baths, bowls, vases and more. Step inside our store to find fun and unique accents for your home and garden.

The sea inspires us all. Year-round we offer ocean-themed home decor and garden accents (below).

Luminara candles (above and below) are the perfect option to traditional candles. Battery-operated, they add that warm glow of candlelight. You’ll also find tabletop and wall fountains inside our store as well as an array of statues, including buddha.

(Below) Gnomes always seem to find their way into our store, where they also find their way into mischief of the merry sort.

(Below) Luminaras in candle holders offer a realistic touch.

(Below) Year-round we offer a selection of unusual lamps, many in sea themes. We’re also partial to Blue Herons, Egrets and other sea birds, so stop in when you’re looking for that special sea-themed gift.

(Below) More examples of the unusual, specialty lamps you’ll find at the Marina del Rey Garden Center: Blue Heron lamp and seashell lamp.

Remember to shop our home decor and gift shop year-round.

Bedding Plants for the Cool Season

(Above) Glorious Pansies in deep purple shades front colorful Snapdragons in white, yellow, pink and red.

(Above) Cool-season bedding plants include the charming Pansy, which comes in a variety of colors, Snapdragons, Poppies and (below) Cyclamen and Kalanchoes.

(Below) Other cool-season bedding plants include Daisy varieties as well as Mums.

Scabiosa (below) attracts butterflies and is a stunning flower to have in the garden.

(Below) Ornamental Cabbage and Poppies 

(Below) Poppies in white and orange sit behind Alyssum and Bacopa.