By Cathy Hough, general manager and buyer
Employment Opportunity: Full-time Operations position. Join the hardworking Operations team at the Marina Garden Center. This position requires heavy lifting and weekend work. No phone calls, please. Come in to fill out an application.
Customer Appreciation Day is Monday, May 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. as we say “Thank you” to you, our valued customer. Free hot dogs will be available.
Stop in today to see the latest addition to our garden center, an entire section devoted to natives (below)–that is, plants native to three distinct areas that share similar climate conditions: South Africa, Australia, California.
Ask one of our design experts, Steve, CJ, Laurie and Roger, how you can mix and mingle native plants from each area to enjoy year-round color in your garden!
(Below) Our Kangaroo greeter, with Baby Kangaroo, indicates you are in the Australian natives section.
Australia is known for Acacias, Kangaroo Paws and Grevillea (below). Grevillea, with its beautiful signature red flower, comes in many shapes, sizes and growing habits. Ask one of our design experts, CJ, Steve, Laurie or Roger, for guidance. They can help you select the plants best suited for your environment.
A Giraffe greets visitors to the South African natives section. Giant Bird of Paradise, native to South Africa, flank the giant giraffe.
Protea (below) are native to South Africa.
Leucadendron (below) are valued for their foliage and come in different varieties, including the hard-to-find Jester (below), which is a beautiful striped pink and white.
With Leucadendron (below) your garden can have vivid shades of green, gold, red, pink and orange punctuate the garden throughout the year. Winter Red is known for its vibrant red bracts that change color with the season.
Dolphins indicate you are now in the land of California natives.
In our California natives section, we have Manzanita, Ceanothus and Mimulus, aka Monkey Flower, all of which thrive in our climate. Have fun deciding which plants to put in your landscape and ask Laurie, CJ, Roger or Steve about how natives can attract birds to your garden.
(Below) Have a seat on a bench from our new line of cast stone from Canada. With a very natural look, any one of these benches is a perfect fit for a native garden.