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Vertical Gardening is Here! Tillandsias, Bromeliads, Fall Color, Spring Bulbs

Stop in today to see our selection of Tillandsias, an evergreen perennial commonly know as “air plants” because they can grow without soil. Tillandsias, which can be affixed to wood, wire, another plant, can be used effectively and creatively in areas where you might not have enough space for a potted plant. (Below) Bromeliads with leaves in hues of red and green mix with Tillandsias to capture the eye. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Sometimes called “pioneer plants” for their ability to adhere to rocky cliffs and other areas in which plants are unable to grow, Tillandsias are quite a conversation piece. Many produce brilliant flowers, and many of them will change leaf color from green to red just before flowering.

Because they grow without soil, they lend themselves well to growing indoors with bright indirect light and are perfect for use in vertical gardening.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA(Below) Bromeliads typically sport a green or red color but also come in stripes. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASucculent gardens have become popular, in part due to the plant’s drought tolerance and range of vivid and unusual colors. Ask our design experts CJ, Roger and Steve for guidance with Tillandsias, Bromeliads and Succulents. They can give you advice on how to keep your plants healthy and thriving. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Fall is the best time to plant so stop in to stroll through the garden center where we are loaded with hedge plants, shrubs, perennials and more. Leucadendron (below), native to South Africa where growing conditions are similar to our Southern California climate, come in a variety of growing habits and colors.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA(Below) Leucadendron, Grevillea, Flax and Boxwoods are just a few of the plants you’ll find at the Marina del Rey Garden Center.


 (Below) Grevillea

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA (Below) Enjoy the soothing sound of flowing water outside or in your home. We have a great selection of indoor and outdoor fountains available, ranging from small table-top options to estate sizes.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis Hibiscus (below) caught my eye as I walked through the nursery in the late afternoon.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA(Below) Princess Flower, with its luscious dark purple flower, cuts a contrast next to a plume of Pampas Grass. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA (Below) Bougainvillea OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Plant your spring bulbs now. We have Amaryllis (below), Freesias, RanunculusTulips, Daffodils and Paperwhites.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA By Cathy Hough, general manager and buyer