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. 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.
(Below) Bromeliads typically sport a green or red color but also come in stripes. Succulent 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. 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.
(Below) Princess Flower, with its luscious dark purple flower, cuts a contrast next to a plume of Pampas Grass. (Below) Bougainvillea Plant your spring bulbs now. We have Amaryllis (below), Freesias, Ranunculus, Tulips, Daffodils and Paperwhites. By Cathy Hough, general manager and buyer