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Archive for month: January, 2014

Japanese Maples, Lilacs, Succulents, Fountains, Aloe Vera, Orchids and More

Spring is in the air, and our Japanese Maples have arrived! Stop in today to find out more about this gorgeous landscape plant. And stay tuned for details on our Japanese Maple Festival.

Japanese Maple

Japanese Maples are briefly deciduous trees that will soon be showing the colorful leaves for which they’re known. (Above) The Coral Bark Japanese Maple offers a striking coral-colored bark whose color intensifies in winter. In the spring, as it leafs out, its deeply cut light green leaves display attractive red margins and then turn golden in fall.

(Below) The foliage on Japanese Maples is truly spectacular and comes in green, red and burgundy! Ask one of our design experts CJSteve and Roger for guidance.

Japanese Maples are revered for their graceful foliage.

Japanese Maples information

(Below) We have the very popular low-chill Lilacs in now! Lavender Lady and its white sister are available in limited supply, and, as you can see, these gems are budding up!

Lavender Lady Lilac

(Below) Our succulent selection is extensive. Stop in to shop everything from two-inch containers to much larger specimens.

Two-inch succulents

Succulents come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, with striking and unusual foliage.

You'll find unusual plants at the Marina del Rey Garden Center.

Succulents are also great drought-tolerant plants, so visit us today to plan your water wise garden.

We have everything a gardener and landscaper needs at the Marina del Rey Garden Center.

(Below) Shop our pre-planted containers: We always have a ready-to-go selection and can also help you with your custom design that we’ll gladly plant up for you.

Let us plant a custom design for you.

(Below) We’ve added these wonderful small space fountains from Campania! They are perfect for indoor areas, small space gardens, patios, balconies and the like.

These three fountains from Campania are perfect for small spaces.

(Below) Aloe Vera is prized for its ability to heal.

Aloe Vera

(Below) We’ve discovered a new orchid grower whose plants are absolutely exquisite! Stop in to see these gorgeous high-quality, long-lasting orchids today.


(Below) Our gift shop is the place to find a nice assortment of interesting and unusual gift items. Be sure to browse the store for some unusual finds.

Step inside our store to see what's inside.

We have lots of fun gifts inside our store.

(Below) Our fountains are water wise, using only use re-circulating water. Stop in to shop our huge on-site selection.

Tuck an outdoor fountain into your landscape.

Let our design experts help you create an amazing garden!

Winter Gardening: Herbs, Vegetables, Roses, Privacy Hedges, Wildfowers, Fox Farm Potting Soil

Get outside and enjoy your garden! Grab the pruners, plant a winter vegetable and herb garden or some spring wildflowers, water where it’s needed and determine the areas in your yard or landscape that you’d like to spruce up for spring.


We are proud to offer Fox Farm Potting Soil! Stop in today to learn out about this wonderful organic potting soil!


Winter in Southern California allows us to tend to, prepare for, and envision and realize what we want the fruits of our labor to be, so stop by the Marina del Rey Garden Center and have a conversation with one of our design experts. SteveCJ and Roger can help you create an amazing landscapeflower bedherb and vegetable garden, or privacy hedge.


Garden Checklist

Here’s a quick checklist of things to do in the garden now:

  • Be brave and prune your roses back no matter how good they look right now. Roses need new growth to bloom and now is the time to cut out old dead wood to let more light through, which will encourage new growth to support all those beautiful new roses you’ll soon have.


  • Enjoy the fruits of your labor by pruning dormant fruit trees in preparation of their summer bounty. Deciduous stone-fruit trees such as appleapricotpeachesplums and nectarines need a healthy winter pruning. Do not prune citrus.


  • Plant California Poppies (above) and other spring-blooming wildflowers now. Choose a sunny area for planting and water regularly if you don’t get much rainfall.


  • Be sure to provide deep, infrequent waterings to established CaliforniaSouth African and Australian natives due to a lack of rainfall this season. They will reward you with gorgeous blossoms (above, An Australian Tea Tree in bloom.)!


Privacy Hedges

Privacy hedges continue to become more and more popular and important as new construction and buildings sprout around us. We carry a large variety of privacy hedge plants, including Pittosporum Silver SheenPrivets and Purple HopSeeds. These plants grow quickly and can be planted close together to create a privacy hedge.


Winter Herb and Vegetable Gardens

Have some fun this winter with a windowsill herb and vegetable garden! We have containers small enough to fit in window sills yet large enough for the herbs and veggies you’ll use in your home cooking. Kalebeetsbroccolipeascarrots and cauliflower are just some of the winter vegetables you can plant now.


Ask us which soil to use when planting. We have everything you need for a healthy garden!