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Archive for month: February, 2014

Spring Is Here! Lilacs, Tea Trees, Statuary, Strawberries, Kale, Fountains

Enjoy the scent of Lavender Lady Lilac in your yard every Spring with this gem! A client just purchased six plants for her landscape, and our selection is limited–When they’re gone, they’re gone, so hurry in.

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(Below) The New Zealand Tea Tree is a stunner that performs remarkably well in our climate. Tea Trees come in white, pink and burgundy blossoms.

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(Below) Add a statuary accent piece to your garden. Stroll our grounds to see classic, contemporary and eclectic garden accents.

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(Below) The Marina del Rey Garden Center is in bloom and full of color! A recent visitor from Turkey likened the garden center to “meditation.” The gentleman, himself an avid gardener whose Turkish neighbors envy his green thumb, said he’d been to the garden center the week before as his L.A.-based daughter selected Lavender to line a side of her home, and now was back with her as she continued her landscaping odyssey.

The garden center is fully stocked with every kind of plant imaginable and suitable for Southern California gardens. Stop in to ask one of our design experts for guidance.

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Grevillea

 

 

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Plants for Shade

Helleborous

 

 

Grecian Pattern Plant

 

 

Azalea

Fruit, Vegetables and Herbs

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 (Above) Strawberries

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 (Above) Rainbow Chard

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Fountains

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Vegetables and Herbs for Southern California

Our vegetable and herb selection is one of the best you will find. We receive daily shipments during peak seasons and are sure to have what you’re looking for.

Our selection typically includes basil, oregano, mint, chives, thyme, onions, garlic, cilantro, coriander, rue, chard, kale, asparagus, artichokes, tomatoes, peppers, squash, strawberries, peas, cat scat, dog gone, cucumberslettuce,  rosemary and others.

Here are a few photos from our offerings.

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Indoor and Outdoor Fountains

We have a huge selection of on-site water fountains, ranging in size from super small tabletop varieties to expansive estate-sized fountains. Our fountains come from the best manufacturers in the industry and are time-tested and proven winners.

Put the beauty of a fountain in your home, entertaining area or garden landscape and enjoy the soothing sounds of flowing water and the elegance and grace a fountain brings.

Here’s a look at a sampling of our fountains.

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Containers, Pots, Pottery, Ceramics

Our on-site selection of containers is impressive year-round as we continually stock a versatile collection that includes Asian ceramics, the prized Talavera Pottery, Terra Cotta, fiberglass and virtually any plant container you can think of.

Here’s a look at some of our containers. P.S. You’ll always find a handy yardstick with our pots in case you don’t have a measuring tool.

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Citrus Fruit and Fruit Trees, Shrubs and Vines

Growing your own fruit is the best way to ensure you’re eating a high-quality piece of fruit sans GMOs and other unseemly products.

We only offer the best citrus, fruit trees, shrubs and vines. Our selection is vast and typically includes a variety of antioxidant blueberries, Satsuma Tangerines, Page Tangerines, Sweet Limes, Bearss Limes, Washington Navel Oranges, Cara Cara, Meyer Lemons, Eureka Lemons, Pummelos, fig trees, persimmon trees, apple trees, apricot trees, pomegranate trees, grapefruit trees, avocado trees,—in a diversity of varieties that include dwarf trees.

Let our expert staff show you how you can grow fruit in small spaces, in containers and in the ground. We also know the conditions needed for you to enjoy a bountiful harvest of fruit, and can recommend the best soil amendments to ensure their healthy start and ongoing performance.

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025(Above) Blueberries are an excellent snacking fruit, as well as a great addition to salads, oatmeal and other dishes. Plus, they can be grown in containers.

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004We buy only the best quality fruit. Our plants produce blossoms galore so you’re guaranteed a great crop.

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Grow your own fresh lemons! We have Eureka and Meyer Lemons. Ask us about the difference between the two.

213Limes are another frequently used culinary seasoning. We have Sweet Limes and other varieties. Ask us what will work best for you and the conditions in your garden or on your patio, deck or balcony. Citrus grows well in containers.

217Find the fruit tree you want at the Marina del Rey Garden Center. We have a nice selection of fig trees, apricots, pomegranates, persimmons, plums and much more.

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226If you don’t see the fruit you’re looking for, ask us. We’re glad to help you locate what you’re looking for.

Privacy Hedge Plants, Succulents, Blue Glow Agave, Blueberries, Roses, Ladybugs: Spring Is On Its Way

As our 2+ acres become fuller and fuller with daily deliveries of plants, step outside to see what your garden or landscape needs and then pay us a visit. We have everything from Iceland Poppies to Foxglove to Violas to Ivy Geraniums to Salvias to Boxwoods to Sky Pencil Japanese Holly to Japanese Maples, and much more.

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We pride ourselves in not only offering a large selection of plants, but also unusual and hard-to-find varieties. And, we’re always first to have new introductions.

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The Sky Pencil Japanese Holly is a stunning hedge plant with an erect columnar growth habit. It will grow to 6 feet tall and creates a dense privacy hedge.

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(Above) Blue Glow Agave are stunning plants that can be planted in ground or containers. Ask one of our design experts, Steve, CJ or Roger for assistance. They can show you the proper soil amendment to plant with.

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Succulents have become phenomenally popular, due in part to their water conservation features and dynamic colors and textures. We feature a large selection of Succulents, including pre-planted and custom designs. Stop in to find out how these plants conserve water and are good for the environment, and start your collection today!

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Containers are a great way to bring the outdoors closer to you! Plant Japanese Maples, Citrus, Blueberries, Ornamental Grasses, Boxwoods, Vegetables, Herbs, and more in a container, and watch your garden grow!

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We’ve just expanded our selection of beneficial insects so you can garden naturally and keep pests at bay. Our selection provides effective and earth-friendly solutions to protect against pests that can damage plants, and includes ladybugs, green lacewings, praying mantids, beneficial nematodes and others who defend gardens from “bad bugs” such as aphids, whiteflies, mealy bugs and mites.

 

Home Decor and Outdoor Living

Whimsical signs, Japanese Ikebana, artifacts, wall tiles, wall art, wind chimes, candle holders, Talavera pottery, hanging pendants, vases, glass objects, designer trays, lamps, solar lights, baskets, photo frames–these are just a sampling of the home decor items we offer year-round. Many of our items evoke beach life, nature, the sea.

We try to have fun with our selection, and we’re always looking for decor items we know you’ll love, indoors and out. Our merchandise changes often, so stop in to see the latest in items for your home, office, or outdoor living space. Our customers have also made use their No. 1 stop for gifts and special occasions.

Here are a few of our home decor items.

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Shrubs, Trees, Vines for Southern California

Landscape designers, home gardeners, maintenance crews… All have discovered the bounty the Marina del Rey Garden Center is. Our 2+ acres are home to a wealth of plant material that is unrivaled in Greater Los Angeles.

Stop in anytime to see our enormous selection of  Perennials California,  Australian and South African Natives, Privacy Hedge Material,  Shade PlantsOrnamental GrassesRosesBougainvillea, and many other unique and unusual plants.

Scarlet Trumpet Vine

Sky Pencil Japanese Holly

perennialsUse your smartphone to learn more about our plants.

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Bottle Brush

Geraldton Wax

Pink Breath of Heaven

Flax Phormium

Pom Pom Flame Tips Leucodendron

Grevillea

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White Out Hardenbergia Lilac Vine

Fountain, Calla Lillies, Ferns

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Indoor Plants

Indoor plants turn indoor spaces into places of warmth and style. Our indoor plant selection is full of high-quality and hard-to-find plants that will provide lasting value.

We have everything from African Violets to Azaleas to Bromeliads to Peace Lilies. Choose from plants in small containers to ones that make a statement.

Below are  just a few of the indoor plants we carry. Stop in today to see how “green” your home or office can be. Indoor plants also make great hostess and housewarming gifts.

We have a good selection of baskets and containers, including the prized Talavera pottery, to house any indoor plant.

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Orchid
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Peace Lily
(Above) Peace Lily

Very small African Violets are seen next to a Tillandsia, aka air plant, in a decorative globe.

 (Above) Tillandsias, aka “air plants,” sit in a decorative hanging globe next to very small African Violets.

Bedding Plants for Southern California

Plants that bring color to Southern California gardens are available year-round at the Marina del Rey Garden Center. Our selection changes seasonally–our expert nursery professionals can help you determine what to plant, when and where– and we receive daily deliveries during peak seasons.

Right now, we have an assortment of bedding plants for sun and shade, including English Daisies, Pansies, Violas, Gaura, Nemesia, Ivy Geraniums, Iceland Poppies, California Poppies and Foxglove, among others.

Be sure to plant with Master Nursery‘s Master Start. Adding a small amount of this fertilizer to the hole where you place your plant’s roots will give your plant the right nutrient mix for developing a sturdy root system and strong top growth.

In addition, be sure to take the best soil amendment home with you for planting. We proudly feature proven soil amendments for planting in ground or containers.

Here’s a look at some of our bedding plants.

Violas
Violas
Calibrachoa is great in hanging baskets and containers.
Calibrachoa is great in hanging baskets and containers.
English Daisies
English Daisies
Gazania with Poppy bud
Gazania with Poppy bud
African Daisy in Astra Purple with Yarrow
African Daisy in Astra Purple with Yarrow
Daisy
Daisy
Iceland Poppy
Iceland Poppy
Grace Ward Lithidora
Grace Ward Lithidora
Bleeding Hearts
Bleeding Hearts
Bleeding Hearts, Cyclamen
Bleeding Hearts, Cyclamen
Begonias
Begonias
Begonias
Begonias
Primroses
Primroses
Primroses
Primroses
Kalanchoe
Kalanchoe
Ivy Geraniums
Ivy Geraniums
Daisies
Daisies
Daisies
Daisies
Coprosma
Coprosma

If you’re planting in the ground, be sure to use Master Nursery’s Master Start fertilizer and Bumper Crop organic soil builder. For container planting, we have Fox Farm Ocean Forest Potting Soil and Master Nursery’s Gardener’s Gold Potting Soil. We carry the Dr. Earth organic product line, too.

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