Warm weather makes gardening fun, and when temperatures go even higher, turning an eye to creating a cool home or outdoor living area will help you beat the heat.
There are all sorts of ways to craft a breezy interior, a fun patio or deck, a poolside respite. Stop in today to ask one of our garden design experts—Steve, CJ and Roger–how you can create a soothing escape to use now and when the summer months arrive.
(Above) Water features like a fountain immediately lower the temps and set the stage for relaxation and fun. Pots in soothing tones, colors and textures can add a pleasing effect indoors and out.
(Below) The graceful Lily of the Nile turns heads with its slender green spikes that open to reveal brilliant blues ranging from azure to cobalt to midnight. Agapanthus also comes in white, and will dazzle your landscape throughout summer.
(Below) Another easy garden activity in the heat is to find some great garden accents. How about a pig who basks in the sun? His cuteness is bound to put a smile on the face of all who see him.
(Above) Our frog fountain is a crowd-pleaser, too. Why not join these two frogs for some meditation?
Our in-stock fountain selection is diverse and includes small tabletop fountains, lightweight wall-mounted fountains, colorful ceramic fountains and much more. We buy from top-quality manufacturers. If you can’t fit an item in your car, we offer delivery service.
(Above) Bottlebrush makes an excellent garden plants and gets its name due to its cylindrical, brush like flowers that resemble a traditional bottle brush. The flowers on this woody shrub are spectacular as well as irresistible to nectar-feeding birds. We also have the wonderful Dwarf Bottlebrush, which makes a great hedge or fits in a smaller space than its full-grown counterpart.
Privacy hedges come in handy and we have many plants on trellises ready to provide instant privacy. Group one or more together AND enjoy the flowers cascading from them. Some of our varieties include Cape Honeysuckle, Star Jasmine and Trumpet Vines.
(Below) Ask one of our design experts how to use plants to highlight colors and texture in the garden. When a breeze blows, isn’t it a wonder of nature to see tufts of grass or a plant’s leaves moving as the air embraces and winds it way through them.
(Below) A Pelican enjoys his perch as he surveys the garden center. Rabbits, a tortoise, puppies, and religious statuary are just a few of the garden accents you can add to your home or garden.
(Below) You can also attract live birds and butterflies to your garden with plants known to bring wildlife to city streets. Buddleia, aka Butterfly Bush, is beautiful and the butterflies will appreciate having some food.
(Below) Meditating Frogs are nothing but fun! Your friends and family will love these guys! In addition to the garden critters you can have fun with, turtles on a wall, poolside or otherwise, will put the reminders of nature all around you and your guests.
(Below) Poolside, in the garden or in an outdoor living area, this turtle bench is the perfect spot to take a seat.
(Below) Put a potted Greek Basil Tree inside, outside, near the pool…anywhere it can get the sun it needs. These are super cute and like the one seen in Sunset Magazine.
(Below) Rock n Roll Alstromeria is just one of the many unusual plants we have. With a variegated foliage and crisp stunning flower, this plant is ready to enliven your landscape.
(Below) These containers look heavy but they’re not. Made of fiberglass (think Corvette), they are lightweight and durable, making them perfect for decks. They’re ultra-modern and ultra-chic no matter where you use them.
(Above) Boxwoods can be used to great appeal in the garden. Short hedges, topiary styles, globes and spiral shapes add visual appeal.
(Above) Plant roses now to enjoy them throughout summer! We have a large selection of in-bloom roses, so stop in to select the ones you’d like in your landscape.
(Below) Vines make great privacy hedges and look beautiful at the same time! They can be grown on trellises, walls, fences and arbors. Ask Steve, CJ or Roger for assistance.
Objects in the garden can help draw the eye to specific areas you’d like to highlight. Not only are benches a place to sit and contemplate and enjoy one’s surroundings, they, too, can be strategically placed for maximum visual appeal.
(Below) Coreopsis do well in sun and stand out in any landscape or outdoor living area.
(Below) Phormiums, aka Flax, and Cordyline add visual intrigue to gardens with their dynamic colors.
(Below) Planters are another way to add visual appeal to front walkways, entryways, patios, and the garden. We can custom plant a container of your choice so please ask us about this service.
More Garden Art
Warm temperatures outside mean now’s the time to create a cool indoor space with lush greenery and colorful blooms. Small, simple additions can revive and make fresh a “blah” or “so so” living space.
Potted indoor plants, signs, mirrors, lamps, vases, wall fountains, coat or key hooks, book ends–small touches can create a new feel.
Raised Vegetable Beds
Our Popular Turtles
Kids and adults love our lifelike turtles!
Prepare for outdoor living and entertaining now by planting privacy hedges and adding vignettes and sitting areas to your garden. Add a statue, fountain or garden accent to draw the eye to a new custom planted pot or a Boxwood topiary positioned in your landscape. Ask us how.
We’re here to help you enjoy the best the outdoors offers and to help you have pleasing indoor spaces.