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Summer Gardening: Herbs, Vegetables, Fruit, Citrus, Perennials and Much More

We’re pleased to welcome HoneyLove urban beekeepers to the garden center for a free public workshop on the benefits of bees Saturday, July 12 from 10-11:30 a.m. The Pollination Workshop will cover how to help our local pollinators right in your own garden by planting pollinator-friendly, pesticide-free forage year round.


Chris Young and John Lyons will be guest speakers.

Chris is a lifetime gardener, and his home yard,  “Tiny Sur,” is a certified Wildlife Habitat (designated by the National Wildlife Federation), using both native and non-native plants. It is also certified by The Xerces Society as a Pollinator Habitat, as well as by Monarch Watch as a Monarch Waystation. Additionally, because Tiny Sur uses no chemical fertilizers or pesticides; provides food, water, cover and places to raise young, it is also certified a Humane Backyard by The Humane Society.

John designs, installs and maintains edible landscapes, orchards and California native gardens as well as teaches at the Los Angeles Arboretum and Descanso Gardens. Most recently, he developed a permaculture oriented garden at his home and worked on his first grey water swale garden in Altadena that was featured in the LA Times.

Summer Gardening


Summertime is ripe for planting some really wonderful fruits and vegetables that do well in the heat. Why not grow your own tomatoes?! We have a large selection of tomato plants, and everything you need to keep them growing strong, including professional guidance, soil amendments, and structures for your plants to grow on (below).

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Summer squash (below) are also a tasty vegetable you can grow at home. Ask one of our design expertsSteve, CJ and Roger–for help pointing you in the right direction. They can tell you about specific plants, what soils and fertilizers to use, how to plant in one of our raised wooden beds, how to stake your tomatoes and vines on our cages and trellises, and much more.


(Below) Even if you don’t have an expansive area for edibles, you can fit them into corners, flower beds, containers. Tomatoes, blueberries, and countless edibles can be grown in small spaces.






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Keep your plants growing well in summer by making sure they have enough water, especially tender, young plants whose root systems aren’t as developed.


Drought-Tolerant Gardens


We have everything you need to have a drought-tolerant garden. Stop in today to consult one of our gardening experts and see our Waterwise Plant Displays.

A Bouquet of Fresh-Cut Flowers


There’s something divine yet simple in being able to have fresh-cut flowers from your garden inside your home.

Stop in today to stroll our 2+ acres of the best in plants, fountains, statuary, benches, organic, and more! We appreciate your business!