While the weather has felt a little cooler lately, it looks like another warm-up is headed our way so get your gardening gloves ready to do some more fall planting. Trees, shrubs and ground covers will appreciate being planted in fall so take a look around your yard to identify spaces you’d like to fill with color or greenery.
While planting in flower beds and small containers is a fun and easy way to add color to an area (we have Violas, Snapdragons, available), you can also add intrigue to a landscape via texture and greenery. (Above) Whether left in tree or shrub form or shaped into a hedge, Podocarpus are a great way to add height or privacy.
Indeed, fall is a good time for reflecting on your garden’s needs, and what you’d like your gardening efforts to accomplish. Do you have a view out a window you’d like to change into something a little more private or pleasant? Podocarpus, Boxwoods, and many other shrubs, vines and trees can be planted in containers (above) and positioned to give you added privacy and a nice view.
(Below) Vines grouped together can provide privacy as well as a colorful display you’ll enjoy looking at. The Mandevilla Vines shown below are also ideal in containers, on trellises or arbors, and are good for small spaces and balconies.
Finding a Vine you like should be relatively simple since we carry a good selection year-round. Ask one of our garden design experts Steve or CJ for assistance.
As a full-service garden center, we carry trellises, stakes, arbors, and the supplies you need to have a happy garden. Ask us to help you find what you’re looking for on our 2+ acres. We can lead you straight to it.
(Below) Ornamental Grasses can add another dimension to gardens. Planted solo or in groups, in ground or in containers, they can make a bold focal point. Ornamental Grasses partner well with other perennials given their similar water requirements and nice contrasting foliage.
We Are Waterwise!
(Above and below) Did you know that our fountains re-circulate the small amount of water they use? With water conservation a priority throughout the state, ask us for tips on saving water in the garden. Soil amendments, watering equipment and techniques, and drought-tolerant plants can keep our gardens and landscapes looking good while conserving our precious resources.
Succulents have become everyone’s “go to” for waterwise gardening, and we have one of the largest succulent selections in the Los Angeles area.
(Below) Blue Glow Agave is a popular succulent.
(Below) Our custom planted Succulent Containers come with a variety of succulents grouped together with an artistic flair. The range of colors, shapes and textures available with succulents is inspiring. Let us help you plant your own custom succulent container, or have us plant one for you.
Our close relationships with the best growers gives us access to a large variety of unusual and hard-to-find plants. Boxwoods not only turn heads in the garden thanks to their distinctive spiral, globe and topiary shapes, they also have a practical side and can be used as privacy hedges.
Boxwoods can be planted in ground or artfully placed in several spots when planted in containers.
Make your own design statement when you pair a plant with a container. We have one of the largest container selections in the area, so be sure to check us out, and remember to get ready for your holiday parties now by planting prime focal points and color in containers. Container planting not only gives you the opportunity to re-position a plant in your landscape, it’s yet another way to conserve water.
Be sure to stop in to see the colorful waterwise perennials, like the Ember’s Wish Salvia below, you can partner with other plants in your garden.
Holiday Gift Ideas
How about a Chiminea for the holidays? These outdoor fireplaces turn a brisk evening into some nighttime fun as friends and family gather round for a fireside chat.
Visit us soon for all your planting needs. And remember, fresh-cut Christmas trees and fresh-cut greens will be here later this month.