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Archive for month: February, 2015

Hydrangeas, Coastal Home Decor, Japanese Maples, Wine Barrels, Azaleas, Razzleberry, Driftwood, Red Banana, California Natives, Kangaroo Paws

Hydrangeas (below) signal that spring is here, and indeed, so are the hydrangeas! Ours are top quality and gorgeous!

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Coastal Home Decor

(Below) Whether you live on a boat in the marina, an apartment, townhome, condo or simply in a home, you’ll want to check out our new coastal home decor items!

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Japanese Maples

(Below) Our Japanese Maples are leafing out and showing their unique and prized foliage. Add one of these grand specimens to your landscape.

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More Home Decor and Garden Items

(Below) This boat-shaped decorative display rack also houses a mirror, making it perfect for use in your home! Stop in to see all of the new home accents we’ve just received.

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(Below) This Big Red Wagon is actually a potting bench. Get creative and use it however you’d like!

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(Below) Indeed, our home decor accents are unusual and fun!

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Wine Barrels

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Azaleas

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Razzleberry, aka Fringe Bush

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Kangaroo Paws

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California Natives

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Driftwood

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Red Banana

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Thank you for stopping in to see us. We appreciate your business.

Spring Is Here: Drought-Tolerant Plants, Succulents, Spring Color, Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruit

Spring is definitely in the air (it’s officially here March 20) and the Marina del Rey Garden Center is loaded with spring color, perennials, California natives, shrubs, trees, vines, salvias, vegetables, herbs, fruit bushes and trees, succulents, bromeliads, tillandsias and all the drought-tolerant plants you can imagine!

(Below) Kangaroo Paw is native to Australia, and does well in our Southern California climate. An advantage to mixing up your Australian, South African, Mediterranean, and California native plants is that they bloom at different times so you can have year-round color in the garden. And these plants are drought-tolerant, giving gardeners choices beyond succulents.

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(Below) Tis the season for Snap Dragon, Foxglove and all the stunning springtime plants you so love in the garden! Begin planting now so you will have gorgeous pastel colors all spring!

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(Below) Azaleas bring striking color to the landscape. Our selection of pink, white and red flowering Azaleas are in bloom and fully budded up! Ask one of our garden design experts Miguel, CJ or Steve for assistance. They can help you determine if a plant is right for your growing conditions/environment and recommend the best soil.

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(Below) Yes, you can have color in the garden using drought-tolerant plants! The Daisy family offers all sorts of options!

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(Below) We pride ourselves on bringing you unusual and hard-to-find plants! Isn’t this flower captivating?!

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Spring Color Is Here!

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(Below) We have plants that attract hummingbirds, butterflies, the Monarch Butterfly, bees and more. Ask Miguel, Steve or CJ for help finding what you’re after.

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 (Below) Bottle Brush, native to Australia, makes a great privacy shield, especially when planted on a trellis as this one is. Some of our garden shoppers are admiring the blooms on the Pink Powder Puff Bottle Brush which is cascading over from its trellis.

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(Below) Kangaroo Paw can be grown in ground or containers. This architectural looking plant comes in reds, greens, yellows and pinks, and we have a selection in containers from one-gallon on up.

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More Plants For Your Garden!

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(Above) Nasturtiums

(Below) Bleeding Heart

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(Below) There are plenty of ways to have color in sunny and shady spots now.

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Succulents, Cacti and Other Drought-Tolerant Plants

Check out our newly expanded succulent area. In addition to where you’re used to finding these water wise plants (in front of the store and behind the store down just a few feet), we have created a large space to showcase these specimens.

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Milkweed For Monarchs

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(Above) The other day, a Monarch Butterfly flitted about, landing on our Milkweed, feeding, and then taking off, only to repeat the process on another one of our Milkweed plants. Do you see the Monarch? He’s here in the photo!

 

Blueberries

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(Above) Stop in to see our blueberry selection! We have several different varieties of this healthy, antioxidant fruit!

 

Vegetables, Herbs and More!

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Get a head start on your vegetable and herb garden now! We have wonderful plants like Lemon Verbena, NON GMO Mint Mojito, Curry, Swiss Chard, and other delicious plants for your garden!

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Be sure to say “Hi” when you stop in. We always enjoy talking with our customers and helping you find the plants you’re looking for! And remember, we offer a delivery service. See you at MDRGC!

 

 

 

Lavender Lady Lilacs, Tulip Magnolias, Valentine’s Day Gifts, Orchids, Indoor Plants and More

(Below) Add fragrant lilacs to the list of plants available for sunny Southern California gardens! Yes, you can grow lilacs here and enjoy their beauty, grace and glorious scent!

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(Above) Lavender Lady Lilac is a gem! With its spectacular lavender blooms and wonderful fragrance, this low-chill lilac does extremely well in SoCal gardens. Lavender Lady is also great as a hedge, bringing color and privacy to where you need it. It is fast growing top 12-feet tall and 6-feet wide. Descanso Gardens is home to a gorgeous Lavender Lady Lilac garden. Why not bring that beauty to your home and garden!

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Tulip Magnolias

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(Above and below) Another prized low-chill plant is the Tulip Magnolia. This ornamental tree produces saucer-like flowers, hence its moniker “Saucer Magnolia.”

(Above) The Black Tulip Magnolia from Monrovia Growers is the darkest, most dramatic Tulip Magnolia flower of any, with rich, deep burgundy-red 6-inch blooms that appear before the foliage emerges in early spring. It can be planted solo or in mass to form a hedge. It also does well in a container.

(Below) Alexander Magnolia

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A Place of Zen

Give your loved one a special Valentine’s Day gift: Create a place of zen in the home or garden! (Below) We have a large selection of statues that bring a serenity to the garden.

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More Valentine’s Day Gifts!

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(Above) Nothing says “Love” like an orchid, and we have a great selection of these exquisite plants. We can help you find a container for your orchid gift and tie it up with a festive ribbon.

(Below) Our 2+ acres are packed with plants. Come stroll our grounds. It’s a great way to de-stress and spend some quality time with someone special.

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(Below) Step inside our store to see our Valentine’s Day gift ideas!

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We Make Custom Arrangements!

(Below) Ask one of our garden design professionals Steve or CJ to help you create a gorgeous arrangement of succulents and other plants in a container. Let us put our expertise to work for you!

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New Citrus Delivery

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We’ve just received a large shipment of citrus so stop in to find everything from Kumquats to Oranges to Lemons and much more!

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Indoor Plants

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Quick Hanging Color!

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Need instant color but don’t have time to plant?! Stop in to see our nice selection of plants in hanging baskets, both indoors and out. There’s no reason to not have color in your life right now.

Spring Gardening, Valentine’s Day Gifts, New Plants, and New Fountains, Containers and Statuary from Campania

(Below) Foxgloves beckon you to get on your gardening gloves and jump into spring! We’ve been busy creating exciting new areas to showcase all of the new plants beginning to arrive. Yes, spring is just around the corner though it feels like it’s already started given our unusually warm winter weather of late. Yes, you needn’t wait for spring to being to plant!

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Vibrant, Exotic Color

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Even now, though it’s winter, gardens can be designed to bring vibrant, dynamic color to the eye. You’d be amazed at all of the colors you can find at the garden center now. (Above) Princess Flower is just one of the many amazingly beautiful plants in bloom now.

(Below) Clivia is another prized plant we have in stock in varieties that bloom in orange and yellow.

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Plants can also speak the language of love and have long been given as gifts, symbolizing affection. (Below) With its exotic look and waxy dark green foliage, Clivia typically do well in low light, making them good indoor plants and perfect for shady areas in the garden. Clivia also grow well in containers, making them fun to pot and place around a deck, balcony or patio.

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Valentine’s Day at the Garden Center

Yes, we’re ready for Valentine’s Day! Are you? Indeed, red is the theme and love is in bloom at the garden center! Remember to make us your choice for Orchids, Indoor Plants, Home Decor accents, containers and any gift your gardener desires. Our expert indoor staff  can help you find the perfect indoor plant, tabletop or wall fountain, container, vase, candle, and much more.

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Step On In!

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New Fountains, Containers and Statuary

Whatever you style, we’re sure to have a fountain you’ll enjoy! Along with all of our customers’ favorite fountains, containers and statues, we’ve just received a shipment that includes new styles (below), so stop in to check them out!

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