Part of what we so love about spring and summer is all the color that perks up our gardens. As we move through June gloom into more sunshine this summer, there are countless plant selections available to enhance your landscape with color.
(Below) The Clematis viticella vine is exceptional in its hardiness, vigor, long bloom period, ease of growing, and resistance to disease. In all but the hottest inland valleys, they can be grown in either full sun or modest shade. The ‘Etoile Violette’ (deep violet) is shown below.
(Below) Drought-tolerant Kangaroo Paws create an attractive border hedge. With water conservation efforts and mandates in place, it’s important to be a waterwise gardener. Our Garden Design Experts can help you create a landscape, large or small, that uses very little water yet meets your needs for beauty. Ask Miguel, Steve or CJ for assistance.
(Above) Mulching is an important part of water conservation and is one of the simplest and most beneficial practices you can use in the garden. Mulch and soil amendments can help keep moisture in the ground longer. Ask our Garden Design Experts for all the reasons why mulching a garden and lawn is a great water saving tool!
(Below) Kangaroo Paws are drought-tolerant and make a lasting impression in the garden.
(Below) It’s important to keep in mind that plants are part of our life cycle, meaning we need them to sustain life. Plants provide food, shelter, material for clothing, and medicines. And plants need pollinators like birds and bees (below) to sustain them and keep our food, aka life, cycle going.
(Below) Drought-tolerant Salvias attract hummingbirds and other wildlife to the garden. We feature a huge selection of Salvias, including the Sunset Western Garden Collection. Other great plants for summer include Rosemary (when heat warms these plants up or you simply brush against them the aroma is wonderful!), and drought-tolerant Ornamental Grasses (these are drought-tolerant unlike traditional grass used for lawns).
(Below) A Salvia mingles with Heavenly Bamboo for a stunningly colorful effect, demonstrating how flowering plants and plants more known for their foliage can work well together in the garden.
(Below) Yet another example of how striking foliage and plants more prized for their flowers can work well together. The flowering plant below is Lantana, a hardy and much-loved drought-tolerant plant.
(Above and below) Lantana is a great way to bring butterflies into the garden. Lantana’s aromatic flower clusters (called umbels) are a mix of red, orange, yellow, pink, or blue and white florets.
(Below) The Spreading Sunset® Lantana offers profuse color year-round from masses of vivid orange-red flowers. The plant’s beautiful spreading form is useful in flower beds or containers and makes it an excellent low hedge, groundcover or accent shrub.
(Below) A striking purple Buddleia flower (aka Butterfly Bush) in the bottom half of the photo with drought-tolerant Ornamental Grasses in the background. As its common name implies, Butterfly Bush attracts butterflies but it also is a hummingbird magnet.
(Below) Ask one of our Garden Design Experts how you can use Euphorbia and Leucadendron for a drought-tolerant garden.
(Below) Mirror Plant offers attractive foliage.
(Below) Hydrangea makes a colorful statement in any garden.
(Below) Dwarf Olive Trees
(Below) Explore the contrasts and textures a garden can have by strolling through the garden center. Our inventory is expansive and offers a breadth and depth not easily found.
(Below) Shop our edible section for the best selection of citrus, grapes, avocado trees, tomato plants, blueberry bushes, hot peppers, eggplants, cucumbers, oregano, basil, tarragon and much more.
(Below) Plant some squash now and reap a homegrown harvest!
(Below) Lily of the Nile
(Below) Be sure to check out our Succulent/Bromeliad/Driftwood wall arrangements! Easy to maintain and care for, they make the quite conversation pieces!
(Below) Nothing says summer like a Daisy!
(Below) We offer a large selection of pre-planted succulent container arrangements. Take one home today to add instant intrigue and beauty to your home or garden.
The entire staff at the Marina del Rey Garden Center thanks you for shopping with us. We’re open daily from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.