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Archive for month: May, 2016

Customer Appreciation Day, Boxwoods, Fountains, Custom Arrangements, Milkweed, Beautiful Plants and Garden Accents

Stop in today, Memorial Day, for free hot dogs, hot links, and beverages from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in honor of you during our Customer Appreciation Day.

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 (Below) Stately Boxwoods create an inviting backdrop to this elegant fountain.

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(Below) In addition to a new delivery of Boxwoods, we also have a large selection of indoor and outdoor fountains to add to your home and garden. Boxwoods also look great potted in containers.

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Native Milkweed

(Below) Everyone is always looking for native Milkweed and we have some. Plant this life-giving plant to feed the Monarch butterfly.

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(Below) The garden center is full of amazing color right now. Ask one of our Garden Design Experts to help you.

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(Below) Garden Design Expert Steve helps a gardener with their Milkweed selection.

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Custom Succulent Arrangements

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(Above) We always have a large selection of pre-planted succulent container arrangements in stock and ready to go spruce up your home living environment.

(Below) Indoor plants and fountains also add a good feel to the home.

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Garden and Home Accents

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(Above and below) Garden gnomes, pottery, vases, indoor plantsThese are the things that add warmth and sparkle to a home.

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Our 2+ acres are loaded with everything you need for your gardening, outdoor living and entertaining. Stop in today and enjoy the beauty that surrounds you.

Edibles, Boxwoods, Salvias, Sages, Hydrangeas, Blueberries, Grapes, and the Best Service Around

Visit us during Customer Appreciation Day Monday, May 30th where we thank you our loyal customers with free hot dogs, hot links and beverages from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

We are open Memorial Day from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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As we move through May, the garden center is packed with luscious edibles, stunning plants in bloom (Roses, Kangaroo Paws, Buddleia, Lion’s Tail, Cape Honeysuckle, Potato Vine, Star Jasmine, etc.), a new shipment of amazing Boxwoods in countless shapes and sizes, Palo Verde, Olive and other exotic trees and vines, and Succulents galore.

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(Below) A stroll through our 2+ acres will reveal all of nature’s winning ways.

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Salvias

(Below) Drought-tolerant and heat-loving Salvias can turn your landscape into a gorgeous paradise. Our Salvia/Sage area is where you’ll find the hummingbirds at play, flitting about and eating from these plants.

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(Below) Love and Kisses Salvia

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(Below) Ember’s Wish Salvia

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(Below) Argentine Skies Sage

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(Below) Black and Blue Salvia

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(Below) Waverly Sage

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Garden Design Experts on Staff

(Below) Miguel (in the hat) and Steve, two of our Garden Design Experts, are ready to help you find just what you need and are looking for. Be sure to ask Garden Design Experts CJ, Steve or Miguel for help anytime you need it.

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Edibles

(Below) Blueberries are ripening and some are so ripe we confess to picking and eating them. 

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(Below) We have a good selection of blueberry varieties.

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(Below) General Manager Cathy Hough displays some lettuce.

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(Below) We have wine grapes and they are ripening on the vine.

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(Below) Our selection of herbs and vegetables is extensive, with many organic and nonGMO plants.

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Everything’s Coming Up Roses

(Below) Patricia enjoys the fragrance of a rose and then shares it.

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(Below) Our staff knows how to load up your vehicle so you can take your purchase home.

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(Below) Mark your calendars and stop by when we honor you our loyal customers on Customer Appreciation Day.

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Boxwoods

(Below) Here’s a quick look at all of the amazing Boxwoods we’ve just received.

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Your Colorful World

(Below) Stop in now to see all of the many ways you can have color in your home and garden this spring and summer.

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Call us at 310-823-5956 anytime you want to speak with a Garden Design Expert. We’ve open daily 8 .m. to 5:30 p.m. See you at the garden center!

 

Lettuce, Vegetables, Herbs, Hydrangea, Palo Verde, Shrubs, Salvia, Lavender, Succulents, Hummingbird and Butterfly Friendly Plants, Fountains and Statuary

Lots of us plant edible gardens so we can eat homegrown lettuce (below), tomatoes, corn, strawberries, peppers and all those yummy fruits and vegetables.

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(Below) Our lettuce selection spans a wide variety of types of lettuce so stop in to find all of the mixes and varieties you enjoy.

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We also carry organic and nonGMO plants.

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(Below) Herbs add zing to life and we have loads of herbs for your garden (and culinary finesse. Mint mojito anyone?!).

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(Below) We’re also the place to find a great selection of out-of-the-ordinary edibles.

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Hydrangea

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(Above and below) Nothing says spring like Hydrangea. Perk up your home and garden with some springtime love.

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Garden Decor

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(Above and below) Stop in today to see all of the beautiful ways you can accent your garden. We have statues, fountains and amazingly beautiful pots.

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(Above) We offer a large selection of lavender plants, a great way to go water wise in the garden since they are drought-tolerant (not to mention aromatic and lovely).

(Below) Every now and then, you might spy one of our resident guests hanging out.

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Palo Verde, Succulents

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(Above and below) Succulents and other plants that do well in the desert (like the stunning Palo Verde tree above with its delicate yellow blossoms and green trunk and branches) do well here in our beach and inland areas. Ask one of our Garden Design Experts Miguel, Steve or CJ for assistance. They can help you select plants to plant in the ground, in containers and on driftwood, like below.

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Many succulents are hummingbird friendly. Ask one of our Garden Design Experts to help you plant a garden that attracts hummingbirds, butterflies, and other wildlife.

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(Below) We feature a large selection of custom pre-planted succulent arrangements. We can also work with you to plant a custom arrangement for you.

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Succulents are a great way to have beauty and save water. Ask us how. And while you’re here, ask us how you can mix succulents with other drought-tolerant plants to have a spectacular garden.

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(Below) You never know what you’ll find at the garden center so do look closely as you wander our 2+ acres.

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Dolphin Fountain

(Below) One of our newest fountains is this fun dolphin fountain. Anyone who loves the ocean and these playful marine mammals will enjoy this fountain that is seen here with red Dahlias–in season now!

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More Plants

We always have a deep selection of plants for your garden–Everything from small bedding plants to one-gallon containers to much larger specimens.

(Below) There are lots of ways to add vibrant color to your garden with drought-tolerant plants. Ask one of our Garden Design Experts Steve, CJ or Miguel for help. They can walk you through the ins and outs of suitable plants.

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(Below) The beautiful California Poppy.

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We look forward to seeing you at the garden center!

Outdoor Living/Home Decor

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Our Home Decor and outdoor living merchandise changes frequently so stop in to see what’s new.

(Above) One of our cool new firepits. These are really fun and can double as a barbecue.

 

We carry stylish solar lights, ceramic stools, wind chimes, decorative hummingbird feeders, vases, small pots, fun statuary, decorative hanging solar lights, and lots of unique items for your home and garden.

(Below) Small fountains are great for indoors and out.

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(Below) The prized Talavera pottery makes a bold statement.

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(Below) Wall fountains are yet another one to spruce up your indoor and outdoor living areas.

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(Below) A fountain adds charm to any indoor setting.

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(Below) Stop in to see all of the ways you can hang plants.

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(Below) We carry cute decorative watering cans.

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(Below) Pre-planted custom arrangements will enhance your living spaces.

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(Below) Yes, this dangling purple piece of metal is a solar light!

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(Below) A heart-shaped hummingbird feeder.

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(Below) Metal sculptures add a colorful twist to the garden.

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(Above and below) The pink and blue hanging objects are actually solar lights.

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(Below) Decorative solar mobiles are fun… When pigs fly anyone?

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(Below) Check out our fun Meditating statue selection.

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(Below) Gnomes

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(Below) Indoor fountains

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(Above) Wall art

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(Below) Fountain kits are a great way to turn a pot into a fountain.

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Our Home Decor and Outdoor Living selection changes all the time so be sure to visit us often.

Containers

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(Above) Don’t let the pumpkins fool you! We have stunning containers year-round. And we’re more than happy to plant them up for you. Simply choose your plants and container or work with one of our Garden Design Experts.

(Below) New shipments of containers arrive all the time so stop in to see what’s new.

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(Below) In addition to our jumbo-sized containers, we have smaller containers and strawberry pots.

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(Below) We’re sure to have a color that moves you.

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(Below) We have yardsticks on site so you can measure our containers. And be sure to consult one of our Garden Design Experts on the best potting soils and how to plant in a container.

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(Below) Strawberry pots, wine barrels… You name it, we have it.

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(Below) We take great pride in offering elegant and architecturally pleasing containers.

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(Below) We always have a selection of Talavera pottery.

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(Below) It’s truly amazing how diverse containers can be.

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(Below) And, of course, we have plastic containers.

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(Below) Our selection is unrivaled.

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(Below) Our Garden Design Expert Steve helps a client match a plant to a pot.

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(Below) We will custom plant an arrangement in a container and we also have pre-planted arrangements.

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(Below) Japanese Maple Trees look gorgeous in containers.

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(Below) Plants in containers make a focal point and are great on patios, pathways, decks, balconies, and porches.

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Trees, Shrubs, Vines

We carry a large assortment of trees, shrubs and vines year-round, in every size from small to specimen trees in boxes. Our trees and trellised trees and vines make excellent privacy hedges and screens.

Here’s just a few of the trees and vines we carry: Boxwoods, Pittosporums, Privets, Podocarpus, Bottle Brush, Pin Cushion, Palo Verde, Olive trees, Junipers, CypressBougainvillea, Jasmine, Potato Vine, Clematis, Passion Fruit, Purple Hopseed, Bamboo, Japanese Maples, Wax Myrtles, Tree Roses, and much more.

(Below) Podocarpus

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(Below) Junipers and Cypress

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(Below) Decorative small hedges can add a nice look to your landscape.

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(Below) A gardener checks out some of our plants.

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(Below) Bamboo is going home with a gardener.

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(Below) Japanese Maple Tree

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(Above and below) Our 2+ acres allows us to carry an expansive selection. See out Citrus and Fruit page for citrus trees and shrubs, blueberries, grapes and more.

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(Below) Trellised plants make great privacy screens. Plant them in containers or in the ground.

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(Below) Tree roses are beautiful and can be grown to span arbors and the like.

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(Below) In season, we have Azalea trees and shrubs.

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(Below) The Buddleia shrub attracts butterflies. Ask our Garden Design Experts for help with all your planting needs.

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(Below) The Wisteria Vine is in season in late winter/early spring.

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(Below) Cypress, Japanese Maple Trees, Junipers, Purple Hopseeds–These are a few of our favorite things.

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(Below) Tea Trees

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(Below) Leucadendron

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(Below) Dwarf Bottlebrush

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(Below) Trees and vines do produce stunning flowers. Ask our Garden Design Experts for help.

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(Below) We carry a large selection of Camellias.

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(Below) You can have dynamic foliage color in the garden.

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(Below) Japanese Maple Tree

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 (Below) Grevillea

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(Below) You can plant water-wise. Ask one of our Garden Design Experts about trees, shrubs and vines have low watering needs.

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(Below) Purple Hopseed is a fast-growing tree and shrub.

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(Below) Pittosporum

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(Below) Pin Cushion

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(Below) Podocarpus

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(Below) Junipers and Cypress

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(Below) Tree Roses

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(Below) Pacific Wax Myrtle

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(Below) Boxwoods

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(Below) Moonlight Grevillea

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(Below) Hopseed and Privets

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Year-round our tree, vine, and shrub selection is impressive, so stop in. And, remember, our Garden Design Experts have the professional knowledge that can help you plant the right plants to meet your needs.

Native Plants, Succulents, Ornamental Grasses, Containers and More

Plants that are native to regions of the world that have climates similar to ours perform very well in Southern California gardens. That’s why we carry a diverse selection of natives–so that you can plant water-wise natives that will help us make good use of our resources while providing beauty and food for other living creatures.

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When you have gardening questions, please seek out one of our Garden Design Experts Steve, Miguel or CJ. They have professional expertise and knowledge.

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(Above and below) It’s important to remember that plants are part of life–part of nature, and as such have a role they play in keeping our world green and thriving.

Ask Miguel, Steve or CJ what you can plant on hillsides to help keep erosion at bay when it rains.

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Succulents

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We are the place to shop for succulents. Our selection is exceptionally large and ranges to include sizes as small as one-inch containers all the way up to huge boxed specimens.

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Stroll Our Grounds

A garden is a wonderful place to be in spring so come on in and wander through our 2+ acres. You’ll see and hear hummingbirds flitting about, bees pollinating, lizards, Monarch butterflies, and birds. At the very least, it’s a chance to get out and stretch your legs!

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(Below) Lion’s Ear (aka Lion’s Tail) and Kangaroo Paws are going home with this gardener. Both are native plants–as in native to South Africa and Australia, two regions of the world with climates similar to ours, hence these plants will do well here in Southern California.

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 (Below) Here’s where the hummingbirds play… among the Salvias.

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Planting In Containers

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(Above) Our Operations Team members are ready to load your car up so you can take your new plants, potting soil, and containers home.

(Below) We’re known for our huge selection of containers.

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More Plants

(Below) Trellised Privets will give your garden instant privacy. Plant them in ground or in containers.

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 (Below) Plumbago

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(Above) Sea lavender aka Purple Statice.

(Below) Ornamental grasses

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Succulents, Butterfly Friendly Plants, Milkweed, Sages, Salvias, Plants For Hummingbirds, Edibles, Roses, Vines, Privacy Hedges And Much More!

The garden center is abuzz with folks taking advantage of our wonderful spring weather to prepare for outdoor living. We have all the plants you need for a small herb garden; a privacy hedge; lemons to use in homemade lemonade and cooking; feeding hummingbirds; feeding Monarch butterflies; attracting beneficial insects to your garden; a water-wise garden; and all of your spring and summer entertaining.

(Below) This gardener found some succulents to take home. Did you know hummingbirds find nectar in certain succulents? Ask one of our Garden Design Experts Miguel, CJ or Steve for help planting a garden that will attract birds, butterflies, and beneficial insects.

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Butterfly-Friendly Plants

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(Above) We have a steady supply of Milkweed to help you keep the Monarch Butterfly population healthy, growing, and traveling.

(Below) Lantana Beach Cities Malibu will bring butterflies to your garden and this plant is colorful and drought-tolerant.

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(Below) Yarrow is another plant that attracts butterflies.

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Hummingbird-Friendly Plants

We specialize in having a large variety of plants hummingbirds love! You’ll find these plants (salvias and sages, in particular) in an area where you will also see hummingbirds at play!

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(Below and above) Can you spot the hummingbird? This guy was enjoying flitting about and finding food.

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Plants, Trees, Bamboo, Shrubs

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(Below) One of our Operations Team Members assists a customer with his bamboo.

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(Below) Sweet Pea makes a great shrub or tree!

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(Below) We have a large selection of trees and hedge plants.

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(Below) Boxwoods make great little hedges. 

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(Below) Podocarpus

 

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Mother’s Day Ideas

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(Above) Nothing says, “Love you, Mom,” like a Hydrangea!

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(Above and below) Roses make great gifts for the special women in your life!

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 (Below) Dahlia

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See you soon!

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