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Archive for month: July, 2016

Enjoy the Outdoors This Summer With Exotic Plants, Colorful Perennials, Succulents, Fountains and Much More

Summer brings on sizzling colors and a chance to enjoy more outdoor living. Stop in today to see how you can easily and simply add plants to your home and garden and kick back and enjoy summer surrounded by the beauty of nature.

(Below) Plumeria are here and in stock now. The Plumeria flower is wonderfully fragrant. Ask one of our Garden Design Experts for help selecting your plants.



(Below) Bougainvillea is another summer dazzler.


(Below) Bougainvillea is available on trellises, staked as vines and as low-growing ground cover. 




(Below) The exquisite details found in fountains add visual appeal. Our selection ranges from classic to contemporary in a wide range of sizes and styles. They use a small amount of water that is recirculated by an electric pump. Just plug your fountain in, add that small amount of water and enjoy!


(Below) We are known for our huge succulent and cacti selection.








(Below) Fountains add a graceful touch to the home and garden.


(Below) These stunning succulents are among those that just arrived!


(Below) The colors and textures found in succulents have made them a popular plant for home decorating.



(Below) Bird of Paradise


(Below) Echinacea


(Below) Hanging baskets of Geraniums will give you loads of color all summer long!



(Below) We have a good selection of fruitless Olive trees.


(Below) Enliven your home and garden entertaining this summer. We have countless ways to do just that!




See you at the Garden Center!

Color in the Garden, Poolside, on the Deck, Balcony or Patio with Beddings Plants, Perennials, Succulents, Geraniums, Verbena,

Summer calls for color — the kind that is vibrant, dynamic, scintillating and holds up to the sun and heat.

Our Garden Design Experts MiguelSteve, and CJ can help you bring life and color to your summer with plants and accents that catapult your style to new heights and turn your home and garden into a fun oasis.

(Below) Geraniums aren’t just your grandmother’s favorite plant! They’re all the rage this year thanks to their amazing color and great sun and heat tolerance. They require very little water — You can literally plant and practically ignore them and still they produce gorgeous color!


(Below) Hanging baskets full of blossoms enhance outdoor living areas. We feature a good selection of plants in hanging baskets for sun and shade and despite coming from the best growers, ours are affordably priced, making them a great long-lasting buy.



Our Garden Design Experts CJ, Steve, and Miguel can help you with all your planting needs. They can help you select plants, soils, and containers you need to have a spectacular garden.

(Below) Verbena is another powerful plant that’s very popular right now thanks to its dynamic colors and drought-tolerance. It, too, like the geranium, requires very little care and will still flourish. It’s also a perennial that attracts butterflies to the garden.


(Below) Geraniums



Succulents and Plants in Containers for Patios, Poolside, Pathways, Decks, Balconies

Stop in to see all of our wonderful succulent arrangements. We’re known for our creative use of containers and plants.

(Below) Succulents look darling planted in wooden containers.



(Below) Imagine walkways lined with these succulent arrangements. Or how about placing them poolside or on a patio? No matter where you position a beautiful container of plants, you’re sure to enjoy its exquisite beauty.


(Below) We’re known for our comprehensive selection of containers and fountains. Stop in and explore our 2+ acres to find what you’re looking for. Bougainvillea vines, staked and on trellises, are simply stunning. And Boxwoods, Cypress and other topiary and trees can set the stage for elegance and luxury.


(Below) Wouldn’t these two sculptural white bowls look lovely somewhere at your home?


(Below) Plants in containers can create whatever vibe you’d like. Exotic, free flowing… You and your guests will enjoy them for a long time.



(Below) You can craft whatever look and feel you like: Contemporary, Mediterranean, Roman, elegant, minimalist. Ask Steve, CJ or Miguelour Garden Design Experts — for any assistance you need. They can point you in the right direction, take you to the plants you’re looking for, give you the expertise you need to make a wise decision.



(Below) Fountains make summer a favorite time of year.




(Below) We offer more container choices than you might be able to imagine. And our Garden Design Experts can help you make sure you’re selecting the appropriate-sized container and soils for your plants’ needs.


Again, there are so many things you can do with plants in containers. Explore your options at the Marina del Rey Garden Center, where a team of experts is ready to provide you with the best plant knowledge, information and customer service.



We look forward to seeing you soon. And, remember, we offer a delivery service.

Summer Color and Fragrance, Plumeria, Gardenias, Designer Daisies, Fountains, Edibles, Grapes, Lemons, Limes, Berries, Milkweed, Bougainvillea, Verbena, Grevillea, Daylilies

(Below) Gardeners wait all year long for the prized Plumeria to come into season and they’re here now! Ours are grown by a specialty grower who has mastered the art of cultivating these tropical plants whose flowers are used in Hawaiian leis.


(Above and below) The exuberant, scintillating colors found in Plumeria flowers are only matched by their incredible fragrance. Ask one of our Garden Design Experts Miguel, Steve or CJ how you can have a Plumeria in your garden. You’ve definitely got to have at least one!


(Below) Plumeria look especially lovely when placed near a fountain, giving the eye a good visual contrast between nature and art as well as fragrance and the soothing sound of flowing water to relax all the senses. We have a diverse range of sizes: one-gallon, two-gallon, five-gallon, 15-gallon and 24-inch boxed specimens. Hurry in for the best selection.


Consult our Garden Design Experts. They can help you find plants with fragrance, like the Gardenia below, as well as plants that attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and other wildlife.



Color in the Garden

There are countless ways to add color to a garden or deck or patio or balcony or pathway. Hanging baskets, plants in containers, plants in the ground are all ways to create the look you want.

Summer brings a great opportunity to plant plants that bloom in unique and vivid colors. Geraniums, Impatiens, Begonias, Gerbera Daisies, Lobelia, Nemesia, Verbena and countless other plants provide rich and unusual color.


(Below) The Gloriosa Diasies are in and now is the time to snag these gorgeous and unusual plants for your garden! We have Irish Eyes, Cherokee Sunset and Prairie Sun.




(Below) Verbena attracts butterflies and looks amazing in the garden!


(Below) We have a good supply of Milkweed, in a few varieties, for our Monarch Butterfly friends.




Summer Entertaining


Set the stage for entertaining all summer long with fountains and Bougainvillea and other artful touches. Our container selection is extensive so you’re sure to find just the right containers to create a summer wonderland of fun and festivities.

(Below) Bougainvillea



Stroll Our Grounds for Gardening Ideas


We always welcome you to wander our 2+ acres.

(Below) Sea Lavender, aka Purple Statice, is another great plant for summer and waterwise conditions. Ask our Garden Design Experts for tips on how to have a great garden with minimal water needs.


Summer means sitting and enjoying the view. We have a good selection of benches. This is the largest one.


(Below) Grevillea is native to Australia.


(Below) Flax and Cordyline can add dynamic color year-round to the garden.




Edibles: Citrus, Herbs, Grapes and Much More!


We stock a large selection of organic and nonGMO plants so stop in to see the bounty you can have in your garden.


(Above) Grapes are here!

(Below) We have a nice selection of Eureka and Meyer Lemon bushes and trees.



(Below) How about some homegrown limes for your drinks and recipe seasoning! As always, our plants are great performers.



Gorgeous Yellow!

(Below) Summer is a great time to stop and admire all that nature brings us. Here are two beautiful plants–a Daylily and a Rose! Happy Summer everyone! And do stop in and visit us soon!



And remember, we offer a delivery service and the best professional gardening advice (for free) from our Garden Design Experts.

Vines, Succulents, Gorgeous Containers, Bougainvillea–It’s All Here For Summer!

Join us on Monday, July 4 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. when we host our Customer Appreciation Day. Free hot dogs, links and beverages.

We will be open July 4th from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There’s nothing quite like a colorful vine to bring out the feel of summer. And while vines can be grown for privacy (on trellises, walls, arbors, fences), they’re also simply beautiful and many can be grown in containers and hanging baskets.

(Below) Mandevilla


(Below) Vines bring a treasure trove of color to the patio, garden, deck. Pair one with a stunning container and create just the look you want. We also have vines pre-planted in hanging baskets.


(Below) Potato vine


(Below) Black-eyed Susan Vine is a fast-growing vine that needs a vertical stand or trellis to support it. The vines twine around themselves and anchor the plant to vertical structures. Ask one of our Garden Design Experts Steve, CJ or Miguel for assistance. They can help you get the plant best suited for your needs.


(Below) We stock a variety of plants on trellises, including Bougainvillea, Potato Vine, Star Jasmine, Roses, and even Citrus and Avocado trees. A benefit with a trellised plant is the plant is already being trained to grow wide and will grow denser.


(Below) Bougainvillea can also be grown as a groundcover or small hedge. We stock unusual plants like the variegated Bougainvillea below.


(Below) Cape Honeysuckle is another gorgeous vine that can be grown as a shrub.



New Life


(Above) The garden center is full of new life springing forth! Stop in to escape the city madness and enjoy a tranquil stroll. You may see Monarch butterflies, hummingbirds, lizards, bunnies, cats, swallowtail butterflies, bees, and birds. If you listen closely, you’re bound to hear the soothing sound of flowing water, too.


Container Heaven

We are the place to find a beautiful or practical container for your plant.


(Below) Our containers come in a wide assortment of sizes, colors, and styles.



(Below) Kangaroo Paws is one plant that can be grown in a container. Ask Miguel, CJ or Steve — our Garden Design Experts — for assistance when selecting plants for containers and containers. They can help you make sure you are getting the right-sized pot and filling it with the best soil.







(Above and below) We carry a large selection of succulents in all sizes imaginable.





Edibles: Herbs, Lettuce, Fruit, Tomatoes, Vegetables, Citrus, Avocado Trees, More

(Below) We are well-known for our great selection of edibles, including a wealth of herbs.


Stop in today to see how you can enhance your home and outdoor living areas for summer!