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Plants Arriving Daily; Get Your Winter and Spring Vegetables, Herbs, Native Plants, and Much More

The hallmark of spring, Hydrangea, are here and looking lovely. With all the rain we’ve had and the brief respite we’re enjoying, now is a great time to get digging and planting.

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And, while the garden center may have looked fairly sparse earlier this year as winter hit, we now are loaded with gorgeous new plants. One of our best growers has delivered a large order of beautiful, vibrant plants, including Native Plants.

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(Below) Sweet Pea Shrub is a stunner in the garden.

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Put some purple in your life, and while you’re at it, check out our privacy hedge plants on trellises. They can give you instant privacy, as in right now! Ask one of our Garden Design Experts Steve, Miguel, or CJ for assistance.

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Oh, the wonder and beauty of plants!

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(Below) We are loaded with Salvias… Plant one or more to bring hummingbirds, butterflies, and other pollinators to your garden.

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Check out the amazing beauty of a tree or shrub growing on a trellis. Put one or more of these trellised plants in front of a window or line them up for privacy to keep unwanted eyes from looking in.

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Fill your home and garden with plants and statuary that reflect your lifestyle.

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(Below) Always a favorite, Iceland Poppies are in! Plant some now to add color to your garden.

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There are so many ways to have the garden you desire. And all of the new plants we’ve just received, along with input from one of our Garden Design Experts Miguel, CJ, or Steve, will set you on the right path to having a healthy, delightful garden now and into spring and summer.

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Indoor Plants

Houseplants have long been known to be an effective way to reduce indoor air pollution and toxins in your home and office. According to a 1989 study by NASA, indoor plants can remove benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, and ammonia (chemicals that have been linked to health effects like headaches and eye irritation) from the air we breathe.

With winter upon us and lots of time spent indoors, now is a great time to create a healthier home and office by greening up your indoor space with indoor plants. So, how many plants do you need? Well, NASA research suggests having at least one plant per 100 square feet of home or office space to filter out common volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

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Spider Plant, Snake Plant, Golden Pothos, Red-edged Dracaena, Weeping Fig, Azalea (above), English Ivy, Warneck Dracaena, Chinese Evergreen, Bamboo Palm, Heart Leaf Philodendron, Boston Fern, Lady Palm, Dwarf Date Palm, Kimberley Queen Fern, and Peace Lily are among the best plants for filtering harmful compounds out of the air we breathe.

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Ask our staff to help you find the perfect indoor plants to turn your home or office into a beautiful cozy place.

 

Containers

On our 2+ acres, you will find an enormous selection of containers in a variety of shapes and sizes. We stock Terra Cotta, Asian ceramics, Talavera Pottery, contemporary, heavy and lightweight containers. Stop in to see our huge selection. You’re sure to find the perfect container for your plants.

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Ask one of our Garden Design Experts for help selecting the proper sized container for your planting needs. They’ll also steer you to the right soil for potting your plants. We also offer a custom planting service. Just ask for details.

 

 

Indoor Plants and Healthy Air, Camellias, Unique Pottery, Fountains, Firepits, Winter Vegetables Including Brussels Sprouts, and Color in the Winter Garden

Houseplants have long been known to be an effective way to reduce indoor air pollution and toxins in your home and office. According to a 1989 study by NASA, indoor plants can remove benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, and ammonia (chemicals that have been linked to health effects like headaches and eye irritation) from the air we breathe.

With winter upon us and lots of time spent indoors, now is a great time to create a healthier home and office by greening up your indoor space with indoor plants. So, how many plants do you need? Well, NASA research suggests having at least one plant per 100 square feet of home or office space to filter out common volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

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(Above and below) We have a large selection of indoor plants in a variety of sizes perfect for small and larger spaces. Be sure to ask our expert staff which plants will do the best in your indoor space.

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Spider Plant, Snake Plant, Golden Pothos, Red-edged Dracaena, Weeping Fig, Azalea, English Ivy, Warneck Dracaena, Chinese Evergreen, Bamboo Palm, Heart Leaf Philodendron, Boston Fern, Lady Palm, Dwarf Date Palm, Kimberley Queen Fern, and Peace Lily are among the best plants for filtering harmful compounds out of the air we breathe.

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We also stock a huge assortment of containers, great for indoor and outdoor plants.

In particular, we are very proud to have unique, one-of-a-kind hand-thrown pottery by local artist Ken Morris. We think you’ll agree that Ken’s work is absolutely beautiful and perfect for your home.

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Let your creativity flow. Stop in to see which indoor plants move you and then match them to containers that also speak to you. Our Indoor Plant Expert Jim can answer any questions you have as well as offer guidance. Also feel free to ask our Garden Design Experts Miguel, CJ, and Steve for assistance.

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(Below) One of local artist Ken Morris’ fine works.

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(Above and below) You can have color and texture in your home and indoor plants offer an amazing array of ways to keep the air you breathe healthy while adding pizazz.

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(Below) Hanging plants is another great way to add greenery and rid your indoor area of VOCs. We have everything you need to hang plants, including decorative holders.

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(Below) Plants on tabletops, windowsills, and other small areas can add a vibrant fresh look.

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(Below) Inside our store, you’ll find indoor plants, containers, kids gardening tools, gloves, and accessories, Talavera Pottery, watering cans, and other gardening accessories.

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(Below) We’ve added more Fox Farm organic products to our line. Ask one of our Garden Design Experts CJ, Miguel, or Steve how these products can help you have a thriving robust garden.

32331657875_3613ac921b_z(Below) Camellias are in bloom now so come on in to see which varieties you’d like to take home. Camellias can be planted in containers or in the ground. Ask one of our Garden Design Experts Steve, CJ, or Miguel for assistance.

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(Below) Azaleas are also in bloom and go well with Camellias.

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(Below) Junipers and Podocarpus are among the excellent choices to plant in the ground or in containers to create privacy hedges or stately elegant looks.

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(Below) We also have a large selection of in-stock fountains in a range of sizes and styles.

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(Below) We’ve just received a delivery of cute chimineas and have all the accessories you need, including screens and firestarter.

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Winter Color in the Garden

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Primroses (above and below), Snapdragons (second photo below), Kalanchoe, Geraniums (third photo below), and other plants are available to add bursts of color to your winter garden.

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(Below) Winter vegetables are here! Look at these little Brussels Sprouts! Grow a garden at home this winter and eat homegrown vegetables right at your own dinner table. If you have kids, this is a great way to teach them all about healthy living!

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Things are going swimmingly at the garden center so stop in to see what’s new!

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Camellias, Japanese Maples, Azaleas, Winter Vegetables, Indoor Plants, and New Fox Farm Fertilizers

Happy New Year to you and yours! 2017 is definitely off to a beautiful start with gorgeous clear blue skies after 2016 gave us a nice amount of rain in December.

Did you watch the Rose Parade? Camellias (below) could be called our winter rose and indeed, this highly prized plant has been likened to a rose thanks to several of its flower forms.

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Camellia flowers come in single, semi-double, double, rose form, formal double, and other forms. Visit us today to see our great selection in a variety of sizes.

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Camellias can be found in placed like Descanso Gardens and the Huntington Library and Gardens. In fact, Descanso Gardens is home to North America’s largest camellia collection and has been designated an International Camellia Garden of Excellence by the International Camellia Society. Camellias at Descanso bloom from early autumn to spring, with the most dazzling floral display in winter, from January through February.

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Camellias make stunning hedges when in bloom and provide nice greenery when not.

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Ask one of our Garden Design Experts Steve, Miguel, or CJ to help you with your Camellia selections and planting. Their expertise will help you have a beautiful landscape and garden.

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Camellias can also be grown in containers. Ask Miguel, CJ, or Steve for planting advice. You’ll need the right soil and right-sized container.

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Japanese Maples work well in the garden with Camellias. Both need similar growing conditions and look stunning together. Japanese Gardens frequently have both plants in them for a tranquil zen effect. Our annual shipment of Monrovia-grown Japanese Maples are due to arrive soon.

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Create a woodsy feel this year. Visit us soon for ideas and talk to one of our Garden Design Experts CJ, Miguel, or Steve.

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Japanese Maples are known for their graceful foliage which come in greens and browns and change color seasonally. Brighten your winter with Japanese Maples, Camellias, and Azaleas.

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The bark of Japanese Maples also adds to their beauty and magic in the garden.

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Look for us to stock Coral Bark (first photo below), Bloodgood, and many other varieties of this timeless treasure.

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Japanese Maples can also be used in contemporary landscapes. Ask one of our Garden Design Experts Steve, Miguel, or CJ how.

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Japanese Maples add charm to the home garden. (Below) Japanese Maples set a graceful mood in a flower bed with blooming azaleas.

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You’ve come to know and love Fox Farms and we’re adding many of their water-soluble fertilizers so your gardens can be super healthy. For anyone planting in containers, Fox Farm Ocean Forest Potting Soil delivers amazing results.

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Winters are made brighter and healthier with fresh homegrown cool-season winter vegetables and indoor plants.

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Happy New Year! May your 2017 be beautiful, fun, and everything you wish it to be. See you at the garden center!