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Archive for month: May, 2017

Summer Gardens: Create Stunning Beauty With Hanging Baskets, Color Bowls, Plants in Containers, and More

Join us Memorial Day Monday, May 29 as we celebrate with free hot dogs and beverages from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

We are open regular hours on Memorial Day — 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Last weekend’s heat wave brought reminds us that summer is nearly here and with it, outdoor living and entertaining. Whether you’re planning a Memorial Day weekend get-together, graduation party, or fun barbecue, nows is the perfect time to add plants to existing gardens, re-pot or create unique looks with new containers and plants, and grow fruit, vegetables, and herbs.

(Below) Clematis

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(Below) Lily of the Nile has arrived and now is the time to plant these beautiful plants as they spring into bloom! Better yet, Lily of the Nile is happy in the ground or in containers, with blooms forming whimsical globes in the garden. Butterflies and hummingbirds love their blooms. Ask one of our Garden Design Experts Steve and Miguel for assistance so you can add some scintillating Lily of the Nile color poolside, in the garden, on the patio.

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(Below) Dahlias are also just in and ready for planting! Ours are simply gorgeous, with big, glorious round blooms!

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(Below) Hanging baskets are another great way to add visual appeal and color. And best of all, this year we have discovered a local grower whose hanging baskets are divine creations! These baskets are overflowing and budding with promise so you’re sure to have beautiful flowers for quite some time.

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(Below) Bring the kids in when you shop! This little one has one of our kid’s gardening tools (we have gloves, watering cans, brooms, and more tools in sizes for little hands) in her hand, too, so she can help her dad do some planting. As you can see, we have a ton of tomatoes in stock now so stop in today for the best selection. Homegrown tomatoes are the best!

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(Below) Our staff Garden Design Expert Steve consults with two gardeners in our jam-packed herb, vegetable, fruit, and citrus section.

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(Below) We have a great herb selection that includes different and unusual varieties of basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary, mint, and more.

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(Below) Right now, our Blackberry, Blueberry, and Raspberry bushes are loaded with fruit.

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(Below) Look at this amazingly beautiful and unusual plant!

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(Below) Garden Design Expert Miguel assists a gardener. Our Garden Design Experts are knowledgeable, friendly, and can point you in the right direction.

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(Below) A gardener peruses our extensive selection of small succulents. In addition to these super cute and small succulents, we have several other areas where we display larger specimens as well as pre-planted succulent containers.

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When you need a container, we’re your best bet. (Below) Garden Design Expert Miguel helps some customers find the right pots for the job. Ask our staff how to best plant in containers. Container plantings require the proper soil, fertilizer and planting technique, not to mention light requirements.

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Stop in today and stroll our 2+ acres of plants and wildlife. See you at the Garden Center!

In-Stock Fountains On Sale, Roses, Plants and Vines as Instant Privacy Screens, Grapes, Blueberries, Blackberries, Avocado Trees, Sages, Salvias,

Help Wanted: We’re looking for exceptional team members to join us. Details below.

Assistant Manager

Full-time, including weekends. Excellent salary and benefits.

Must have managerial experience in retail garden center. California Certified Nursery Professional preferred.

Duties include but are not limited to: Establishing sales goals, coaching, product knowledge with sales staff, buying of some plant material, running the general operation of nursery with General Manager.

Must be a people person with excellent communication skills.

Send resume to: cathy@marinagardencenter.com.

Full-Time Sales Team member 

Retail experience a must. Must have a horticultural background. Must love to sell and be a people person.

Excellent salary and benefits with potential for sales bonuses.

Full-time, including weekends.

Send resume to: cathy@marinagardencenter.com.

Make Mother’s Day great with a fountain for mom! Right now, for a limited time, all our in-stock fountains are 10% off so stop in to find a beautiful fountain mom will treasure all year. We have indoor styles, including tabletop, freestanding, and wall-mounted fountains that will bring peace and serenity to any indoor living area. And, our outdoor fountains come in all sizes and styles.

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(Below) The Japanese Maple tree has long been a treasured focal point in many a landscape. Notice the different leaf shapes and colors, some more delicate than others, some green, some brown.

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(Below) Need privacy? Sprawling Jasmine vines, potato vines, bougainvillea, podocarpus, and other plants are an excellent choice for achieving instant privacy! Simply line several up together or use one to block those prying eyes.

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(Below) It was a bit chilly this past weekend so gardeners grabbed their coats and came on in! Grapes, blackberry bushes, and blueberry bushes are all in now, ready to produce antioxidant-rich fruit.

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(Below) Imagine how wonderful a fresh blueberry picked from your bush will taste! Yummy! Our Blueberry Bushes are loaded with blueberries so stop in now to select your bushes.

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(Below) Avocado Trees are also in stock and looking quite robust. These gardeners consulted with one of our Garden Design Experts and found just the Avocado Tree for them.

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(Below) How about a potted succulent container? Moe will certainly love one of these… And they’re easy to care for!

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(Above and below) We stock a large selection of containers, inside and outside our store.

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