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Gardening Fun for Kids With Colorful Tools, Watering Cans, Thanksgiving Decor, Holiday Hostess Gifts, Indoor Plants, Fountains, Chimineas, Orchids, Baskets, Containers

Kids love to get outside and explore so why not turn them loose in the garden! We’ve just expanded our selection of gardening tools made specifically for small hands. You’ll find colorful rakes, shovels, brooms, watering cans… everything kids need to help out in the garden.

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(Below) Our new tough Road Rugs will protect the floor and give kids hours of fun playing on them!

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(Below) Can you tell our buyer has a thing for watering cans! And “cute” watering cans aren’t just reserved for the wee ones!

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(Below) Nets are great for gently catching butterflies and other flying creatures. And check out our colorful fun buckets. 

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(Below) Our Road Rugs will put a smile on your kids’ faces.

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(Below) Wander the grounds of the Garden Center and keep your eyes open for Caterpillars. This one is on Fennel and will become a beautiful Swallowtail Butterfly. Ask one of our Garden Design Experts to help you find a Caterpillar. Michael, Steve and Miguel usually know where the Caterpillars are!

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(Below) Add some humor and color to your Thanksgiving gathering with our home decor items.

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(Below) Vases, candle holders, fall-colored ceramic containers for house plants… There are many simple ways to freshen up your home and outdoor entertaining areas.

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(Above and below) We have a limited supply of pumpkins, dried corn with husks, and gourds for your decorating needs!

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(Below) Use the sound of trickling water to rid your environment of intrusive sound from outside. Extra bonus: These small tabletop fountains create a soothing contemporary look you’re sure to love even when you’re not meditating!

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Create the look you want with our small containers and indoor plants. 

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(Below) Baskets are an attractive way to display house plants. Hang them, place them on the floor, on a table. There are many ways to add some beautiful lush plants to your home.

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(Below) Need an exquisite hostess gift this holiday season? Or, maybe you’d just like to put the exquisite beauty of an Orchid (or two or three) in your home.

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(Below) Our indoor plant selection is one of the best around. 

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(Below) Y-E-S, we have organic and nonGMO vegetables and herbs for your edible garden.

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(Above) Ever heard of Cheddar Cauliflower? This cauliflower has high levels of vitamin B and is USDA Organic.

(Below) Snag some Bright Lights Swiss Chard to turn your garden into a beautiful rainbow of healthy colors.

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(Below) Pair plants with any of these stylish containers and turn your indoor or outdoor areas into pure visual appeal. Ask one of our Garden Design Experts Miguel, Steve or Michael for assistance. They’re happy to help you find the right container soil, properly sized container and plant.

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(Below) How about an early holiday gift? Why not enjoy a fountain now and throughout the holiday season. Early gifts are always appreciated!

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(Below) Set yourself up to sit and stargaze by a warm fire with one of our Chimineas. We have screens, tops, and other tools for them. Just ask.

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(Below) Seen the Moon lately? Put some of its special magic and whimsy in your world with this unique statue.

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(Below) Our in-stock fountain selection is quite large and includes contemporary, classic and whimsical, fun styles. Stop in to scope out the fountain you’d like to have in your yard.

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See you at the Garden Center!

 

Pumpkins, Bounce House For the Kids, Fall Festival Fun, Fall Planting, Succulents

Bring the kids for some Pumpkin Patch and Halloween fun this week! Getting outdoors will help keep them cool and our Pumpkin Patch is the perfect place to find your perfect carving pumpkin. Our free Bounce House returns for a final weekend of fun on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 28 and 29. Halloween is Tuesday, Oct. 31, so get your pumpkins now!

(Below) Dad and son, in costume, look for their carving pumpkin.

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(Below) Is this the perfect Pumpkin? Our Pumpkin Patch is fairly full but our pumpkins will go quickly this week so hurry in for the best selection. When these are gone, we are out of pumpkins.

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(Below) Two costumed brothers meet up with friends at our Pumpkin Patch for a few hours of fun.

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(Below) Kids love to climb through our Pumpkin Patch in search of just the right pumpkin.

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(Below) Our Pumpkin Patch is the perfect spot for special photos.

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(Below) Our Pumpkin Patch includes unusual pumpkin varieties — great for decorating and entertaining.

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If you need water or some other cold beverage, visit our beverage vending machine right around the back corner of our store, near the Pumpkin Patch.

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(Below) Our ever-changing Southern California climate calls for heat-tolerant and heat-loving plants. Succulents can be easy to maintain and do well even with heat. Ask one of our Garden Design Experts Steve, Miguel or Michael for assistance. They can point you in the right direction and give you excellent guidance and professional advice.

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(Above and below) Succulents come in many shapes, sizes, colors and textures and can be planted in the ground and in containers. Beautify your landscape with some of these exotic plants.

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(Below) Often called Lion’s Tail, this perennial sports stunning orange flowers and attracts hummingbirds, butterflies, birds and bees. If you’re looking to do some major planting and landscaping, now is the best time of year as the ground will stay warm from summer’s heat (not to mention fall’s), which then benefits the roots of any newly planted plants, resulting in better growth and stability for the upcoming spring and summer.

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See you at the Garden Center!

Pumpkins, Halloween Goodies, Photo Opps, Jump House Bouncer for Kids: It’s All Here for Our Fall Festival

Bring the kids, including wee ones, for some fun in our Pumpkin Patch, open everyday during normal business hours from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Pose for cute photos you can share with family and friends AND have a great time picking out pumpkins from our vast selection.

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Unlike other Pumpkin Patches, we stock a variety of pumpkins, each one different and some small enough for tiny hands. Mini Pumpkins, Wee Bee Little Pumpkins, Tiger Baby Pumpkins, Pumpkin Pie Pumpkins, White Casper Pumpkins, Orange Sparkler Pumpkins, Jackpot Pumpkins, White Pumpkins, Cinderella Pumpkins, Jarrahdale Pumpkins, Knucklehead Pumpkins, Fairy Tale Pumpkins, and Big Mac Pumpkins are all here for you to check out.

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Of course, we have the traditional carving pumpkin so stop in so you can get your carving fun started!

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Kids of all ages wander into our Patch to find just the right pumpkin from among our top-quality selection.

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During the weekends of October 21 and 22 and 28 and 29, we will have a bounce house jumper here for the kids at no charge! Just c’mon on down and bounce around!

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You’re sure to have a fun-filled family experience when you visit our Pumpkin Patch. With straw underfoot and straw bales to sit on, youngsters get a first-hand taste of country life.

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We’ve also set up spots for posting for photos. Fell free to use these vignette settings as well as to capture those spontaneous moments.

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For Fall and Halloween decorators, we have straw bales, corn stalks, scarecrows, witches, skeletons and other ghost, goblins and ghouls for sale. 

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Funky Pumpkins and gourds go quickly so hurry in for the best selection.

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Inside our store is where you’ll find lots of ideas for Halloween and Fall decorating.

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Stop in and experience our Fall Festival, Pumpkin Patch, Halloween and spirited finds!

 

Fall Festival, Pumpkin Patch, Halloween Items, Succulents, Cool-Season Vegetables, Herbs, Buddha, and Much More

Yes, it’s time for Pumpkins and our Pumpkin Patch is loaded with all sorts of pumpkins! Our varieties include the traditional carving pumpkin Jack O’ Lantern, Tiger Baby, Wee Bee Little, mini, Pumpkin Pie, White Casper, Orange Sparkler, White, Cinderella, Fairytale, Big Mac, Jarrahdale, and Knucklehead. We also have Gourds, Straw Bales, and Corn Stalks for sale.

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All ages love our Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch. Hurry in for the best selection. And, remember to take those selfies and photos!

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(Above) We have seating areas to pose for photos.

(Below) Our colorful gourds always go quickly. It’s easy to see why! Decorate your home and garden for fall and Halloween now. We have items for both.

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(Below) We have carving kits for the kids.

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(Below) Gnarly pumpkins are us!

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(Below) Halloween, Fall, Thanksgiving! Check out our decorations for these occasions. And, remember we have straw bales and corn stalks available for sale, too.

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(Below) If you are looking to spruce up your home or garden with a fountain, statuary or seating, we have lots of options to select from.

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(Below) Looking for an artistic flair? Let us help you craft your own container plantings. Or, choose from our stylish collection.

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(Below) Color is a great way to freshen up your decor.

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(Below) Indoor plants will turn any indoor living area into a pleasant place to relax and hang out. 

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(Below) No matter what you’re looking for, we have an extensive selection of antioxidant-rich fruit, organic and nonGMO vegetables, and fresh herbs. 

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(Below) Cool-season vegetables are her and looking great! Get planting to harvest your own fresh eats for your home table!

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(Below) Our Operations Team members are ready to help load up your car so you can take your fun new purchases home with you. We also offer a delivery service.

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See you at the Garden Center!

Hard-To-Find Plants, California Natives, Succulents, Hangings Baskets, Herbs, Lush Foliage, Fountains, Boxwoods, Privacy Hedges

With September here and fall approaching, it’s time to make the most of what summer has brought — long, warm days that will leave the ground heated for months, giving roots the best environment for health and growth.

We specialize in searching out and stocking unusual and hard-to-find plants. (Below) Meerlo is an exclusive, new Lavender from the Sunset (think Sunset Magazine) Western Garden Collection. This Lavender is known as being one of the most heat, humidity, and water-wise Lavenders. It is a vigorous plant that features a beautifully variegated and highly fragrant foliage, with pale blue flowers in summer. Dry the leaves for use as sachets and moth repellent.

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(Below) Gardeners in the Greater Los Angeles area have discovered our extensive succulent and cacti selection. We’re also known for our artistic pre-planted container arrangements, available from small to medium to large to super size! We have plants large enough to make statements on estates, large properties, big yards.

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We will also help you select plants and containers and plant them up for you. Just ask one of our Garden Design Experts Steve, Michael or Miguel for assistance.

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(Below) From summer to fall, the garden can be a beautiful space. Visit our one-gallon selection of native plants from California, Australia and South Africa to find some wonderful plants. While there, be sure to check out our Ornamental Grasses and Butterfly-Friendly plants.

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(Below) Fernleaf Dill adds wonderful flavor and fragrance to recipes and the garden. Turn your meals into fresh, fun affairs by growing your own herbs and vegetables.

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(Below) You simply cannot go wrong with Mandevilla, which does well with sun and shade. We have staked vines in several sizes and gorgeous hanging baskets from a superior local grower. Hang colorful flowering baskets for instant color and beauty or plant staked ones in containers for patios, porches and decks.

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(Below) Spearmint is easy to grow and perfect for adding to beverages, sauces or just its aroma.

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(Below) Fall in Southern California is a beautiful time. Turn your home and garden into a relaxing oasis with a fountain, lush foliage and hanging baskets of plants.

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(Below) For a number of years now, we’ve gained a reputation for being the “go to” place for Boxwoods and plants for privacy hedges. Boxwoods come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and add a elegant touch to the garden.

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(Below) Fall foliage can turn heads and create intriguing, soothing spaces to relax in your home and garden.

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(Below) Spruce up your home and garden for fall and entertaining. Our pre-planted succulent containers are a great way to do just that!

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(Below) How about an indoor fountain?! 

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(Below) Our hedge plant selection is one of the best around. Junipers, Cypress, Podocarpus, Privets, Pittosporums, Boxwoods, Purple Hopseed are among the list of plants, shrubs and trees we carry that are great for use as hedges.

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(Below) Podocarpus on trellises combine to create a picturesque privacy screen. We have a good selection of plants on trellises.

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See you at the Garden Center!

Fruiting Olive Trees, Boxwoods, Bougainvillea, Fountains, Plumeria, Hollywood Junipers, Salvias, and More

We will be open on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stop in for free hot dogs, hot links and beverages from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. during our Customer Appreciation!

Labor Day is nearly here as summer winds down and traces of fall appear. The Garden Center, too, is changing daily, like we always do, with plenty of new plant arrivals to spruce up your garden.

(Below) An elegant fountain sets the stage for gracious entertaining and relaxation. New arrivals include Boxwoods and Fruiting Olive Trees and our Bougainvillea are looking spectacular, as well.

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(Below) Our Garden Design Experts can help you implement existing landscape plans and help you enhance your garden.

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(Below) Grow your own Edible Fruiting Olive Trees. Hurry in while supplies last.

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(Above and below) Boxwoods, Bougainvillea, Vines, Podocarpus, Palo Verde Trees… Our selection is diverse and looking stunning. Pair a plant with a stylish container and create a beautiful environment you can enjoy and be proud of.

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(Below) Bougainvillea is a must in Southern California gardens.

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(Below) We have a diverse selection of Bougainvillea on small trellises, great for use to create privacy.

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(Below) Visit our 2+ acres for an amazing selection of containers, including a wide variety of terra cotta pots.

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(Above and below) Grab a garden seat and enjoy the view. Boxed Plumeria definitely turn heads and provide a fragrant and lovely flower.

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(Below) The exotic Plumeria bloom comes in a variety of colors but it is always exquisite.

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(Below) Our vines are looking incredible. Stop in to find the ones just right for your garden.

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(Below) Experience the exotic Canna Lily. Ask one of our Garden Design Experts Miguel, Michael or Steve for assistance. They can tell you all about this scintillating plant.

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(Below) Boxwoods add a fresh green look to the garden and can be planted in the ground or in containers.

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(Below) Junipers, Cypress… You’ll find these plants and many more on our 2+ acres.

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(Below) We have all the plants you need to design a large new garden or enhance an existing one. Add some character and color to your garden with Boxwoods, Hollywood Junipers, Topiary Boxwoods and Junipers, and Podocarpus and Bougainvillea on trellises.

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(Below) Plants make excellent beautiful privacy hedges.

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(Below) We stock containers in a variety of sizes and styles. Our Asian Ceramics collections are popular.

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(Below) Explore the intriguing colorful world of Flax and Cordyline. Ask one of our Garden Design Experts Steve, Michael or Miguel how you can plant these attractive plants in the ground or in containers.

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(Below) Salvias are in and in full color! Step into this area in the Garden Center and look for hummingbirds at play and butterflies hanging out.

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(Below) Come and stroll our grounds. You’ll see the dynamic ranges in color you can have simply with foliage as well as enjoy the sights and sounds of nature.

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(Below) Get planting and enjoy the splendors of a garden!

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See you at the Garden Center!

Bougainvillea, Succulents, Bromeliads, Exotic Container Arrangements, Fountains, Mandevilla, and More For Outdoor Entertaining

The wonders of summer are in full bloom at the garden center! And as we head toward the Labor Day holiday, plan now to hold some gatherings in your home and garden. Maybe you’d like to add a fun garden accent like a statue. Or, perhaps a fountain would bring the welcome sound of soothing flowing water to your home. There are many ways to keep your garden in tip-top shape for summer and entertaining. And we can help.

(Below) Bougainvillea is a treasure in the landscape. Add this magnificent plant to your home and garden and experience its beauty.

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Bougainvillea is a heat-tolerant plant that thrives in sun, which explains why you see it all over Southern California and in hot desert climates. It is a very tough and very versatile plant that can be grown as a vine, ground cover, hedge or tree. And its vibrant color makes it a visually appealing winner.
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(Above) Bougainvillea that span trellises can create instant privacy on a deck or balcony, along a boundary or border. They grow well in ground and in containers, and on arbors, fences, buildings and walls.

(Below) We are your source for unusual and hard-to-find plants like the white Bougainvillea a customer was excited to find!

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(Below) Stop in to check out our large selection of pre-planted containers. Our designer assembles these spectacular arrangements by combing through our succulent selection to personally pick plants to craft stunning looks. And best of all, these one-of-a-kind plantings come in a variety of container styles and sizes so you’re sure to find the ones that work best for your spaces.

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(Below) Have fun with container planting! Let us help you find plants and containers that suit your vision. Our Garden Design Experts Miguel, Steve and Michael can help you with your plant selection, soils, and containers.

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(Below) Bromeliads help create a lush, tropical feel and their color can add a lively touch.

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(Below) Stephanotis is another much-loved plant and we are your source for top-quality plants from the best growers.

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(Below) What is summer without a fountain? Ours come in a diversity of sizes and styles, from smaller ones great for indoors and tabletops to larger ones for outdoors. Look at the detail of the birds and their wings in the fountain below.

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(Below) Have a small space? Yes, you can have a fountain.

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(Below) A playful Dolphin fountain looks nice hidden amongst plants in a garden.

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(Below) Looking for an unusual fountain? We carry a large selection of in-stock fountains on our 2+ acres. Orchids and indoor plants look great in the home alongside a fountain.

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(Below) Find a firepit, aka chiminea, and enjoy a warm evening outdoors under the stars.

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(Below) You never know what you will find while strolling our 2+ acres. Ask one of our Garden Design Experts Steve, Michael and Miguel for any help or direction you need.

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(Below) As we begin to move form summer to fall, there are many plants you can plant in your garden now. And, you can have a nice palette of colors, too. Ask one of our Garden Design Experts Michael, Miguel or Steve for guidance.

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(Below) It’s not too late to enjoy the vibrant color and scintillating fragrance of the Plumeria flower. Stop in today to find your Plumeria plant. We have a wide range of sizes.

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See you at the Garden Center!

 

Throw Down a Top Dressing to Save Water and Keep Weeds Out

With August pretty much here and summer in full swing, help your plants get through our hot days with a top dressing of Bumper Crop or Black Forest on lawns and garden beds. These top-quality soil amendments reduce watering and keep weeds out of the garden.

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Young ones always enjoy trips to the garden center where they often see lizards, butterflies, hummingbirds, lady bugs and more of nature. They also love helping pick out plants for the garden.

(Below) These youngsters are in front of our herb selection, which changes daily as new deliveries arrive and gardeners purchase the coriander, thyme, basil, mint, oregano they want to grow. Fresh, handpicked herbs taste great in salads, beverages, ice cubes, smoothies, juices, and all sorts of recipes. Let your culinary creativity flow!

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(Below) Lavender loves summer and will add a wonderful fragrance to your outdoor gatherings. Ask one of our Garden Design Experts Miguel, Steve or Michael for assistance with all of your gardening needs.

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(Below) Adding a dash of intriguing color to a summer garden needn’t take much time. Garb some 4-inch color and quickly jazz up your garden beds or create a colorful hanging basket or container. Ask one of our Garden Design Experts Steve, Michael or Miguel for guidance and tips.

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(Below) What is summer without a rose? Stop in to find the right one for you.

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(Below) Gardeners are indeed planting now. Stop in and get your summer/fall garden going.

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(Below) Boxwoods make a striking statement in the garden solo, grouped together or sprinkled throughout. Their various shapes provide plenty of options, too.

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(Below) Junipers and Cypress also make great focal points and, as with Boxwoods, can be grouped together for an effective and visually appealing privacy hedge.

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See you at the Garden Center!

 

Exotic, Brilliant Color that Lasts in Summer Heat, Fountains, Chimineas, Succulents and More

Summer heat is upon us and so are dazzling, exotic colors, gorgeous patio trees, Bougainvillea and other stunning vines, beautiful roses, fountains, and much more.

(Below) Plumeria is one exotic flower you won’t want to miss. We have a diversity of flower colors as well as a broad range of sizes from one gallon to boxed specimens.

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(Below) Bougainvillea is another highly-prized plant seen all over the Southland. We have a variety of colors and plants that are on trellises, staked or low-growing.

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(Below) Feed the Monarch butterfly with Milkweed, a plant we take great pride in having year-round so you can care for the Monarchs.

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(Below) Gardeners are also sprucing up their yards with striking foliage. Cordyline and Phormium deliver vibrant color that lasts. Put artistry in your landscape with these eclectic plants.

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Plants in containers placed on a patio or porch or along pathways add an appeal to your home and garden.

(Below) Duranta is one plant that can be grown in a container as a “patio tree.”

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(Above and below) Duranta is available in purple and white and will add grace and color to your view.

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(Below) Hibiscus makes a great patio tree.

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(Below) Purple is a scintillating color in summer. Each one of the plants below would make a great patio tree.

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(Below) Vines are another winner in summer! Ask one of our Garden Design Experts Miguel, Steve or Michael. for any assistance you need.

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(Below) When California Natives being to look less than spectacular, turn to Australian and South African Native Plants to provide color and pop in your garden. We’ve just received a nice shipment of Australian Tea Trees.

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(Below) South African Native Leucadendron offer a world of color in foliage, all in varying seasons of the year.

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(Below) Count on us for plants on large trellises — the ones that solo or when grouped together can give you instant privacy.

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(Below) Fountains can turn your garden and home into a place to relax and enjoy the beauty that surrounds you.

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(Below) Sit outside and enjoy a fire with one of our chimineas. We have several sizes.

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(Below) This reliable evergreen perennial features attractive, light yellow iris-like flowers with vivid maroon blotches that loom on stiff stalks over neat clumps. Yellow Fortnight Lily is useful in rock gardens and near swimming pools. It is also fire resistant.

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(Below) Stop in and select some Succulents for your home and garden. We have hanging baskets of succulents as well as practically every size you can imagine. Partner a succulent with Cacti or Ornamental Grasses. Ask one of our Garden Design Experts Michael, Steve or Miguel for help.

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(Above and below) Year-round we select the best growers who deliver the best plants to us as seen in these Succulents.

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See you at the Garden Center!

 

A Gorgeous Summer Garden, Fountains, Bird Baths, Pagodas, Raised Vegetable Beds and More for Your Summer Enjoyment

We will be open on Tuesday, July 4th from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stop in for free hot dogs, hot links and beverages from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. during our Customer Appreciation!

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Summer in Southern California means lots of time spent outdoors in the sunshine, watching sunsets and enjoying nighttime under the moon and stars. The Garden Center is the place to find lots of ways to spruce up your home and garden for you, your family, your friends and neighbors.

Scroll down the page to see stunning summer plants, indoor and outdoor fountains, bird baths, statuary, and vegetables and fruit.

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(Above) The Fortnight Lily, so named because its flower lasts for one day, blooms from spring through fall and while it can handle partial shade, it will bloom more profusely in full sun. It is a drought-tolerant, low-maintenance perennial that grows well outdoors in large patio planters and containers. The plant is also called African Iris.

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(Above) Monarch butterflies are hatching out all over the Garden Center thanks to our stable of in-stock Milkweed.  It really is amazing to watch butterflies and to see them up close. Ask one of our Garden Design Experts Miguel or Steve for help selecting butterfly-friendly plants so you can bring these precious creatures to your home and garden.

(Below) Summer brings out so many wonderful blooming plants. Clematis, a showy vine beloved on the back East and in the British Isles, grows to six feet high, in most instances, and is a well-mannered vine that grows particularly well with roses.

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(Below) Our 2+ acres offers a slice of heaven. 

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(Below) A summer stunner is the Rose of Sharon. This plant, a member of the Mallow family, can grow 4-6 feet wide and about 8-10 feet tall. They need full sun. It’s botanical name is Hibiscus syriacus and as with other Hibiscus, its flowers bear a striking stamen.

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(Above) Helene Rose of Sharon

(Below) The stunning Rose of Sharon

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(Below) Diana Rose of Sharon

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(Below) Stroll our extensive fountain selection and you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for. We carry contemporary, classic, modern, traditional fountains from the top manufacturers.

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(Below) Our outdoor fountains use a small amount of water that is then recirculated. All you need is a power outlet to plug your fountain into.

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(Below) Asian ceramic fountains are lively, vibrant pieces of art in the garden.

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(Below) How about the sound of cascading water through these small boulders? The succulent container next to it is just one of the many preplanted succulent containers we are constantly producing so our clients can select what they like and take it home or have us deliver.

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(Below) We also offer a nice selection of statuary, from small animals like turtles, cats, dogs, bunnies and elephants to larger items like buddhas, herons and more. This Pagoda is a new arrival.

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(Below) A sweet piece of art for the home or garden.

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(Below) Know a golfer? Then snag this attractive bird bath with golf clubs on it.

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(Below) Gardeners have been loving our solid, well-constructed redwood raised planting beds for several years now. These beds look attractive and help define an area and keep your plants in it and unwelcome feet out. Different sizes are available.

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(Below) We recently discovered an incredibly easy way to have a vegetable garden that will thrive. Available in three sizes, these containers are self-watering and come with protective covers.

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(Below) These containers have a unique self-wicking system that reduces watering by up to 80%. And they are so easy to set up, even kids can do it. They clip together in minutes and are made from a food-grade plastic that is durable and safe.

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Stands and trolleys are available for them, too, so you can elevate gardening to a good height for you.

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See you at the Garden Center!