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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!

 

 

 

Gorgeous summer color in the garden; Edibles–Fruit, Hatch Chiles, Herbs, Vegetables, Lettuce; Hanging Color Baskets; Dazzling Lily of the Nile

As a mix of June overcast and gorgeous summer days descends upon us, there are many things to be done in the garden and around your home that can make your summer even more exciting.

(Below) The perennial Irish Eyes Black-Eyed Susan is one plant you will want in your garden this summer!

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(Below) Green leaves, golden hues of color… dazzling whites. Turn your summer into an amazing array of vivid colors. Many of these plants will also do well planted in containers. Ask one of our Garden Design Experts Miguel or Steve for assistance.

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(Below) Pick your own fresh blueberries to enjoy solo, in cereal, Overnight Oats, smoothies, a fruit bowl. This antioxidant rich fruit is a powerhouse.

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(Above) Our Garden Design Expert Steve helps gardeners select some herbs and vegetables.

(Below) Look to us for a nice selection of the best fruits, vegetables, and herbs around. 

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(Below) Bring those little helpers with you! They’ll enjoy selecting plants and seeing nature up close.

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(Below) Hatch chiles are in!

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(Below) Our hanging baskets look amazing this year and are a great way to add instant color and intrigue to outdoor entertaining areas.

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(Below) Mandevilla look particularly beautiful in hanging baskets. And hanging baskets of fuchsias are always stunning.

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(Below) Lily of the Nile is a summer stunner! Part of what is so much fun about it is watching it unfurl its flowers and turn into an amazing thing of beauty!

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(Below) Vines and roses are looking great right now, coming into bloom for summer.

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(Below) Yves Piaget rose

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(Below) Phormium and Cordyline look spectacular year-round with their striking foliage.

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(Below) Jerusalem Sage

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(Below) Geraniums offer brilliant, vivid color and are just about one of the best perennials to have in the garden. They adjust well to heat and are fairly forgiving.

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(Below) Succulents are always a great addition to your home and garden.

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(Below) We offer a complete selection of succulents, large and small. And we have wonderful containers for all your plants.

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(Below) Yes, succulents bloom!

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See you at the Garden Center!

 

 

Summer Color in the Garden, Even in Shade, and Edibles: Lily of the Nile, Daylily, Canna Lily, Hydrangeas, Plumeria, Dahlias, and More Flowering Inspiration Now In

Many are the ways to add color to the garden for summer, even if you have shade. Hydrangeas, Daylilies, and Canna Lilies feature exquisite colors and will bloom in shade. Even the stunning Lily of the Nile will bloom with about four hours of sun.

(Below) Plumeria is a tropical plant that needs full sun and is a winner you’ll want to have in your garden. Also known as Frangipani, Plumeria is the flower used in Hawaiian leis. And Plumeria has a wonderful fragrance!

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Our Plumeria are budding up and bursting into bloom.

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(Above and below) Plumeria can be grown in the ground and in containers, making them versatile and great for patios and poolside. We have this tree in a variety of sizes from one gallon on up to a boxed specimen. Their leaves definitely look lush, and contrast nicely with the teal Asian ceramic pots they are shown with.

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(Below) Dahlias are in and ours are budded up and blooming! This gorgeous plant needs full sun. Limited supply. Dahlias grow from a bulb and will come back every year.

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(Below) Canna Lilies are in bloom and ready for your shady areas. Here, they are shown next to Papyrus and Hydrangea, both shade-loving plants.

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(Below) This striking plant is low maintenance and easy to grow. Ask one of our Garden Design Experts for help with your gardening needs. They’re more than happy to answer your questions and offer guidance.

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(Below) Daylillies are in, too, and looking wonderful! They are known for being a “sure bet” perennial, tolerating a wide variety of soil conditions, are not troubled by diseases or pests, and bloom faithfully for years with virtually no attention.

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(Below) Aren’t these terra cotta containers a great find? We feature a wide variety of containers in all styles and sizes on our 2+ acres.

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(Below) Shooting Stars Hydrangea is unlike other Hydrangea and is a unique addition to the garden. Hydrangeas do well in containers, too, and they love shade. Ask one of our Garden Design Experts Steve or Miguel for soil and watering advice.

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(Below) We’ve received another delivery of gorgeous Hydrangeas so stop in and snag yours before they’re gone. We can’t predict how long our growers will have a supply.

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(Below) Lily of the Nile is popping up in gardens all over, in scintillating white and blue. We have this even more unusual variety in addition to white and blue. The one below offers a white with a blue tinge that turns purple.

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(Below) Plants on trellises make great instant privacy. Place them together to cover a broad area or use just one on a balcony or deck to gain privacy from neighbors. Vines and Podocarpus are shown below. Lily of the Nile plants can be seen in front of the trellises, along with just two benches from our collection.

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(Below) We are the place to shop for custom pre-planted succulent containers. 

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(Below) Grab your edibles and start planting. Tomatoes, zucchini, strawberries, watermelon, cantaloupe, Rainbow Chard, lettuces, beans, and much more awaits you.

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(Below) Yes, it’s time to plant pumpkins for Halloween. Thrill the neighborhood and your kids with your very own homegrown pumpkins for carving this Halloween.

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(Below) It’s also time to get watermelon in the ground for this summer sensation.

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(Below) Looking for an urban fruit oasis? This gardener loaded up her cart with a thornless grape vine, cherry tree, and some other fun edibles. Ask one of our Garden Experts Steve or Miguel for assistance.

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(Below) Our blueberry bushes are ripening fruit right now.

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(Below) Ask us about Vegepods, the way to raise a planter bed above the ground to a convenient height, a self-watering aspect, and a cover to keep pests and UV away.

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(Below) Stop in today to see all of the glorious color you can have in the garden with perennial plants. We have lots of natives from California, Australia and South Africa in addition to butterfly-friendly and hummingbird-friendly plants.

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See you at the garden center!

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.

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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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10% Off All In-Stock Fountains, Spring Color, Alstroemeria, Milkweed, Stunning Hanging Baskets, Hydrangea, Salvias, Sage, Edibles, Sea Lavender, Gazing Balls

For a limited time, we are offering all in-stock fountains at 10% off; limited to stock on hand. First-come, first-served.

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Bedding plants, drought-tolerant perennials, gorgeous roses, and flowering hanging baskets are just a few of the new arrivals you’ll want to check out at the garden center. The hanging baskets, in particular, are the best we’ve seen in quite awhile and are locally grown.

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(Below) Nemesia can be grown as bedding plants, edging plants, ground covers, in mixed borders, and planted in containers or hanging baskets.

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(Below) Say “Hello” to the Colorita Alstroemeria! A welcome new addition to the garden center, this Alstroemeria is unlike any other. Just look at its bold, dynamic color. And, you can expect this winner to bloom all summer long. This is the perfect plant for full-sun balconies, decks, and spots in the garden. Ask one of our Garden Design Experts Steve, Miguel, or CJ for assistance with any of your gardening needs.

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(Below) Have you seen Tuberous Begonias like this in a hanging basket? Look at the ruffled flowers and their striking color! Even the foliage on a Tuberous Begonia is attractive. This plant needs a semi-shady spot so find one and bring this gem home!

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(Below) Petunias, Cosmos, Alyssum, Lobelia, Nasturtium, Bacopa, Foxglove, Delphiniums, and more awaits you and your garden.

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(Below) Milkweed is the lifeblood of the Monarch Butterfly and we carry this plant year-round to support the Monarch population. Wander in, and you’re likely to see Monarchs flitting about the garden center! Right now, we have one of the best selections of Milkweed and it’s all looking absolutely wonderful!

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(Below) Sea Lavender, aka Purple Statice, loves full sun and blooms spring into summer. It’s a low-maintenance plant that does well in our coastal climate and points inland. Ask one of our Garden Design Experts Miguel, CJ, or Steve for details.

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(Below) Salvias are looking amazing right now and we have quite a selection.

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(Below) Jerusalem Sage is one of Sunset Magazine’s Top 20 Favorite Perennials and you can see why.

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(Below) The Pope John Paul II Rose is simply one of the most beautiful and exceptional roses you will ever grow. It has been awarded top honors for fragrance, vigorous growth, perfect bloom form, and superior disease resistance. It’s no wonder it remains a showpiece of the Vatican private garden to this day!

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(Below) Wander our rose area and you’ll feel like you’re strolling through a rose garden. We have a good variety of roses, most in bloom.

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(Below) How about a gazing ball or Talavera Pottery sun as a garden accent?

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(Below) Think healthy, eat healthy. We have a great selection of blueberry bushes, grapes, herbs, strawberries, tomatoes, peppers, squash, eggplant, onions, and much more.

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(Below) We are so jam packed with vegetables and herbs that we have to leave them on carts.

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(Below) Flax and Cordyline give the garden a vast selection of colors and hues. Ask one of our Garden Design Experts CJ, Steve, or Miguel for help finding just the right plants for your garden.

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(Below) Striations on the foliage–Who knew greens, browns, and golds could be so beautiful? Oh, yes, you can get pink on the foliage, too.

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See you at the garden center!

 

Spring Gardening: Roses, Hydrangea, Edibles, Salvia, Bottle Brush, Grevillea, Japanese Maple Trees, Podocarpus, Potato Vine, Kangaroo Paws, Succulents, and More

As winter rains give way to lush green hills and wildflowers, you, too, will want to turn your attention to putting color in your world in your garden. And now that California’s Governor Jerry Brown has declared our drought emergency over, we can all dig in to Mother Earth and grow our bounty, in a responsible way.

(Below) Hydrangea mark spring quite like no other plant! We have a limited supply of these beauties so hurry in to get yours now.

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(Below) Who doesn’t love a fragrant rose? Visit now as our large selection of roses come into their first bloom, which always produces vivid colors you’ll want in your garden!

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(Below) Henry Fonda Roses bloom profusely in their energetic yellow.

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(Below) Falstaff Rose features large, shallowly cupped blooms with a powerful fragrance.

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(Below) Turn your landscape into something that does the job and that the neighbors will admire. This border is punctuated by large crimson Kangaroo Paws with low plants of attractive green foliage for filler. The green Liquid Amber just over the picket fence in the front yard adds a nice contrast to the Kangaroo Paws. Let our Garden Design Experts Steve, Miguel and CJ help you have a beautiful garden.

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(Below) Kangaroo Paws come in a variety of colors and produce a flower that looks like its namesake.

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(Below) The highly prized Japanese Maple comes in a variety of foliages, each one delicately unique. We have a good selection of this beloved tree in many sizes so stop in now for the best selection.

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(Below) Salvias are a hardy, waterwise plant that will add scintillating color to your landscape and use very little water once established.

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(Below) Stop in today to see all of the wonderful colors you can get from salvias, including purple, pink, blue, lavender, white, and red.

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(Below) We have small plants for small hands so bring the kids in and let their gardening adventures begin. We have gardening tools, gloves, and watering cans for little hands, too.

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(Below) Our buyers are always on the lookout for unusual and hard-to-find plants so visit often to see what’s new.

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(Below) Edible season is in full swing so get planting! We have strawberries, tomatoes, lettuce, kale, chard, squash, hot peppers, bell peppers, cucumbers, blueberry bushes, raspberry bushes, blackberry bushes, grapes, eggplant, dill, rosemary, lemon trees, grapefruit, orange trees, lime trees, chives, onions, garlic, shallots, basil, cilantro, thyme, sage and much more.

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(Below) Moonglow Grevillea makes a beautiful border and privacy hedge. This Australian Native plant is hard-to-find and we have it!

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(Below) Plants on trellises are an easy way to create an instant privacy hedge. We carry a variety of trellised plants year-round.

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(Below) Bottle Brush is another Australian Native plant good for use as a hedge or stand-alone focal point.

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(Below) We have some Purple Bottle Brush, which is hard to find.

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(Below) Wax Flower is another great waterwise plant. It also makes a great cut flower in an arrangement.

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(Below) If you’re looking for large plants and trees, we have boxed specimen sizes.

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(Below) Dwarf Bottle Brush makes an attractive low hedge.

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(Below) We carry a diverse selection of plants in one-gallon size containers.

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(Below) Create a dynamic, colorful setting in your home and garden with hydrangeas and colorful bedding plants, including California Poppies.

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(Below) Flax and Cordyline can add vibrant color to your landscape. Stop in to see all of the electric choices you have!

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(Below) Diamond Heights Ceanothus offers interesting foliage for the garden.

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(Below) There are countless ways to have a garden that conserves water AND adds beauty and enjoyment. Ask one of our Garden Design Experts Miguel, CJ and Steve for assistance. They’re happy to answer questions, point you in the right direction, and advise you on your projects.

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See you at the garden center!

California Native Plants, Roses, Blue Hibiscus, California Poppies, Ceanothus, Milkweed for Monarch Butterflies, Buddleja, Strawberries, Tomatoes and More

Free Class
Saturday, April 1, 10-11 a.m.

Roses: Easy rose care.

You don’t have to travel far to find California Native Plants–Just stop in to see us! Our buyer has beefed up our selection of California Natives in one gallon and larger containers, from the best growers around.

You don’t have to travel far to find California Native Plants–Just stop in to see us! Our buyer has beefed up our selection of California Natives in one gallon and larger containers, from the best growers around.

You don’t have to travel far to find California Native Plants–Just stop in to see us! Our buyer has beefed up our selection of California Natives in one gallon and larger containers, from the best growers around.

(Below) Ceanothus, aka California Lilacs, are some of our most fragrant and colorful shrubs, found along the Big Sur coast in abundance. They are evergreen, very drought tolerant, and offer a variety of growing habits, from creeping, low ground covers to full-on trees.

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Our Ceanothus selection includes Hearst’s Ceanothus (typically found at Hearst Ranch on California’s Central Coast), Maritime Ceanothus, Carmel Ceanothus, Concha Ceanothus, Centennial Ceanothus, Joyce Coulter Ceanothus, Ray Hartman Ceanothus, Wheeler Canyon, Yankee Point, Zanzibar, Diamond Heights, and others.

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(Below) When you see California Poppies and Ceanothus together, you understand how beautiful a native plant garden can be. In addition to the more familiar natives like California Poppies and Ceanothus, our one-gallon selection includes oak trees, buckwheat, blue-eyed grass, Artemisia Powis Castle, Coastal Sagewort, Bee’s Bliss Sage, Cleveland Sage, Carmel Sur Manzanita, Seaside Daisy Sea Breeze, Matilija Poppy, Blue Madonna Vaccinium (commonly called Huckleberry), Louis Edmunds Manzanita, Salvia Apiana, aka White Sage, Mrs. Beard’s Sage, and San Miguel Island Buckwheat.

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(Below) Bee’s Bliss Salvia is seen here growing over and out from Yankee Point Ceanothus at the Pt. Vicente Interpretive Center in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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(Below) Louis Edmunds Manzanita adds an unrivaled beauty to the landscape. This California Native sports an attractive bark and its flowers attract pollinators.

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(Below) Ceanothus offer distinctive growing habits and variegated leaves. Zanzibar and Diamond Heights are shown below.

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(Below) A newly hatched Monarch Butterfly enjoys some time on a California Poppy. Stop in to see all of the natural beauty you can have in your garden. Ask one of our Garden Design Experts for assistance.

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(Below) Speaking of Monarchs, we have a huge selection of Asclepias, aka Milkweed, the plant they need for life. Stop in today and get your butterfly, life-sustaining garden on!

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(Below) Buddleja, aka Butterfly Bush, will bring butterflies to your garden.

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(Below) A busy bee is at work on this Indian Hawthorn. This plant makes a great hedge of blooms every spring.

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(Below) Ceanothus in bloom.

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(Below) Roses are in and we have a huge selection.

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(Below) We’ve not seen a selection of Hydrangea this stunning in years so hurry in before they’re gone.

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(Below) MDRGC is full of plants right now. The purple blooms of Sweet Pea Shrub are particularly beautiful.

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(Below) Blue Hibiscus is in!

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(Below) There are many beautiful plants to grow in your garden. Ask one of our Garden Design Experts CJ, Miguel or Steve for assistance.

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(Below) It’s time to start growing edibles! Strawberries, Blueberry bushes, tomatoes, and much more are in.

 

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See you at the garden center!

 

Spring Gardening: Bumper Crop Sale, Edibles, Wisteria, Lavender, Salvia, Ceanothus, Euphorbia, Pink Powder Puff, Tea Tree, Sweet Pea, Tomatoes, Strawberries, Blueberry Bushes, Citrus, Avocados, Boxwoods, Privacy Hedges

It’s the time of year gardeners have been waiting for: Spring! So, stop in soon to see all of the spectacular beauty you can have in your home and garden. And, remember to stock up on Bumper Crop during our once-a-year only sale: You can’t afford not to!

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Spring is just a week away and the garden center is full of new arrivals — roses, ceanothus, lavender, salvias, rosemary, olive trees, mirror plants, boxwoods, pittosporum, euphorbia, golden euonymus, variegated mock orange, and lots of other plants.

We also have a good selection of avocado trees, citrus trees (lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruit), blueberry and raspberry bushes, tomatoes, lettuce, kale, cabbage, broccoli, mint, coriander, artichokes, and more.

(Below) Add the beauty and grace of the Wisteria vine to your landscape. We have a limited supply of this much-loved plant in purple and white.

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(Below) Garden Design Expert Miguel answers a client’s gardening question. Our knowledgeable Garden Design Experts are happy to help assist you. They can show you where certain plants are, explain how to plant in the ground or containers, show you the best soil amendments to plant with, and make suggestions based on the specifics of your planting area (sun, soil, shade, etc.).

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(Below) The Pink Powder Puff Tree is a large evergreen shrub known for its visually appealing flower puffs that add dynamic flair to the landscape. They make a colorful tall hedge that will keep prying eyes out. We have several pre-planted and staked on trellises, making them ready-to-go for use for privacy (second photo below, in the background).

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(Above) Potato Vine and Pink Powder Puff Tree, in the background, demonstrate how plants on trellises can be used to create privacy on a balcony, outside a window, or along a fence line. In front of those plants are many in bloom, including Tea Tree, Lavender, Sages, and Salvias. Stop in now to design a beautiful lavender garden! We have many varieties of this fragrant plant.

(Below) A salvia in bloom.

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(Below) Tea Trees are in bloom and looking stunning.

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(Below) Garden Design Expert CJ helps clients select some plants. The Sweet Pea Tree in front of them will make a nice focal point in the garden or in a container.

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(Below) California Native Plants are in! Concha Ceanothus is a great way to go water wise and add a beautiful blue to your landscape. A California Poppy and flats of ground cover can be seen in the background.

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(Below) Ray Hartman Ceanothus in tree form climbs an arbor.

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(Below) Euphorbia ‘Tiny Tim’ makes a great border plant and also looks great in a container of mixed plants. Its compact dome-shaped mound of light green foliage sports bright red nugget centered chartreuse flowers from spring to early summer.

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(Below) Behind the Topiary Spiral Junipers is a row of tall Podocarpus. Both make great hedges and focal points, and can be used to create a privacy screen or row of attractive greenery.

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(Below) As we move from a cold winter to spring and summer, edibles are filling up the garden center. Avocado and Citrus Trees are in limited supply and we have a good selection. Avocado Trees are in shorter supply right now so hurry in if you want one.

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(Below) Grow your own antioxidant-rich fruit with our Blueberry Bushes. We also have Raspberry Bushes.

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(Below) Bring the kids with you and make gardening a family experience! Edibles are a great way for kids to learn all about food and how it grows. This family snagged one of our citrus trees (look at all the flowers on it!) and veggies and herbs. In the background: We have a nice selection of strawberry pots and strawberries so let the fun begin!

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(Below) Our Citrus Trees are full of flowers. Grow your own lemons, limes, oranges, tangerines, tangelos, and grapefruit. Ask one of our Garden Design Experts Steve, CJ, or Miguel for assistance.

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(Below) Assistant Manager Darlene answers a client’s questions about tomatoes. Yes, tomato season has begun and we have many varieties, so come in now.

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(Below) We stock organic tomatoes. Can you say, “Yummy?”

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(Below) How will you carry your Tomato Cage?

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(Below) Gardeners peruse the tomatoes.

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Looking for a new plant? We’re always on the lookout for new introductions. (Below) Isn’t Sunset’s new “Angyo Star’ beautiful? You’ll find it in our Shade Plant area.

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(Below) Add some charm to your garden with a beautiful Azalea. We have several robust varieties in bloom now.

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(Below) Azalea Trees make great container plants.

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(Below) Our Succulent selection has never looked better–from large specimens to all of those unusual little succulents you’d like to plant in containers! Stop in to see what’s new.

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(Below) Orange is just one of the vivid colors you can get from succulents!

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(Below) You’ll enjoy wandering our aisles and aisles of Succulents.

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See you at the garden center!