When purchasing plants, it is our natural instinct to smell it before buying it. We all enjoy smells for different reasons, whether it’s a nostalgic smell from our childhood or simply a smell that reminds us what time of year it is. If there is a certain scent that sends your smelling sense soaring, then start planting!
Tip – Plant quite a few plants and group them together by variety in order to fill your yard with a powerful punch of sweet aroma.
Here are some seriously stimulating scented shrubs worth smelling (and planting):
Osmanthus; Evergreen shrub that blooms in late summer or early fall. Photo Credit: Monrovia
Philadelphus (Mock Orange); Large shrub that blooms in spring. Photo Credit: Monrovia
Gardenia; Small evergreen shrub that blooms spring to summer. Photo Credit: First Editions
Lavender; Evergreen shrub that blooms spring to summer. Photo Credit: Me
Areas that can’t be planted, can be potted. Sometimes our yards make decisions for us. Landscaping woes can happen when there is a pipe running through the hole you just dug, a tree that’s a little too ambitious about establishing roots or cement that poured itself right where you want the perfect plant. Well,...Read more →
Boy has it been wet and cold! California hasn’t seen a winter like this is quite a while. While we need the rain there are a few things to be aware of with all this moisture.
The true difference between The Greenery and bargain box store plants.
The main assumption made is that The Greenery Difference = $. When comparing different plant brands, Jay DeGraff the owner of The Greenery, doesn’t deny there is a small $ difference, but clarifies the reasons why. We spent an hour and a half talking about this subject, but I will try and sum it up using the 5 W’s.
Photo credit: Weeks Roses
The Greenery Rose Garden features hand selected varieties from Star and Weeks Roses including old favorites and new hybrids.
New Roses will be here soon! For those who can’t wait for them to arrive, here is a list of roses that we expect.
Click here to see list.
Diagnosing Your Inner Gardener
If you have never been involved in a Nature vs. Nurture debate, then consider yourself lucky. It is a debate founded on the scientific theory of Nature (think of this as your biological make-up) vs. Nurture (the environment and experiences that are part of your daily life) and which one is more influential in your life. Typically, this debate ends either in a beat down given by the biologically stronger individual OR psychological abuse performed by an individual trying to prove their theory is the right one. I digress. I am not going to discuss this topic in the traditional way, and I am not trying to psychoanalyze gardening. I am just merely someone who loves to look at gardening in a different way.
So, let’s “diagnose” (by this, I mean figure out) what type of gardener you might be… (more…)
Gifts you know will be loved, because they are already loved by so many! Read why the experts at The Greenery enjoy using these items and why they would recommend them as the perfect gift.
The Greenery Garden Shop will be open late these Thursday nights to help you get ready for the holidays! Be it setting up beautiful mantel décor, picking out a special gift or putting together a custom gift basket, the gals in the gift shop will be here to help. Bring pictures along if you’d like help with a certain area of your home, our staff will be here to lend their expertise and wonderful eye for design to help you finish your holiday decorating.
Debbie will be on hand with samples from the Gourmet Pantry. She is a real ‘foodie’ and can give you ideas on different ways to use the items in our Pantry or help you create a basket of them as a one of a kind gift. As always our staff will be ready to help you with any gift giving needs. We will be here to help you pick out your special gifts and get them wrapped so you will be ready to enjoy a wonderful Christmas Holiday!
Free reusable shopping bag with purchase!