With a verdant variety of shrubs, trees, roses, and vines, the friendly plantologists will help you wade through the veritable ocean of foliage. Beginning green-thumbers can take advantage of a jumbo planting kit, including ample plant food, vitamin B1, and planting compost—everything a person needs to lure an unsuspecting plant into captivity ($15.97 for the regular kit; $29.97 for the jumbo kit). Advanced yard-enhancements abound in the form of trees and shrubs, such as a selection of 5-gallon citrus trees, good for accenting a living space and forming a focal point for the worship of the Lemon Pledge gods ($34.99). Armstrong can also help organic gardeners reach full-flavored nirvana with a bevy of 3-inch plant varieties ($2.99; selections vary by season and location).
Some people are fated to travel down a particular career path. With a surname that literally means "flowers," horticulturalist Ruben Flores may be one of those people. The Laguna Nursery owner and award-winning landscape designer fills the nursery with exotic plants, multicolor blooms, and flavorful herbs. He also gathers architectural artifacts and sculptures from local artists to inspire gardeners to augment their green spaces with artistic accents that don't involve hiring models to stand still above new blooms.
Laguna Florist's arrangers heft more than two decades of experience crafting nature into art by assembling seasonal bouquets and meticulous custom arrangements. Each of the three freshly cut Christmas bouquets measures 12.5"x9.5" and is set in a square, red glass vase that can later be reused as a lantern to guide Rudolph back to homes in the off-season. Other floral arrangements ($20–$25 average) can be purchased as gifts or to brighten living spaces. Customers can collaborate with the shop's resident floral artists to invent imaginative custom arrangements from handpicked flowers. The shop's helpful staff is also happy to explain helpful plant-care tips used by the pros to increase rose longevity and to train venus flytraps to belch the alphabet.
Total and complete landscape design, from concept through working drawings. Over 22 years of helping clients to realize their goals, from condominiums to large estates. All styles and themes, with the attention to detail that sets your home apart. Good design is an investment, not an extra cost.
Over the past decade or so, the professional landscapers from Knight Services have been refining their lawn-mowing mastery, perfecting the methods required to artfully sculpt overgrown grasses into neat and orderly lawns. The team tends to both the frontyard and backyard, with services dedicated to landscape design, lighting, and tree maintenance. The crew also deftly does away with annoyances such as rodents, insects, weeds, and the various other invaders that so easily steal nutrients and kisses from otherwise healthy grass.
The California Silk Plant Company boasts a 5,400-square-foot showroom stocked with a vast array of silken trees, elegant ivies, home accessories, and more. Spruce up your living space, cubicle, or philosophy closet with the latest floral fashions, or opt for more traditional designs, all carefully customized with high-quality silk flowers and plants. California Silk Plant Company carries several types of trees and palms cloaked in faux-foliage styles such as wild oak, beech, and olive. Customers in need of a Christmas tree to bedeck can seek a conifer-alternative silk sapling to protect presents from the Anti-Santa's evil clutches.