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LA’s Best Nurseries For Spring Gardening

March 2, 2013 6:00 AM

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(credit: Garden Arrow & Nurseries)

(credit: Garden Arrow & Nurseries)

(credit: Sperling Nursery)

(credit: Sperling Nursery & Gift Shop)


Get into the spirit of springtime by starting a spring garden! There’s no more satisfying way to get outside than to exercise your green thumb. Whether you are an experienced green thumb or a newbie looking for a fresh and natural way to brighten up you home, here are five local nurseries that feature a wide variety of springtime flora. These nurseries are all well known for having staff available to answer your gardening questions.

(credit: Garden Arrow & Nurseries)

(credit: Garden Arrow Nursery)


Garden Arrow Nursery & Garden Center
8845 Sepulveda Blvd.
North Hills, CA
(818) 894-8301
www.greenarrownurseries.com

From citrus trees to flower bulbs, Garden Arrow is a one-stop shop for all of your gardening needs. Whether you’re an advanced gardener or a newbie this season, join Green Arrow’s online newsletter for tricks of the trade. The website offers coupons, gardening FAQs, even recipes for ways to cook fresh fruits and vegetables from your garden. With free garden classes offered regularly, not only will you find all of the spring plants that you need, you just may pick up tips on how to make you garden more productive.

Related: 5 Things to Consider For Your Los Angeles Garden

(credit: Tarweed Native Plants)

(credit: Tarweed Native Plants)


Tarweed Native Plants
1307 Graynold Ave.
Glendale, CA 91202
(626) 705- 8993
www.tarweednativeplants.com

This quaint, local resource specializes in plants that are native to the LA/Glendale/Pasadena/Silver Lake area. More than 40 plant varieties are available, including California sagebrush, centennial and different species of wild lilac. Visits to this home nursery are available year-round by appointment only. The owners, Paul and Joanne also offer consultation and landscaping services for those looking for an eco-friendly way to enhance your surroundings and even lower your water bill!

Related: Go Green As You Spring Clean

(credit: The Jungle)

(credit: The Jungle)


The Jungle
1900 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 235-2875
www.thejungle.biz

The Jungle is a local favorite because of its outstanding service and wide variety of lush, healthy tropical plants. Friendly and knowledgeable staff matched with reasonable prices make The Jungle a must-visit spot. The large site offers hundreds of plant varieties that can be reasonably maintained in LA’s urban jungle. An impressive selection of plant containers such as pot, wood planters, and baskets are available, along with planting supplies.

(credit: Sperling Nursery & Gift Shop)

(credit: Sperling Nursery & Gift Shop)


Sperling Nursery & Gift Shop
24460 Calabasas Road
Calabasas, CA 91302
(818) 591-9111
sperlingnursery.com

Australian native flora, water garden varieties, and bamboo are only a fraction of what this nursery has to offer. Sperling is known for its 11-acre garden center showcase and expansive gift shop. Thousands of varieties from around the world are gorgeously displayed in the Calabasas foothills year-round. The official nursery website expertly describes nearly every variety of plant, along with its botanical name, blooming period, and sun exposure. Call ahead for availability of specific plants due to changing availability.

(credit: Yamaguchi Bonsai Nursery)

(credit: Yamaguchi Bonsai Nursery)


Yamaguchi Bonsai Nursery
1905 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 473-5444
yamaguchinursery.com

If bonsai is your style, Yamaguchi is your place. Gardeners, nature-lovers, photographers, and landscapers have enjoyed this spot for more than 60 years. Boasting the largest selection of roses for miles around, edible garden spices and nearly every variety of pepper and tomato imaginable, the well-rounded collection will suit every bonsai-lover’s tastes. Individually designed flower and succulent arrangements are available for unique gift-giving.

Danielle Farve is a freelance writer covering all things Los Angeles. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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