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How do you make your garden grow and glow, too? In Los Angeles, the sunshine is free and other growing conditions are typically on the side of the planter, with one exception: An under abundance of water due to the current drought. With these factors in mind, choose to buy your gardening supplies by considering expert services along with fine quality resources from the following top five facilities.
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(credit: Baloncici/shutterstock)


Sunset Nursery
4368 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 661-1642
www.sunsetnursery.com

This neighborhood nursery is a staple on the east side of town where locals linger over the extensive inventory before making their buys. Reasonable prices and an unmatchable selection of plants are part of the draw as are garden tools of all descriptions. So is the super knowledgable staff who are always up for suggesting a solution to any gardening conundrum. From the tallest trees to the most splendid soil, this Sunset Boulevard mainstay is worth seeking out even if you don’t live or garden in the immediate area.

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(credit: Mickey Hargitay Plants)


Mickey Hargitay Plants
1255 N. Sycamore Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 467-8044
www.mickeysplants.com

From sometimes hard-to-find Chinese evergreens to easy-to-find ferns and other kinds of flora, this Hollywood haunt has it all, and at competitive prices, too. Plants galore are sold at Mickey Hargitay, the go-to place not only for product but also for advice on how to keep your Los Angeles garden thriving. Don’t know what to plant for a southern exposure? Just ask any employee and you’ll get your answer lickety-split. These folks who also hawk maintenance materials are true gardening experts.

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(credit: Potted)


Potted
5158 Los Feliz Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 665-3801
www.pottedstore.com

No list of top gardening supply stores in Los Angles is complete without including Potted, a Los Feliz mainstay that delivers stunning garden staples like whimsical speciality planters (we love the ones that resemble elephants and giraffes) and unique fountains (their three tiered Cascade fountain is a stunner) as well as a slew of fire pits and handy hose jockeys. Also up for grabs at this east side emporium are workshop classes, including one held the first Saturday of every month that teaches the tricks of succulent planting. 

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(credit: Jeff Christensen/The Juicy Leaf)


The Juicy Leaf
1639 Abbott Kinney
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 907-5019
www.thejuicyleaf.com

In-the-know Angelenos who have little outdoor space but still aim to gift their patio gardens with special succulents and unique terrarium items flock to this Venice outpost for just the right plants. Also on hand to complete even a seemingly impossible scenario for this scene are hand made glass vessels, pertinent garden sculptures and unique objects made by local artists. Score!

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(credit: Bourget Bros)


Bourget Bros. Building Materials
1636 11th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 450-6556
www.bourgetbros.com

Since watering is limited, contemporary Southland gardens are ripe with all kinds of landscaping accessories that don’t need nurturing. That’s everything from pavers, pebbles and wall rock to tiles, bricks and gravel. Enter this service-oriented enterprise located in Santa Monica and offering all that and more — like an annual bumper crop of tumbled glass in all kinds of hues — from a friendly, family-owned brick-and-mortar store that happily gives away a number of sample products for free.

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Freelance travel writer Jane Lasky, contributes to publications such as Travel + Leisure, Vogue and Esquire. Her weekly sojourning column ran in 40 newspapers for 20 years. Jane is anything but an accidental tourist and always travels with her pillow. Check out her articles on Examiner.com.
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