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Our Learn + Grow Workshops have returned!
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They're back! Our Learn and Grow Workshops have returned to our new and improved Arrangement Bar at our Los Angeles store on Beverly Blvd.

SFgirlbybay's Victoria Smith helped us launch the new bar last Friday along with some of her friends like HGTV's Laurie March, How You Glow blogger Tara Sowlaty, and Love and Loathing LA's Caroline Juen. Other attendees included Buzzfeed writer Ira Madison III, blogger Jihan Zencirli, set designer Natalie Shriver, Kara Elise, Press Pass LA, and editor-in-cheif of Brides CA Laura Eckstein Jones.

 Check out SFgirlbybay's take on the night here!

Our Learn + Grow Workshops have returned! | Our Aesthetic blog
Our Learn + Grow Workshops have returned! | Our Aesthetic blog
Our Learn + Grow Workshops have returned! | Our Aesthetic blog

All guests made their own stunning desert terrariums which you can now do also!

Our Learn + Grow Workshops have returned! | Our Aesthetic blog

Our Learn + Grow Workshops have returned! | Our Aesthetic blog

The first classes open to the public will be on Saturday September 26th! You can come at 11am before brunch or after at 3pm. The DIY Desert Terrarium Workshop will be led by one of our talented Rolling Greens Baristas. Sign up today by calling or emailing our Los Angeles store at 323.934.4500 or losangeles@rg-ca.com to guarantee your spot! This event requires preregistration of $60 which includes a terrarium, one 4' succulent, two 2' succulents, soil, gravel, and decorative sand.

Our Learn + Grow Workshops have returned! | Our Aesthetic blog

Here's a sneak peak at our upcoming holiday themed workshops:

Our Learn + Grow Workshops have returned! | Our Aesthetic blog
Our Learn + Grow Workshops have returned! | Our Aesthetic blogOur Learn + Grow Workshops have returned! | Our Aesthetic blog
Designing a Harvest Table
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The harvest season has always been a source of great inspiration for us. With fall products going out in stores over the next couple of weeks we are eagerly awaiting the season and hopefully a climate change! To kick off the season we are sharing a few fall tabletop ideas with you.IMG_6636IMG_6635 IMG_6632-1IMG_6633Our newly remodeled pantry area and stunning new products such as our aged turkish cutting boards, glassware and graphic serving bowls adorned the event perfectly! With gourmet appetizers from our friends at The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills, cocktails and a homemade cake we had all the right ingredients for a dinner party!  We decorated the center of the table with a faux succulent garland that we made entirely out of pieces found in our stores. Creating your own is simple just ask any of our sales reps to help you put one together. We topped off the centerpiece with our pillar mission candles and tea lights in some of our favorite small containers.IMG_6638

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Designing your own harvest table is fun and it’s easier than you’d think! So join us and be inspired!IMG_6634

 

How to properly care for your terrarium
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Optimized-arrangement_bar_image1Terrariums are one of the hottest trends of home decor. They’re unique shapes and neat appearance make them extremely appealing. You can hang them from patios, put them on a coffee table, or in a bathroom. They can be filled with all sorts of different plants. Although these trendy arrangements are beautiful you have to know how to properly care for them or they won’t be beautiful for long. So we asked our expert baristas at The Arrangement Bar for some tips. Watering and lighting

Watering and the type of light your terrarium needs will obviously depend on the plants that are inside of it. With that said:

When watering remember that because terrariums do not have a drainage system it’s easier to put too much water in them, which can end up causing the plants to rot and die. Continuing…

 

The desert terrarium:

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If your terrarium is filled with plants of the desert species such as cacti and succulents then they will need to be watered every 2-3 weeks, this also depends on the heat of where they are living. Check the soil before watering, if it is completely dry make sure to lightly saturate the roots with water, but do not flood the terrain. Our barista Jeaneth recommends watering them once every 8 days if they are placed where they receive little light. However,  These do best on a kitchen windowsills and bright rooms.

Tillandsia terrariums:

Usually, we do not recommend spraying your terrarium with a spray bottle because that will only wet the flowering top and not get into the soil. However, it is recommended to spray a terrarium if it is filled with the air plant, tillandsia. If you have a tillandsia filled terrarium water it once a week with a spray bottle. To avoid leaving residue on the glass of a tillandsia terrarium take the tillandsia out of the glass to spray it, let dry, and place back into the container. These plants live longest in the bathroom or kitchen were they can get some humidity and the proper amount of light.

f99d19b07d979d612147821b52555f7cA few more tips and tricks:

If you would like to place your terrariums outside they must be in complete shade, under a well covered patio would be best.

A 10 inch water dropper is also a great way to water your terrariums, they get into the root and will not leave residue on the glass.

Have a pair of long-tip scissors to trim dead leaves, it's important to trim your plant so it can continue to grow.

 

We hope this has been helpful, if you have any more questions or concerns regarding the care of your terrarium comment below!

Drought Tolerant: A palette of California friendly plantings
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We say forget what you think you know! Drought tolerant doesn't have to be dull, colorless, or boring. We believe the beauty is in the details. With the lack of water available due to the five year drought California has placed many restrictions on watering your garden. Luckily for us our talented team knows how to re-imagine your environments from planted container gardens, to sprawling backyards and large commercial installations. Drought tolerant gardening will provide lower water usage and reduced maintenance. And who doesn't love beautiful backyards that are easy upkeep? drought tolerant landscape

You might object to the idea of saying “au revoir" to your traditional lush green grass, as many people do. However, the experts at Rolling Greens know the vast amount of plants that are California friendly. There’s a number of plants that can survive even the hottest of summers. Many drought tolerant plants might even surprise you, we’re looking at you lavender and rosemary!

bottlebrush plant

kangaroo paw

aloe ferox

Grevillea

There is many trends that implement drought friendly gardening, one of our favorites is planted container gardens. It’s organized and extremely easy to maintain. Not to mention our shelves are busting with pots and planters of all shapes, sizes, and styles. If you need some inspiration check out our friends at Garden Design .

Creating your drought tolerant oasis isn't difficult and is an opportunity for a refreshed landscape or commercial property. Don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest to fuel your creative mind.

Just in! Our Stylish Soaps.

Keeping squeaky clean (especially in this LA heat) has never been more significant, or as stylish as it is right now! We've had a recent infatuation with soaps; they re such necessary pieces of our lives, so why can't we bask in some of the prettiest & lovely smelling soaps there are? We've got an awesome selection of unique soaps, and just in: new La Savonnerie de Nyons soap!

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These vegetable soaps come straight from Nyons, France and are au natural at its finest. The factory that produces these soaps aim to bring the fine craftsmanship of Nyons across the globe while promoting wellness,  lovely scents, and all natural products.

These soaps will leave your skin amazingly soft and also have a scent that will linger deliciously on your skin for the day (at an even better price.) Local crops like lavender, olive oil, oranges, peaches, and more are harvested and used on these unique soaps. Before they're shipped off, each of the bars is finished with a hand stamp of the historic company logo!

soap_1 copy soap_2 copyFringe Soap has beautifully packaged bars that will spark up your bathroom and make an amazing gift for any occasion! They have delicately layered scents like Vanilla Orange and Blue Honeysuckle.

Duke Cannon Supply Co. has some of the coolest soaps we've ever seen, and their packaging is honestly brilliant. This soap is designed to meet the standards of high duty men (hence the "heavy duty") and are modeled after the rough cut, brick style of military soap used by GI's in the Korean War. Talk about masculinity at its finest! A bar of this soap would make the perfect addition to any man's shower.

If you're looking for the next soap to brighten up your day and help keep your skin as smooth as ever, stop by our Los Angeles store to shop from our many collections and scents!