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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!

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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.

How to Arrange Your Silks!

Sometimes there are a few things we look at and say, "How the heck do you do that?!" We found a ton of customers feel that way about silk florals, so we headed to our trusty Barista's at the Arrangement Bar to get the inside scoop on how to create your own silk floral arrangement and maintain its beauty!

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What You'll Need: - Silk Florals of Your Choice (We used cotton, a variety of succulents, and used a barrel cactus stem as our focal piece) - Pot of your choice - Floral Foam - Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks - Heavy Duty Wire Cutters

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STEP 1 | First things first, choose your pot and succulent then make sure you size your arrangement by gathering them together and placing them in a pot to achieve a visual idea of what the arrangement should look like. Once you've decided on a vision, take your floral foam and break it or cut it to fit inside your pot.  Start arranging by placing in your focal piece first!

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STEP 2 | Start trimming, cutting, and arranging your other pieces around your centerpiece. Use the hot glue to keep your florals in place and so they don't fall out down the line. Once you're happy with your arrangement, you're all done! Too easy, right!?

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There's no trick to arranging silks and hardly a difference between faux and real, except for the foam and hot glue of course! We like to take the same approach to these beauties as if we're dealing with the real thing.

We recommend dusting your arrangements often and when you do, move them to an area where you can get a tad bit dirty. This keeps them looking as pretty as the day you bought them. Oh, don't forget to water them twice daily.. Just kidding! Do not water your silks! This will definitely ruin them (and is the most common mistake many make!)

We hope you learned a thing or two about arranging these lovely silks. Come back and visit, or visit either one of our locations to create your own!

Autumn in the Garden!

It's so beautiful to watch the gardens change as the seasons do! With Autumn in full swing, our Culver City & Los Angeles gardens & greenhouses are changing, too! We're excited to show you how they've been transforming and what is starting to unfold this Fall!

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Our Greenhouse is bursting with color! We're always so in love with the radiant hues of Bromeliads. Make sure to keep lots of air flow around these plants, fertilize sparingly, and keep them moist, but not soggy!

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We've also got our eyes on the beautiful Orchids that are in bloom! Deep shades of orange, burgundy, and pink are colors perfect for incorporating into your Fall decor.

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Croton leaves are striking and something new to add to your indoor plant mix! We also adore the shades of orange on these Begonias! Don't let the Fall weather fool you, you can still have tons of natural color around the house.

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We couldn't forgo the succulents around our garden; the colors are always dazzling and surprising! From deep purples to shades of olive green, our succulents have it all covered.

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Our Exterior display of arrangements is teeming with live! It's always exciting to see what's popping up around the store by the hands of our Baristas. Whether you're searching for a modern looking piece or strictly rustic, our Fall assortment has something for everyone's taste!

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Rosemary & Yellow Kangaroo Paw are stretching towards the sky in our exterior garden at our Culver City location. In the wee hours of the morning, we caught some dazzling dew drops hydrating our leaves!

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Bougainvillea & Roses are dainty and feminine additions we recommend if you're still dwelling on Summer (we don't blame you!) Whether you're in search for the next indoor or outdoor plant to add to your garden, don't forget stop by either of our locations to find your next addition for Fall!

Our Stunning Fall Florals.

Deep tones of red, romantic hues of purple, stunning shades of orange.. Our Fall Silks in palettes of our favorite Autumn colors are becoming the striking aspects of our stores this season. Everywhere we look, theres a new floral surprising you with its beauty (an everlasting beauty, of course!) The beautiful  tones of our Fall Silks are too beautiful not to share!

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Silk Peonies & Roses are definitely amazing when the Summer months fade away! We get to preserve the beautiful blooms in amazing hues. Startling, deep red is one of our favorite hues to lend to florals this Fall.We can't help but get lost in the mesmerizing shade. A bright, burnt orange also captures Fall!

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 Tones of green are always great accents come Fall, especially if you're still struggling with the transition from Summer! We adore how unique these  & roses look.  Beautiful branches of Oak adorned with acorns capture nature in all its essence. Add a rustic feel to your space by incorporating these branches into a cool container!

Fall is bound to be even better with the addition of a lovely Silk arrangement. We hope you're inspired! Stop by our Los Angeles location & Culver City location to shop the collections!

Our Summer Faux Florals!

Delicate Summer blooms are blowing us away this year; how can you not resist a fresh bouquet of peonies?! We're aiming beyond the temporary arrangement this month and diving into our tin buckets of silk & faux florals perfect for Summer and transitioning into Fall. Will you go faux or real this Summer? We're sure these picks will fool anyone!

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top image: lovely pink peonies | bottom image: enchanting mixed florals at our los angeles store

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top image: scabiosa spray | bottom image: jade stems

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top image: peonies | bottom image: allium sprays

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We are in love with the fresh + dreamy faux florals all around our Los Angeles store. Peonies popping up, quirky allium sprays, and creamy white scabiosa sprays are among our favorites! Having trouble working them into your decor? Faux florals displayed in industrial containers & buckets create juxtaposition perfect for a Summer mix-up. We've got an expansive selection at our LA & Culver City location in every color imaginable; come stop by to create your own arrangement that won't fade away!