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Succulent Installation: STRIIIKE

RG_striiike_03 The official start of Spring is just a few weeks away, and our busy season has just begun! As we all look forward to longer days filled with sunshine (and hopefully some rain), many people are ready to revamp their yards and outdoor living spaces for the year - especially here in Southern California, where summer begins early and ends late. Today we're sharing a fun, colorful succulent installation our team recently did for the gorgeous STRIIIKE Salon.

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STRIIIKE came to us wanting more of a "Palm Springs" look in what was then a very dark corridor. We knew that simply by removing the overgrown (and in some places dead) plant material, they’d already see a vast improvement, but we took it a step further. The white rocks brightened the space, and a simple ribbon of green/grey/purple succulents gave a sweet interest to the space.

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In keeping with our mission to save water at every installation we do, we laid down drip irrigation directly around our plantings. Separator fabric went down next, to keep the soil from splashing up onto the bright rocks.

BEFORE:

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AFTER:

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Overall, this was a small installation, but the difference in the before and after photos makes it clear exactly how much a change in landscape can add to a space. If you're looking to add some color to your space for spring, check out our Landscape page for more info or email landscape@rg-ca.com!

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Our first ever pumpkin patch
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This year, for the first time ever, our Los Angeles store will be selling live pumpkins! Beautiful white and peach fairytale pumpkins, small odd shaped gourds as well as long stemmed orange pumpkins have filled our store over the last week and we couldn't be more excited. pumpkins_2pumpkins

There are so many eclectic varieties outside of the traditional orange jack-o-lantern. One of our favorites is the fairytale pumpkin, it's true name is the Musque De Provence which comes from the varieties original origin of France. Or the mini "Jack-be-little" pumpkins that can last for months if they are kept out of the sun. Another trendy pumpkin is the Australian jarrahdale pumpkin, noticeable by their slate-green coloring and drum shape.

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Nothing screams fall more than a good pumpkin and with halloween only 3 weeks away it's time to start picking yours. We love them for decorating a porch or mantel and of course for all the fun do-it-yourself projects.  If you need help in the DIY department we have just the thing for you, our fun succulent pumpkin workshop! The event will be led by Laurie March from HGTV and the DIYNetwork alongside one of our talented arrangement bar baristas on Saturday October 24th at 3p.m. So mark your calendar and don't forget to sign up on our website before all the seats are taken.

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For those of you who can handle a small craft on your own we suggest taking a pledge to join in the teal pumpkin project. The halloween project was created  last year by FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) to bring awareness to the 1 in 13 children who suffer from food allergies. Halloween is known for tricks and treats, but unfortunately for children with food allergies halloween traditions can be anything but fun when candy can trigger an allergic reaction. By placing a teal pumpkin in front of your home you are informing the small goblins in the neighborhood that your home has more to offer than candy. FARE suggest non-food items such as stickers, glow sticks and bubbles to promote safety, inclusion, and respect for those managing food allergies.

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Don't forget to pick up your pumpkins at our pumpkin patch!

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.

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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!