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Designing a Harvest Table

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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DIY Tillandsia String Art.

There's no denying our love for Tillandsia these days, so we decided to create a DIY that would put these unique plants on display in an innovative way. The final product?  Some extremely easy wall art that perfectly nests your Tillandsia using only yarn, nails, and a wood plaque. These geometric inspired pieces are perfect for hanging on your walls, for your greenhouse, or placed on a shelf to compliment a vignette.  These are very customizable pieces that can be painted or stained and the yarn used to create the geometric qualities can be swapped for rustic twine or industrial leather!

First off, you'll need: - A wood plaque (We got ours at the nearest craft store!) - Nails - A hammer - Yarn or string in the color of your choice - Scissors - 2-3 Tillandsia

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Start by mapping out where you would like your nails to go. This is crucial if you're dreaming up a fancy design for your yarn to create! If you're more of an organic type of creator, then we suggest you just go crazy. We decided to put nails evenly along the outside of the plaque and make almost a hexagon out of the interior nails.

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Time to get started! Double knot your yarn around one of the nails, you can start anywhere!

IMG_0429 copy IMG_0440 copy As you start to make your design and move onto your first nail, make sure you wrap the yarn in a circular motion around each nail so the yarn doesn't slip off and stays nice and tight. (See top photo)  Then move along to your other nails to make your design!

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We had Helen, our Visual Merchandiser, help us out and create one of her own. She went the organic route, leaving some of the exterior edges bare and getting extremely geometric! We love how these turn out in such a unique way! All you have to do next is pop in your tillandsia & nestle them into the yarn.

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We had to do some color testing, too! The red against naked wood looked amazing (especially in time for Fall!) but we wanted to see what a softer side of this project could look like. We painted a larger plaque pale grey and contrasted with mustard yarn. Pop of color? Yes, please!

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Circular plaques are included!  We think these would look amazing mixed together with different shapes, sizes, and hues to create an entire gallery wall.

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We're still obsessed with how easy and amazing this DIY is. So many visitors inquired about these pieces of wall art as we were out and about creating at our Culver City store; we're so glad it inspired you! We'd love to see you create your own and share it with us. Happy Crafting!

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!

Top it off with Recycled Glass.

Reduce, reuse, recycle! At Rolling Greens, we're a huge fan of helping out the environment (and still maintaining style while doing it!) One of our favorite aspects about our stores is that everything, from trash to trashier, gets used in a creative way. We're currently infatuated with our Recycled Glass bar! Our wall at our Culver City store holds rows of uniquely colored & textured glass that make the perfect topping for an arrangement, or filling a vase. The possibilities are pretty endless..

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Our Culver City store has an entire wall filled with every color imaginable! Mix & match colors and textures to create your own unique look.

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Mirrored pieces reflect  tons of light, perfect for a pop in dark spaces. Mix it up with larger pieces of recycled glass in dreamy hues.

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 We love these startling emerald green "gems!" They would pair perfectly in a creamy white container. Add clear & brown accent glass pieces to create an Earthier palette.

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Capture every color in the sea with these two mixes at our Recycled Glass bar! Mesmerizing blues, greens, white, & added touches of amber create a relaxed, rejuvenating feel.

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Feeling fiery? We've also got vibrant shades of red, orange, and yellow! The larger mix above incorporates solid orange, crystal amber, pastel yellow and pieces of white to create a mix that looks like dancing flames.

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Our Recycled Bar also carries fine-sized pieces of glass who want a seamless look. We love it when customers mix & match different textures and layers in containers to create their work works of art! We hope you stop by our recycled glass area and run your fingers through all of the textures. You'll be inspired, for sure!

Caring for Your Agave!

Still having trouble with cultivating that green thumb? We've got the perfect plant, fit for neglecting (really, we aren't kidding!) The Agave! They love the garden life just as well as being potted in containers. Their love for containers makes them an easy plant to grow in varying weather conditions year round, since they're easily portable! Architectural rosettes complete with spiny, succulent leaves create Agaves in varying sizes, from a small 1-ft. plant to a gigantic 10-ft. wide Agave. We've got the basic tips & tricks for cultivating your own.    IMG_9634 copy

TIP 1 | Agave will tolerate any well-draining soil, but are favorable towards a rocky or sandy soil. When establishing your agave outdoors, water it every 4-5 days the first month and then once a week. After your agave has adapted, you can stretch to watering every other week. (since we all know this drought it causing  gardens to suffer!)

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TIP 2 | You don't need to feed these plants. Agave grow rather quickly and take care of themselves. (Which means: Yes! You can still grow Agave if you have a plant neglecting tendency! We won't tell.) When you feed your Agave, it tends to encouraging flowering, which you don't want to happen too soon.

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TIP 3 | Agave are shallow-rooted plants; you can grow them in most containers since they don't need much soil. Be sure to use the well-draining soil when potting in containers so they get appropriate drainage. Repot them every 2-3 years with new soil, they can produce sucker roots that start to overcrowd the space; just cut them back down to size. Let it readjust a week or so until you begin to water again.

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TIP 4 | Although the Agave may seem like problem-free plants, there's still a few things to be careful of. They need a tremendous amount of light; if they don't get enough, they can become weak and become prone to fungus or parasites. If they have too much water, they may start rotting; the pale blue desert-loving species are most susceptible

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Tip 5 | If you're a flowering succulent lover. This may not be the plant for you, since agave's flower only once and it usually signifies the end of the plant's life. Like we said, be careful with not feeding these plants. When they do flower, it's often quite impressive and allows you to collect the seed (which is also difficult to come by). Such a bittersweet time!

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With all the bases covered, you'll be an Agave-growing pro in no time! We hope you enjoyed a few more of the Rolling Greens Tips & Tricks. Time to head to the garden!