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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.

DIY Pumpkin Succulent Arrangements.

Fall is in full swing & that means: PUMPKINS! We love these squashes of the season and figuring out all the fun new ways to creatively use them each year.  We had our October Learn + Grow Workshop this past Saturday, which is always a fun-filled saturday creating succulent pumpkin arrangements! (If you didn't go, you definitely missed out!) We wanted to share our secrets on how to create our signature pumpkin succulent arrangements!

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 STEP 1 | Gather up your tools & what you'll need. These items include:

- Pumpkin, any kind will do, but the fairytale pumpkins have always been our favorite! Pumpkins with a flat top will work best for this project. - Moss - Hot Glue or Crafting Glue - As many Succulents as you wish! - Floral Wire

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Step 2 | Use a hot glue gun (or crafting glue) to adhere the moss onto the top of the pumpkin. You want the moss to be about 1″ deep. Trim the edges when you’re done.

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Step 4 | Begin to arrange the succulents. Start with the large cuttings first and fill in with the smaller ones. Make sure you pack them in tightly and try to shake off as much excess dirt as possible so you can add more in!

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Step 5 & 6: Use floral wire cut into small segments and folded in half (like pins!) to keep your succulents in place so they don't slide around on top of your pumpkin. After that, you're all done! You've made your very own Pumpkin Succulent Arrangement. Too easy right?!

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Take a peek at our amazing workshop we had this weekend! EVERYONE was so creative and did such a great job creating their own arrangements!

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These lovely ladies are starting off the class right! Checking which succulents are the largest and using them as a focal point; then working around that focal point.

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We got down and dirty with a bunch of the mini 2" succulents we had in store. Too much fun!

IMG_9916 copy IMG_9922 copy IMG_9943 copy They turned out great, didn't they!? We always have ton of fun during this workshop every year! We get so excited over Fall and jumping head first into a season of holidays and celebrations. Both of our locations have all of the tools you'll need to create these awesome pumpkin succulent arrangements. Don't forget to stop by if you need any tools or tips & tricks! Happy Crafting!

Halloween at Rolling Greens!

Time to get Spooky! Holidays are the best reasons to get creative and whip out seasonal decor. Our Halloween displays this year are to die for! (pun intended, but we don't house monster's so you're safe!) We hope you enjoy our bit of fun at our Los Angeles store, enjoy the spirit of the season, and stop by to explore the displays yourself!

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Spooky can be pretty, right?! Our Halloween display is crawling with fun accents & cool decor. We adore these glitter skulls; in black they're just the perfect amount of eerie goodness.

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Creepy crows in deep black and glittering spiders add texture and dimension to any Halloween display! Prop them on trees and ladders to add height and dimension to your decor!

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Glitter is obviously our statement making go-to this year. Not in to black so much? No problem! Ivory glitter & sequin encrusted skulls are contemporary, but still bring in the Halloween spirit. Beaded spiders in oil-like shades can still scare, but are much more unique & colorful!

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Adorn your dead tree branches with crows of all sizes; trick or treater's will fear for their lives! Better yet, display some very eerie skeletons in shades of black and ivory, covered in glitter. If their hanging mouths don't cause a scare, we don't know what will!

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Ladders of all shapes and sizes create unique and fun display racks. Shades of amber, browns, and striking black create the color palette we love this Halloween! Orange leaves doused in glitter are perfect for keeping around until Fall rolls into Winter!

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Itty-bitty pumpkin candles are way too cute to pass up! These are also another great piece to keep around for the season. Feeling a little fiery? These Fuego matches with our new skeleton friend on them are the perfect humorous touch!

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Metallic brown votives are fun and super festive! Packages of bones are super versatile, whether creating a rustic vignette or something more on the spooky, gory side. They can also be painted when Winter comes around! Double duty decor is pretty awesome.

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There's plenty of pretty options for the not-so-spooky lovers. Shades of purple, pewter, and metallic accents are another way to stay festive this season! We love this display created by our super talented  Visual Team!

IMG_9312 copy IMG_9316 copyGlitter accents in deep red & purple arrangements are so fun! Our fancy spider friend is making another appearance to lure you into a visit. Our Los Angeles store is teeming with life, experience, and tons of new products. We hope you pay us a visit to experience the store & shop the collection!

Fall's Warm Glow!

It's definitely that time of year! The weather turns chilly, leaves brush the sidewalk, and the sun sets around 5 PM! As the night comes faster, we get really excited about how our stores begin to glow with warm lighting and unique lighting fixtures. Take a look at the lights we're turning on this Fall!IMG_0238 copy IMG_0242 copy

 Our Los Angeles Store is teeming with warm, glowing lights! Our tip? Mix and match chandeliers over a space, such as the dining room, for an eclectic, yet rustic, ambience.

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Spherical lighting fixtures are such statement pieces! These look great grouped together in odd numbers (think 1,3, or 5) in a space. The shadows they create are unique and create more of an industrial ambience.

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Another go-to for interesting shadows is the rectangular Ephesus Lantern! This also lends a hand to industrial ambiences, but is more refined and structural. Pendant lamps are also a great choice! (These are on sale!!) A trio of these would light up a kitchen bar perfectly.

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A caged pendant lamp is a great option for any Man Cave. Hanging naked mixed light bulbs on twine and alongside other hanging industrial items creates an innovative source for lighting. We love how creative this option is! IMG_0367 copyIMG_0377 copy

Not all lighting needs to be big, bold, and take up a huge amount of space to be astounding. We adore these glass pendant lamps in our Bed & Bath section at our Los Angeles Store. The texture adds a feminine touch that is illuminate with the flip of a switch! Dainty & feminine chandeliers are also a classic that can draw up a romantic and cozy ambience.

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The crystals are so lovely and mesmerizing under the light! Who isn't dazzled by a crystal chandelier? (We want one in every room!) Whether you're searching for a new chandelier, a few pendants, or simple an innovative bulb, we have a great selection at our Los Angeles store! Be sure to stop by and shop our expansive amount of lighting!

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!