Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

Wishing you all a very happy New Year! We are very grateful to be a part of such a vibrant gardening community, and look forward to what 2015 will bring!

PS....and don't forget, we will be celebrating the start of 2015 with a New Year's Day sale of 30% off all of our plants!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Winter color

Some color from our garden at the official start of winter! Lots of fun blooms and textures to be found!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Holiday Sale!

Bring some holiday color to your garden AND take advantage of our SALE this holiday weekend! 

20% off all plants, including some very cool new indoor topiaries that make great gifts! 

Friday, Saturday and Sunday only, so stop in and see us soon!

Happy holidays!

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Bamboo Iris

We feel for the plight of the Iris - so often overlooked, so often written off. The Annie's Annuals & Perennials grown “Bamboo Iris” is a lovely, easy to grow addition to any garden, and we have them in stock right now, too!

Annie's describes it as a "groundcovering perennial", meaning, super easy to grow, it spreads nicely (but not invasive) - it's perfect for that funky strip on the side of your house that never seems to work. This low water plant tolerates both wet AND dry soil, likes filtered to full shade - it's super versatile, the only thing you need to keep an eye out for are snails, but you gotta be doing that anyway, right? Oh, and those blooms pictured below? Vanilla scented, stunning, and prolific all spring long!

Try one out!

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Saturdays are for the garden!

Raaiiinnn!!!!! Amazing! When it clears out, come play in our garden!

In addition to our new order of Annie's Annuals, we also just brought in a big order of all sorts of herbs & winter veggies, some funky weird plants (just because, you know, they are weird) and finally we have scented geraniums back in stock!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday, garden geeks! 

If you aren't yet following it yet, we are posting more day to day updates about what we have in stock and other news on our Facebook page - check it out!

Have a great week!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

New this weekend!

New this weekend: a big Annie's Annuals & Perennials order featuring all sorts of fun and unusual plants, herbs, scented geraniums, a handful of unusual veggies, and lots and lots of spring color to make your garden pop! Come in and see us soon!

PS: more frequent updates can be found on our Facebook page! Be sure to visit us there!


Saturday, February 22, 2014

New plant day!

Happy day, plant people! A new order of Annie's Annuals has arrived, been priced & displayed and is waiting to go home with you!

ALL SORTS of cool new goodies, including the awesome Caulanthus inflatus “Desert Candle”,  and the ever popular black pansies, both pictured below! Come see us this weekend and be happy!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014


Happy Tuesday, garden nerds!

Here is a picture of a big, bright happy Gazania I took in our garden yesterday, just because.

Be happy! Go plant something pretty!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

New stuff and President's Day Weekend sale!

New this weekend:

*scented geraniums (lots of ‘flavors'!)
*some really cool winter/early spring veggies (weird varieties of kale, tomatoes, lentils & greens)
*a fun selection of mints (mojito!?!)
*some great color (kangaroo paw, primrose and African daisy)

…..and some dainty selections that can be grown in shade or indoors, like Selaginella, pictured below!

 Don’t forget, we are having a sale this weekend! All plants are 15% off but it only lasts through Monday, so stop in soon!

Be sure to check out our Facebook page as well, as we post more regular updates there!

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Foxglove love!

Good morning, garden geeks! Time to brush off from that windstorm last night and get to work in the dirt!

Also: February 1st?!?!? Already?!? Spring is coming soon!

Among the new goodies this week we have a great selection of foxgloves! These striking plants hold a special place in our heart as being one of our early favorites. We have several lovely varieties in stock, including white, "Polka Dot Princess", and the one featured below, "Candy Mountain"!

Are are available in 4" containers and priced between $3 and $4 each; cheap, easy, reliable and beeeautiful - come and get 'em!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Drought Tolerant!

We have a batch of very cool - and drought tolerant!
echeveria, crassulas and other succulents coming in today! So pretty!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Valentine's Day is coming!

Valentine's Day will be here before you know it, 
and we have the ultimate plant geek gift to celebrate it!

Sweetheart Hoya “Valentines”!!!!

Write a love note directly on the heart-shaped leaves to create a unique living Valentine! Scratch sweet words of endearment on this heart shaped leaf and they become a permanent message of love.  White scar tissue forms wherever the leaf tissue is broken. It’s the Valentine’s gift that will give forever; Hoya’s are VERY easy to take care of, and require little water. Easy to transplant to a bigger pot, too!

We have them in the shop right now, just for you and your valentine!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Happy Sunday!

Happy Sunday, garden geeks!

Check out some photos of our garden below - you would think it was already spring, we are cleaned up and full of lovely new plants that are just waiting to go home with you!

Don't forget, today is the last day for the "mention the blog post" sale as well!

Go dig in the dirt and making something pretty!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Get 10% off plants this weekend only!

Two words, fellow garden geeks: Plant. Explosion. That's what's happening in our garden right now! We've been moving stuff around, cleaning up, and in the last seven days have gotten three orders of new plants in, everything from sedums and succulents from Native Sons to all sorts of unusual goodies from Annie's Annuals & Perennials!

To celebrate our SoCal 'spring in winter', 
we are having a special for JUST today & tomorrow (1/11 & 1/12): mention this post, and get 10% off your plants! 

Use the offer to pick up some super cool new specimens, like Echeveria diffractens, pictured below - 
check out that color!!!!
Check out our Facebook page for more info!

*Fine print: 10% discount only when you mention seeing this post while paying. Good in the store only. Valid ONLY on plants from Johnnye Merles, not on any other merchandise from Country Roads, and only on 1/11 and 1/12.

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Sunday favorite!

We adore Penstemon "Mystica" - dark foliage paired with lovely lavender blooms makes for a stunning garden addition!

We have them in stock right now in 4 inch sized containers, priced at just $4!

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Happy new year gardeners! 

We hope that 2013 was filled with happiness, and that you 2014 is getting off to a wonderful start!

To celebrate the new year, we've been cleaning up and making room for some new plants! 

Check out what just arrived in today:

Australian violet - a lovely shade loving goundcover! Soooo dainty and cute!

Cineraria - another great addition to your shade garden; easy to grow, and lots of color!

Campanula glomerata "Violet" - shade seems to be theme today! We love the bell shaped flowers!

Dianthus "Black Adder" - this one is for the sun! We looooove the color of this, one of our very favs!

Pansy "Fizzle Sizzle Raspberry" - this is already selling fast, really impressive color!

There are of course, many many more plants adorning our gardens right now just waiting to go home with you! We hope you can stop by and see us soon!