This garden center has definitely gotten the message that Southern California gardeners need drought tolerant plants. Although they've always had a nice selection of succulents in a range of sizes, they seem to have more every time I visit. They've also added a lot of bromeliads to the mix. The price of bromeliads usually makes me choke and I can't say that the Marina garden center's prices are low but they do have a large variety.
The new emphasis on bromeliads struck me as soon as I pulled into the parking lot.
|Display garden fronting the parking lot (I can't account for the pink flamingos)|
There were more in the main section of the nursery.
The succulents are nearby.
|Most of the 4-inch pots are $5, which means I can quickly get in trouble in this section|
|These variegated Agave attenuata were on special|
They've always had containers planted with succulents for sale and display but there seemed to be more of them when I visited this time.
I brought home 3 Agave 'Blue Glow,' purchased for $17 a piece. Oh, and a bromeliad.
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