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Cactus Ranch

19420 Saticoy St., Los Angeles, CA, 91335

818-894-5694

There’s no shortage of prickly riches at Pasadena’s California Cactus Center…

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Cal Blend Soils

1270 Arrow Hwy., Los Angeles, CA, 91706

Cal Blend Soils has long been the go-to source for landscape designers making over posh estates, but it’s happy to offer mounds of fertile earth for the casual DIY-er.

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California Cactus Center

216 S. Rosemead Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91107

626-795-2788

California Cactus Center carries staples such as flowering echeveria and hardy kalanchoe…

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California Synthetic Turf & Lawn

14347 Albers St., Los Angeles, CA, 91401

310-595-5516

We don’t normally encourage artificial appearances, except in the case of fake grass…

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Hashimoto Nursery

1935 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90025

310-473-6232

At Hashimoto Nursery, a family-owned fixture for more than 80 years…

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Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

1151 Oxford Rd., Los Angeles, CA, 91108

626-405-2100

The spring and fall plant sales at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens are as well curated as the paintings and sculpture that reside on the property.

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Jackalope

10726 Burbank Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91601

818-761-4022

On the sprawling grounds of North Hollywood’s Jackalope garden incarnations of Buddha, Saint Francis, and Indonesian totems coexist peacefully with Mexican chimineas, midcentury-modern slate fountains, and thousands of planters…

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Mark’s Garden

13838 Ventura Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91423

800-416-8761

These buds are for you—just as they’ve been for Oprah’s Montecito bashes, Presley birthday parties, and J.Lo’s and Heidi Klum’s second weddings…

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Mayita Dinos

Los Angeles, CA

310-838-5959

Those who believe a drought-tolerant landscape must resemble a Martian wasteland would do well to meet…

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Orchid Fever

10242 Culver Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90232

310-559-6599

The selection here is vast and healthy, you get more flower spikes per dollar than at Trader Joe’s, and the instruction sheets are so clear they make nurturing seem easy…

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Rolling Greens

9528 Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90232

310-559-8656

Just west of La Cienega Boulevard, Rolling Greens has long been where contractors come to purchase small and large specimens…

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San Gabriel Nursery

632 S. San Gabriel Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91776

626-286-3782

What grabs your attention at San Gabriel Nursery is the range of plants on the two-acre property, where shoppers use charming old Radio Flyer wagons to cart around purchases…

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Sperling Nursery

24460 Calabasas Rd., Los Angeles, CA, 91302

818-591-9111

There are multiple terraces at the expansive Sperling Nursery, each devoted to a different horticultural category…

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Sunset Blvd Nursery

4368 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90027

323-661-1642

Neither too big nor too small, it’s been in the same Japanese American family for 52 years, offering attentive service and a gorgeous display of well-tended plants.

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Sunset Boulevard Nursery

4368 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90027

323-661-1642

For a modest-size operation, Sunset Boulevard Nursery has few peers in the realm of edibles…

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Tara Kolla

Silver Lake Farms, Los Angeles, CA, 90027

323-644-3700

Her fingers have a fine film of dirt, which means Tara Kolla is either tending to the plants on her half-acre farm in the Silver Lake hills or sifting through compost and potting soils as she explains the merits of worm casings (i.e., poop) or how to trap and remove pests

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Theodore Payne Foundation

10459 Tuxford St., Los Angeles, CA, 91352

818-768-1802

More than a nursery, the area is a quiet celebration, a place not only to find conversation pieces for your yard but to linger and learn…

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Xotx-Tropico

900 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90046

323-654-9999

Don’t be fooled by the commonplace geraniums and petunias out front at Xotx-Tropico…

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