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Northwest Travels Part 3: The Portland Japanese Garden

Northwest Travels Part 3: The Portland Japanese Garden The Portland Japanese Garden is considered by most to be the most authentic Japanese Garden outside of Japan. Created in 1963 in the hills of Portland’s old growth Washington Park, this is a visit that anyone should see when in the Portland area, whether a [...]

Northwest Travels Part 2: The Plant Growers

Northwest Travels Part 2: The Plant Growers During the week of August 19, 2019 our plant buyers made another trip to Oregon and Washington in search of the best plants for Roger’s Gardens. While most of our plants are purchased more locally, we do bring down several loads each year from the Northwest, [...]

Northwest Travels Part 1: Christmas Trees, The Best in the West

Northwest Travels Part 1: Christmas Trees, the Best in the West Yes, it sounds a little big-headed, but at Roger’s Gardens we offer the best and highest quality Christmas trees anywhere, at the best value. But it doesn’t happen by accident. So, in late August, 2019 our nursery buying team took yet another [...]

Rare, Threatened and Endangered Plants of Upper Newport Bay

Ron Vanderhoff, Orange County CA Native Plant Society Most everyone reading this already knows of the incredible botanical treasure that Upper Newport Bay is. Orange County, an area of over 500,000 acres, has about 1435 recorded wildland plant species, of which about 890 are native. Upper Newport Bay, at about only about 1,000 acres [...]

2019-05-28T12:29:41-07:00By |Gardening|0 Comments

A Trip to an Industry Leading Nursery

Ask anyone who regularly shops for plants and I can guarantee they are familiar with the Monrovia Green Pot. This branding has helped separate them from the rest of growers. However, after touring their 600+ acre nursery in Visalia, California, their branded green pot is not the only thing that makes Monrovia Nursery the [...]

2019-05-22T09:27:21-07:00By |Gardening|0 Comments

Monarchs and Milkweeds, What Gardeners Need to Know

UPDATE: Roger’s Gardens no longer sells or recommends tropical milkweed. The nation’s leading Monarch conservation organizations now recommend planting only native milkweed species. Please join us and only cultivate native milkweed species, and share this information with friends and fellow gardeners. Recently, gardeners and the public in general are becoming [...]

A Plant Buying Trip with Design in Mind

by Kathleen Nestell, Original Designs Living Arrangements Designer If a picture is worth a thousand words, I could write several books based on the inspiration I received from the photographs I snapped while on one of our most recent [...]

‘Sunbelievable’ Sunflower

This award-winning, multi-branching, heat tolerant, non-invasive annual produces over 1,000 flowers in a single season, throughout summer until first frost. Sunny yellow petals with a dash of rich red surround the large brown center of each. Excellent in borders and containers.

A Plant Buyers Trip to Growers in San Diego

Go along with our Plant Buyers on a Trip to San Diego Frequently, Roger’s Gardens buyers and horticulturists visit growers around the state and in other parts of the country, seeking out the best, newest and most amazing plants for our garden center. We probably do this excessively, but It’s part of what makes [...]