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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 evidence is overwhelming that these plants are actually harming our Monarch butterflies, not helping them. Please join us and only cultivate native milkweed species, and share this information with friends and fellow gardeners. Recently, gardeners and the public in [...]

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 [...]

Natural Beauty – 2019 Home Décor Trend

Crystals and stones have been used to decorate and embellish interiors for centuries.  Whether they are appreciated for their natural beauty, or for the meditative qualities they possess, crystals have drawn the attention of artisans who utilize their unique qualities. Amethyst Since ancient times, purple has been the [...]

2019-04-04T10:09:47-07:00By |Home Decor|0 Comments

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 [...]

6 Christmas Entertaining Tips for a Beautiful Holiday Season

Is your house ready for the holidays?  Mine either. That’s where Rogers Gardens comes in. We are busier than the elves in Santa’s Workshop on Christmas Eve, filling our shelves with the most unique, delightfully delicious, sparkly, festive and Christmassy home décor and gifty-gifts for your friends and family.  But don’t forget the most [...]

Plumeria Care for Socal Climates

Plumerias are beautiful, colorful flowering plants that produce numerous flowers with fragrant scents. These flowers are famously recognized in Hawaiian leis and are easy to grow in our Southern California climate. It’s impossible to track all the different flowers and scents because there are countless varieties, however the pink, yellow and white varieties seem [...]