Get ideas for your garden in Corona del Mar, CA

Roger’s Gardens in Corona del Mar is a 7-acre dream for green thumbs and outdoor-living enthusiasts

Blue Glow

Dave Lauridsen

1. One-stop garden shopping

Roger’s Gardens is a 7-acre dream for green thumbs and outdoor-living enthusiasts. Besides plants, pots, and tools, Roger’s carries a huge selection of modern and classic Mediterranean containers, patio furniture, fountains, and garden accessories.

2. Get ideas

Roger’s demonstration gardens offer great ideas to take home, including a planting that highlights agaves. The pair in front is ‘Blue Glow’.

Fig Tree

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3. Shop for California-friendly plants

Drought-tolerant plants from Mediterranean climates are a Roger’s Gardens specialty. Seen here, assembled underneath a rustyleaf fig tree, is a collection of ‘Kanga’ dwarf kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos).


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4. Stock up on succulents

Succulents are Roger’s top sellers, and the nursery makes sure there are plenty to choose from. Shown here is Aeonium ‘Sunburst’.

Rogers Gardens Trip

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Where to go for:

California Cactus Center Old favorites plus rare specimens, all beautifully displayed. 216 S. Rosemead Blvd., Pasadena; 

Las Pilitas Nursery Almost 350 species of California native perennials, shrubs, and trees, including hummingbird attractors (California fuchsia, chuparosa, monkey flower). Closed Sun; 8331 Nelson Way, Escondido;

Seaside Gardens More than a nursery, it’s a world tour through plant habitats, from Australian and Mediterranean to native. 3700 Via Real, Carpinteria;

Pearson’s Gardens Vietnamese cilantro (rau ram), Japanese parsley (mitsuba), and hundreds of other herbs, plus heirloom tomatoes, wild salad greens, and more. Closed Sun; 1150 Beverly Dr., Vista; 760/726-0717.

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