Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Ficus Triangularis

If you were to ask me what unusual plant you should buy for the interior of your home, I would probably steer you to the almighty Ficus triangularis. One of my fav's for sure, this rare Ficus native to Malaysia is very hard to come by but when we do... we never pass them up. Grow had two yesterday, now we have one.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

What's new?

Here are a few photos of what's new at GROW. There's lots more, so don't wait.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Quesnelia Marmorata

As I was running through the greenhouse the other day I couldn't help but notice that my prized Bromeliad was beginning to bloom. Should be a show stopper.

More photos of new inventory coming along with a few sneak preview shots of the Garden at The Cambria Shores Inn...

Sunday, March 18, 2007


I don't usually blog much about art unless it's plant related but in this case I think it's valid. I love STONES AND LACE, FEATHERS AND FLOWERS just as much. I want one.

Motel is pleased to present the work of Philadelphia-based artist Casey Watson. In her first solo exhibition with the gallery, Stones and Lace, Feathers and Flowers, Watson presents a series of 11 agate paintings, accompanied by 4 larger works. Working in ink on paper, Watson's still-lifes bear a cunning simplicity, exhibiting a sophisticated attention to form, texture, light and pattern with a straightforward compositional style. Utilizing the inherent properties of ink, Watson exploits the luminous layering of color and strategic feathering bleeds to convey subtle details, unpredictability and depth. At times, the artist departs from the rigors of objective representation, shifting from source material to imagination, yet still maintains an unquestionable realism.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Water Matters

The current issue of Central Coast Magazine is now on the shelves and GROW was fortunate enough to have an article published in it! The article is on succulents and the many positives they can provide to your garden. Go grab one and check it out. Page 50.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

The Begonia

One plant that is a staple at GROW but gets very little play is the Rex Begonia. Rex begonias are the showboats of the begonia world and are a type of rhizomatous begonia that are grown for their multicolored leaves. The leaves come in every color, pattern and shade, and every size and shape. All Rex Cultorum types are descended from the Indian species B. rex that was crossed with other types of rhizomatous begonias. Rex begonias do bloom but are not grown for their blooms which pale in comparison to their spectacular leaves. GROW is rarely not stocked with ton different types of Begonias to choose from so come by and check'em out.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

The collection of Cactus Data Plants

California Cactus Center recently bought the collection of Woody Minnich, owner of Cactus Data Plants. Woody sold off some of the most incredible plant material in the business and now some of it is on display at the Pasadena showroom of CCC. Stop by to see some amazing plants.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

It's a Boy.

I know this has nothing to do with your garden or plants in general but we couldn't resist putting up a few photos of our newest edition. His name is Solo.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Glowing Garden Stakes

These are some cute garden stakes from notNeutral that are sure to add a little something extra to the garden. Fallin' Garden Stakes come in sets of 3 large stakes. The tallest is 34 inches. The set of 6 small stakes include one of each design and the tallest is 15 inches high.