One of my favorite places to visit in Los Angeles is Rolling Greens. The nursery/shop hybrid has two locations in the city, one in Beverly Hills which I actually posted about before here, and the other perched atop a hill in Culver City. I stopped by the Culver City location a couple of weeks ago to pick up something for a client but ended up staying for way longer than I meant to, just looking at all of the gorgeous plants and trees and flowers and imagining what my dream future garden would look like. I can and often do easily spend more than an hour here, and usually leave with a couple of pretty little plants or tchotchkes and a lot of inspiration.
The people that work at Rolling Greens are all incredibly helpful and knowledgeable which is a bonus. I feel like at some nurseries the employees don’t know much about plants and whether they’ll work in certain areas, what size pot a plant will need or whether something needs to be watered every day. I know that I can always tell them what I’m looking for and be honest about how bad my track record tends to be with plants, and they’ll always steer me towards something that doesn’t need a ton of attention to flourish. Some day I’ll have the attention span to actually pay attention to an entire garden and help things grow but I know myself and know that I basically just want something pretty that doesn’t require too much thought.
If you’re ever in LA you should stop by either of their stores even just for a browse – I bet you’ll love them.