A Visit to the Original Rolling Greens
LA, LA, LA, LA, LA. I’m always in Los Angeles for work that I’ve eventually made enough friends in the City of Angels who are shocked to find out…. that I don’t LIVE there. Yes, they see me with such frequency that they just assumed I lived in LA. In fact, my old talent agency’s travel dept used to assume that I lived in LA, that they would book me airline tickets roundtrip from…LAX.
But this post isn’t about my love/hate relationship with LA. Instead, it’s about the LOVE part and my favorite shop in Culver City, CA called Rolling Greens. I’ve been coming to this verdant sanctuary for years now to buy beautiful plants, arrangements and rent large landscaping bushes/threes for photos shoots. It’s a respite in the crazy city, is open to the public and a must-visit in my book if you’re ever out west.
Yet in a store full of the most beautiful plants, trees and flowers you can imagine… what do I start with? Mulch. Well, specifically, recycled glass mulch. A whole candy store of different colored mulch that you can use as as soil topper for your own arrangements you make in the store.
This one is my fave in the bunch: recycled mirror mulch. You know, I have one of those classroom/science class rock tumbler kits I bought from EBAY last year I haven’t found a use for…. until now?
Outside, there are tons of water feature items for sale and I happened to be there at the right time to catch this shot of a hummingbird grabbing a drink. 83 degrees in LA… and just hours before I was at home in Pennsylvania in 10 degree weather. LA may not be the worst place after all?
Loved these organic looking glass containers. I could see a sedum or cacti garden in one of these. I just love how it isn’t pin-straight lines and molds, but something that looks hand-molded and rough around the edges.
AIR PLANTS! Plants you don’t have to water! Hanging living artwork! I could go on and on about these…. but a whole wall of these outdoors on the patio in the summer would be pretty fantastic.
Rolling Greens Nursery
9528 Jefferson Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232