Spotted! | Notable products and ideas from garden centers + more
Armstrong Garden Centers has 32 locations throughout California, but one of the largest stores is in Torrance, Calif., which is about 20 miles south of Los Angeles. The flagship store serves as a trial and test ground for some plants and products, and customer response can help determine whether the merchandise shows up in other locations, or not. The store itself has also gone through transitions to improve the shopping experience and inspire customers. Here are some highlights from our visit with Eric Ryan, regional manager for the central stores.
Works of art
Roger’s Gardens is the best of the best when it comes to merging home décor and garden design. The store is filled with gorgeous outdoor hanging baskets, container combinations and indoor succulent planters, which are all created in-house by a seven-person design team. They call the products “Roger’s Original Designs,” and they are exquisite and exclusive to the company. Here are a few we spotted during our visit in June.