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Outdoor Plant Safari Sale - This Weekend Sat. 6/1 and Sun. 6/2 at TPP!

Outdoor Garden Plant Sale  Silver Lake, Los Angeles.  The Plant Provocateur supplying Silver Lake, Echo Park, Atwater Village, and Los Feliz.

Clockwise from Top Left: Canarina canariensis ‘Canary Bell Flower Vine’, Lobelia tupa ‘Devil’s Tobacco, Selenicereus anthonyanus ‘Fishbone Cactus’ , and Solanum wendlandii ‘Costa Rican Night Shade’

Clockwise from Top Left: Canarina canariensis ‘Canary Bell Flower Vine’, Lobelia tupa ‘Devil’s Tobacco, Selenicereus anthonyanus ‘Fishbone Cactus’ , and Solanum wendlandii ‘Costa Rican Night Shade’

The time has come…The Plant Provocateur will be holding an Outdoor Plant Safari Sale at The Plant Provocateur shop this weekend Saturday, June 1st and Sunday, June 2nd. It’s time to purge The Plant Provocateur Botanical Garden’s grounds and greenhouse. Time to share some plant treasures with the world in order to make room for a new batch of horticultural hotness! This has become the annual event where, for a rare moment, I offer up some of my collection of outdoor living plants.

Clockwise from Top Left: Chonemorpha fragrans ‘Frangipani Vine’, Brilliantaisia owariensis ‘Tropical Giant Salvia’, Cobaea scandens ‘Cup and Saucer Vine’, and Berkheya purpurea ‘African Thistle’

Clockwise from Top Left: Chonemorpha fragrans ‘Frangipani Vine’, Brilliantaisia owariensis ‘Tropical Giant Salvia’, Cobaea scandens ‘Cup and Saucer Vine’, and Berkheya purpurea ‘African Thistle’

Curious, mysterious, chic, unique plants, some of which you may have never seen before, will be up for the offering. Flowering vines such as Chonemorpha fragrans ‘Frangipani Vine” from India with its big, pleated tropical leaves and dreamy scented flowers. Canarina canariensis ‘Canary Island Bell Flower Vine from the Canary Islands that produces startling orange lantern-like flowers, actively grows, blooms, dies down, then starts the whole cycle over again. Solanum wendlandii ‘Costa Rican Night Shade’, one of the largest in the Potato Vine family, produces large tropical blue parachute-like flowers and dense coverage on whatever it climbs on. Cobaea scandens ‘Mexican Cup and Saucer vine from Mexico, produces plump white flowers that age to deep purple and resemble a cup and saucer. Selenicereus anthonyanus ‘Fish Bone’ cactus with its quirky fish bone-like foliage that produces spectacular bicolor flowers.

Some other rarities include Lobelia tupa ‘Devil’s Tobacco from Chile with its tall spikes of deep red pipe-like flowers. Brilliantaisia ‘Tropical Giant Salvia from Africa that prefers a bright shady spot and will reward you with 4 to 6 foot tall spikes topped with blue and white flowers that remind me of swans swimming. Another cool plant from Africa in the offering is Berkheya purpurea ‘African Thistle’. Imagine if a thistle and a sunflower had a baby and it’s flowers were a smoky purple sunflower looking thing! Very unique and different!

Some of the plants offered have been grown from seed, cuttings, or collected from The Huntington Botanical Gardens and other California plant sales. There will also be unique succulents, bromeliads, heirloom tomato plants, and other treasures on hand. Plants come in 4”, 1 gallon, and 5 gallon sizes. Some plants are starters and others are specimens. So, if you’re up for adding a little something chic and unique to your outdoor garden come by and check it out. All plants are first come, first serve, no exceptions.

TPP Workshop Series: Houseplant Care + Culture Sun. 3/17 12-2pm!

Houseplants.  Workshop.  Silver Lake, Los Angeles.  The Plant Provocateur supplying Silver Lake, Echo Park, Atwater Village, and Los Feliz.

Spring is almost here! Get into it! I’m so ready for spring. What an amazing time to feel the healing positive vibes of plants. The Plant Provocateur is offering a workshop for those interested in growing and knowing houseplants. Houseplants can freshen an environment, reduce stress, and improve well-being. It's time to have some in your life, don't you think?!  Come learn about various hip houseplants to grow, how to care for them, and add some houseplant style to your lifestyle profile.

This workshop features:

  • The Plant Provocateur talking about Houseplants (types, aspects of growing: soil, light, water, fertilizing)

  • Q + A (bring your questions)

  • Each participant receives their very own 6” plant + container to plant up

  • Each participant will be shown techniques for planting + plant their new plant

  • Each participant will receive 10% off any additional shop purchases on day workshop is held

  • Refreshment of your choice from Muddy Paw Coffee provided by The Plant Provocateur Proceeds from purchased refreshments go to MPC’s chosen Pet Rescue of the Month

Workshop fee is $50.  Workshop is limited to 6 people.  Tickets are available through the 'SHOP' menu above. 

Workshops are held on the patio at The Plant Provocateur shop in Silver Lake.  TPP is located at 3318 W. Sunset Blvd. on the back patio behind Muddy Paw Coffee at 3320 W. Sunset Blvd., next door to Night + Market Song Thai Restaurant.  Metered street parking is FREE on Sundays!

Plant-A-Palooza Is Going On At The Plant Provocateur!

Pilea peperomioides.  Chinese Money Plant. Mimosa pudica. Sensitive Plant. Jasminum polyanthum. Jasmine flowers.  Silver Lake, Los Angeles.  The Plant Provocateur supplying Silver Lake, Echo Park, Atwater Village, and Los Feliz.

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Hello Plant Provocateurs… This just in. A new crop of gorgeous Pilea peperomioides is in shop. For a limited time, I’ve got lush 4” for $16 and 6” $30. First come, first served! Get them while supplies last.

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Also, newly in stock are Mimosa pudica ‘Sensitive Plant’. 4” plants $8.95. Do you know about the ‘Sensitive Plant’? They’re a much sought after curiosity because of their response to touch and other stimulation. They respond by rapidly closing and folding their leaves almost instantly. They also produce sweetly scented pink powder puff-like flowers. They are certainly a curiosity to watch and grow!

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And for those longing for the dreamy days and nights of spring, got some full and budded Jasmine aka Jasminum polyanthum in stock. Their buds are about ready to bust out some of the most dreamy jasmine scent you can imagine. One whiff and you’ll be transported to the romantic dream weaving of a spring night. 4” $10.95.

All plants pictured are in stock while supplies last. Shop hours this weekend, Fri + Sat 11-6 and Sun 12-5.