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Friday, January 21, 2011

GERMAIN'S NURSERY - ONCE A SAN FERNANDO VALLEY SHOWCASE

DISCOVERING OUR VALLEY   2011
 These commercial images were made for Germain's Nursery - Ethel Avenue at Victory Boulevard in Van Nuys (now, Valley Glen).  The postcards were donated to the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley by Gary Fredburg in 2011.  (click on images to enlarge.)

Germain's Nursery - Van Nuys - Rose Garden
"The rose garden in spring, summer and fall is one of the most attractive features. Here you
will find in bloom most the world's finest roses. An ideal spot to make your selection of favorite
 varieties. Many new roses, not yet names. also included may be seen here. The bordering
 avenues of large Cocos palms give the rose garden a very beautiful setting."

Germain's Nursery - Van Nuys -Camellia Lane
"One of the most talked about collections of camellia specimens in California.
The beautiful avenue which comprises Camellia Lane is lined with very old Olives brought from
one of California's oldest orchards. The two large lath houses bordering the lane are filled with
some of the largest camellia specimens in the country. Camellia Lane is at its best during January,
 February, March and April

Germain's Nursery - Van Nuys - The Patio
"Adjacent to the retail store is "The Patio" one of the brightest spots in the Nursery. Here, an ever
 changing picture of flowering and folage plant is seen from season to season. Just the place to browse and become acquainted with new and rare varieties of plants for your home and garden."

Germain's Nursery - Van Nuys - "The Entrance"
"At the entrance gates, green lawns and driveways lined with Cocos palms extend a friendly welcome.
 All garden lovers enjoy to stroll along the cool, green pathways, where many choic and unusual plants meet the eye with every step. You'll find the gates open for you all seven days of the week.

DON'T FORGET - THIS SATURDAY  - JAN 22 - HISTORY COMES ALIVE ON THE MUSEUM WALKING TOUR OF NORTH HOLLYWOOD - 

Ge

2 comments:

Gerald R. Fecht said...

Joan Thompson commented on your link.
Joan wrote: "I loved Germain's -- visited that place almost every Saturday with my dad when I was a little kid in the 1950's."

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