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Rolling Greens' holiday preview begins Thursday

November 4, 2009 |  6:12 am

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Some of those Halloween pumpkins still have not been disposed. Black Friday -- the unofficial start of the Christmas shopping season -- is weeks away.

Kissing ball The staff at Rolling Greens does not care. This week, the holidays officially begin at the Culver City nursery, and the rambling emporium is hosting an open house to prove it. The annual holiday preview running Nov. 5 to 7 is the kind of over-the-top event that may sound annoying to some, but here it's not. Perhaps that's because the options are so darn tasteful, whether we're talking about container plant designs you can create yourself at the arrangement bar or perhaps one of our favorite decorations from last year, the succulent kissing ball, pictured at right.

The event will include dessert, coffee, tea, cider, Christmas carols and, if Rolling Greens is kind, no Chipmunks tunes. 

The early arrival of the season makes sense, for who has money for gifts this year? With the holiday still weeks away, there's still time to pick up an ornament or two, or perhaps materials and inspiration for DIY presents, if that's your thing.

Look for even more holiday cheer when Rolling Greens opens an L.A. store on the corner of Beverly Boulevard and Gardner Street at the end of the month. Till then, the holiday preview runs from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 9528 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City; (310) 559-8656. Map is here.

-- Lisa Boone

Photo credit: Rolling Greens