Brandon the Plant Guy has only been selling plants for about a year, but what a year he’s had. According to his Instagram account, in the last seven months, Brandon the Plant Guy has sold 7,000 plants! He gets new inventory on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays â€” check out his Instagram page for the drops.
It doesn’t matter what anyone says, Indoor Wilderness LA will always be the original eucalyptus plug. When we first got into putting the plant in our shower as aromatherapy (because the steam releases the eucalyptus’s scent), Indoor Wilderness LA was one of the only shops that carried it. Don’t worry, though: Indoor Wilderness LA sells more than just eucalyptus!
Established in 2017, Valley Girl Gardens has a cute outdoor setup in a Granada Hills home. Whether you need plants, sage, crystals, candles, or merch, Valley Girl Gardens is your go-to! Follow them on Instagram to stay updated on their inventory and their next pop-up dates.
Greenwood Shop is the only plant plug with a storefront (big flex). Located at 12441 Â½ W. Magnolia Blvd. in Valley Village, Greenwood Shop offers plants and planters, accessories, and an apothecary. The store is open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily and is a great way to surround yourself with nature without having to actually go out into nature.
Perhaps the best thing about Happy Garden Home â€” besides the beautiful plants, of course â€” is their uplifting Instagram captions. Happy Garden Home’s account is also a great way to learn how to propagate (making new plants from current plants) and how to transfer your cuttings to soil. To learn more about Happy Garden Home, visit their website.
The best thing we’ve learned this year is to invest our dollars in our community. There are so many creative, talented, and intelligent individuals in the Valley â€” so many of us pursuing our passions, building businesses, and purchasing homes here (to keep the gentrifiers out, of course).
Valley Gems creator Diana Bonilla collaborated with Viva the Valley to encourage us to put our money where it pays for our neighbors’ groceries and not for a millionaire’s third vacation home.
Shop these Valley businesses for all your holiday needs, and remember: You can always buy gift cards!
Valley kids support Valley kids â€” at least here we do, and we always will. These Instagram accounts are run by San Fernando Valley residents and range from small businesses to non-profits to fashion.Â
Read on to see which of these accounts you can check off your list and which you need to add ASAP. Also, this is (obviously) not a complete list. If we missed your favorite page, let us know: We’ll add it!
Somos Familia Valle, which shares its initials with the San Fernando Valley, is a community organization created and led by local, low-income, first-generation college students who are LGBTQ+ people of color and immigrants.
Photographer, activist, and Valley kid Victor Greenwood is also the creator of Sincerely Vic POV, where you can see different areas of the Valley as well as shots from the current protests and general happenings in the LA area.