We all know San Francisco has lots of fabulous quirks, and the climate is one of the weirdest. For visitors and newcomers, our weather can be a puzzle, but for plant nerds (like all of us here at Flora Grubb Gardens), this particular puzzle is what makes San Francisco a gardening paradise.
In this secluded oasis designed by the fabulous Daniel Nolan, contrasting textures play off each other to beautiful effect, soft and sculptural shapes working in harmony to create a lush, artful design.
Many of us at Flora Grubb Gardens love to cut from our gardens to bring nature inside. This is the time of year when we celebrate mothers, so why not give Mom, or another nurturer in your life, a plant that will deliver bouquets in every season?
My name is Tyson, and I’ve traveled the world in search of rare and elusive aloes and literally worshipped at their feet. This is my manifesto on why aloes are misunderstood, which I believe begins with the ubiquitousness of Aloe vera. Let’s shatter the preconception that all aloes somehow fall into this single category and come to truly appreciate the versatility of the genus Aloe.
Spring is here (at last!) and we know you're dying to get into your garden, so how about indulging our latest plant obsession: The magical, multi-talented ALOE. Here are eight reasons you should be obsessed with aloes, too.
If your taste skews modern and your heart yearns for the desert, look no further for houseplant inspiration than this serene space designed by Zenaida Sengo, beloved member of the FGG extended family.
Around here on Valentine's Day we celebrate all our loves, not just the romantic ones. We asked some beloved FGG staffers to share the plant valentines they'll be handing out this year. Check them out—so cute!
"Plants make everything better!" says Anna Lee Jew, Creative Director of the stylish (and delicious) Mister Jiu's restaurant in SF's Chinatown. We couldn't agree more! Houseplants are the perfect antidote to the seasonal blues, so we're taking a peek inside Mister Jiu's to get inspired by the lush indoor garden that Anna and her husband, chef Brandon Jew, created with plants from Flora Grubb.
We're thrilled to introduce our limited edition Gardener's Bandanna, created for Flora Grubb Gardens through a collaboration with Santa Cruz artist Lili Arnold. The design features the 'Queen of the Night' cactus, Selenicereus grandiflorus, whose elusive, sweetly scented flowers only bloom after dark. The hand-carved cactus pattern is printed on a 100% cotton indigo blue bandanna.
One of our favorite gardens from designer Daniel Nolan is also one of the most simple. Nolan used bold forms and contrasting colors, leaving ample negative space for each plant to shine.
Case Study developed these amazing pink planters exclusively for us, so you can only get them here! Great for indoors and out, these Mid-Century modern-inspired planters are available in small cylinders, tabletop and desktop sizes.
Five years in the making, Jason's beautiful new book from Timber Press offers a wealth of design inspiration and ideas, exquisitely photographed by Caitlin Atkinson and featuring gardens in Hawai`i, South Florida, the Bay Area, Southern California, South Carolina, and the Desert Southwest. Jason shares lessons from some of the best designers working with palms in the United States.
We are ecstatic to share with you Daniel Nolan's new book, Dry Gardens: High Style for Low Water Gardens. We will be hosting two events in October, 2018 to celebrate this amazing book.
An utterly relaxing and creatively inspiring space, Scribe Winery is one of those places that envelops you, a place you want to sit and stay awhile. The tasting room is a Mission style hacienda, perfectly renovated to retain the history of the architecture and kinship to place. The philosophy behind the wine, architecture and design is one of connection to place and people.
Tillandsias – “air plants” – can live where few other plants can because in nature they live perched on branches and rocks and need no soil. Their soil-less habit is why we call them air plants. We have an incredible selection of tillandsia at Flora Grubb Gardens. Learn more about them here.
Thigmotrope Satellite and Perch are vehicles for cultivating plants in otherwise hard-to-reach places. Thigmotrope Satellite is simple to install and makes caring for tillandsia air plants equally easy. It screws directly into a mounting surface such as painted drywall or a wood plaque. Thigmotrope Perch is a simple display to show off your tillandsia air plant on a table, shelf, or other horizontal surface.