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.
Maybe you've noticed the decidedly un-drought-like winter we've been having? All this delicious rain means that perfect spring gardening is right around the corner. Time to get ready! Come to the store this holiday weekend and enjoy 20% off all plants Saturday 2/16, Sunday 2/17, and Monday 2/18.
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!
On Wednesday, February 19th 2019, Flora Grubb Gardens will be open until 7 pm for evening shopping (with cocktails!) and a houseplant "how-to" talk by our own Evan Brenner.
"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.
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.
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.