Flora Grubb is becoming a household name in eco gardens - from succulents, to living walls and terrariums, her designs are an inspiration to us all. So we wanted to see where the magic happens at Flora Grubb Gardens in San Francisco and see if we could pick up any hints. We spent a few hours roaming the greenhouse and idea center and we certainly weren't disappointed. Read on to see more pictures of the things we loved and some awesome gardening tips we want to implement.
Upcycled Vehicles Make Hip Planters
Take one old beaten up, broken down car, add a truckload of soil and a whole bunch of plants and you get an awesome new planter. If you don’t have enough space for a car, try a bike with a basket instead.
Bright Handmade Pots Really Pop
Wanna make your greenery pop? Then plant them in handmade pops in really bright colors – cherry red, blueberry, lime green, or lemon yellow. Source your pots locally or ask your favorite potter to hand make your pots with super bright glazes.
Aeriums Make Adorable Tiny Living Worlds
We love terrariums and now we also adore aeriums, which are little living worlds made with air plants. Fill hanging globes and glass bowls full of tillandsias and marvel at how they only need moisture and air to survive.
Hanging Plants Are Great In Small Spaces
Don’t have a lot of space? Then string plants from your ceiling and fill your rooms with greenery. Groupings of tillandsias, ferns, upside down planters all help clear the air.
Mounted Ferns Are The New Wall Trophies
Staghorn ferns are the new wall trophies and mounting them in your living room is exactly how to show your allegiance to the plant world. Mount them on a board, cover it with moss, mist lightly and watch your lush stag thrive.
Living Walls Are A Breath of Fresh Air
You don’t need to be Patrick Blanc to have a living wall in your house. Flora Grubb sells a variety of options for every type of wall to grow a vertical garden in your house.
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