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INHABITAT Picks Up Gardening Tips From Flora Grubb Gardens in San Francisco
Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On July 30, 2012 @ 2:00 pm In carousel showcase,gallery,Gardening,San Francisco | 2 Comments
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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