Whenever I come back to San Francisco for a visit, I always have to make a pilgrimage to my favorite garden design center Flora Grub. This is really a gardening design mecca, its almost impossible not to grab an item or a plant at every single display and vignette that this center shows off. Don’t you love all these succulents, all color coordinated.
I mean who wouldn’t want one of these amazing leucadendrons with all the beautiful variegated foliage?
Or this delicate looking but very hardy Grevillea.
Or some amazing blue containers with those well coordinated palms, cordylines and osteospermums to go in a monochromatic theme.
The thing I love about this place is that it really inspires the imagination and creates all these amazing displays for how it may apply in different gardening scenarios.
There’s also a lot of zany vignettes and showmanship going on at this center.
I love the indoor and outdoor spaces, it really feels like you are in a complete environment seemlessly moving indoor to outdoor spaces. I think I can even live here :)
Look at this amazing Protea Nerifolia, its already blooming and ready for you to take it home and plant it like you’ve been growing this for ages, perfect for a mediterranean garden.
Indoors, there are beautiful tables of garden books, garden tools, gifts and this amazing hanging plant sculpture.
In fact there’s sculpture all over the place, including this beautiful large scale piece out in the parking lot, do you think i can pack one of these into my suitcase?
Fortunately, my suitcase was already full so I was content to go home with a camera filled with amazing ideas…well and I did get a few books and tools and, and….and.