The first garden-oriented place we visited on our vacation was Flora Grubb Gardens in San Francisco. This place has gotten so much press that I feared it couldn’t help but disappoint. Not the case, it was a great welcome to California. This piece in particular was all over the internet a few months back.
Amazingly it was even better in person and still looking fresh and vibrant. Something I worry about with vertical gardens…how do they look over time?
For some reason I envisioned the nursery location being very suburban, maybe north in Corte Madera. Not the case, the nursery is located just south of downtown in a fairly industrial area. Everything was so colorful and well tended. There weren’t many people there early on a cloudy Monday morning so we had the place pretty much to ourselves. There was so much color everywhere we looked!
I've dubbed this the "Marmoleum Cactus" - doesn't it look like Marmoleum?
This could very easily have gone bad, but I love it! I've got a neighbor with a few "classic" cars parked on the street. I wonder if I could get away with this treatment?Flora Grubb does stock tanks! And more metal...lots of metal!A display for Woolly Pocket. A product I was skeptical about but it seems to be doing the job here.
Luckily I ducked in the powder room, what a great green wall behind the loo! I love it when areas like this are considered and part of the overall aesthetic of a place, not the scary restrooms that you sometimes discover in a retail location.Imagine yourself relaxing on these lounge chairs. They actually are very comfortable! If you find yourself in the Bay Area...check them (and the nursery) out for yourself!