Monday, July 19, 2010

Dispatch from the SF Photo Dept.

If you're ever in San Francisco, you should make it your beeswax to check out the plant shop Flora Grubb.

Why? The most jaw-droppingly novel arrangements of plants I've ever seen. I recently made the trip out to Bayview (which also contains one-third of San Francisco's toxic waste) to explore the garden. To my delight, Flora Grubb has plants growing out of bicycles, sinks, and cars, and a "vertical garden" out of which colorful succulents sprout.

Some eye candy:

More of a crafter than a gardener myself, it inspired and reminded me to think of plants not just a means of nutrition, but as living entities that can be used in unexpected ways to beautify spaces and objects.

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