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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Vertical gardens

Florist Flora Grubb created these vertical succulent gardens, and she sells kits in her San Francisco shop. Seems like a good time for the word "rad."


Gabrielle Brown said...


Yvonne said...

LOVE THIS!! I´m going to check her site out now. Thanks for sharing. xo

my spatula said...

ohhh, i'm such a fan of succulents! they make me happy.

mariel4985 said...

definitely merits a "rad"! :)

Liz said...

Wow! That is so awesome-- I've never seen anything like it before!

the Neo-Traditionalist said...

RAD!!! Love them. I remember reading about Flora in Domino magazine back in the day. What a talent. XO

Christina said...

Wow so rad! How fun!

Maki said...

Oh my goodness!! This is one of the best way to have greens in a small space - I would totally have something like this! So clever and unique!!!

Turbo said...

I'm a huge fan of this. Have you seen that hotel in the UK, which has an entire exterior wall styled like that?

So cool.

Lillian Chang said...

Very, very rad!! I love this! :)

SimplyTara said...

That is amazing! I want one now!

jenny said...

Nice!! Way better than having big plants in a small apartment. :)

Jocy said...

Very rad.

Kim said...

Definitely rad! My workplace (which is a university) just installed a "living wall" which is a three-storey-high wall full of living plants that help filter the air.

Estelle said...

Seriously, she is all kinds of awesome and her shop is total bliss. Love that place.

style-for-style said...

Hey you can do this at your house if you buy the woolly pockets.
Check them out, they now have them at sprout home.

jane said...

definitely RAD! hope you're soaking up the sun pool-side in california! xx, jane

Karena said...

Wonderful beyond. I love it and am ready for luscious greenery.

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Ephemerette said...

Fantastic! I've been a bit obsessed with living walls ever since I saw the amazing huge one which was installed in London's Anthropology shop. I wonder if it would be that hard to re-create a mini one at home?

Laura PARING DOWN said...

That is really cool (and eco-conscious)!

Cassandra said...

Those are totally rad!

C said...

Unbelievable! Makes me more eager to finally see Anthropologie's plant wall in London!

Sutton said...

obsessed with this concept!

Jujube said...

There is a cafe in Hong Kong got such lovely garden wall as well

katiedid said...

Right after RAD you can say Awesome. Flora Grubb definitely is.

Lady V said...

Simply Gorg!

Josie said...

These are fab -- I wonder if one would survive in my dorm room?
xxoo Josie

The Neo-Traditionalist said...

Joanna --- Get out! I didn't go to TASIS, but Franklin, the teeny American college nearby. We always saw the TASIS kids about though and I wish I'd known about it and made my way to Lugano sooner! I have a feeling your brother and I would get along swimmingly. What a neat thing to do. I went to an all-girls Catholic boarding school in California in fact---an entirely different experience I assure you : ) Small world. Hope you had the chance to visit him in Switzerland!
XO Katie

Emily said...

Rad for sure. Makes me excited that we're heading into Springtime.

Lisa said...

So gorgeous. I would love to have one of these hanging somewhere!

Patty said...

How very brilliant Flora Grubb is, that garden is lovely (or rad, which ever) great post!

Kara said...

Im thinking the wall art is very cool!

Alison Fay said...

So pretty! It's really a piece of art isn't it? I wonder if I could manage this or if my brown thumb would prevail......

Aisha K said...

I love this idea. Yay for green things! I may have to start out with a smaller version though. Don't know if I have the space or the money yet for such amazingness. Thanks for posting about this.

Keri said...

Gorgeous! And doable for apartment dwellers like me! Is that her real name?! How fantastic is that!

Melissa Blake said...

I am so glad to be seeing GREEN again!!!

The Year We Got Married said...

YES! YES! YES! Love her designs. She's inspired a lot of the design for my wedding.

{lovely little things} said...

Very cool and unique aesthetic.

wishful nals said...

succulents are my favorite. i LOVE this!

Teresa Hatfield said...

Precious necklace. Love your blog.

Prianka said...

A florist named Flora is rad.

Urban Weeds said...

Oh, I love vertical gardens! Thanks for sharing!

Christine said...

I've been lusting after a vertical garden for a while now but this one is one of my favorites. A kit would definitely make the whole thing much easier.

Laura Trevey said...

Very cool... How do you keep them from drying out so fast though?

{gypsycab} said...

lovely! been a big fan of flora grubb for years now. a shop called candystore collective in sf has a vertical garden on the outside of their storefront, it looks wild, unexpected and beautiful.

Ana said...

Very rad! My friend recently made a 2 foot x 2 foot version and it looks incredible!

amynicole said...

i WANT this. i've been inspired. i will create this, or something similar so that it is my own unique creation :)

Sally said...


christina said...

i love it, but how does it work?

Ginger Roxy said...

This makes me feel relaxed just looking at it !



Vanessa said...

Flora Grubb is an oasis away from home for me. Grab a coffee and sit in the garden. She is brillant!

joanna said...

LOVE! reminds me of the SmogShoppe in LA :)

Beatriz said...

How cute is this!! Wonder how long it would last though...

Beatriz. said...

how cool are these! I did a whole feature on my blog you should check out!

Lushe said...

Fantastic Vertical Garden.


Melanie said...

in my dream home i will have a large vertical garden wall.

lindsey loo said...

ha! ive so been to the one in san fran :) my sis took me there for coffee. i took like a million pictures of it cause i was so in love with it! it was rad for sure.

Gracie said...

Oh is that her real name! Brilliant!

Claire Kiefer said...

Just checked this out--interesting! Her shop is not too far from the high school where I teach, and more interestingly, is in the most underserved neighborhood in San Francisco. I'll have to check it out.

Realtor Julie said...

Great idea, how to bring a part of nature into our homes. If you live in a big city and you are for green you should have something like this. Hard to imagine but it can work. This vertical garden is not only a decorative accessory for your house or flat, it put a bit life and freshness into it. It doesn’t need much space and looks amazing. Thank you for this inspiring idea.

Best regards,

2 by Design said...

Flora Grubb is the most fabulous nursery/shop. Went there for the first time last year and will most definitely be back as often as possible. I thought this celebration of succulents was genius! And about the only thing I can't seem to kill. Heh.

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I've never seen anything like it before!
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Garden Beet said...

great vertical garden - way beautiful

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